This month, a brand that I am very fond of has some exciting news: it is the very first exfoliating body wash from Dove and I have to say they really got it right.
The Dove Gentle Exfoliating Nourishing Body Wash has that nourishing Dove effect combined with a very gentle, yet effective exfoliator.
Growing up in Brazil, I remember always having natural sponges in the shower. They were always there. After a while, they disappeared and my move to London saw me never setting eyes on one again; I suppose I forgot about them, until The Sponge Market kindly sent me a lush Natural Honeycomb sea sponge to try.
Part of the Timeless Skin range, the St Ives Renew and Firm apricot scrub has been in my bathroom for a few weeks now and I am getting at least one, but usually two good scrubs a week with it – especially before my weekly fake tan session.
This scrub contains apricot – which is full of vitamin A type goods and antioxidants and corn kernel meal and walnuts as super 100% natural exfoliators. Also has gentle alphahydroxy, it is non-comedogenic with 100% natural extracts and without parabens, phthalates or animal-derived ingredients.
It has been used as a body scrub and provides soft exfoliation; the granules are firm and well distributed in the cream; you noticed the two textures of exfoliators . It is not super dense with granules and feel very gentle on the skin. when washed away the skin feels soft and quite moisturised.
The smell is very subtle and pleasant; the scrub goes quite a long way too! I am not quite sure about firming, as I am using all over the body and it would probably take some time to see this type of effect, but my skin feels renewed for sure!!!
By browsing their site, I also found out that they have not only scrubs, but a very extensive range with different care for various skin concerns!