The Grooming Guru Awards 2012. Best Body Product: Conran 1 Body Scrub


ggawrd12lI originally wrote about this body scrub from the Conran bath and body range back in February and it has spent the entire year as my favourite body product. With a space-age texture that’s part caviar, part artificial snow and part scrub this gel scrub, with its rich, warm, woody scent, is both fun to use and great for polishing skin. It’s unlike any scrub I’ve come across and is currently a bathtime favourite. Looks the biz too doesn’t it?

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Coming tomorrow….Best Home Fragrance

Conran’s Body Scrub is the biz

Finding a decent face scrub is easy. Finding a decent body scrub, on the other hand, is much harder. Quite often they’re abrasive, cheap-smelling and have a nasty habit of ending up in places they’re really not welcome.

So it comes with some relief that I’ve discovered this fantastic Body Scrub from the new Conran Bath and Body Range. The scrub itself has a rich, woody, slightly spicy scent but it’s the texture that’s the thing. A cross between caviar, snow and a space-age gel it somehow melts on the skin whilst exfoliating it at the same time. It’s unlike any scrub I’ve come across and is currently a bathtime favourite.

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How to fake it (convincingly)

pantoneWell, spring appears to have finally sprung. The sun is out (for the moment) and the sandals are already out (a bit prematurely if you ask me but still….). And already I’ve seen a fair few sets of pasty Anglo-Saxon arms, legs and feet. It’s at exactly at this time of year that I get asked about how to use fake tan and sometimes get calls from friends who’ve ‘done a  Tweed’ (as in Jack, as in orange and streaky) and wonder what went so badly wrong. In most cases the simple answer is they didn’t read the instructions (men never do – we just like to think we know it all). 

So if anyone’s about to have a go with the fake tan my simple advice is this: always, always exfoliate first with a body scrub or body buffing mitt. It’s a simple step but it makes all the difference. Do it and  you’ll remove any dry skin cells which have a nasty habit of greedily absorbing more their fair share of the self-tanner, leaving dark, uneven, streaky patches. 


Focus, especially, on the  elbows, knees and heels where skin is driest and no-one will ever know you’re such a  faker.

I wonder whether Jack can access this blog in stir? 


PS. Put that golf club down Jack. I’m only joshing you. 

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