09 September 2013

Victorian Garden Mango and Vanilla Body Scrub Review and Giveaway

The Victorian Garden surprised me with a tub of their Mango and Vanilla Body Scrub last week. It was a lovely way to start the week. When I reviewed the Lavender scrub I didn't have any of my own photos to show you, so I'm excited to have a whole tub now.

The first thing I noticed was that the scrub had a very distinct vanilla scent, not mango like I expected. This is because it actually contains mango butter which is made from the mango seed. The scrub contains several different types of oils and is moisturising, so you don't even need to apply lotion after using this. The salt and rosehip particles exfoliate very well without scratching your skin. I used some of this scrub on my hands earlier today and can still smell the vanilla scent while typing this, so the scent is definitely long lasting. This scrub is part of the African Indigenous collection and combines indigenous plants and herbs with old Victorian recipes.

I'd never heard of mango butter, so I read up about it and learned that it is rich in fatty acids, including both oleic and stearic as well as omega-9. It act as an emollient to add moisture to and soothe dry skin and hair. It's consistency resembles cocoa butter, but is firmer. Mango butter is solid at room temperature, but melts upon contact with the skin just like coconut oil. It sounds like the perfect ingredient for a body scrub.

If you live in South Africa, you can win one of these scrubs for yourself. There's four great scents to choose from. You only have a few hours left to enter, just click on the image below to go to the giveaway page.


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