Soap & Glory Flake Away Spa Body Polish - review


As you may know, I recently introduced a bunch of travel-sized products into circulation because I'm keen to get through more stuff before the end of the year.

I've now been using this body scrub for over two weeks so I'm ready to review it, since you don't need to test products like this for very long in order to know what they're like.

Long story short, it's fine and it's better than most other products I've tried from Soap & Glory (it's just not my brand), but I don't like it enough to want to repurchase it. More on that below.

Soap & Glory claims/product details:

  • Say goodbye to dead, flaky skin cells with the help of this skin-smoothing body polish
  • Transforms your scaly legs from reptilian to radiant
  • Nothing eliminates dry surface flakes as fast as Flake Away
  • Made with shea butter, sweet almond oil, apricot seed powder, sea salt and sugar
  • RRP $4 AUD for 50ml or $15 AUD for 300ml

There's what it looks like below:


This product is fine but I don't love it and I personally wouldn't buy it again. Mind you, it's had some great reviews online (see eg Mecca's website) so don't just take my word for it: it's definitely worth doing your own research. 

What I will say, though, is that it's better than Soap & Glory's Sugar Crush Body Scrub (reviewed here) in terms of efficacy, so I would definitely pick this product over that one if you want something that works.

It's a goopy product that has a strange texture: it's kind of like sticky, gluey pudding, and I don't like how it feels on the skin. Still the texture isn't as goopy or gross as the Sugar Crush scrub, and I can live with this better than I could that.

I don't however like the smell (the Sugar Crush smells better): it smells like perfume to me, and not in a good way. Yes there's a bit of refreshing citrus in there too, but the perfume scent is stronger and I don't like it (and note that 'parfum' is pretty high on the ingredients list, so this may not suit sensitive skin).

While this does contain a reasonable amount of scrubby matter (which is good), it's not a huge amount and the grains are quite small - so this may not suit you if you prefer rougher scrubs. Indeed, I've seen quite a few people say that this product isn't scrubby enough for them, so do keep that in mind.

The reason why I think this is more effective than the Sugar Crush, however, is because the grains in that one dissolve on contact with water so there's not enough time to do anything with them under the shower before they're gone. At least the grains in this one don't dissolve, so it has that going for it.

After use my skin does feel smoother and softer, so at least I can say that this product works and I don't regret purchasing it. I've also found that, due to the sticky texture, it adheres to the skin well so I'm not losing too much in the shower - and even this little sample tub is lasting a good while because I don't need to use much each time.

Overall this isn't a bad product and there are things to like about it (eg it does exfoliate well enough), but I don't like the gluey texture and I also don't like the scent. Still, it's not expensive so it wasn't a huge loss.

Ok but not for me.

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