I need a break from all the good stuff hitting shelves. In fact, there are a lot of nonedible new items hitting the shelves right about now. You have a series of new candles, pumpkin body butter, dryer balls, and some wax-covered food wraps. Among this small shelf also is another hidden gem: Trader Joe's Grapefruit Ginger Sugar Scrub.
Testing this out
I've joked in earlier posts about the amount of sugar in a lot of the items. Here is the first one where I did not have to eat it. This one was a sit back and enjoy this type of experience.
Now, let's start off with the price, which is $5.99. This is along with the same price as Trader Joe's Lavender Salt Scrub, however, that product is 20 ounces, while this is only 8 ounces. This is a sugar scrub and that is a salt scrub. The aroma is a matter of personal preference.
However, let's have a really honest discussion about the functionality of a tub versus this tube. I don't know about you, but I've never fully understood how the room that gets the most soap and water seems to be the most prone to mold. That being said, anyone who doesn't have a good shelf to put these fun bath items on knows the harsh reality of tubs that just sit in the tub area: they get kinda gross.
That being said, I personally prefer the tube design on other functional levels too: it's easier to dispense and it doesn't get water in the package. Don't get me wrong, I love scrub tubs whether they come from Bath and Body Works or elsewhere. But it never fails that they get water in them from the running shower.
Nothing worse than a watery product even if you are using it in the running water.
This product is nicely exfoliating with an aroma that balances the sweet-tart fragrance of grapefruit with the spicy ginger. The sugar is nicely sized as to not make you feel like you are being wiped by sandpaper. Nope, this is pleasant in its scrubbing abilities.
But there was one area I was disappointed in: this isn't very moisturizing. I read through the ingredients and was shocked. There is a good amount of oil in this one. But for some reason, it wasn't as moisturizing and I had hoped. I still found myself reaching for Trader Joe's Lemongrass Coconut Body Oil after my shower.
My absolute favorite scrub that Trader Joe's sells only comes out once a year: Trader Joe's Exfoliating Sea Salt Trio. It was rich and moisturizing and I regret not picking up a few more last year. If you are looking for a summer seasonal one then reach for the Strawberry Lemonade Scrub.
But in the meanwhile, this is a good item to stretch out my supply of scrubs, even if it means I'll need a second product to keep my skin soft.
If you love this, but can't find it at your local Trader Joe's then you can also find this through third-party sellers on Amazon.
Would I buy this again? I would buy this again. It did the job. While I don't love the value, the tube is way more functional.
The bottle of Trader Joe's Grapefruit Ginger Sugar Scrub:
How Trader Joe's describes this:
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Trader Joe's Grapefruit Ginger Sugar Scrub
Product Name: Trader Joe's Grapefruit Ginger Sugar Scrub
Product Description: A body scrub made of sugar with the aroma of grapefruit and ginger
The newest bath product to hit Trader Joe's shelves is a sugar scrub with a different aroma and tube design to make dispensing this item easier.
- Good product design
- Exfoliates nicely
- Aroma is mild but pleasant
- Salt scrubs are a better value for the price