Tried & Tested | Body Shop’s Ximenia & Salt Scrub!

Tue, 18 Jun 2013


By Huda Heidi Kattan


I immediately fell in love with the way this body scrub looked! That whipped creaminess, just kind of made me feel like I was on the verge of discovering something amazing! Unfortunately this was not it. While the texture was creamy and the scrub felt nice, the Body Shop Spa Wisdom Ximenia & Salt Scrub wasn’t really anything special! When I used it on my skin, it felt pretty smooth, but then it kind of blended into nothing and left a film on my skin that I didn’t like! I really wanted the salt pieces to work a little better and not disappear! I really love body scrubs, so this one was kind of a bummer, especially the residue it left, I couldn’t really get over that!



14 Responses to Tried & Tested | Body Shop’s Ximenia & Salt Scrub!

  1. Boo! I really wanted to try their body scrubs!

  2. I’m with you. It is packaged very attractively and looks like something you’d want to truly enjoy! I wonder what the ingredients are? Some very natural, good for your skin substances, like olive oil, can have a difficult time being absorbed into the skin and leave a residue. Maybe they need to look at the proportions of ingredients in their recipe or try another similar recipe with better results? I like to try my homemade soaps and bath & beauty products on myself, first. If I love it, I feel confident to share it with others. :)

  3. 2 Vini

    hello Huda …i’m a regular viewer of your update on FB. i was going to buy this product coz i desperately wanted a body scrub espcially to lighten my skin. Thanks for your feedback. now i have to look for another product.

  4. 3 Mais

    totally agree. i tried the same and hated it..
    there is this home made scrub for body and face which i think it’s really awesome. i’m mixing salt with olive oil and few drops of lemon juice and using it as a face+body leaves your skin feeling totally smooth and bright..i just love it

  5. 4 Tutu

    Huda I use nakked palet 2 but the color doesn’t pop out its look like I didn’t wear anything n from where in Dubai I can get white strips for teeth ?

  6. 5 Sherine

    Dear Huda, thanks a lot for your wonderful efforts in bringing so much joy into our lives by your advices & reviews. I wanted to ask you about the makeup brand “Cargo”, did you use any of their products before? I heard some good reviews about their HD makeup line called “blu-ray” and their blushers. Thank u dear & bless u.

  7. I couldn’t agree with you more. I was recently duped at a Boots store in Mirdif where I bought Boots Mango Scrub and boy I had some trouble washing it off my skin.. It left a terrible white film on my skin and contrary to the feeling of being cleansed I felt greased with dirt – bottom line it was YUCK! The best body scrubs I have tried are from Lush – try their Turkish Delight – it is super light and it takes away the dirt without even having the need to even scrub it!! Gives you a wonderful feeling of a Turkish Rose Bath! also try their Seal Salt Scrub – its awesome..

    • 7 Soma

      I used it It was so amazing left my skin very soft and keep me like to touch it
      also there is moisturizer i love it blnd with skin quickly and kep it soft..

  8. 8 no


  9. 9 Surharn

    Lush body scrubs are the best!

  10. The formula is so super thick that I never needed more than a teaspoon even for whole body scrub. The formula has oil and so even when I use just a teaspoon; the skin feels soft, clean and supple even without the use of a moisturizer even in the driest winters of Delhi! I do not use it very often as I am afraid that it will get over and luckily not much is required. So far I have used up half the product in 15 months.

  11. This is a great body scrub, it smells divine, its thick so I use less, and the particles are fine and smooth so it doesn’t build up on your skin as you scrub. Love it!

  12. 12 Emi

    The best way to use this scrub is before shower on dry skin. The scent is nice and it leaves the skin smooth and hydrated. But agreed, it does take a little more work. I will still finish the tub I own but not sure if I would repurchase it. But I love the other Body Shop scrub, especially the Coconut and the Pink Grapefruit one.

  13. I love this product, its so thick and it leaves the skin moisturized N smooth. it best to use your hands only to scrub.


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