Nyassa Belgian Chocolate Sugar Body Scrub Review

By Christina

Nyassa has its origin in a Sanskrit word that means healing through touch by chanting tantras and mantras. The result, a divine body.  Ishween Anand, is the founder of Nyassa.  The company creates aesthetic products that are gentle on the skin, rich in textures and with sensuous aromas, keeping them wholesome, pure and natural to the maximum extent possible.
Quantity: 200 gms
Price:  950

It contains: Jojoba oil, Sunflower oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Stearic acid, Sugar, B.H.T., Tween-20.
Chocolate, especially Belgian chocolate is a great antioxidant. It aslo has skin softening properties as it contains cocoa butter.  The scrub contains the extracts and goodness of real Belgian chocolate, making it almost good enough to eat.  
For those of you who know about sugar scrubs but do not know what the fuss is about well this paragraph is for you.  Your body is covered in a layer of dead skin cells, you know that don’t you?  With age, the cell turnover slows down and you tend to sport dead skin for a longer period of time.  
It gives your skin a dull and lifeless look, plus if you have so much of dead skin, how do you expect the expensive body lotions and serums that you put on your skin to penetrate through?  The cream will just be sitting on the top layer of dead skin cells. If you want healthy, nourished skin, then it has to come off.  Exfoliating is the way to go, and what better way than in the shower!
Now the Nyassa scrub has very big sugar granules as you can see from the pictures.  It smells of diluted chocolate and looks well, umm, like scrub I guess.  The TBS scrubs have much smaller scrubbing particles. I used about 2 table spoons for the entire body and well most of it just falls to the ground when it should kinda stick to the body.  But yes, I managed to use it and it does what a scrub should do.  It does not dry out the skin and overall it worked well but it is not something I would purchase again.  It is too abrasive really….I had to use a very light hand for it.
The packaging is nice. The dabba does not leak and can be carried in your bag, plus it can be re-used.  You have to use a spoon or your fingers to scoop out the product, which ever you are comfortable with.   I would not advise anyone to use it on their face and a much better option would have been brown sugar instead of white refined sugar.  The stuff is just too chunky.  
To use a scrub you have to apply it onto damp skin. Scoop out and rub it in circles all over the body, lightly for about 30 seconds. Don’t over-exfoliate or use a product with granules that can tear at the skin. Rinse off with lukewarm.  To use soap or not after exfoliation is debatable. Make sure you moisturize your skin immediately after you come out of the shower.  It is a must. You will see the difference in your skin immediately.
Make sure you are using your body scrub for your body only cause it is slightly more abrasive than a facial scrub.  Do not under any circumstance, attempt to use one for the other.
Nyassa also makes:
  • Belgian chocolate soap   INR. 250 for 100 grams

You can find Nyassa Stores here:

  • Mumbai OBEROI MALL, PHOENIX MARKET CITY, NYASSA STORE KHAR
  • Hyderabad GVK ONE MALL
  • Pune KOREGAON PARK PLAZA

Pros:

  • Made with Belgian Chocolate
  • Has some good ingredients
  • Nice container
  • Travel friendly
  • Does what it is supposed to as a scrub
  • Can be purchased online

Cons:

  • Pricey for that amount
  • Granules are too chunky
  • Granules are also abrasive
  • Can tear the skin if you are rough
  • Limited availability
  • Online purchase of INR 3000 and above for home delivery

  

Who is Preetha

Preetha is an engineer turned beauty blogger from India. She loves trying out new beauty products and makeup looks. She is a mother of a one year old baby girl and loves photography, cooking and makeup of course.

1 Comment

  1. Sneha Ballal Reply

    Hi Christina, nice review…I have always like hand-made natural products, they give a more aesthetic feel to the skincare products. To be frank I have never used Nyssa before, Lush yes. But I really like the case, as you said it can be re-used. Plus, anything will chocolate will do for me. But then you said, it's abrasive for the face and also I agree it's quite expensive. Not something I would like to use on regular basis. I have a dry skin and avoid using body scrubs as it tend to make my skin even drier. I have been using parachute advansed body lotion with coconut milk extracts. It's good for my dry skin. Do you have any review about this product?

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