Sunday, 26 December 2010

Kenzoki Milky Rice Body Scrub

Yesterday being Christmas, I decided to break out the Kenzoki Milky Rice Body Scrub. I had purchased this a few months ago but decided to save it for a special occasion while I finish up my other body scrubs.

With just one use, I have to say that I am completely and unreservedly smitten. It is simply heavenly. The scrub is part of Kenzoki's Sensual range which has a soothing rice steam scent with a subtle sweet milkiness.

The scrub looks like porridge and has just the perfect creamy consistency without being too watery. The scrubby bits provide just the right amount of exfoliation and do not feel harsh or too abrasive. The scrubby bits also don't melt away. I didn't like the Jill Stuart Sugar Body Scrub as the sugar bits melt away too fast, giving you less than a minute of scrubbing action.

The scrub also rinses off easily without leaving any greasy residue. Not only did it leave my skin extra soft and scented with the subtle rice fragrance, my skin also felt well moisturised without the need to apply a separate body lotion. Compared to Lush Buffy Body Butter which is also a moisturising and exfoliating scrub to be used in the shower, Buffy was more intensively hydrating and left my skin feeling slightly oily. For Singapore's hot and humid climate, the Kenzoki Milky Rice Body Scrub feels much more comfortable. I was also impressed by the fact that when I woke up the next morning (about 10 hours later), my skin still had that silky soft and hydrated feeling.

Here's the product description and explanation of the key ingredients in the scrub like plant water, rice wax and rice powder.

Here's the ingredients list. The body scrub is made in France and the box is printed with a shelf life of 18 months.

The Milky-Rice Body Scrub normally retails at S$68 for 200ml, which makes it a very pricey indulgence but after using it, I think it's definitely worth treating yourself to it once in a while. The best time to purchase it is during Metro's 20% storewide sales as the Kenzo counters give a direct 20% discount during these sales. You can find the Kenzoki skincare line at Metro Paragon, Robinsons (Raffles City & Centrepoint) as well as Takashimaya.


Anonymous said...

They used to sell this line in the USA (they don't anymore), and the smell of the rice products was soooooo good! I don't know how to describe this warm, soft, sweet rice scent.

Haru said...

You can still buy Kenzoki skincare on the Kenzo US website.

Hazelnutt said...

I love Kenzoki skincare. They are quite effective and they smell heavenly. They are not very popular so it is like a very well kept secret... hehee... :)

Jayne said...

hey haru,

after reading your blog post, i m sooo tempted to get it! because i have been looking for a mild body scrub that can make ur skin silky smooth. however, i have dry skin though. Does it dry out your skin?

Haru said...

hi Jayne,
My skin is also prone to dryness, especially the skin on my legs. But after rinsing off the Kenzoki body scrub, I found that my skin appeared to be well hydrated and it felt very soft and smooth. Some shower gels dry out my skin so much that my skin starts to get itchy but I did not experience that with the Kenzoki body scrub. I did not apply any body lotion and the soft feeling of my skin actually lasted until the next morning, so I was impressed. My guess is that the essential oils in the body scrub stay on the skin to keep it hydrated. Do give it a try at the counter to see how it works on your skin.