2019 Bodycare Favorites

Unlike my face, I have extremely dry skin in my body and these products helped me moisturized it.

Ouai scalp and body scrub – i love how this just melts into your skin. It also moisturizes my skin and it smells amazing

Huxley secret of sahara body oil: moroccan gardener – this one has that quintessential huxley smell. I like using this right after exfoliating

Herbivore Botanicals jasmine glowing hydration body oil – as you can see, i prefer body oils over cream. this one is a recent addition. I like using this at night because the oil smells and feels calming to the skin

Bodycare Review: Lather Celebration Bamboo Scrub

Since I have a lot more time this holiday season, I’ve been focusing on self-care. One of the things I like to do is have a bath and light a candle at night.

The Limited-Edition Celebration Bamboo Scrub from Lather smells like a quiet celebration. It has hints of chai spices, ginger, and cinnamon that makes you smile and vanilla and cardamom that sort of subdues and sweetens the party. It smooths and soothes the skin. I like using this on my arms, legs, and feet because the large scrubs really massages the overworked skin on those parts. It contains bamboo, coconut powder, turmeric, and neem leaf extract that helps leave the skin feeling refreshed, smooth, and soft. This product is cruelty-free, vegan, and is also made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, and synthetic fragrance and colors.

For a feel of a warm hug, while exfoliating, I light up the Let’s Celebrate soy wax candle. This heightens the smell of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon leaf, and vanilla and makes me feel calm yet happy. I like the tin-like packaging because it’s small and can be placed anywhere in my bathroom without worrying about slips and breaking. This candle is also cruelty-free and is made without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, artificial color, and paraffin.

Since these products are created in time for Lather’s 20th Anniversary, they will donate $1 for every Celebration Bamboo Scrub sold to The Sundara Fund. They aim to help women in India out of poverty and educate the community on hygiene.

The Lather Celebration Bamboo Scrub and Let’s Celebrate Candle were provided by @lather. Available at lather.com

Bodycare Review: Sunday Rain Himalayan Salt Massage Ball, Acai Berry Bath Crystals, Acai Berry Bubble Bath, Acai Body Scrub, and Watermelon Exfoliating Cubes

Textures that keep the skin soft and glowing. These vegan and cruelty-free products from Sunday Rain promises soothe and rejuvenate you while taking care of your skin.

I’m a fan of quick baths especially on weekdays, but I really take my time on the weekends. I first used the Himalayan Salt Massage Ball to massage my body, especially my legs and neck. This is my first time using something like this and I am amazed as to how relaxed and calm it made me feel.

I then mix the Acai Berry Bath Crystals and the Acai Berry Bubble Bath to relax. Both may smell a bit sweet for some but the scent is relaxing for me. The bubble bath also feels creamy on the skin so I’m always soothed and smooth afterward.

To soften the skin, I use the Acai Body Scrub or the Watermelon Exfoliating Cubes. The body scrub is what I like to use on my knees and heels to soften and leave my skin feeling like silk. The exfoliating cubes contain shea butter, almond seed oil, and sunflower oil and it leaves my skin soft and moisturized. I like that they don’t feel too rough on the skin and the pink color made me smile.

I really liked how these products help my selfcare routine. These fruity scents might not be what I usually prefer but I enjoy how subtle their scents are, a complete contrast to the results it provided.

The Sunday Rain Himalayan Salt Massage Ball, Acai Berry Bath Crystals, Acai Berry Bubble Bath, Acai Body Scrub, and Watermelon Exfoliating Cubes were provided by @_sundayrain_ . Available on sunday-rain.com

Bodycare Review: Frank Body Cinna-buns Scrub

Less than 7 weeks before Christmas so it’s nice to surround yourself with as many Christmasy things as possible. For me its the new body scrub from Frank Body. The Cinna-Buns Scrub is a limited-edition scrub that smells like my Christmas. It just perks me up and makes me want to decorate my house and paint it red and green.

It contains coffee, of course, to boost circulation and buff away dry skin, marks, and scars. It also has cinnamon to heal, hydrate, and nourish the skin. This body scrub also has honey and ginger powder to help moisturize, soothe, and protect the skin against free radical damage and premature aging.

Its texture and feel are the same as the original coffee scrub but this smells like Christmas mornings. It not only wakes me up in the morning, it also makes me smile. As with all Frank Body scrubs, this helps soften and smooth my skin while moisturizing and nourishing it.

The Frank Body Cinna-buns Scrub was provided by @frankbod. Available for $18.95 at frankbody.com

Brand Overview: La Gaia Unedited

I have tried a lot of skincare products but I have never heard of products using stones and gems. La Gaia Unedited uses them together with vitamins and peptides.

The Macadamia Exfoliate uses Australian ground macadamia bamboo, chamomile, and vitamin e to refine, polish, smooth, and restore moisture levels of the face and body. This felt really cleansing and it was able to offer instant softening to the skin. The thick cream needs thorough rinsing, though. I like using this as a body exfoliator every weekend.

Their Vitamin C serum promises what other vitamin c serums do. It was light on the face and I didn’t have any problem using it. I used it after cleansing and I didn’t feel the need to use moisturizers because it was enough to keep my face feel soft and hydrated. I also liked its texture! The brightening part, though, took a bit of time compared to the other serums I’ve used.

The Amethyst Cream uses amethyst quartz for its healing and regenerative benefits. The cream also has plant essences, seaweed extracts, butters, and bioactive ingredients to replenish moisture loss, reduce surface pigmentation, and restore radiance and luminosity to the skin. This helps moisturize and soften the skin. It’s perfect for the colder months because it’s thick and hydrating.

Using poly-glutamic acid and copper minerals to rebuild the skin’s pH protective barrier and repair deep dermal damage, the Copper Infuse Gel is soothing to the skin especially after exfoliating and waxing.

The La Gaia Unedited products were provided by @lagaiaunedited. Available at lagaia.com.au