Beneath Your Mask is one of those lines that just screams "luxury". Everything from the organic/wild crafted ingredients to the quality Miron glass bottles just makes me want to relax in a bath and slather myself with it's wholesome anti-inflammatory goodness. Read more about the Beneath Your Mask brand here.
Each of the four products were a pleasure to enjoy and I have to say, even the sample jars were made of the same beautiful smokey Miron glass (no leaky plastic here!). A truly luxurious experience!
Polish : Detoxifying Body Scrub
A few things struck me as I opened my first Beneath Your Mask experience was with Polish , Detoxifying Body Scrub. This is not just your typical scrub - this is your typical scrubs more successful, more polished cousin.
First, was the ingredient deck. Every ingredient has a purpose for the skin and is heavy in organic/certified organic, and wild harvested the scent was lovely. Here's a full list:
Dead Sea Salt, non-GMO Aloe Vera, Organic Colloidal Oatmeal Flour, *Avocado Oil, Bentonite Clay, *Grapeseed Oil, *Sweet Almond Oil, wild harvested Golden Jojoba Oil, *Lemongrass Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Population Essential Oil, non-GMO sourced Vitamin E, *Tea Tree Essential Oil
Second, the scent is pretty darn fabulous (from essential oils only, no synthetic fragrances). The lavender and lemongrass essential oils are the top two notes and they provide a delicate aroma - not too overpowering but definitely relaxing!
Third, the texture was intriguing. The dead sea salt (the "scrub" part of this exfoliant) was surrounded by an aloe vera and colloidal oatmeal flour mixture which was so gooey that I thought it was honey! I guess they knew what they were doing as it was the perfect medium and kept the salts from flying all over the place. Yay! I can't tell you how many scrubs I have tried where you have to be ultra quick so that it doesn't just crumble and scatter all over the floor.
Polish spread across my skin easily and evenly. It also dissolved easily for removal without leaving my shower floor an oily mess (another potential hazard when using products with a high oil content). It I would classify it in the gentle scrub catagory- this will not sand blast your skin off (that's a good thing, trust me).
As for a few of the hero ingredients? Polish contains Colloidal Oatmeal which is rich in beta-glucans and reported to increase immune cell action as well as decrease inflammation in the skin. Aloe of course is healing, hydrating, and soothing. Avocado Oil soothes, adds heaps of moisture, and won't leave your skin greasy.
After a gently scrubbing all of my bits, in came the water. This is where the scrub really shined. It just dissolved into a hydrating body oil, right on my skin! The three oils in the scrub (grapeseed, sweet almond, jojoba) stayed behind to hydrate and seal in moisture while the salts washed away. I think this would be amazing to try in a warm bath as the oils would prevent your skin from drying out.
This was a very nice start to the Beneath Your Mask body care ritual. My skin felt hydrated, smooth, and silky. One note though- remember this is a salt scrub so keep it away from freshly shaved legs or any little scratches you might have. Otherwise, scrub on!
Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I am the professional holistic esthetician/licensed massage therapist turned skin care blogger here! I am a southern girl with two little ones at home and a full time job running my boutique spa. I am passionate about holistic/organic skin care, wellness, clean foods, and discovering new ways, services, and products to help you age well and healthily. Welcome!
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