Reader Review: Body Scrubs

After slathering our body with thick moisturisers and lush oils in attempt to prevent our skin from shriveling away in the winter – its time to bring it back to life and welcome the new season with fresh-glowy skin. While body scrubs are not a new category, they can often be over-looked in the search for Hottest, Newest and Latest. 

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Melbourne Beauticater, Lyn Nguyen, has found that body exfoliating is the secret to baby soft skin and is an absolute godsend for the overall health of your skin. Scrubbing aids the skin’s natural renewal process by removing dead skin cells that may cling to the surface – making your all over canvas smoother, more radiant and ready to absorb your favourite body products. She worked her way through these scrubs to help find the best body scrub for you.

 

"With an ingredients list that resembles the recipe to the ultimate indulgent breakfast, the Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub is a sweet addition to your morning shower. Housed in a screw-top plastic tub, this sugar and oats body scrub contains shea butter, banana, and honey for nourishment and almond extracts for added hydration. Did I forget to mention the maple syrup fragrance? I know. Ridiculous. Note to self: not edible"

 

BEST FOR getting Squeaky Clean

Sisley Paris: Energising Foaming Exfoliant

"Sisley Paris’ Energising Foaming Exfoliant is a luxe body exfoliant and shower gel hybrid that lathers into a light-foam, which is perfect for when you’re in a rush and want that super duper cleansed feeling. Containing Lavender and Rosemary essential oils, it left my skin feeling fresh and energized. The experience is made all the more enjoyable thanks to exquisite aromatherapy-esque scent that fills your shower (and your whole bathroom) when working this wonder into the skin." 

 

"This is a truly unique experience and a great one for those who suffer from sensitive skin. I applied the thick butter-cream formula all over dry skin and rubbed it in well to begin with. The Vitamin-E rich balm soaks into the skin and creates a moisturising protective layer than begins to gently foam and emulsify once you step back under the shower. With continued scrubbing, the organic brown-sugar and salt completely dissolves and the moisture rich oils begin to met away – leaving the skin so nourished, soft and hydrated I was able to skip the body cream completely." 

 

BEST FOR Dry Skins

Frank Body Scrub

"A bit of an Instagram celebrity, Frank Body Scrub has a cult following with many of the most social-media savvy fans being hypnotised by #TheFrankEffect. Each scrub has the same base of roasted and ground coffee beans, with slightly different natural oils and ingredients to treat a number of skin and body issues. Take your pick from an option of an Original, Cocoa, Coconut or Peppermint scrub; all of which leaves an ultra hydrating barrier on the skin so you don’t need to moisturise afterwards. This is the best scrub for all dry skin sufferers out there."

 

BEST FOR the Lover’s of Luxe

La Mer: The Body Refiner

"I expected nothing less than glowing and sparkling results after using La Mer’s Body Refiner, and it didn’t disappoint! It has a creamy texture infused with – wait for it - over 2 carats of pure diamond powder. I couldn’t believe that I was about to literally shower myself with diamonds! The delicate sea-breezy scent transports you to a warm afternoon at the beach and you immediately feel more relaxed. The formulation also contains fermented sea mud that – as unglamorous as it sounds - actually detoxifies and purifies the skin beautifully and has a little more grit to help polish and renew the skin for a smoother, more radiant and healthy complexion." 

 

BEST FOR Natural Beauties

Milk & Co Body Scrub

Milk & Co Body Scrub

Milk & Co Body Scrub

"Packed with nature’s finest, the Melbourne-made Milk & Co Body Scrub is created using 95% naturally derived ingredients to help nurture, heal and protect your skin. Not tested on animals and using 100% recyclable materials in its packaging – you can trust the brand is taking care of you and the environment. Inspired by her idyllic upbringing in the tropical paradise of Bali, Milk & Co founder, Lindy Klim (Klim backwards is Milk, clever!), incorporates rice bran and coconut shell in a gel formula to exfoliate and scrub away dead skin cells on the body. It left my skin feeling fresh and revitalised.  With added antioxidants and antibacterial skin protectants such as cinnamon bark, tamarind extracts and the triple-threat oil combo of geranium, rosehip and lavender, the Milk & Co Body Scrub helped my skin feel more supple and smooth with continued use.  

 

Story by Lyn Nguyen. Layout by Amanda Chan.