November 14, 2017

Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Creamy Body Scrub Keeping Me Smooth and Soft

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

The cold weather is here and the hottest accessory of the season is dry skin or at least for me anyway. Sad sigh! I’m actually one of those people that really likes the Fall and the Winter but I don’t like the skin problems that comes along with it. Cold weather means dry, itchy skin for me which isn’t pretty. No one wants ashy, dry elbows, knees, and legs even if we are covering up in the cold.

I recently discovered Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Creamy Body Scrub and hello, why have I never tried this before? I felt for sure I had tried everything Bath & Body Works has to offer but nope, never tried the creamy body scrub and now I’m wondering how I lived life without it.

This is a thick, creamy body scrub that contains exfoliating crystals and shea butter. It’s actually a harsher scrub so if you have drier skin you’ll adore it. It starts out life as a thick, grainy, creamy texture which can be worked into wet skin easily. As you massage it on it’ll actually foam up and the crystals begin to dissolve and can be easily rinsed away. I’m a big lover of Philosophy’s scrubs but they tend to leave my shower floor slick which can be quite dangerous. This scrub rinses clean away, no slick feel, only smooth, soft skin and no greasy residue on my skin or my shower’s floor.

The fact the crystals dissolve into a rich, creamy lather is a plus as it not only scrubs away dead skin cells but also, acts as a cleanser of sorts. Not to mention it smells like Bath & Body Works cult-favorite dreamy, creamy Vanilla Bean Noel scent!

Love this stuff! I’m looking forward to picking up more of it. Anyone know if it’s available in Twisted Peppermint? If it is, I might need a case.

Muse Approved.

Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Creamy Body Scrub is available now in stores or online at

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

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  • Bethanne

    Love this scrub’s formula so much. However, I confirmed with a manager at Bath & Body Works that Twisted Peppermint and other favorite fragrances won’t be offered in it. So disappointed. For now, I’m using the Vanilla Bean Noel and Coconut Mint Drop scrubs.

    • Isabella Muse

      NOOOOOOOOO! I was headed there at launch to see if they had it! Darn! Oh well! Guess I need to stock up on VBN ;-D I still haven’t tried Coconut Mint Drops! That’s on my list too!

      • Bethanne

        I know how you feel! I was SO disappointed. They hit it out of the park with the creamy scrub formula this year. But alas … NO Twisted Peppermint scrub. Did you try the Winter Candy Apple, by chance? I may cave and get it because I love the formula.

        Last year, Bath & Body Works had a very different scrub formula. It was primarily “glitter” and not much “scrub.” This year, they nail the formula perfectly and then don’t make it in our beloved Twisted Peppermint. As much as I adore going to B&BW, I am starting to shop at LUSH more and more, because of these issues.