Review: Body Recipe Calamansi Body Scrub

I know I've told you how much I love HBC's Body Recipe Pure Coco Oil Body Scrub a thousand times already. That product is still one of my faves from HBC. (Read my review *here.*) Ever since I started using that, body scrubs became a staple in my skin care routine. I think they should be part of everyone's skin care routine, for that matter. Exfoliating or scrubbing the skin regularly helps get rid of dead, flaky skin and bring out healthy-looking, soft and smooth skin that everyone wants. Just don't go overboard and over-exfoliate.

Here's another variant of Body Recipe's body scrub that I was able to try.

It's the Body Recipe Calamansi Body Scrub. 

Description (from Body Recipe): Body Recipe Body Scrub Calamansi helps lighten skin as it buffs away dirt and tired skin, leaving skin smooth and radiant looking. It is formulated in a cream base to moisturize and condition skin. Also available in Papaya, Milk, and PCO.

Unlike the Pure Coco Oil variant which focuses on skin moisturization, this Calamansi scrub focuses more on skin lightening.

Here's what the product itself looks like.

It has a light mint green color, and the apricot scrub beads are clearly there.

It smells like calamansi, of course, which is different from the usual scents of my bath products. It smells exactly like its fellow calamansi Body Recipe soap. I love smelling it because it smells very refreshing :)

It's a pretty effective scrub too, just like the Pure Coco Oil variant! It does a great job in scrubbing my skin. I love how it leaves my skin smooth and soft and not dry! I can feel the effect right after I rinse it off my skin. I still apply lotion after my bath for extra moisture.

As for its skin lightening property yet, I think I haven't used this product enough for it to have a drastic effect on my skin color. Been using this for weeks (2-3 times a week) but I still haven't even finished half of the product. I haven't noticed any change in my skin color. But that's not a big deal to me as skin lightening isn't one of my main skin concerns at the moment. 

Thumbs up:
  • Effective scrub - Makes my skin soft, smooth and healthy-looking
  • Smells nice and refreshing
  • Not harsh for my skin and not irritating - I don't consider my skin "sensitive."
  • Four variants available - Calamansi, Pure Coco Oil, Milk +, Papaya
  • Affordable at P175 for 250 g of product 
  • Available in the many HBC outlets nationwide. Check the HBC near you :)

There's nothing much that I hate about this one, but if I were to choose between this and the coco oil variant, I'd pick the latter because my skin has greater need of moisturizing than lightening right now. Having said that, I still believe that Body Recipe body scrubs are really good for their price. And this 250-g tub will last me a long time. I know because it took me several months to finish the Pure Coco Oil scrub :P

Have you tried any of the Body Recipe body scrubs? I think Body Recipe also has facial scrubs of the same variants. They would've made great Christmas gifts :)

Disclaimer: Product was sent by the company but the views and opinions expressed in this post are purely mine and based on my own experience with the product.


  1. I need a body scrub so badly! lately i've been neglecting my shower routine coz of lack of time!

  2. I love body scrubs - like the way it makes my skin feel so soft and smooth right afterwards!

  3. True!! Got addicted since I got to try my first scrub :D

  4. Oooh, Body Recipe scrubs are worth a try :D

  5. As I've said in the post, I think I haven't used the product enough for it to have a drastic effect on my skin color. I haven't noticed any WOW-ing changes yet, but maybe I just don't take notice because whitening isn't one of my main skin concerns right now :)

  6. It feels good to pamper your skin with body scrubs. I love them.

  7. I might used this when i buy i guess 2mo..and I'll update if there's changes..


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