When it comes to my face ,I obsess about skincare and try out new products…but for body ,once I find products I love, I keep on purchasing the same brand over and over again. I am fond of Body shop as a brand and use their body scrubs, body butters; moisturizers etc .I love the body scrub SPA WISDOM (XIMENIA & SALT SCRUB) from their Africa line which I have picked up some time back. Initially,I was attracted to the product because of the cute and big jar and the word Spa written on the Jar. Lovelies, I am all for SPA-Cream –Glow. So when the SA allowed me to smell the product, I was totally sold. The smell seemed relaxing , fresh and spa like. The product has turned out to be even better than I anticipated and it has since been a permanent fixture in my shower and I restock it always.
SPA WISDOM( XIMENIA&SALT SCRUB) FROM THE BODY SHOP
A luxurious creamy salt scrub for the body with skin softening butters such as Ximenia oil and Community Fair Trade shea butter from Africa which exfoliates ,moisturizes and leaves my skin feeling soft and silky.
- Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana softens and smoothes the skin.
- Community Fair Trade beeswax from Zambia to moisturise and condition the skin.
- Ximenia oil, extracted from the African ximenia tree to help soften the skin.
· Full Ingredients
Glycerin (Humectant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate (Surfactant), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Surfactant), Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (Absorbent/Chelating Agent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Fragrance (Fragrance), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emollient), Water (Solvent/Diluent), Ximenia Americana Seed Oil (Emollient), Hexyl Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Titanium Dioxide (Colour).
I use this scrub on slightly damp skin for best results. The texture of the cream is super thick and rich. The salt in the cream melts away as I scrub while gently exfoliating my skin without being abrasive which is great for my sensitive skin.As I rinse off , the cream slightly lathers up leaving me well cleaned but not sand blasted. Ximenia oil in the scrub moisturizes my skin and I don’t feel the need to run for a moisturizer during summer whenever I use this product(Ximenia oil is known for its anti aging and moisturizing property ). It works absolute wonders on my dry knees ,elbows and legs. Every weekend my skin feels pampered just like I would have felt after a spa treatment. The fragrance is so flowery,fresh and awesome…I totally de-stress in the amazing smell .Though it is a salt scrub it is suitable for use on all skin types ,even sensitive skin.
Pros of TBS Spa Wisdom Africa Ximenia and Salt Scrub:
- Exfoliates with care and not abrasive at all
- Comes in a cute jar and gives a spa-like feel
- Ximenia seed oil in the scrub acts as a moisturizer
Cons of TBS SPA Wisdom Africa Ximenia and Salt Scrub:
- Quite expensive for a body scrub.
Lovelies, If you want your body to experience a spa like treatment at home and think you deserve a pampering , you must check out this scrub.