Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tree Hut Olive & Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Hawaiian Kukui


Body scrubs are great for keeping skin smooth because they get rid of dead skin cells and often contain moisturizing ingredients that can then sink in effectively. I ran out of my last body scrub awhile ago and wasn't impressed with it so I wanted to try something new without breaking the bank. I found the Tree Hut Olive & Shea Sugar Body Scrub at Target for about $6-7 so I thought it wouldn't hurt to try it out. Even if I didn't like it, at least it didn't cost me a pretty penny. 


The main ingredient in the scrub is sugar followed by a few chemical components and then kukui seed oil. There are a few other good-for-your-skin ingredients such as safflower seed oil, evening primrose oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil. However, I am not sure which percentage of the scrub is filler (glycerin and other chemicals) versus moisturizing oils. The scent of the scrub is pleasant and not too overwhelming for my taste. It comes across as floral with the slightest touch of refreshing citrus that makes me feel like I'm in on an exotic island. The scent and color of the scrub complement the name of it and embodies a tropical feel.


This scrub has a good consistency that allows you to easily scoop out product but it's thick enough to not slip and slide over your body. The sugar particles buff gently and soften my skin by way of removing dead skin cells. I would not say this scrub is moisturizing in that it doesn't leave a greasy residue on the skin during or after use. Personally, I like it when my scrubs have a noticeable oil content which remains on the skin after rinsing because I have ultra dry skin on my body. I would have enjoyed this product a lot more had it been more oily (yes, I am aware I am probably a minority with this opinion). 

For the price, the Tree Hut sugar body scrub is a nice scrub to have in your shower if you're not looking for something very abrasive or moisturizing. The scrub includes quite a few interesting oils which comparably priced drugstore scrubs probably omit but still has a long list of ingredients that hardcore organic and "natural" proponents might not like. Am I happy with my purchase? Yes, I guess I'm satisfied. Will I repurchase this product? Nope, it didn't exceed my expectations and I'm sure there's something better out there for my dry skin!

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