Beware: Too many adjectives in the post!
So, I recently got this Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub in a Vellvette box. Without much delay, let's head on to the review!
About Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub: Don’t gain the calories but indulge in our range of finest Belgian Chocolate skincare products that are super rich in anti-oxidants. Nyassa’s Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub will leave your skin perfectly soft, smooth and radiant. Made from Belgian Chocolate, Jojoba oil, Cocoa butter and Shea butter, our scrubs not only have a gentle exfoliating action but also leave the body moisturised and youthful. Simply a must for that ever-lasting glow.
For external use only| 100% vegetarian| Best before 8 months from manufacturing date
Price: Rs. 950 for 200g (I have a 50g sample here)
Packaging: The Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub comes in a round aluminium tub with a screw-on aluminium lid on top. The packaging looks good, and is functional and travel friendly too.
Ingredients: Jojoba oil, sunflower oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, stearic acid, sugar, B.H.T., Tween-20, Fragrance oil and Chocolate.
Caution: Certain ingredients can also be allergic to some people (now, since when did ingredients start getting allergic to people?). Discontinue if irritation occurs.
Shelf life: 8 months from manufacturing date
Directions/ Beauty regimen: Scoop out a little quantity, apply on your wet body massage for a minute or two and then rinse well. Do not apply on the face. To be used 1-2 times a week. For all skin types.
My take on Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub: The Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub is a muddy brown coloured product, with apparent sugar granules in it. The product in the pack bears a waxy layer on the sides, when you first open up the tub. But the one thing that literally sweeps your feet off the floor is the decadent Belgian Chocolate fragrance. Oh My God, it just smells heavenly. For a chocolate lover like me, the fragrance is just... Uh, well, leave it!
Now the exfoliation bit. This is where this scrub sorely disappoints. You scoop out some product, and you can actually see that the sugar granules and the rest of the ‘waxy’ product are not integrated into each other properly. Not like a scrub should be. The sugar granules, or chunks, are too big a size for a skin-care product. For an exfoliating product, they seem too abrasive. And the moment you try rubbing the product between the palms, or applying to the body, the sugar granules literally fall off to the floor, and what remains on the skin is some waxy brown goo! I do not even know how this scrub exfoliates! Imagine!
I didn’t want this review to sound so bad, but I’m sorry, Nyassa! This is the worst product that I’ve ever used, in terms of what it’s supposed to do.
So instead of exfoliating the skin (even one bit), this body scrub leaves the skin smooth because of the emollient-rich nature (so many oils and butters in there!) and no exfoliation. I am never using it again! We have so many better body scrubs out there at much less the price!
Pros of Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub:
· Heavenly fragrance. A chocolate-lover’s delight!
· Nice packaging
· Has a lot of moisturising/ buttery ingredients
Cons of Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub:
· Does not exfoliate AT ALL!
· Leaves the skin feeling waxy!
Verdict: Please, please please do not buy this, until and unless you just want to smell the Belgian Chocolate. In that case too, go have an ice-cream!
Rating: 2/10 (only for the fragrance!)
Have you tried Nyassa Belgian Chocolate sugar scrub? How has your experience been? Let us know in the comments below.