Scrub-a-Dub-Dub! Simple Sugars Vanilla Grapefruit Review

Press Sample

Last year at Cosmoprof I had the pleasure of meeting Lani Lazzari, the creator and founder of Simple Sugars homemade sugar scrub. Lani created Simple Sugars in 2005 when she was only 15 years old, when her mother insisted that the Christmas gifts she gave should be homemade. She grew up with sensitive, eczema-prone skin, and wanted to create a product that she could use without the worry of rashes or breakouts, so she created Simple Sugars! I first learned about her and her product on Shark Tank; I am a religious watcher of the show, and have admittedly purchased a few items that were featured on there.

I was really excited to learn about her stuff because I, too, have issues with skin sensitivity. The thing I love most about her scrub is that, even though it's great for sensitive skin, it's actually SCRUBBY! It has substance to it, without being too harsh, which can be hard to find. I recently got the chance to try out a new scent exclusive to, Vanilla Grapefruit, and let me tell you...I'm in love. It smells absolutely AMAZING. AH-MAY-ZING. I loved it so much when I opened it that I immediately made Chris smell it, and the scent actually does linger on the skin. It's a perfect scent for summer, and it smells so good I could just eat it! (No, really! Lani likes to say, "If you wouldn't eat it, then you probably have no business putting it on your skin!")

I'm sure you're all pros at using scrubs, but to use this amazing scrub, you just need to use the little spoon that comes with your jar to prevent water getting into your container, and give the scrub a little stir to distribute the oils. You can use a washcloth, scrubby, or like me, just your hands to scrub all those nasty dead skin cells off! Once you feel the sugar dissolving, it's time to rinse! Be careful though, this step may make your tub a bit slippery, and no one likes greeting the EMTs naked with a head trauma. :D When you get out of the shower, just pat dry, and marvel over how smooth and soft your skin is!

There are TONS of scents available, but Vanilla Grapefruit is exclusive to You can get a 5 oz size for $15, or 8 oz size for $22. Lani has formulated scrubs for face, body, feet, and has even launched a mens scrub! I've had the pleasure of trying out the Green Tea facial scrub, and it's super amazing too, though I'm notttt a big fan of the scent on that one. Next on my list to try are the lilac body scrub (if it's not sold out yet) and the coffee facial scrub! There is also a new Sun Scrub with aloe and green tea extract to help soothe sunburn and minimize UV damage! (as a redhead who burns with 100 SPF, this GREATLY appeals to me!)

You can find all of Lani's other scents and formulations at, they come in 2 sizes, 5 oz and 8 oz. Simple Sugars scrubs do not contain paragons, sulphates, phthalates, artificial preservatives, colors or additives.

Disclosure: Products in this post were provided for review. See the legal page disclosure for more information.

1 comment

  1. I was prepared for scrubs I ordered to not be super soft, but to wash very well. That is exactly true. The surgical scrubs are not super SOFT, but they are SMOOTH and comfortable for her.


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