I’ve been a fan of Soap & Glory’s bath and body products and their cute, pink retro packaging for some time. The products always leave me feeling pampered and smelling soft and sexy from the rose, bergamot and citrus fragrance in the classic Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel, especially when followed by The Righteous Butter Body Lotion. When I saw the new Sugar Crush bath and body line scented with sweet lime, I had to give it a try.
Marilyn Monroe in a deleted bathtub scene from “Seven Year Itch”
Wow, does the scent pack a punch! I used the Sugar Crush Body Wash followed by the Body Buttercream and the scent brought back flashes of sunny vacations in Vegas drinking lime margaritas poolside. The body wash contains lime oil, kiwi juice water and veggie oil and delivered generous, frothy bubbles and left my skin super soft.
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash, $16 at Shoppers Drug Mart
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Buttercream, $20 at Shoppers Drug Mart
The body buttercream, which has shea and cocoa nut balm and lime and almond oils is thick, but it’s not heavy and left my skin satiny instead of feeling greasy like other popular body butters. The scent is strong at first, but then fades just a bit, which is great ‘cause you don’t want to smell like someone dropped a tropical drink on you. I do still prefer Soap & Glory’s original Pink scent, which is softer and more sophisticated. I can see myself using the Sugar Crush line, which also includes a body scrub, in the summer before heading out for drinks at a tiki bar in a cute, Hawaiian-inspired dress.
– Jodi Goulart
I have to hand it to Soap & Glory for catching my attention on the crowded drug store shelf. The collection of bath and beauty products from Canadian Marcia Kilgore, who launched the uber-successful Bliss Spa chain, features cheeky names and retro-styled packaging. The cut & paste collages with black & white photos of women who look like they were ripped from the pages of my grandmother’s stacks of ’60s Family Circle magazines are what first drew me in. But the pink bottles with pulp fiction-style images weren’t the only thing that I found to be gloriously sudsy.
With the Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel a little goes a long way. Only a small dollop is needed to work up a velvety lather and the built-in body lotion leaves my skin feeling moisturized and with a slight glisten. After showering, apply The Righteous Butter Body Lotion. It’s creamy formula has smoothing fruit acids, Shea butter and Aloe Vera. What I really enjoy most is Soap & Glory’s signature scent – a mix of bergamot, peach, strawberry, jasmine, mandarin and musk – that I find to be both elegant and comforting reminding me of the trusted and fanciful creams and lotions that used to crowd my grandmother’s dresser.
Soap & Glory Clean On Me Creamy Clarifying Shower Gel, $9.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Butter, $9.99 at Shopper's Drug Mart
— Jodi Goulart