Monday, February 11, 2013

Review: Nyassa Belgian Chocolate Sugar Scrub

Nyassa Belgian Chocolate Sugar Scrub
Nyassa Belgian Chocolate Sugar Scrub
I am of the handful few who dislike chocolaty stuff. Don't get me wrong, I am a chocolate lover through and through but only in the yummy bar form, wrapped in foil and encased in plastic. Anything else chocolate is a big no no for me. That includes ice-creams, cakes, fudge, creams, body butters and body scrubs! So when I received a sample of the Nyassa Belgian Chocolate Body Sugar Scrub, I was apprehensive. So much so that I planned to give it away to a more chocolate friendly friend. But somehow I managed to keep it and last night,  I was in the mood for some major pampering. Could be the fact that it's Valentine's week or just that it was Sunday night and I wasn't ready to give up on my weekend already! So, I went through the whole routine of herbal oil massage, natural face pack, deep conditioning and then I discovered the scrub box looking at me with great hopes. How could I say no to that sweet little thing when I was in such an indulgent mood! Out came the box. I was a little apprehensive about it's cleansing qualities since it felt rather oily to touch dry. So I first used my shower gel and scooped out a bit for my thoroughly rinsed skin. As soon as I scrubbed it on one arm, I was enveloped in a smell so divine, I am at a loss of words! It scrubbed to a weak, foamy consistency and all that remains are sugar granules which help in the exfoliation. I noticed that these granules do not dissolve quickly so please do not keep scrubbing until they dissolve, you might damage your skin. It did not dry out my skin at all. I felt all caressed and well cared for when I stepped out of the bath. Thankfully the smell doesn't linger and your body butter (which is a must after a scrub) will kill any residual choco fragrance. That is a huge plus for me!

Now a few things I did not like about the product are that it comes in a tub. That means you scoop out a bit with bare hands; unhygienic and all! Other than that, since it doesn't lather, so you keep scooping out more for every limb. You might end up dripping all over the tub and ruining the scrub! Also, the lid screws on top of the tub and the sugar gets stuck in the rims. I ended up trying to close it multiple times and managed a decent job only after I cleaned the tub head and the cap!

You can pick one up one from Vellvette. It is priced at Rs. 950 for 200 gm. My sample was  50 gm and will last me two uses. Going by the math, it's a tad bit expensive.

All in all, I liked the Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub. Even someone from the minuscule chocolate hating tribe. I'd especially recommend you use it as an indulgence this Valentine's Day. Or gift it to the someone special  Better yet, share it with them ;)

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