Both Dirty Works products are from their Coconut Caress Collection.
"Come rain or shine get your body in the holiday mood with the Coconut Caress Collection from Dirty Works and reveal your true exotic beauty. Each pampering product is infused with the tropical scent of coconut to transport you (daiquiri in hand!) to your very own desert island in the sun."
From the blurb that I was provided in my PR information kit and from the name of the collection, you can bet your bottom dollar both products from the Coconut Caress Collection smells exotically coconutty.
The first product that I'd like to share is the Coconut Body Butter.
It comes in a purple plastic tub with a screw top lid. The body butter itself is a creamy white formula that smells strongly of coconut. Whilst this is not my favourite scent in the world, and admittedly can be quite sickening at times, I was quite glad when the scent faded to a more bearable level after about 15-20 minutes.
The Dirty Works Coconut Body Butter has the same texture as most body butters in that it is quite thick (when I scoop some out onto my finger and turn my finger upside down, the product does not move or fall). It feels quite refreshing, as it leaves a cooling feeling on my skin for about 5 minutes after application (this may be due to the hot summer weather). It also does not leave an oily residue on my skin and absorbs so quickly (although my very dry skin may have played a part in absorption rate).
I'm not entirely sure what more you could ask for in a body butter, as it has ticked almost all of my boxes (the only box that is half-ticked is the smell). Furthermore, it retails for only $7.99 for 30ml of product! Cheap ass brew!
The second Dirty Works product is the Coconut Scrub, which I didn't use until quite a few weeks later after first using the body butter, as my skin was really irritated after using self-tanners.
The Coconut Body Scrub does not have a strong coconut scent like the body butter. It has a pleasant tropical scent that doesn't linger on my skin (I think this is due to my very strong scented body wash). It is packaged in a tube with a flip top cap.
The body scrub is of a lotion-type consistency that isn't too runny. It contains Pecan Shall granules that act as the exfoliant, and sweet almond oil to moisturise the skin. As you can see, the granules are quite large.
I'm not by any means an expert in all-things-scrubs, as I've only ever used one other scrub, which is the Soap & Glory Pulp Friction Foamy Fruity Body Scrub. Thus, the comparison between the two...
The Soap & Glory Body Scrub is packaged in a similar way to the Dirty Works Coconut Scrub. However, the Soap & Glory has 50ml more product but costs almost twice the amount (AUD$19.95 at kitcosmetics.com.au compared to Dirty Works at AUD$7.95).
When comparing both products, there is quite a difference in formula. The Soap & Glory body scrub has far more exfoliating granules, and they seem to be smaller than the Dirty Works Coconut Scrub.
This is probably a better picture to illustrate my point above. The difference in amount and size of granules plays a massive part in effectiveness. In my honest opinion, I prefer the Soap & Glory Body Scrub because it feels a lot more effective/harsher when scrubbing the dead skin cells off. However, I think it may be all in my head, as the end result is extremely smooth skin that puts the skin of baby's bottoms to shame! I would recommend Dirty Works Coconut Scrub for those with sensitive skin and on a budget, but my Soap & Glory Body Scrub remains my favourite body scrub thus far.
If you'd like to purchase any Dirty Works products, they are available at Coles.
Have you tried Dirty Works before? What are your thoughts?
These products were kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.