Stepping Up My Body Care with True Botanicals

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.

Dear Body,
I’m super sorry I’ve neglected you for so long.
Love, Me

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.)

Enter the True Botanicals Pure Radiance Body Products. You know I love True Botanicals something fierce, right? I wrote about all of my favorites in the line here.

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.

  1. Sheila

    May 16, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Sarah, if you recommend it, I will usually purchase it. The price on this duo is still a little high, even with your discount (thank you!)…how long will the two last?

    • whoorl

      May 16, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      They recommend using the mask once or twice a week, so I would say around 4 months? Maybe a little less for the oil, depending on how much you are using it.

  2. Megan

    May 17, 2018 at 10:08 am

    I totally agree with Sheila—your recommendations are always on point. I have really finicky, sensitive skin—do you think this would be OK for that?

    Also, and I know you said this was coming, but any sneak peeks into the body washes/soaps you’re loving? I’m trying so hard to make the switch but I live in Florida and it’s 1,000 degrees and humid, and sometimes nothing does the job quite like Dove…but I want to use something cleaner!

    • whoorl

      May 17, 2018 at 10:51 am

      Yes, I think you would love the Duo! I too have sensitive skin (I get bumps all over my chest and back for no apparent reason WHHYYYYY SKIN) and this not only doesn’t irritate my skin, it helps smooth out the bumps. I think it’s the lactic acid in the product. Plus, the scent of the oil. MY GOODNESS.

      As for body wash – the only ones I have used are Beautycounter and Dr. Bronner’s, but truth be told, I am trying to get away from body washes. Usually, if it’s a liquid, a preservative has to be included to keep it from spoiling, so bar soap is really the way to go. I LOVE the soaps by Woodlot and the Dr. Bronner ones and the Oatmeal Trader Joe’s ones are good too.

  3. Sara

    May 22, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Sarah! This is actually more aligned with your Aug 2017 post about TB’s shampoo: I, too, have struggled with the grimy/oily feeling in my hair even within hours of washing it. Since moving to the high desert my hair has become oilier, and I was wondering, do you happen to know if their shampoo would work well for oily hair? I’m struggling here! ha! I noticed on their site they say it is great for “normal, color-treated, and dry” but thought I’d check with you about your opinion on it. Thank you!

    • Sarah

      May 25, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      I’m not Sarah James, but I’m just jumping in here because I too have oily hair (mine is fine) and I recently started using TB’s shampoo and conditioner and so far I LOVE it. I was nervous too, but I definitely agree with the reviewers who said it makes their hair feel cleaner than any other green shampoo. The results feel more like conventional shampoo to me–I’d forgotten what that felt like! I say go for it. Also, TB will give you a refund if you return a product you don’t like in 30 days. I think you have to pay shipping though.

    • whoorl

      May 26, 2018 at 7:27 am

      Hi! I’m so sorry for the delay! True Botanicals shampoos is one of the best, but I have to say, like ALL THE OTHERS, after a month or so, the greasy hair factor creeps right back in. However, I still love using it, but I have to mix it up.

      I will say I have been using this shampoo for a month and I’ve had no greasy issue! (And it’s only 7 BUCKS.) https://amzn.to/2LviqFW