Most body scrubs are made with skin softeners and mild abrasives such as sugar, salt, seeds and nuts. When used two times a week they remove dead skin cells, encourage healthy cell growth, allow moisturizers to penetrate the skin better, improve micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage. Some scrubs I’ve encountered are often too oily, not grainy enough or overly scented that after one use they are left under my vanity to collect dust.
I gave up on finding the perfect body scrub, until I tried Valmont’s cellular refining scrub ($165) the perfect combination of creamy silkiness, grainy texture and subtle rose scent. Argan nut powder and diatoms exfoliate while rose oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, moisturizes skin. This scrub is part of Valmont’s anti-aging body line containing patented triple DNA, liposomed RNA and DNA, glacial spring water and plant extracts. All you need is small amount and apply in slow circular motions starting at the feet up to the chest and arms—it works great on heels, dry elbows and knees. A little goes a long way and after I slather it on prior to hopping in the shower (which I feel is key to a good exfoliation) my skin feels as if I’ve spent getting a hammam treatment at a luxurious spa. Sure, the price is quite steep— you can purchase a new pair of designer jeans instead—but it saves you a trip to the spa and your skin will be left glowy and perfect.