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Review: The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask

Posted Feb 24 2010 12:00am
In my childhood years, before he became completely blind, my late grandfather would whip up the most delicious bowl of oatmeal porridge for me. It was cooked the old-fashioned way with milk, honey and maybe just an extra spoonful of love. While I still enjoy oatmeal porridge to this date, it doesn't taste as good as the one grandpa used to make.

When I used The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask for the first time, it took a lot of resistance to hold back my tears. When scrubbed, the oat scent was exactly how grandpa’s porridge smelled like. I’d cup my nose with my fingers so that I can take in more of the scent that I thought I had forgotten.

In hope that I’m not the only silly sap, is there a product that holds great sentimental value to you? I’d love to read your story.

Read on for the review

Deep Cleanse + Polish + Moisturize

A tub of The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask contains a generous amount of chunky gooey goodness. Formulated for normal to dry skin, kaolin clay draws out impurities and restores skin’s natural balance while organic honey moisturizes and conditions. Unlike any other oat-based scrubs I’ve ever tried, the oat bits do no feel abrasive at all as they gently exfoliate without aggravating fragile skin. The oat scent released from the scrubbing is part of the experience and in my case, it’s a big one.

When washed off, skin feels incredibly soft and smooth with added brightness. There really isn’t anything to not like about this mask with the exception of its not-so-deep cleansing attribute, especially if you have badly clogged skin.

After cleansing, apply a thin layer of the mask onto dry skin and leave it on (it doesn’t dry completely) for about 10 minutes. After that, start scrubbing with wet hands. Finally, rinse off the mask and follow with treatments and moisturizer.

Retails for RM59/100ml at The Body Shop outlets and USD$16.50 on the US website

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