Friday, June 12, 2020

Refreshing and Delectable Luxury Body Scrubs for Summer

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The warm weather is here, and one of my favorite things to do is to exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and to reveal silky smooth skin. Here are my Top 5 Luxury Body Scrubs for the season.

Malin+Goetz Peppermint Body Scrub ($32.00 for 7.5 oz. from Malin+GoetzSpace NK,  Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's): This is one of my all-time favorite body scrubs for so many reasons! Among them is the fact that it boasts a foaming gel formula that is gentle and non-stripping, and yet it effectively removes dead skin cells, and reveals silky soft and ultra smooth skin. It also has no greasy residue that requires additional washing, and the peppermint aroma is seriously exhilarating without being overdone. This is a truly amazing body scrub, and I highly recommend it!

According to Malin+Goetz,

Our foaming gel scrub synthesizes peppermint with amino acid-based, hydrating exfoliation.  Gently and effectively purifies and pH balances all skin types. Mixing bamboo and pumice helps shed dead skin, stimulate cell renewal, and soothe without irritation, drying, or stripping. Rinses free of residue for smooth, even skin. Natural color. Easily integrated into daily maintenance and prevention regimen.
Ingredients: Aqua|Water|Eau, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Pumice, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzethonium Chloride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Alanine, Arginine, Betaine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Lysine, Proline, Serine, Sodium PCA, Sorbitol, Threonine, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol.

Select Ingredients: Glycerin hydrates. Natural bamboo softens and gently exfoliates. Cooling and stimulating peppermint is known to be cleansing, mildly antiseptic, and clarifying.
SALT By Hendrix Magical Rose Sugar Soufflé ($35.00 for 7 oz. from SALT By Hendrix): is yet another reason to fall madly in love with this stupendous Australian brand. As you already know, I am thoroughly smitten with the SALT by Hendrix Coco-Salt Body Buff (Reviewed HERE), but I actually might just love their Magical Rose Sugar Soufflé even more. As the name rightly suggests, it really is a magical scrub. This sugar-based exfoliator has a light and fluffy soufflé texture that is neither too dry, nor too oily. It contains a lovely symphony of oils that hydrate and nourish the skin while the sugar particles exfoliate dead skin cells–revealing soft, smooth, supple and moisturized skin. It has a light rose aromatic veil that is very soft and feminine. This lovely scrub is cruelty-free and free of toxic ingredients, and the sugar melts completely, and therefore will not clog your drain (and is safe for the environment). 
According to SALT By Hendrix,

Our latest, and oh so fine sugar body scrub, made from pomegranate extract, borage oil and roses. This scrub has a dry finish and is perfect for removing dead skin cells and promote skin rejuvenation.

Even better, this scrub has no toxins, parabens, sls’s, sulphates, synthetic colours, toxins or fragrances. But what it does contain vitamins, fatty acids, minerals + antioxidants from oils and extracts sourced in our incredible world.

Directions: Take a generous scoop and gently buff into damp skin.
Ingredients: Sucrose (Sugar)*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Fractionated Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter (Shea Butter)*, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Camellia Punicum granatum (Pomegranate Extract)*, Maltodextrin, Oleifera Seed Oil (Camellia Oil)*, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Borage Oil), Punica Granatum Seed Oil (Pomegranate Oil), Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil (Passionfruit Seed Oil).
Farmhouse Fresh Big Bare Whipped Shea Butter Body Polish ($42.00 for 8 oz. from Farmhouse Fresh): I am absolutely obsessed with high quality body exfoliators, and I am particularly captivated by this one! It has a delicious fruity floral scent that is punctuated by a touch of spicy licorice, and it is an absolute treat to the senses as it blossoms when exposed to warm water and skin. It effectively and gently removes dead skin cells to reveal soft, supple and hydrated skin. The sugar crystals dissolve while the Shea Butter melts into the skin providing superior moisture. Unlike many body scrubs that are suspended in oils or butters, this remarkable scrub washes clean leaving behind no greasy residue.

According to Farmhouse Fresh,

Reveal a healthy new glow to skin with this whipped body polish that hydrates deeply as it exfoliates and softens. Organic Sunflower Seed Oil and Shea Butter deliver vitamins A, D & E, while sugar’s natural humectant properties leave skin supple and moisturized. The organic sugar crystals provide gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells, revealing healthier, glowing skin underneath.

Big Bare allows you to Illuminate from Without - offering purity down to the roots that certifies this product is free of GMO's, and synthetic herbicides and pesticides. Like all FarmHouse Fresh Products, it is also Paraben & Sulfate free.

Certified FREE of GMO's and synthetic herbicides & pesticides.
Ola Tropical Apothecary Passion Fruit Sugar Polish ($39.00 for 8 oz. from Ola Tropical Apothecary): This gorgeous polish is made from cane sugar and Maui cane Sugar that are suspended in a healing and hydrating blend of tropical oils that nourish and moisturize the skin while the sugars gently remove and slough off dead skin cells. It never strips the skin, and it leaves it soft, smooth supple and radiant. The Passion Fruit aroma is utterly intoxicating, and is a wonderfully uplifting scent.

According to Ola Tropical Apothecary,

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s Sugar Body Polish is a gentle, natural exfoliating product combining pure Hawaiian Cane Sugar with Organic Hawaiian Honey to renew and condition the skin. To this we add an infusion of healing Hawaiian plant extracts with natural cleansers and tropical oils and butters to cleanse, soften and moisturize the skin.

Directions: Use in the shower or bath to cleanse and renew the skin. Apply to damp skin and massage well. Rinse off with warm water. Can be used several times a week to make skin radiant and hydrated.
Ingredients: Cane Sugar (Sucrose), Maui Cane Sugar (Sucrose), Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Organic Hawaiian Honey (Mel Mellis), Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Alcohol Extracts Of Banana (Musa Sapientum), Mamaki Leaf (Pipturus Albidus), Olena Root (Circuma Longa), Sugar Cane (Saccharum Officinarum), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis), Ginger Root (Zingiber Officinal), Noni Fruit (Morinda Citrifolia), Taro Root (Colocascia Esculenta), And Potassium Sorbate; Expeller Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Coconut Milk Powder (Cocos Nucifera), Natural And Fragrance Blend, Organic Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima), Macadamia Nut Oil (Ternifolia), Organic Cocoa Seed Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Aloe Vera Butter (Aloe Barbadensis), Organic Coconut Cream Concentrate (Cocos Nucifera), Kukui Nut Oil (Aleurites Moluccanus), Organic Aloe Vera Powder (Aloe Barbadensis).
African Botanics Marula Detoxifying Salt & Sugar Body Scrub ($ 55.00 for 6.76 oz. / 200 ml. from African BotanicsRevolveNet-A-Porter  and bluemercury): is an antioxidant-rich body scrub that gently and effectively eliminates dead skin cells while it increases blood flow– which accelerates the removal of toxins.

The exfoliating particles, which are comprised of raw cane sugar and mineral-rich pink Himalayan crystal salt,  densely populate the oil-infused formula, and they do an exemplary job removing dead skin cells. These particles are not jagged, and therefore do not damage or traumatize the skin, and they naturally dissolve against the skin– unlike scrubs with synthetic particles that pollute the waterways. The warm, Neroli and Grapefruit aroma is delectable and calming– while the formula is itself ultra-nourishing. Once the sugar and salt dissolve, a thin veil of nourishing oils coat the skin and offer it deep moisture, and stunning luminosity. Unlike many oil-based body scrubs, African Botanics Marula Detoxifying Salt & Sugar Body Scrub thankfully does not leave an oil-slick on the shower floor. Without fail, once I emerge from the shower, my skin is left ultra soft, silky-smooth, supple, hydrated and luminous. I immediately follow by applying one of my favorite body oils and body creams for unbelievably dewy, luminous skin. The formula is so gently and soothing that it is suitable for all types of skin.
Directions: "Apply to damp skin to exfoliate by massaging with upward circular motions 1-3 per week concentrating on areas including hands, feet, knees and elbows. May also be used before getting into a warm bath or as a foot soak for the ultimate experience in well-being. Follow up with your favorite body oil or cream."

According to African Botanics,

This dual phase gentle formula contains brightening and exfoliating raw cane sugar and mineral-rich pink Himalayan crystal salt, which facilitates the body’s natural detoxification process by increasing blood and lymphatic flow. These ingredients gently scrub and eliminate dead skin cells and rough patches. A powerful combination of antioxidant-rich African Marula, Pinotage Grape seed, Baobab and Kalahari melon seed oils, replenish, renew and hydrate the skin.

This dual phase gentle formula contains brightening and exfoliating raw cane sugar and mineral-rich pink Himalayan crystal salt, which facilitates the body’s natural detoxification process by increasing blood and lymphatic flow. These ingredients gently scrub and eliminate dead skin cells and rough patches. A powerful combination of antioxidant-rich African Marula, Pinotage Grape seed, Baobab and Kalahari melon seed oils, replenish, renew and hydrate the skin.

Infused with aromatic essential oils of Neroli and Ruby Grapefruit which stimulate circulation and invigorate dry-looking skin, leaving it feeling supple, smooth and silky soft. Regular exfoliation prepares your skin for the application of hydrating, anti-aging and self-tanning skincare products.

Ingredients: Sucrose, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Sodium Chloride Sole (Himalayan Crystal Salts), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil**, Polyglyceryl-5 Oleate, Silica, Citrus Paradisi (Ruby Grapefruit) Essential Oil, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Kalahari Watermelon) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Essential Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Citronellal*, Farnesol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*. *Constituents of natural essential oils used. ** Certified Organic.
Overall Assessment: These are delectable luxury body scrubs, and they are definitely worth the splurge!

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  1. Excellent selection of body scrubs. It makes such a big difference when I use one. The Ola looks intriguing.

    1. Thanks, Marcia! I completely agree– they really do make a huge difference! The Ola scrub is scrumptious!

  2. They all sound heavenly, but the SALT Magical Rose scrub is calling my name! Give me all the roses 🌹

    1. That one is absolutely exquisite. I know how you love roses, and the texture of this scrub is utterly sublime!


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