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Scrubs! I for one, love a good scrub down, whether it be face or body.My skin gets dry and dull, so regular exfoliation gives it a boost and keeps it looking brighter and in general, happier. Happy skin is good skin. My most recent scrub loves come from BVSpa by Bon Vital in the form of their Pomegranate & Acai Berry Salt Scrub and Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub.
Bon Vital happens to be the number one preferred brand of professional massage therapists and are used in over 1000 US spas and massage clinics for the past 25 years(impressive, right?) They set out to create high-end, spa quality products to take the spa experience home with the creation of BVSpa. Their products spa-quality ingredients including essential oils, Dead Sea salt, shea butter, cocoa seed butter, and jojoba oil to exfoliate, nourish, and hydrate skin. If that's not enough for you, the three fragrance combos- Pomegranate & Acai Berry, Lavender & Rosemary, and Pink grapefruit- were specifically selected for their aroma-therapeutic nature to rejuvenate, sooth and relax, and energize.
The BVSpa range is home to salt and sugar body scrubs, body butter, and body lotions, but as you've already deduced, we're talking scrubs today. You've got salt or sugar to choose from, with the salt scrub offering a more intense exfoliation and sugar for a more gentle touch.
The Pomegranate & Acai Berry Salt Scrub uses Dead Sea salt, shea butter, olive oil, jojoba oil, and safflower oil. The salt not only revives skin with thorough exfoliation, but the salt also works as a purifier to remove toxins that block pores, promotes circulation, and contains magnesium, potassium and bromides to reduce the appearance of aging. The oils take the exfoliation to the next level by softening skin and leaving it nicely hydrated but free of any greasy residue and is easily rinsed off. Plus, the scent... it's a tangy and sweet pomegranate scent that is pretty incredible.
For a sweeter approach to exfoliation, there's the Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub. It uses the same oils found in the salt scrub (shea butter, olive oil, jojoba oil, and safflower oil) but with sugar as the physical scrubber. Safflower oil is the key ingredient in the sugar scrub as it's great for dry, scaly skin and acts as a protective barrier to prevent moisture loss while also softening and soothing skin. The pink grapefruit scent is fresh and tangy with a hint of sweetness- just like a freshly cut grapefruit.
Overall, I love these scrubs! They both offer up great exfoliation and hydrating, and the added aromatherapy is a nice add on. They're inexpensive, and the tube packaging means you're not going to have to struggle getting a handful out of a pot whilst in the shower (and risk filling the pot with water...) The only downside is that both scrubs are quite dense and thick, which makes them slow to dispense from the tubes. It doesn't bother me, but might be an issue for those with dexterity issues. BVSpa products are available now across Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart. Are you a scrub fan? Have you tried these or anything from the brand?