I’ll admit it – I’m not someone who exfoliates regularly (I’ve heard admitting the problem is the first step to recovery). Beyond the use of a facial scrub prior to shaving, exfoliating products are not part of my regular routine. A body scrub in particular is not something I would generally use with any sort of regularity; however after several weeks of trying the Brazil Nut Body Scrub daily from The Body Shop, I’m a changed man.
Much of my hesitation surrounding the use of body scrubs or similar items is the result of my aversion to overly fragranced products (think sugar scrubs or similar sweet smelling items on the market). I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this cruelty-free scrub not only has a very mild scent, but also a very nice one that’s likely to appeal to both men and women alike. Made with natural ingredients including fair trade Brazil nut oil, its fragrance can best be described a mixture of mixed nuts with a very minor hint of cinnamon.
Although I was skeptical at first, I began to notice that my skin was noticeably smoother after using the product each day. I also liked the fact that the scrub fulfilled its promise without being overly harsh on my skin. I experienced no negative reactions to any of the ingredients or exfoliating agents. In the end, this product proved to be a great addition to my daily shower routine. It’s very effective when used on areas where the skin has a greater tendency to be rough or dull such as the arms, legs and joints such as the elbows or knees.
If you’re in the market for a decent body scrub that is cruelty-free, effective, and easy on the senses, this product may be a great addition to your daily routine as well.
Lawrence Aldava is a native Angeleno and marketing manager who loves Downtown Los Angeles and all things cruelty-free men’s grooming. Check out his Downtown L.A. food write-ups andreviews at DTLA Rising.
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