This week we test: body scrub

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 11 November, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 11 November, 2007, 12:00am

A good body scrub removes dirt and dead cells from your skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Use it once a week and don't forget your knees, elbows and soles.

Bliss Vanilla + Bergamot Body Buff (HK$310/340g)

Smells like freshly baked cupcakes. Gently smoothes rough skin, leaving it glowing. But you need quite a lot, so this is a pricey choice.

Origins Matcha Tea Body Scrub (HK$400/500ml)

You can smell the refreshing fragrance even before you open the elegant glass bottle. This feels a bit rough when you scoop it out, but it dissolves quickly when applied. Skin is visibly smoother after use.

Sugarbaby Body Scrub(200ml; part of three-item set, HK$480)

This granulated body scrub feels rather rough on the skin. It has no distinctive aroma or any noticeable benefits.

Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliating Cream (HK$195/250ml)

The fine scrub particles gently remove dead skin without drying it. The cool mint scent leaves you refreshed and ready to go.

L'Oreal Exfoliating & Revitalising gel (HK$118.90/200ml)

Super-fine granules that quickly and gently get rid of dead skin and dirt. Skin is brighter, smoother and hydrated after use. Pleasant fragrance.