L’Oreal Smooth Sugar Scrubs | First Impressions

Recently, I went shopping and was given a few free samples of the L’Oreal Smooth Sugar Scrubs to try out. I’ve tried both of the samples I was given now, and so I figured I’d head over to the blog and let you all know what I thought of them!

L’Oréal Smooth Sugars Scrubs in Hand

In total, I was given four samples, and they were really decently sized – I got two uses out of each packet, which I think is really good! By the way, I was shopping in Bath when I was given these, not sure if they’re handing them out all over the U.K. but keep your eyes peeled, because you really need to try these out!

The first sample is the smooth sugars glow scrub, which has grapeseed oil in it & claims to improve the radiance of your skin and polish it. I also tried out the nourish scrub; this one has cocoa butter in it, and softens and smooths your skin.

For me, the glow scrub was more harsh on my skin than the nourish scrub, however not to the extent that I found it irritated my skin. I’ve got pretty dry skin, and it can be a little sensitive so I was a bit concerned about trying these, but neither of them actually left me with anything to complain about in terms of how they reacted with my skin, which is just great!

Also, a quick note on the packaging of these samples – I LOVED it! I’m so happy about the gold/copper coloured packets – they’re going to prove for some very pretty shots on instagram!

L’Oréal Smooth Sugars Scrub Flatlay


So, starting off with what I thought about the nourish scrub. Firstly, the scrub smells great. It really is like rubbing a lovely chocolate mask all over your face, and I don’t know about you, but I LOVE chocolate, so I wasn’t complaining! The sugars in this mask aren’t too abrasive – it’s nice and gentle (I’d say this is the scrub to go for if you have sensitive skin!) but still leaves your skin feeling like something has actually been done. You can use it on your face and lips, which makes it very versatile and definitely leaves your whole face feeling very nourished! It scrubbed away any dead skin I had left over, and afterwards my face felt incredibly soft and very moisturised. I don’t usually expect my face to feel moisturised after I’ve used a face scrub, but I think because of the cocoa butter in this one, it injects a little more moisture into your face at the same time, which makes it a really great scrub for drier skin! I really enjoyed using this scrub, and out of the two, it was probably my favourite and one I will definitely be purchasing after I’ve finished my last sample! I can see it becoming a very firm staple in my skincare routine.


Out of the two scrubs, this was my least favourite, but I still did really like it! For me, the grapeseed scent wasn’t my favourite; there wasn’t anything wrong with it in particular, it just wasn’t really up my street and felt a little overpowering for a face scrub. In terms of the consistency of the scrub, the sugars felt a little harsher on my skin than the nourish scrub. It left my skin feeling very well polished, but a little tight, however it definitely felt more glowy! The scrub seemed to get deeper into my pores and really clean them out, so it felt a lot more fresh once I was done. I probably would purchase this scrub, but I know I wouldn’t use it as often as the nourish scrub – I feel that if I used it more than once a week, my skin would hate me for it and probably get drier than it is already. That said, I can see this scrub being perfect for oilier skin types.

Have you ever tried any of the L’Oréal Smooth Sugars Scrubs? I definitely would love to try more!

Soph xx



  1. Alice Doyle
    August 18, 2018 / 5:03 pm

    There promotion photos of them look so good and this blog post has convinced me to get them 😂

    • Love, Soph
      August 18, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      They’re honestly amazing, I wouldn’t have bought them if I hadn’t been given the samples but I’m defo gonna buy the nourish scrub now! X

  2. Eden
    August 18, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Really enjoyed this post. I’m very intrigued to try these scrubs! I really love L’Oreal Skincare xxx

    • Love, Soph
      August 18, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      They’re amazing scrubs, I’d definitely recommend them x

    • Love, Soph
      August 18, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      It’s really good! I’m not normally a huge fan of L’Oreal but these scrubs have defo changed my mind! X

  3. August 18, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    Great photos! These sounds amazing and I’m always on the look out for a scrub I can try which isn’t too harsh for my skin. I will definitely try them out as I love l’oreal as a brand – brilliant post! x
    A x | http://www.simplyxanna.wordpress.com

    • Love, Soph
      August 18, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      They’re great scrubs! Thank you!✨

  4. August 19, 2018 / 8:25 am

    I haven’t tried either of these, I’ve only tried the Kiwi scrub which I actually quite liked. My only problem with it is that it is a self heating mask which is a bit weird. You have inspired me to give the nourishing mask a go, sounds amazing!


    • Love, Soph
      August 19, 2018 / 10:20 am

      I’d really like to try the kiwi scrub too, but the nourish one is definitely my favourite! X

  5. August 19, 2018 / 11:50 am

    These look really good, I saw an advert for them and I was very intrigued. Definitely adding to my wishlist x

    • Love, Soph
      August 19, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      Yeah they are really good!

  6. BethRebecca
    August 19, 2018 / 11:56 am

    These sound so good! The nourish one would definitely be the best for me too because my skin is so sensitive and the fact that it smells like chocolate makes me want to go and buy it straight away just so that my face can smell like chocolate haha!

    Beth x | https://bethrebecca.com/

    • Love, Soph
      August 19, 2018 / 12:17 pm

      I’d say the nourish one is definitely best, I’m buying the full size ASAP!

  7. August 19, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Skincare has been a complete obsession of mine lately through summer, these look amazing to add to my routine! After your review, I may have to pick up the full-sized products! 💗
    Georgia x || http://www.georgialeanne.wordpress.com

    • Love, Soph
      August 19, 2018 / 3:06 pm

      I’m definitely adding these to my routine – they’re amazing! Glad you enjoyed the post 💘

  8. August 19, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Oooohhhh I want these now!!!

    • Love, Soph
      August 19, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      They’re so good, let me know how you find them if you do test them out!🙌🏻

  9. August 19, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    I love that you found these good for dry skin, as I have dry skin too. It’s also amazing that they can be used on lips too! Thanks for the recommendations, I might pick up the nourish scrub now x
    Natasha | https://floralsandcoralsx.blogspot.com

    • Love, Soph
      August 19, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      You definitely should, the nourish scrub is great!😊

    • Love, Soph
      August 19, 2018 / 9:52 pm

      No problem😊

  10. August 20, 2018 / 7:27 am

    I love L’Oreal products, I usually purchase their face masks but I think that you have convinced me to have a look into these!


    • Love, Soph
      August 20, 2018 / 9:00 am

      I’m glad I’ve convinced you! Would love to know your thoughts when you try them out 😊

  11. August 20, 2018 / 9:24 am

    These sound great! I’ll definitely have to try them at some point

    Tish | thesundaydiary.co.uk

    • Love, Soph
      August 20, 2018 / 10:01 am

      Glad you enjoyed the post 😊

  12. Chloe Francis
    August 20, 2018 / 9:27 am

    The nourish scrub sounds absolutely amazing, I’ll have to look out for these! xx

    • Love, Soph
      August 20, 2018 / 10:00 am

      It really is! I can’t wait to buy the full size😅

  13. August 20, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    I love getting freebies when I’m out shopping! These sound like really good products. I especially love the sound of the nourish scrub with cocoa butter, yay for chocolate! Does it smell really chocolatey? If I see this I’m gonna get myself a bottle, it sounds amazing. Great review Soph, thank you for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Love, Soph
      August 20, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      Yes it smells lovely & chocolatey, But not in an overpowering way! Would defo recommend!! Thank you for your lovely comment😊

  14. August 20, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    These sound great. I LOVE sugar scrubs so much, especially chocolate ones, so I might have to check the first one out. Though I do have super oily skin at the moment, so maybe I’ll just have to have a look at both. Lovely post. 😊

    • Love, Soph
      August 20, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Glad you enjoyed Emily!😊

  15. August 20, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Wow these look like amazing products especially since i’m obsssed with skincare! i’m really loving your blog and i’m wondering what theme you use? xx

    • Love, Soph
      August 20, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      My theme is blossom by pipdig 😊

      • August 20, 2018 / 10:36 pm

        thank you!!

  16. August 20, 2018 / 10:51 pm

    I’ve never tried these but I think I might have to now!

    TheFashionnBlogger | thefashionnblogger.wordpress.com

    • Love, Soph
      August 21, 2018 / 6:37 am

      They’re great 😊

  17. August 21, 2018 / 8:06 am

    I’ve wanted to try these for a while but haven’t got round to it yet, they sound so good! The nourish scrub sounds like it would be right up my street! Great review, loved reading xx

    Elin | https://myblurredworld.com

    • Love, Soph
      August 21, 2018 / 10:44 am

      Thank you so much😊

  18. August 21, 2018 / 8:19 am

    The kiwi sugar scrub is my favorite!

    • Love, Soph
      August 21, 2018 / 10:43 am

      I definitely wanna try it out!

  19. August 21, 2018 / 9:45 am

    L’Oreal Skincare seems to be living up to its brand name..

    • Love, Soph
      August 21, 2018 / 10:43 am

      It is good😊

  20. August 21, 2018 / 11:58 am

    Thanks for sharing your experience with these products! It’s so funny to me that L’Oreal is getting into the skincare game now. I’m like you with the dry skin, so I feel I would definitely enjoy the nourish scrub with the cocoa butter. I’ll have to see if I can find these somewhere!

    • Love, Soph
      August 21, 2018 / 12:16 pm

      It’s a great scrub, I’d definitely recommend trying it!

  21. August 21, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    Oh wow! What a coincidence I actually have the same samples! I’m just waiting to use them, so this was a really helpful review for me! 😚

    • Love, Soph
      August 21, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      They’re ace, I’d definitely recommend them!

  22. August 22, 2018 / 9:25 am

    Ooh I’m trying to get better at skincare especially exfoliating. Will have to give these a try as they look really good! X

    • Love, Soph
      August 22, 2018 / 9:43 am

      Glad you liked it!😊

  23. August 22, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    Oooh, I love a good scrub! I will definitely be keeping an eye out for these. I agree on the packaging, it’s super cute. Thank you so much for sharing! (:

    • Love, Soph
      August 22, 2018 / 3:34 pm

      They’re great scrubs! Glad you liked the post 😊

  24. August 23, 2018 / 9:06 am

    I’ve tried the Glow Scrub sample before, but don’t think I liked it either. Just felt too rough on my skin. Also not a fan of L’Oreal as they’re not cruelty-free so wouldn’t really buy any. But your pictures look great! x

    • Love, Soph
      August 23, 2018 / 11:17 am

      I quite liked the scrubs, I didn’t realise they weren’t cruelty free. Thanks for the comment!

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