The transition into autumn can often mean a dry, lacklustre complexion. While a visit to the spa for a soothing scrub would be ideal it can be challenging to manage time-wise, not to mention costly. Proper exfoliation removes that dull layer of dry skin and also provides numerous other health benefits including stimulating the lymphatic system, increasing circulation of the bloodstream, as well as increasing the ability for the skin to absorb valuable nutrients and hydration.
Maintaining a beautiful, glowing complexion from head to toe has never been more accessible or convenient. In this week’s beauty summary we share a selection of exfoliators pinpointing the most effective scrubs that can be enjoyed at home, at prices that will suit every budget.
Baby Foot – www.babyfoot.com
Baby soft feet aren’t just for summer! Baby Foot removes the dry layer of dead skin with natural extracts and fruit enzymes and is the perfect solution for dry feet anytime of year. The process takes very little time or effort and can be done while relaxing at home. Even though there is a waiting period the rather impressive results, which take approximately one week to achieve, are well worth the wait.
Briogeo – Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut oil Micro-exfoliating Shampoo (www.briogeo.com)
Adhering to the ‘6-Free Hair-Care’ standards as well as using recycled and recyclable packaging, Briogeo receives our highest ratings for their ethical approach to maintaining beautiful hair with texture-specific, cruelty-free formulas that are 90-100% naturally derived. The brand’s top-rated Scalp Revival Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo is formulated with Binchotan charcoal to remove impurities while vegetable derived exfoliants help to do away with the dry skin and build-up. Coconut oil, along with other nourishing ingredients treat and condition the scalp and hair follicles. Check out the website for informative instructional videos and more product information.
Brooklyn Botany – (www.brooklynbotany.com)
Previously mentioned in our Charcoal feature, we once again include one of our favorite discoveries – Brooklyn Botany. A recent collaboration with Avacoderia – the Brooklyn based, (and world’s first) avocado bar inspired the namesake Avocaderia Scrub. Formulated with avocado oil, which is extremely nourishing for the skin, and purifying mineral-saturated dead-sea salts make this is an ideal formula for exfoliating the body while providing valuable nutrients and hydration. Also check out Brooklyn Botany’s heavenly Blueberry Scrub!
Laurel Facial Exfoliant – www.laurelskin.com
Producing some of the purest and most effective skincare, Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Exfoliant also conveniently doubles as a mask. Formulated with biodynamically grown almonds and oats that gently exfoliate, while providing moisture and hydration to the skin, Laurel’s Facial Exfoliant is also infused with rose, rose geranium, chamomile and marshmallow which all aid to reveal a complexion that looks and feels hydrated and luminous. This is an ideal formula to use frequently because of its gentle exfoliating properties and receives our highest ratings.
Pacifica – www.pacificabeauty.com
Pacifica Beauty offers a full range of affordably priced vegan and natural-based, cruelty-free cosmetics and skincare. Included in the collection are two excellent facial scrubs; the Rice Bright Skin Illuminating Paste, a mild formula, ideal for brightening the complexion and minimizing large pores, and the Glow Baby Youthful Face Scrub – a dual action scrub that removes impurities while gently polishing away dead skin. Each of the formulas deliver optimal results and the convenient squeeze tube make them ideal for travel.
Living Libations Energy Brush – http://bit.ly/2hbNIEi
Living Libations’ Energy Brush is made with molecularly structured, copper and zinc infused bronze bristles. The valuable ions from the bristles are directly absorbed as energizing oxygen into the body through the skin. The Energy Brush can be used dry or with a drop of Living Libations’ Lymph Tonic, which stimulates the lymphatic system. Overall, this is quite a groundbreaking anti-aging practice that we highly recommend.
Voyage et Cie – www.voyageetcie.com.
The southern California based fragrance and hand-poured candle company Voyage et Cie, also offers a spa collection that includes the Organic Body Scrub. Voyage et Cie is a brand that truly delivers a curated, artisanal, sensory-stimulating experience with their beautifully scented product range. And the Organic Body Scrub is amongst the most delightful and effective we have had the pleasure of trying! Visit the brand website or, if in the area pop into their charming atelier to experience in person.