The Quest for a Great Body Scrub

Can it really be this hard to find a good one? I’m beginning to wonder after trying 6 of them.

Why a body scrub in the first place? As we age, the skin cells on our body slow down (like those on our face). Using a good scrub once a week in the shower or bath helps shed the old, dead cells (stratum corneum) and increase the cell turnover rate in the barrier layer (epidermis) for more glow and a silkier feel.

Here’s my review of 3:

1. The clear winner was Eminence Organic Cranberry Pomegrate Scrub – smelled heavenly, no greasy oil slick in the shower, granules (sugar) a good size and concentration. And, it didn’t leak! (link takes you to for more info on this product).

2. LaNatura Botanicals Body Scrub CocoVanilla – liked the scent but too foamy – felt like a soap. The granules (walnuts) were too large, rough, and too few. Lots of extracts that in low concentrations do nothing when on for 30 seconds.

3. 100% Pure – tried the Eucalyptus and Honey Pear. Left a horrible, difficult to remove oil slick in the shower (seemed slippery and dangerous). Granule size okay, but Eucalytus scent way too strong and the Honey Pear scent hard to appreciate. The containers leaked very easily into drawers.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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