September 26, 2012

Philosophy The Gingerbread Man Hot Salt Scrub Holiday 2012 Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Guess who’s back for Holiday 2012? Philosophy’s Gingerbread Man ($25)!

And just in time too because my dry legs are in need of a little exfoliating. And his jumbo 23 oz size should get me through the winter hopefully.

Philosophy wrapped this scrub up in a cute little gingham box with ribbon all ready for gifting. He’s the perfect little gift for your mail girl, friend, as a house warming gift during a Holiday party, or as a Secret Santa pressie.

Don’t let the name fool you he isn’t technically scented like spicy Holiday gingerbread. He actually smells more like ginger ale. Pop him into the shower with you and smooth on rough elbows, knees, legs, anywhere you need to exfoliate dry, dead winter skin. The grainy yet gentle scrub warms up as you scrub. I love how it gets all hot as I rub it in. Although it is a chunky salt scrub it washes clean away and doesn’t leave my skin tight or dry after use. It does an excellent job of buffing away dry, flaky skin and gets my legs, elbows, knees, etc…nice and silky smooth.

Just be careful! He’s a bit oily so don’t slip and fall while using him in the shower.

Philosophy is my all time favorite go to for Hot Salt Scrubs so I definitely suggesting checking out either the Gingerbread Man or another fond favorite releasing for the Holidays, Candy Cane!

Do you love Philosophy scrubs?

Fan of the Gingerbread man?

Do share!

Available this October at Nordstrom,, Sephora,, and

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • Tammie

    This sounds great, and I love a good scrub in the shower…but salt scrub sounds a little scary. What if I have a cut or something @[email protected] I wish this was a sugar scrub like I normally use.

  • Icequeen81

    nothing from philosophy tell now want to try them one day. sounds good my problem is remembering using the scrubs

  • Amy Amethyst

    “Pop him into the shower with you…he’s a bit oily…” hahaha This post made me laugh even though it’s probably just my twisted mind that makes it funny.

  • Kiss & Make-up

    That looks so cool 🙂 I love body scrubs, so why not go for a theme right? 🙂

  • CC

    The oily comment confused me a bit, Muse. Traditionally, the hot tin scrubs dont leave the slippery tub. Wondering if the formula has changed?

    • the Muse

      I’ve always had a bit of oily with these CC so I’m careful when I use them in the shower. They have an emollient feel which rinses away and makes my tube kinda slippery. Nothing changed as far as I know?

      • CC

        Wow! One of the reasons I always loved these was bc no slippery/ oily! Be careful Muse!