If your shower routine has gotten stale and boring, it might be time to change things up. Showers (or baths) should be relaxing and enjoyable; a time to unwind, let your mind wander, or even have your own personal karaoke session.
No good shower is complete without some self-care products that are fun to use! One of my favorite products to use in the shower is body scrub. I moisturize my body, but my skin still sometimes feels dry and itchy. Exfoliating with a body scrub always helps me get soft smooth skin and greatly reduces that dry itchy feeling. Honestly, scrubs are so satisfying and fun to use!
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I’ve been using Pacifica Sugared Crystal Supercharged Body Scrub for about a year now and I love it! I’ll get into the reasons why in the review below. 🙂
Product claims from PacificaBeauty.com
Foaming, exfoliating & energizing. Supercharge your bathing ritual and leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and more energized.
Other product details
- Price: $16.00
- Net weight: 6 oz.
- Made in the USA
- Shelf life: 24 months
- Tube made with 50% recycled plastic
- Formulated without petroleum, parabens, sulfates or phthalates
- Where to buy: PacificaBeauty.com or Ulta.com
- Overall rating: 8.6/10
- Ease of application: 10/10
- Exfoliation: 10/10
- Hydration: 7/10
- Ingredients: 8/10
- Price: 8/10
Ease of application
This body scrub is packaged in a tube, making it easy to get just the right amount. This is great because most body scrubs are packaged in jars that can lead to spills and wasted product. You won’t have that problem with this product!
I think this body scrub is also easier to use compared to other scrubs because it’s a denser formula. It feels like a chunkier version of damp sand. I’m doing a terrible job of explaining it, but my point is that it sticks together in such a way that it doesn’t drip off of your hands or body before you’re done scrubbing. Another thing that helps with that is the slight foaming property which seems to help “keep it together.”
I squeeze some of the scrub out into my palm and rub my hands together until it starts to get foamy. Then, I massage it into my skin until I feel like I’ve exfoliated enough. At that point it’s very easy to rinse off, leaving behind fresh smooth skin.
Some body scrubs, especially salt scrubs, can be quite abrasive and actually cause micro-tears in the skin. This Pacifica body scrub’s main exfoliating ingredient is sugar which is more gentle than salt due to the granules being more rounded. Sugar is also a great exfoliator because it is a natural source of glycolic acid (an AHA) which helps to break down layers of dead skin. It is gentle, yet very effective at exfoliating.
In addition to removing dead skin, exfoliating with a scrub is also very beneficial because it helps to draw impurities out of the skin, free ingrown hairs, and smooth razor bumps. It can even prevent razor bumps if used before shaving.
I am always pleased with the level of exfoliation that I get from this body scrub. It leaves my skin feeling smoothed without over-exfoliating or causing any damage.
My skin feels soft and lightly hydrated after I use this body scrub. I primarily use body scrubs for the exfoliation, not extra hydration since I usually use a separate product for that. However, it is a nice perk when body scrubs have that added moisture built in. I don’t think this body scrub is as hydrating as some others I have used, but that isn’t a deal-breaker for me.
I think it would be a good idea for Pacifica to reformulate slightly to add some moisturizing oils. That might make this product more desirable to some.
Body scrubs don’t usually have a lot of active ingredients since their primary purpose is to break down and remove dead skin cells. I wouldn’t say this body scrub has a lot of ingredients that benefit the skin (outside of exfoliation), but there are a few of note:
- Oat kernel extract
- Soothing antioxidant
- Great for dry or itchy skin
- Watermelon fruit extract
- Rich in vitamins and antioxidants
- Cotton extract
- Contains vitamin E
The two exfoliating agents in this body scrub are sucrose (sugar) and quartz powder. Sugar has water-binding properties that help to keep skin hydrated. It is also a source of glycolic acid, as previously mentioned. Glycolic acid is what’s known as a “chemical exfoliant” which just means that it breaks down dead skin cell buildup. Quartz powder is another gentle exfoliant that has skin-calming properties.
Like most Pacifica products I’ve reviewed, the only ingredient that might be problematic for some, is the parfum (fragrance). It’s specified to be natural, but there is no way of knowing what goes into that fragrance. Many ingredients used to add fragrance can be irritating to the skin, so this product should probably be avoided by people with very sensitive skin.
I have never had any sort of reaction to this product and actually really enjoy the fragrance. It has a fun fruity watermelon scent! It’s also not overpowering (parfum is the lowest-concentration ingredient), so I think the level of fragrance would be perfect for most people.
The price of this body scrub is $16.00 for six ounces ($2.67/ounce). That is definitely a bit high for a drugstore brand. For reference, Tree Hut makes many popular body scrubs that are $8.99 for 18 ounces of product ($0.50/ounce). Since body scrub isn’t something that I use every day, and a little goes a long way with the Pacifica scrub, the price of this product doesn’t bother me too much.
I always enjoy my showers more when I use Pacifica Sugared Crystal Supercharged Body Scrub. It smells wonderful and my skin always feels so nice after I’ve used it! Also, could this packaging be any more cute?
I think this body scrub would be a great choice for anyone looking for a quality exfoliating product. It would also be perfect for anyone that simply wants something to add a little fun or luxury to their shower experience.
Have you tried any of Pacifica’s body scrubs? This is the only one I’ve tried so far but I’m sure I will try more in the future. This one is delightful!