If you’re an aeronautical engineer, a NASCAR driver, a lawn bowler, a professional cycler or an Olympic swimmer, friction can be a nuisance, but if you’re a body scrub, it’s essential. I am sensing some friction between the new Nuance Salma Hayek Walnut Body Scrub ($7.99) and I; unfortunately, it’s just not the right kind.
I thought that after trying and loving my last two products from the new Nuance Salma Hayek line — the Nuance Salma Hayek Cucumber & Rosewater Dual-Phase Makeup Remover ($7.99) and Salma Hayek My Secret Super Moisturizing Body Cream ($14.99) — I was bound to like the third.
Nuance says the gentle scrub, which contains moisturizing acai and passion flower seed oils, can be used every day.
I love the warm cocoa butter scent, but it’s not enough to make up for the way this stuff looks. Two words: baby poo. And the color gets all over the shower, too (I would have posted a picture, but it was a gnarly visual).
“Take it easy,” I tried to tell myself, just like these crushed walnut shells. The shells are totally taking it easy here, despite them supposedly being the abrasive muscle behind the scrub. Problem is, the grains are so fine that I barely feel them at all. It’s almost like washing with regular old body wash.
Oh, well. Ya know what they say, right? Sometimes you feel like a walnut; sometimes you don’t.
PRICE:$7.99 for an 8-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at CVS/pharmacy stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,