I’m not usually an avid consumer of The Body Shop’s products—I feel like their quality isn’t quite what they used to be, particularly the scents—but last year I was killing time at one of their stores and figured I’d give their Vineyard Peach Cream Body Scrub a try. The tester smelled quite luscious, and the scrub was more than half off (CA$10)!
From The Body Shop (Canada):
This gently exfoliating body scrub smells like freshly picked peaches. It lifts away dead skin cells and leaves skin peachy-soft.
– Lifts away dead skin cells
– Stimulates skin surface microcirculation
– Leaves skin feeling softer and smoother
– Delicate peach scent
– Special edition
I have to say that this isn’t my favorite body scrub. The cream formula has a tendency to feel a bit greasy, and so I never felt like it cleaned well enough. The scrub itself was too delicate for my liking. It just felt like the product didn’t do a whole lot.
The scent also was a disappointment. I know I said it smelled really good in-store, but for some reason when using it, it has a sort of after-smell that goes a bit plasticky.
I would try some other scrubs from The Body Shop, since they seem to vary a fair bit in texture and scent, and the sale prices are addictive! (Plus, I just signed up for their Rewards Card, so I need to make the most of that…) But I would not repurchase the Vineyard Peach Cream Scrub, and would be unlikely to try a different scent in the Cream Scrub formula.
The ingredients are:
Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Silica (Absorbent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Prunus Persica Kernel Oil/Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil (Emollient), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Sorbitan Stearate (Emulsifier), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Prunus Persica Seed Powder/Prunus Persica (Peach) Seed Powder (Natural Extract), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Cocos Nucifera Shell Powder/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder (Abrasive), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Prunus Persica Extract/Prunus Persica (Peach) Extract (Natural Additive), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colour), CI 15985/Yellow 6 (Colour).
The Body Shop Cream Body Scrub in Vineyard Peach is 6.9 oz / 200 mL and retails for US$20 / CA$22 (the price may have gone up; I just noticed that the price tag on my tub says $20 and the Canadian website now says it’s $22). The formula is vegetarian, contains community fair trade and non-GMO ingredients, and does not contain phthalates or triclosan. The Body Shop remains a cruelty-free company.
The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick. It is headquartered in Littlehampton, England. In 2006, the company was acquired by L’Oréal.