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I know what you’re thinking. A scrub is a scrub. As long as it exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, there’s really nothing much we can talk about it. To a greater degree, you are absolutely right. So I should probably stop writing now.

Okay I take that back. Not all scrubs are made the same. Some are gentle, some are overly abrasive, the rest so-so. I use body scrub everyday. Excessive exfoliation you say? But see I don’t feel completely clean unless I scrubby dubb dubb the bod.

Now let’s talk about ingredients. If you have used sugar-based scrubs then you know it’s a magnet for ants. Right now, I am extremely irritated with the sudden attack of black ants in our house. Not too long ago, HubZilla was puzzled to see ants marching in our bath tub. I secretly bit my tongue, it’s the effin’ body sugar scrub from Walmart!

Time to switch up. I received this body scrub from Perlier for being an iFabbo member. Volcanic, thermal, Italian. Fancy words that convinced me to use my virtual coins to try this brand. But is it any better?

Perlier Volcanic Thermal Spa Thermal Scrub ($25, 200ml/ 6.7 fl oz) features a combination of ingredients sourced from a hot spring located in Abana Terme, in the province of Padua, Italy. These concoctions promise to help optimize skin’s elasticity and combat visible signs of aging.

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Sodium Polyacrylate, Pumice, Silica, Olivine extract, Parfum, Imidazolidinyl urea, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methyllisothiazolinone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3- Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Cl 42090 (Blue 1).

I haven’t been to the acclaimed hot springs of Padua but it is said that Romans, kings and queens from bygone era go there to relax and rejuvenate. Hmmm, add that to my bucket list then!

Hot spring waters aside, I have but three statements to summarize my experience with this body scrub. First, the pumice beads really exfoliate. They are dense enough to feel that it does the job. Second, because it has olive extract, it feels gentle on the skin. Third, no ants mama!

However, I am not a fan of the scent. It’s not awful but it’s lacking in the oomph factor. I was expecting more of a spa-slash-breezy fragrance.

While the beads (made from volcanic rocks) may have true long-time benefits, I take it with a grain of salt when a brand hypes on anti-aging. Everybody gets old. Wrinkles will appear. It’s only a matter of time. Fact of life, you can’t escape old age.

If you are curious to try Perlier scrub, use coupon code iFabbo5 to get $5 discount when you purchase it from HSN


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