*Disclaimer: This product was sent to See, Shop, Love! for review purposes.
My first experience with RITUALS was when I reviewed their Good Luck Scrub last November and I was impressed by the quality of their products. This time I got to try the Rice Scrub from their Sakura Collection.
Rice is a symbol of abundance, happiness, and fertility throughout Asia. The essence of rice in the Sakura Collection line makes skin soft, supple, and glowing. The sakura blossom, or Japanese cherry tree blossom, symbolizes the rebirth of nature and purity in Japanese culture and has a soft, delicate fragrance. These two components combine in this wonderful body scrub for a very effective, great smelling experience!
I have always loved the scent of Japanese cherry blossom so I was excited to try this scrub. I used it in the shower and was immediately in love with the scent. I don't enjoy fragrances that are very strong florals, but luckily this is very calming and soft. It also has a woodiness to it that I enjoy. I loved using it in the shower because the combination of the steam from the warm water and the calming scent made me feel incredibly relaxed.
The scrub itself is fine yet gentle, if that makes sense. I wouldn't use it on my face, but it's not too rough for the rest of your body. The organic rice extract sloughs away dead skin and leaves everything feeling nice and smooth. I also like that it's in a squeeze tube; when I get a scrub that comes in a tub I sometimes find it awkward to use in the shower because I want to scoop a little out at the time but I also don't want to get a ton of excess water in it (from my hands dripping, etc). This easily dispenses from the tube so I don't have to worry about any of that.
I do want to note that this has sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) listed as the second ingredient, so if you try to stay away from sulfates then this might not be for you.
- The Rice Scrub is not currently listed in the RITUALS shop, but you can visit their website to see all of the other products in the Sakura Collection (and beyond).
Bottom Line: The RITUALS Sakura Collection Rice Scrub smells fantastic and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. I think it's the perfect body scrub!