I grabbed the A Bonne Spa Milk Salt (P140) on a whim while shopping in Watsons. I've seen these tubes around for a few years now. I've read the raves in a local beauty forum I used to frequent, but I never bought it until a few weeks ago. Why? Well, I was skeptical about the hype. But since I had some GCs to blow, I decided to try it out since it's similar to the The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Ximena & Salt Scrub which I love. I was really just looking for a cheaper substitute.
But this A Bonne product is not just a substitute. It's The Thing I Need In My Life. I actually just bought my second tube yesterday! After just three weeks of usage, my skin is a lot smoother - as in I always touch it because I couldn't believe it. I also noticed that my knees and armpits are way lighter. I didn't even realize it until last week as I was looking at some pictures!
Guys, this thing smoothens and lightens my skin, as advertised. No BS here ha. I got results.
This salt scrub, like the Body Shop one, has salty bits suspended in a thick, creamy moisturising base. It's a bit more abrasive than TBS and not as rich/thick but it works well enough! The scratchy salt isn't uncomfortable for me. If you have sensitive, thin skin though it might be too much. Best to try it on one area first to see if you can take it.
I wash with a shower gel or soap first before this scrub. Then, I use a sizeable blob for each limb to coat them entirely - too little and the water will just dissolve the product. The more the better! I don't feel so bad though because one tube is fairly inexpensive.
I recommend you use it 2-3 times a week! Remember, use a generous amount to see better results.
It leaves a sort of slinky film on the skin once all the salt bits are washed away. Sometimes, I don't use a moisturizer anymore since this *feels* hydrating enough. I still recommend using a moisturizer or better yet a body oil to get softer results. Try argan oil, it will make your skin feel unbelievable.
Like I said above, I noticed that my under arms and knees noticeably lightened after three weeks of using this. I didn't use any new scrub or moisturizer ha! This was the only new thing I added to my routine. Here's a picture of me last week - my knees used to be about two or three shades darker than the rest of my legs, but now they're almost the same color (of course barring the natural shadow in this outdoor scene).
Seeee? Crazy. Yesterday I wanted to hoard this scrub, but unfortunately it was the last tube in stock at Watsons SM Aura. :( I hope they stock up soon, I would hate to run out again! I highly recommend this to anyone who needs something to even out their skin tone and just improve skin overall. Of course, I can't guarantee that you'll get the same results I did, but there's no harm trying. That's the good thing with affordable products. You don't need to commit too much.
Let me know what you think of this, if you've tried it! I'd love to hear your reviews.