Ok. I know that in every post I mention that I have dry skin...but I'm just being real with you all, and for me that doesn't just stop at my face, I'm pretty much just like a full on almond croissant (wow, what an image)! But seriously, in the Winter, my arms and legs need just as much attention as my face which is why I always have a body scrub sitting in my shower. 

When Mio reached out as asked me to try their brand new Solar Power Body Scrub I didn't even hesitate - "yes yes yes please". First off, you get nearly 300g of product, which is a pretty hefty amount considering scrubs aren't something I use everyday. Secondly (and this is before we actually dive into the formula!) the smell is absolutely insane. If you're familiar with the classic Calippo ice lolly, this is that smell! And if you're not familiar with that, it's basically a gorgeous sweet orange/lemon scent that is very fresh and transports you to the beautiful Italian countryside (at least in my mind). This retails for £25 - a little pricey for a body product, however you do get a lot.

One of the key selling points for me is that it is marketed as an illuminating body scrub - my dream! There used to be a scrub from Garnier which had the same illuminating properties, that has sadly been discontinued, so I'm very happy to have this in my life! Nuxe also have one that is similar, and also L'Occitaine. The one drawback for me would be that it comes in a pot, and not a bottle. I get that as it's thicker it may be harder to pack it into a squeezey bottle, but I find pots get so messy in the shower and I always get water mixed in with the product! Packaging aside, let's get on to the all important formula.

The texture is very sand like, I actually much prefer it to those larger chunkier scrubs you can find on the market, it feels a lot more gentle. You can definitely see a few little sparkles here and there which give it that illuminating finish. You will look like a glowing Victoria Secret Mermaid after you use this - it's divine! The smell makes it such a lovely experience in the shower or bath, like I said before, it transports me back to my summer holidays - I adore it! I always follow up with a body moisturiser and I can assure you your skin will feel so super soft! 

Scrubs are also a great way of tackling pesky ingrown hairs, or stubborn texture on my upper arms, this one buffs away the dead skin really effortlessly. I am very prone to ingrown hairs on my legs, I think because I epilate they're being pulled from the root underneath the skin, as oppose to shaving where you're just scratching the surface. I'm not sure if that's 100% accurate, but please let me know in the comments if you know more! What I'm trying to say is that this is a great product for keeping your skin smooth and bump free.