We may have to work at little harder at keeping our skin soft and smooth. The following is a list of great body scrubs I tested that get the job done. There is something for everyone here–from the girly girl to the more mature woman. Take a look at who made my list!
Soap and Glory Flake Away ($18) – For the Girly Girl
After a brief departure, the Soap and Glory brand is back in the U.S. and I am thrilled! Retro girly, tongue-in-cheek packaging make Soap and Glory products just plain ‘ol fun!! This heavenly scented scrub boasts Soap and Glory’s signature Pink fragrance. This scrub deep cleanses, exfoliates and moisturizes all without any oily residue! See the full review here. Read more
Skintimate shave cream just got better! Now it’s a non-aerosol, non-lathering lotion that creates a moisture locking barrier on skin to protect and seal in moisture for softer, smoother legs. Just wet legs, apply a thin layer and shave with no nasty nicks or cuts.
There are three varieties:
- Revitalizing – a rich créme infused with exfoliating pearls, verbena, olive butter, soy, and antioxidant white tea to leave skin feeling revitalized and silky smooth.
- Dry Skin – a luxurious créme made especially for dry skin to give maximum hydration. Enriched with moisturizing olive butter, soy, and antioxidant white tea to leave skin feeling noticeably softer and smoother. Read more
You might be wondering what the heck is a seaweed soap and what does it have to do with my beauty routine? I know I was. Turns out seaweed makes an excellent natural exfoliant. This seaweed soap is made by Reviva Labs which means it’s cruelty-free, all natural, effective and inexpensive.
This is what Reviva Labs has to say about their seaweed soap:
Instead of animal tallow (sodium tallowate), common to most soaps, we feature a pure vegetable base of palm and coconut oils. Our Seaweed grains’ scrub action, which helps remove hidden impurities, has been a family favorite in shower or bath for many years. In Spain, Seaweed Soap is even used as part of one’s slimming or anti-cellulite routine. It stimulates circulation and helps discharge toxins. It’s a soap both men and women will love. Benefits: 100% vegetable base; added scrub action – great for use in an anti-cellulite program; no animal fats! Outstanding news for those who prefer all natural beauty products. I’m not completely there yet, but am trying to move toward as many natural beauty products as I can these days. Read more
Metropolis Soap Co.’s Honeysuckle and Violet Collection is a 100% vegan skin care line that features organic honeysuckle and organic violet leaf, both which are incredibly antioxidant-rich. The collection is scented with a citrus vanilla blend of Balsam of Peru and Bergamot essential oils. The collection includes an artisan soap, herbal spa soak, exfoliating scrub, and mini gift set of the three. I had the opportunity to review both the soap and sugar scrub. Read more
“Out all night up to no good? Good on you. When it’s time to clean up your act and jolt yourself back to reality, have a wash with our tingly spearmint shower gel. Like a refreshing dip in a mountain spring, Springwash was invented for Dirty guys (and girls) everywhere. Spearmint and menthol crystals make your skin feel cool in a hot shower – you’ll feel fresher and ready to go in no time! As well as cleaning you up, there’s added glycerin and sea salt to soften your hair and skin while you’re washing up from last nights activities. Read more
Give yourself the royal treatment! Champneys, the world-class U.K. spa favored by Princess Diana, has launched their luxurious products in the US! You’ll be pampered like a princess and pay like a pauper because the super-affordable products range from $7.99 to $12.99 and are available at Target, Target.com and ShopBootsUSA.com.
Champneys Spa Indulgence bath and body line, delivers the holistic benefits of visiting a Champneys spa in the comfort of your own home! The line includes body lotions, hand and nail creams, shower gels and various moisturizers in four scents:
- Mediterranean Bliss – white heart floral, coconut and olive leaf
- Oriental Opulence -exotic patchouli, honey and coconut
- Exotic Retreat – olive leaf, mango and coconut
- Citrus Blush – an uplifting aroma of lemon, orange peel and cardamom
As you probably know by now, I’m addicted to body scrubs in an effort to rid myself of my “chicken” skin, so I chose the Mediterranean Bliss Body Glow to try. Here is how Champneys describes the fragrance: Read more
Let me be honest with you, I can’t say that it has ever crossed my mind to try a CVS branded beauty product. Sure, I’ve bought generic CVS products, like their Exfoliating Cleansing Towelettes (which are awesome), but never a brand of products created by CVS, like Essence of Beauty. Boy was I missing out. When I was approached to try out their new Lilies and Freesia scented products, I accepted without expectations. And yet, I was SO impressed.
I tried out both their Lilies & Freesia Hand and Body Cream, and Eau de Toilette. Both smell amazing. It is a mix of floral and sandalwood, and smells like an expensive perfume…yet it is only $5.99! The Hand & Body Cream is so hydrating and contains avocado oil and goji berry. The Eau de Toilette fragrance is long lasting, but not overpowering. Read more
I recently added MOR Cosmetics to my bath and body collection when Hautelook offered the collection for sale. I’ve been wanting to try this brand ever since I saw the elegant, feminine , old world packaging online.
MOR is proudly Australian and recognised globally for its range of innovative, luxurious pampering body care and lifestyle products. The philosophy behind MOR is to provide a personalised sensory journey. We aim to awaken your senses, through creating a memorable pampering experience from the visual packaging to the product offerings. Welcome to the World of MOR.
MOR offers an astounding 19 fragrances! I prefer light floral or citrus scents so I chose Neroli Clementine Body Butter ($16) and Hand Lotion ($14). The fragrance is make up of fresh neroli and sweet clementine resting on a base of bright yuzu and candied orange. The scent immediately opens with the clementine note, (the body butter seriously makes me want to eat it) and the candied orange appears to add dimension to the fragrance. If you like bright, refreshing citrus scents you’ll LOVE Neroli Clementine! Read more
Soap & Glory has quickly become one of the UK’s most well-known (and most-liked) lines of beauty products. Supporting the “Clean of England” since 2006, the cheeky brand started when suds-loving founder Marcia Kilgore used her cosmetic chemistry savvy to create fun, fearless, and fantastically formulated bath, beauty, and body products. After a brief departure, the Soap and Glory brand is back in the U.S. and I am ecstatic! Retro girly, tongue-in-cheek packaging make Soap and Glory products just plain ‘ol fun!! Read more
My beauty regimen isn’t complete if I don’t start off with a well moisturized body regardless if it’s below 10 degrees or a sizzling 90. You can look like a million bucks in that cute dress, but if your skin looks itchy and dry, it ruins the whole outfit and not to mention, a good time.
Living in Minnesota, it can get a bit tricky finding the right body moisturizer with the change of seasons. In winter, you need something a bit more moisturizing, but come the hotter months and humidity you don’t want to use that same heavy moisturizer and feel like you took a bath in cooking oil. Finding a light but effective body moisturizer can sometimes be a bit overwhelming with all the choices out there so you (me) may end up grabbing the one with the pretty packaging only to find out that the smell is way off or it feels tacky on your skin. Pretty packaging doesn’t necessarily means effective… Read more