I am back with another review, this time it is a body scrub I have recently fallen in love with. It is the Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub from the brand Dirty Works. I discovered this product recently during an online purchase, when I was looking for a new body scrub. I have been using The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish for a long time now and I wanted to try out something different and something a little more scrubby. The packaging and description of this product instantly caught my eye and I placed an order for it without thinking twice.
I was a little apprehensive about the brand because I had not heard of it earlier but with a little research I realized that this is an extremely popular U.K based Drug Store Brand which is available in many Countries. By the way, does the packaging remind you of another brand? Think hard. 😛 Yes, you guessed it right, it does resemble Soap and Glory! In fact it is presumed to be a Drug Store dupe for Soap and Glory by many.
OK, without further ado, let’s dive into the review and find out how it fared.
Invigorating body scrub containing pumice particles to buff roughness away and Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E to condition the skin. Say hello smooth you’re in the groove! You’ll love this creamy scrub. Scrub a dub dub.
Directions: Work a big handful of scrub onto damp skin. Gently massage in circular movements over the body for a minute. Rinse and gently pat skin dry.
Price: It retails at GBP 4 for a 200 ml/6.7 fl oz tube. However I bought it from an Indian e-commerce website at a discounted price of INR 295.
My Experience with Dirty Works Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub:
Let’s begin with the packaging. What do I say? It looks really snazzy sitting on my bathroom shelf. I like brands which come in vintage packaging. I am just old fashioned like that. 🙂 I feel it gives the brand so much character. Also I quite like the creative names these brands give their products. I like the fact that it comes in a tube, so it takes much lesser space, makes it easier to travel with and is also very hygienic. But the tube is opaque so it doesn’t give the user a good idea of how much product is left. The scrub is neither too runny nor too solid in nature. It is of a good creamy consistency with fine scrubby particles of pumice.
Now coming to how this product fares in the scrubbing department. I would say it is brilliant! I have used a couple of body scrubs in the past and by far this has to be my favourite. It scrubs away the dead skin so well and leaves my skin feeling super duper smooth, literally like virgin skin! Honestly, when I felt the texture of the product I felt it might be a little abrasive. But when I used it I did not find it harsh at all on my skin. However, I don’t think I have super sensitive body skin and hence this was fine for me. But if your skin tends to be sensitive, then it may not be a good choice since it is a heavy duty scrub. Nevertheless, it works wonderfully on my skin and I totally love it. Using this on damp skin rather than wet dripping skin gives even better results, but I think this tip applies to any other body scrub too.
I am not particularly fond of the scent of this product. It smells very clean and fresh, but also a little soapy and strong like a men’s deodorant. I think it is a little strong for my sensitive nose, but it is not unpleasant in anyway. It is definitely something I am ready to overlook because the product itself is so effective and exfoliation is only a once in a week activity. The fragrance does tend to linger on a bit and I usually rub some scented body lotion to mask it.
I don’t have to rush to moisturize my skin after using it as it doesn’t strip away the moisture. I am guessing this might be because it contains Shea butter and Almond Oil. However, I don’t like to miss out on my moisturizer, so I do it anyway, more so to seal in the moisture after a good scrub. I also feel this scrub is good value for money since you get so much of product for a fairly reasonable price. Overall I would say this is one of the best body scrubs I have tried so far and I am really looking forward to try out other products from this brand. Give this a try if you like heavy duty body scrubs like I do.
Pros of Dirty Works Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub:
- Adorable vintage packaging. Will definitely liven up your shower.
- Does its job of scrubbing real well leaving you with smooth silky skin. Say goodbye to dead skin!
- It comes in a tube which makes it super easy to travel with and also keeps hygiene concerns at bay.
- Contains some very good skin nourishing ingredients like Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E.
- You get a good amount of product in that tube and it will definitely last you a long time.
- Does not leave the skin dry after scrubbing like many other body scrubs do.
- It is quite an affordable scrub compared to many other brands.
Cons of Dirty Works Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub:
- I am not personally a fan of the fragrance of this scrub as it can be a little strong.
- It comes in an opaque tube so it becomes difficult to gauge the amount of product left.
- It can be a little harsh for those who have sensitive body skin.
- Availability in India can be an issue, but it can be found online.
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5.
Will I Repurchase Dirty Works Buff Your Stuff Body Scrub?
Yes, I most definitely would, unless I find something else as effective as this with a nicer fragrance. Any suggestions? 🙂
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