2018 is my year of body care. It’s been one of the last frontiers for me in green beauty because I’ve spent almost all my time looking into skincare for the face, cosmetics, and hair care. Well, at 43, I’m realizing that the body needs some love too.
I’m super sorry I’ve neglected you for so long.
I’ve been researching and testing soaps, body wash, lotions, hand creams, body oils, sunscreens, you name it, and I can say I’m close to delving my holy grail picks to you fairly soon, but I couldn’t wait to tell you about this powerhouse duo that has made a big difference in the way my skin looks and feels. I mean, if we are masking our faces on a regular basis, why aren’t we extending the same care to our bodies? (You probably are already. You are always so smart and with it.)
Well, the body duo is game changer, y’all. Listen folks, every inch of our bodies need care, and sadly the bummer news is that our bodies become less efficient at shedding dead skin cells with every year that passes, which can leave it dull and blah.
This powerhouse duo includes the Resurfacing Body Mask and the Pure Radiance Body Oil. The Resurfacing Body Mask exfoliates, stimulates, and makes your skin glow like no other. And really quickly, while we are talking about exfoliation, it’s important to note that this product is a chemical exfoliant, which is actually easier on the skin. (Read about the differences between physical and chemical exfoliants and the way they affect the skin differently here. Kind of blew my mind.) The star ingredient in this mask is lactic acid, which dissolves the oil complex that holds dead skin cells together, leaving skin renewed, vibrant, and more able to absorb moisture and nutrients. Green tea and sandalwood oil are additional fab ingredients that make my skin sing.
To use the mask, just apply to the skin 5-15 minutes before showering and let it do its thing. The mask actually absorbs fairly quickly so it’s not like you are waiting around with a sticky, wet mask on. The skin will actually feel fairly dry within minutes of applying. (It’s still working, though. Never fear!) Then, just rinse off in the shower and voilá, you’re done! I use this once a week, although sometimes I go for twice a week if I have the time.
Next up is the Pure Radiance Body Oil. Oh my my my this smells so good. Both a rich moisturizer and a skin-reviving treatment, this potent body oil takes moisturization to the next level. Essential fatty acids help skin retain moisture, and leave skin silky, smooth, and luminous. And yes, it does soak in, friends. I’ve had issues with body oils sitting on the skin in the past, and this does indeed absorb quickly. Green tea seed oil, hemp seed oil, and sandalwood oil are the critical components here. Did I mention the scent? IT IS LOVELY.
If you are looking to up your body care game, I can’t recommend this duo enough. New to True Botanicals? Take $20 off your first purchase of $40+ with the code WHOORLTRUE20. What do you have to lose? Super soft, glowy skin awaits!
As always, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have…just leave ’em in the comments.