Gently Scrubbing Your Way to a Silky Body! The Five Best Body Scrubs on the MarketBeat those winter blues from the comfort of your own home by revitalizing and rejuvenating the skin on your body with the best body scrubs on the market.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Dry, dull, flaky skin on the body is a common problem for many people, especially during the cold winter months. It’s not just unsightly – it can also be painful and irritating. But there’s no need to splurge all your money on a one-way ticket to a sunny paradise – you can regain smooth, supple skin from your own bathroom by using a body scrub. However, there’s a plethora of products to choose from, with a wide price range and various different formulas, so making the final decision can be tricky. In this article, we list our pick of the top five body scrubs available on the market today, including those for sensitive skin.Why Exfoliate Your Body Using a Scrub?The global beauty industry is colossal, estimated by Business Insider in July 2019 to be worth a staggering US$532 billion in total. For years, people have been willing to invest heavily in products that improve the overall general health and appearance of their skin; specifically, their facial skin, for obvious aesthetic reasons. However, facial skin only accounts for approximately 10% of the entire epidermis – and the remaining 90% below the neck tends to be overlooked. As we naturally lose roughly 50 million skin cells per day due to biological regeneration processes, the skin on the body can easily become dull, dry, and flaky when it’s neglected, so it’s important to give it appropriate care as necessary. This is where a body scrub comes in: a mix of ingredients designed to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, thereby encouraging regeneration and an overall improved appearance and texture. A body scrub will also prime the skin to be ready to absorb other products applied afterward, such as moisturizers, which also contribute to healthy skin. From coffee scrubs to sugar scrubs, our cherie users have had their say on their favorites – read on to find out more. Majestic Pure Arabica Coffee Scrub
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MAJESTIC PUREArabica Coffee ScrubPriced at just US$15 for 10 oz of product, this coffee-based body scrub is fantastic value – and the blend of ingredients included in the formula is likely to be effective for its intended uses: general exfoliation of the skin and specific treatment of cellulite and stretch marks, spider veins, acne, age spots, and eczema. These all respond to the caffeine found in the Arabica coffee beans, which is known to help stimulate blood flow in the skin. Additionally, the oils found in the formula – including coconut oil, organic olive oil, and organic grape seed oil – work with shea butter and cocoa butter to nourish, moisturize, and protect the skin. However, as skin sensitivity is possible with this product, it’s important to test it on a small patch before using all over the body. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub
TREE HUTMoroccan Rose Shea Sugar ScrubCosting only US$20 on Amazon for three 18 oz containers of product, this Shea Sugar Scrub is excellent value – and it has over 1,000 5-star reviews, with a 4.6/5 overall rating, so it’s clearly a much-loved, popular product. Not only does it effectively exfoliate the skin, but the mix of skin-enhancing oils, such as safflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, evening primrose oil, avocado oil, orange oil, and macadamia seed oil, helps to moisturize and nourish the skin while restoring elasticity. There are no parabens or artificial ingredients contained in this product – plus, there are 18 different scents to choose from in total, so there should be something for everyone. Fresh Brown Sugar Body PolishThis is a fantastic natural, sugar-based body scrub that contains a well-thought-out blend of ingredients that are all geared toward its intended use. Brown sugar crystals not only remove dead skin cells but also help to prevent moisture loss, while the blend of evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel, and jojoba oils moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Lastly, ginseng root extract and peppermint invigorate the senses and revitalize skin cells, while citrus oil helps to brighten and tone the skin. Priced at slightly more than $50 for 7 oz, it’s pretty expensive, but as a result of the superior ingredients list, this is one of our favorite body scrubs on the market.Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body SandThe Sand & Sky botanical skincare brand has recently risen in popularity due to its huge social media marketing drive – those who have Instagram are unlikely to have missed it. The “magic” ingredient in all its products is Australian pink clay, which is advertised as a magnet for toxins that gently but deeply cleanses the skin by helping to draw out impurities. The Smoothing Body Sand is one of the brand’s newest products, also containing coconut and macadamia shells to exfoliate and virgin macadamia oil to moisturize. Priced on Amazon at just under US$35 for 6.4 oz of product, it’s fairly expensive, but the popularity and success of the overall brand, as well as an overwhelmingly positive response by customers to previous products, suggest that this well-thought-out formula works well as a body scrub. However, although not advertised on the packaging, some of the Amazon reviews state that it makes the skin slightly shimmery, which isn’t for everyone.Herbivore Botanicals – All Natural Coco Rose Body Polish
HERBIVORECoco Rose Exfoliating Body ScrubHerbivore Botanicals has used an excellent blend of virgin coconut oil and Moroccan rose in its all-natural fine-powder body scrub that exfoliates the skin without being abrasive, leaving it feeling smooth and moisturized. The formula is free from artificial ingredients, fillers, parabens, alcohol, animal ingredients, fragrances, sulfates, artificial colors, and unnatural preservatives, which means it should be suitable for sensitive skin. Costing US$36 for an 8 oz glass container of product, it’s fairly expensive compared with some of the other body scrubs on this list – but it’s a popular product, and the attractive packaging means it will look great in your bathroom too. Now Get Scrubbing!So, there you have it – the best body scrubs that the beauty industry has to offer. With a relatively wide price range and a variety of ingredients included in the formulas, there should be something for everyone, including those with sensitivities. Your skin will be feeling smooth, silky, and rejuvenated in no time at all – happy scrubbing!
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Clear Hydrated Skin The Clean Way✨
Staying in the trend of clean beauty, I have found an amazing product to add to my everyday routine. Odacité SKINCARE - Blue Aura Cleansing Water This is a cleansing water that is marketed to use in place of your cleanser for a “quick” clean. When looking for a good cleansing water, you want one that is hydrating and gets your face clean. Keep in mind not all cleansing waters are designed to clean makeup (I highly recommend a cleansing balm and cleanser). About This Brand: ✨Vegan ✨Cruelty Free ✨Certified Organic ✨ NO: Fillers | Parabens | Nanoparticles | Petrochemicals | PEG | Synthetic perfumes | Dyes | Phenoxyethanol. This cleansing water is so hydrating and satisfying to use. It smells very fresh and a little goes a long way. What is very important to me is my dry spot aren’t tight or irritated. I have been using this day and night and have seen amazing results acne and skin barrier wise. I included this in my routine after a regular cleanser and before my serums. So essentially, I use this as a “toner”. I do this to clean up anything my cleanse left behind, or the cleanser itself. INGREDIENTS: ✨Tumeric: Amazing for hyperpigmentation and overall skin brightness ✨Holy Basil: I drink the tea and can vouch this is an amazing adaptogen that can overall benefit every aspect of your life. It combats aging and free radical damage. ✨Neem: great anti aging ingredient that helps protects your skin barrier. ✨Aloe Vera Juice: this is great for your skin barrier overall. It hydrated, protects and brightens. I highly recommend this cleansing water and it is on sale for $9 at Boxycharm Pop Up 🥰🥰
Black Owned Makeup Look
So I decided to use the products I pictured in my first photo (minus my highlight shade and lipstick) I used the #Ace Beaute - Nostalgia Palette[products]#[FiveStars] for my entire eye look. I definitely enjoyed these products. My only advice is to shake the UOMA BEAUTY - Say What?! Foundation before use (because it can come out watery) but the coverage is absolutely flawless. I was shocked with the consistency the coverage I got. What’s your favorite black owned brands? (I do not own right to the song)
Stay Young Forever? ✨
That’d be great right? Well in taking those steps, I definitely recommend these amazing serums. I was gifted the: Intoxicated Cosmetics: Snake Serum Bee Serum Snail Serum I started using the Snail Serum last night first and wow did I notice a difference. The Snail Serum mainly targets dryness. I used this in place of my usual night time serum and boy did I notice a difference. I N G R E D I E N T S : All Serums contain: ✨Niacinamide Bee Serum: Bee Venom Plant Based Stem Cells Royal Epigen Snake Serum Snake Venom Green & White Tea Extract Peptides Snail Serum Snail Peptide Hyadisine Echinacea Moronga Oil Extract I definitely will try the other serums in my routine as I get used to the Snail Serum but so far my skin is definitely happy. What serum would you like to try?
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
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