I’ve recently been using a new body scrub from Onsen for the past few months and I wanted to do a review of it and share my story as to how it came into my possession.
The Onsen Body Scrub consists of Sea Salt Crystals and oils such as sunflower oil, jojoba oil and macadamia oil.
The Onsen Body Scrub exfoliates my skin well, but doesn’t feel harsh.
After rinsing it off my skin is smooth and feels supple – the oils helped in this aspect
The Onsen Body Scrub has a light lavender smell – it’s really a nice and clean smell
It’s not cheap – the price of this is about £60…….. which leads me to the next con and the brief details of how this scrub came into my possession:
I was in Westfield Stratford City when I got caught out…..I was approached by a woman who was offering me a free gift card. Now, my arse should have known that it was a marketing ploy, but common sense had not kicked in at the time.
So I took the card and the lady got me to test out the Onsen Body Scrub. I will admit I was impressed by the Scrub, but when the lady told me the price I was like ‘Nah mate’, but still I did not walk away. The woman proceeded to drop the price, ‘offer’ me her employee discount and throw in another product for ‘free’. To cut a long story short (cos we were in ‘negotiations’ for about 30 mins) I eventually left the Onsen Counter with £59.99 less and two products, namely the Onsen Body Scrub and a Daily Choice Peel, which were supposed to worth £119.98.
I started to have second thoughts about it and when I looked at the receipt I saw that the products were non-refundable and only ex-changeable within 14 days of purchase *KMT*….. and trust me when I say there was nothing at that counter worth exchanging! I arrived home feeling pissed off, especially as I normally avoid these sales people like the plague. Where were my defences?!
So there you have it, my story behind Onsen Body Scrub. The fact is that there are a whole lot cheaper body scrubs that exfoliate just as well, if not better and do not burn a hole in your finances (such as Avon body scrubs - cheap, cheerful and very effective).
While I am enjoying the Onsen Body Scrub, I will not allow myself to get caught up with counter sales staff……I’m gonna walk straight past. But if all else fails, just say NO! Let my story be a warning.....