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Thursday, October 2, 2008

BITP vs RFSS Scrub War !

This would be a match between Because I'm the Princess's Vanilla Bean Noel scrub against Rainforest Soap Shack's Black Magic scrub.

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I love scrub, I think scrub is the best bath product ever created because not only exfoliating, it's also rinsing & moisturizing skin like no other. Comparing these two scrubs is a challenge for me because now I realize there are many types of scrub and looking at the ingredients, you should know what these two suckers can do.


Sugar, Turbinado Sugar (Sucrose), Butroyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Sterate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methlyparaben,Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Potassium Sorbate, BHT, Sorbic Acid, Distilled Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Cocoyl, Isethethinoate Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate,Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol,Hydrovance, Color, Fragrance and may contain Jojoba Spheres

Sugar, Organic Sugar Cane, Glycerin, Soybean oil, Coconut oil, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sorbitol, Propylene glycol, Disodium Lauryl sulfosuccinate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tetrasodium EDTA.

BITP scrub contains of Turbinado Sugar and that would be the scrubbiest among sugar scrub fambam. The only scrub harsher than turbinado is salt scrub, which I don't even bother trying. I hate slathering rocks on my skin LOL nah jk, I heard salt scrub does the best exfoliation.

Anyway, RFSS is less-harsher, although, if you look at the two scrubs sitting side by side, the BITP looks mushier, but don't be fooled, it's indeed containing more oil but the granules are bigger, thus, a little bit harsher. BITP scrub also contains glycerin, which makes it more watery *glycerin attracts water*, and parabens (this one is a downside).

Scooping test, RFSS is better in terms of firmness, it has great texture whereas BITP is more runny (I suppose because it contains more water). They both stay in place, as long as I don't hold them upside down =P

Once I slathered them on my arm, they both spread out nicely. BITP doesn't foam at all, but it doesn't dissolve too quick, which I prefer, so it can maximize its exfoliating duty. The only downside is probably a small fall out. RFSS dissolves quicker, but after I rub them, they becomes more foamy yet still scrubby. No fallout.

Moisturizing job; both work so well and left my skin sooooo soft.

Scent-wise: both lingers on skin even after I got out of shower, although RFSS Black Magic lasts longer. I am biased about this because Vanilla Bean Noel is a very subtle scent.

Which one I'd prefer? I greatly say I like RFSS better just because it's less messy & it foams without having parabens inside. Plus, it smells so darn good!

Thanx for reading!


The Paraben Free Princess said...

GACK! Get rid of that BITP - those ingredients are awful. THIS Princess is calling BS on THAT Princess's ingredients: Methlyparaben,Ethylparaben, Propylparaben