Soap & Glory, one of the UK’s top cult high street (aka drugstore) brands just dropped a few new skincare, bath and body products in Canada.
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub (300 mL, $18 CAD)
The Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub smells so good you could eat it. The blend of oats, sugar, sea salt almond oil, bananas and honey extracts makes for a yummy warm maple scent. The scent lingers in the shower and just envelops my washroom in all that sweet breakfast goodness. The scrub is a little sticky, which is handy because it doesn’t slip off the skin as soon as I start rubbing it on my bod. Also, the base is salt grains, which make for a medium level abrasiveness and super smooth skin.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Lotion (500 mL, $16 CAD)
Yet another mouthwatering fragrance, the Soap & Glory Sugar Crush scent reminds me of a sweet citrus cocktail. A few years back the brown sugar, sweet lime and almond oil fragrance was one of my favourites. The lotion itself is lightweight and very fast absorbing. The scent doesn’t linger much longer than an hour, further it’s much less potent compared to the body scrub.
Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Spray (100 mL, $10 CAD)
Expecting the Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Body Spray to smell exactly like the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub had me a little disappointed. The scent isn’t bad, just different. The Body Spray has sweet almond and vanilla notes (like the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub) plus sandalwood and musk for a bit bit more depth and less sweetness. On first spritz, I got a big whiff of alcohol (the first ingredient) which eventually wore away but that first experience was enough for me to avoid picking it up again.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss (7 mL, $14 CAD)
The Sexy Mother Pucker lip glosses are quite sticky and very tingly, though I can’t tell if my lip size is enhanced because my lips are already pretty large. Spun Sugar is a sheer lip gloss with silver and light pink glitter. It’s a product that 9-year old me would have appreciated, but not a thing for 23-year old me.
Soap & Glory the FAB PORE Daily Micro Smoothing Moisture Lotion (50mL $23 CAD)
Meant for oily/combination skin, the FAB Pore Daily Micro Smoothing Moisture Lotion is what I wanted the Glossier Priming Moisturizer to be. The Soap & Glory Lotion is lightweight, a little gel-like and absorbs quickly into the skin. It has a slight mattifying effect and wears really nicely under makeup. I haven’t noticed a reduction in the size of my pores but I have noticed that my makeup lasts longer throughout the day. Yay!
Soap & Glory the FAB PORE Triple Action Purifying T-Zone Cloths (25 cleansing cloths, $10 CAD)
It’s interesting that the FAB Pore Triple Action Purifying T-Zone Cloths are for just the T-zone. The cleansing cloths contain salicylic acid, which I suspect my entire face could use. There is definitely a bit of a fragrance to the wipes, so I avoid my eyes. They’re not the most soaked or hydrated wipes but they are effective in removing base makeup. A few seconds after wiping my face, I get a tingly feeling which dissipated after 30 seconds. I’d still suggest cleansing the skin because the wipes don’t get everything. In general, I’ve noticed that my skin is not as greasy when I wake up in the morning and the congestion that I typically get on the sides of my face is reduced.
I’m glad Soap & Glory continues to launch new products here in Canada (but where the makeup at…). If you like warm, sweet scents, I highly recommend the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub. Got oily skin or enlarged pores? Definitely try the FAB PORE Daily Micro Smoothing Moisture Lotion. I also really enjoyed the Sugar Crush Body Lotion but it’s not a complete must.
Price and Availability: In Canada, Soap & Glory is available at Shoppers Drug Mart in the $10 to $25 range. Usually, Soap & Glory has its own stand at the end of an aisle near the makeup and beauty.