Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Product Junkie - It appears I'm scrubbing like a celeb!

There is one thing our skin needs just as much during the harsh winter months as it does during summer and that is exfoliation. I have used an exfoliating cleanser for my face either Liz Earle or Eve Lom for years until my recent addiction to Dermalogica Microfoliant, and a body scrub is just as important in keeping skin soft and glowing underneath winters many layers and better able to absorb the moisturiser you should all be applying by the bucket load if your skin is as dry as mine often is at this time of year.
I have always been a big fan of the Origins Ginger Body Scrub but was lucky enough to receive a Sanctuary Hot Sugar one at Christmas which has fast become my latest body product addiction and it appears the Sanctuary range of scrubs are much loved by celebs and are currently being hailed as the £11 beauty secret by a national newspaper!


I can highly recommend the Hot Sugar Scrub which not only smells divine but does a great job of getting rid of dead and dry skin and feels like a real spa treat in the comfort of your own shower. Abbey Clancy is a huge fan of this one where as Alesha Dixon, Darcey Bussell and Danielle Lineker all swear by the salt scrub, which I shall be sure to try out next.


I can't think of a better way to spend my Boots points and shall be sticking with Sanctuary scrubs for the foreseeable future as well as trying out some other products which sound utterly fabulous like the Youth Boosting Body Butter £12.00 (sounds like a must have), the Daydream Candle for £12.50 and the Long Lasting 4 Day Body Oil Spray £6.99.

I also love that a lot of products come in travel sizes for holidays or mini breaks, perfect if you can't be bothered to decant and that you can test out these scrubs by buying sachets if you don't wish to invest in a large pot straightaway.

Spend over £10 on Sanctuary products at Boots and get a Sanctuary Spa Classic Fragrance Candle completely free while stocks last!

View the full collection of face, body and "mum to be" Sanctuary products here.

Are you a regular exfoliator? If so, what is your favourite brand?


  1. I love the Sanctuary Spa products. They smell divine and I recently discovered that they're paraben free, so that's even better! At the moment, I'm not using a body scrub as I don't want to irritate the skin too much at this time of year (psoriasis) but I use the Bia Beauty exfoliating cleanser on my face every morning and am also a big fan of the Origins brand for exfoliators and masks.

  2. Oh that's a good idea - I'm as rough as a cats tongue at the moment. Sorry - that was too much info wasn't it? I get a bit lazy in the winter months because I'm so covered up so I don't bother with scrubs and stuff until the summer. I'm always seeing the Sanctuary Spa products but never tried any yet. My only problem is if they smell a bit sweet - then it's a no go. I'm a bit of a green/citrus girl.

  3. Hi there! Thanks for the heads up and a good review, I think I will try this out! xx

  4. I use the Sanctuary Spa salt scrub - it is lovely and leaves an oily ( nice) feel to the skin afterwards. It can sting if you have any cuts though so watch out! Love sanctuary spa - always smells so good!!

  5. Thanks for the recommendation and for telling us about the candle. I'm a big scrubber ;) so will definitely be checking this one out, Avril x

  6. Love their products, they smell amazing! :) xo

  7. My friend swore by this product so when I read about it I sent her the link! Not that I didn't believe her, but the celebrities did sell it to me more so once I've used what I have up, I am going to use my points also to give it a try! x

  8. I love sanctuary products but like Sue have been a bit lazy over the winter, you've reminded me to get back to scrubbing. I have quite a few boots point that are going to get used this weekend I think!

  9. I love Sanctuary Spa products - not tried out the Salt Scrub yet but it sounds lovely - if I wasn't still on this pesky spend ban I'd be trotting down to Boots right now! x

  10. Oh jess this post has reminded me that I got a Santuary box set as a Xmas pressie and I totally forgot about it as I said I will put you away safely and use you later......must pull it out

  11. I love champneys citrus blush scrub - very uplifting - I just need to use it every now and again!


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