By nature, body scrubs tend to be a study in contrast (exfoliating granules suspended in hydrating oils). But this one gets the balance just right. “It doesn’t have excess oil, so the product shouldn’t cause you to slip in the shower,” notes Dr. Henry. On the flip side, these sugar granules “slough skin without causing damage.” And the subtle scent of citrus in the argan-oil confection sends us straight to our happy place.
Not all scrubs are created equal: This creamy slougher is free of microbeads (tiny synthetic balls that pose a danger to marine life) and rough-edged abrasives. “The product contains pulverized shea-nut shells, which are soft, smooth, and safe for the environment,” says N.Y.C. dermatologist Joshua Zeichner. The finegrit formula also boasts willow-bark extract, which gently eliminates dead cells. Even many sensitive types can handle this polisher.
First, glycolic and lactic acid gently exfoliate; next, caffeine tightens and hyaluronic acid hydrates; then willow-bark extract creates a smooth canvas for tanning agent DHA. More requests? We didn’t think so.
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