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After a good scrub, be sure to moisturize your limbs. For the same rejuvenating scent, try the Black Pepper Hydrator from Molton Brown.

Molton Brown

Birchbox Breakdown

Unlike the more delicate skin on your face, your body can withstand—and benefit from—a little roughness. This body bar from the distinguished British brand takes care of grooming’s nitty-gritty by using some actual grit. The result? Seriously smooth skin, plus a swift kick-start to your day thanks to the enlivening pepper scent. Call it a big step toward a “well-seasoned” grooming regimen.

How it Works

Ground peppercorns slough away dead skin cells while black peppercorn oil, high in antioxidant and antiseptic properties, fend off free radicals and improve circulation. Perfect for awakening the senses, the soap’s spicy scent endures thanks to a fragrant mix of bergamot and oakmoss.

How to Use

You can use this bar all over, but it’s especially good for rougher skin areas. Keep away from your face, which deserves more sensitive exfoliating treatment.

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Oil, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA,Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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delicious
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it was a greatly appreciated gift and I cannot wait to buy other varieties soon. the pepper is more sweet than spicy.

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Smells good, a little rough
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This soap smells really good. And it's definitely exfoliating. But sometimes a little too rough and scratched my skin. Legs mostly but I maybe got a little heavy-handed with it. All in all, I liked the scent, although, probably more for a man (but I like those earthy scents) It wasn't particularly moisturizing, but I do lotion or oil after a shower anyway.

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Excellent Product and Great for Sensitive Skin
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I have been obsessed with this product since I decided to give it a try. I get obnoxious cystic acne on my chest from my hair follicles and I was looking for a rough scrub to help keep my pores clear. I used this product for a week and I already was seeing results. My chest completely cleared up and just from using this a couple of times a week, I haven't had any issue with it again (after years of different treatments and remedies failing to work).

The only thing I will warn about is that this is a rough scrub and shouldn't be used every day. If you scrub too hard, some of the peppercorn pieces can cause small scratches on your skin. The smell is great and I have received a ton of compliments on it; it smells like a mans soap should.

5
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A great splurge
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This body scrub bar is a wonderful splurge. The bar strikes a great balance between having ample lather and an effective amount of abrasion. The scent is like no other and it is really energizing.

4
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Good soap, but far too costly
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Good soap, great smell, but the peppercorns get stuck to your shower floor and in between your toes. Way too pricey for a bar soap that did not last very long at all.

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Molton Brown you just keep getting better
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My partner is a huge fan of this scent, and he loves bar soaps. I don't see the thrill, but moving on. I got this for him on my last order and it is better than I would have even expected. In the past I have always felt that with bar soap you do not feel as clean, however after one use I loved it. It left your skin feeling clean and smooth, and didn't leave that nasty film feeling that some bar soaps can. Keep them coming Birchbox.

5
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Expensive - but worth it.
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I NEVER would have thought to spend this much on a bar of soap. EVER.
But, not only is the feel of this soap amazing, the scent is fantastic, clean smelling, and sticks with you (in a good way) until the end of the day.
If you have delicate skin, or don't like to feel like you've been "scrubbed vigorously", do NOT buy this. The pepper corns are dominant. Also, if you were planning on wearing a cologne that day. make sure it marries up well, as this soap leaves a strong base layer. I have gotten compliments on my "cologne" when I've only had this soap on, so that makes the price more palatable.
Lastly, this is a big bar, so I cut it in half with a meat cleaver to make it last longer.
So, if you like masculine scents, want to skip on the cologne, and like to feel scrubbed - this is for you.

5
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Neat feeling!
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I love the smell and it feels great to use all over, but it dries me out a bit. Overall, good buy but I have to follow up with moisturizer.

4
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Refreshingly clean
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Love this bar. Use mine 2x per week and always leaves my skin feeling smooth and extra clean. The good, but not overwhelming scent is just an added bonus

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Very refreshing
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Molton brown products are a little on the pricey side, but the smell of this black pepper bar is fantastic. It is very refreshing and masculine smelling.

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