There are very a few beauty products or trends that I’ll go out of my way to text friends, chat with coworkers, or interrupt the dinner conversation to talk about with passion – then don’t rest until everyone talks about it. will not have tried. But I can now confirm that at least one product is causing this in me, as I’ve done all of the above in the last week alone: Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate™ Resurfacing Body Scrub.
Yeah, I’m so excited about something that’s even wrong with my face. But maybe that’s why I’m so excited: so much skincare prioritizes the face, virtually ignoring the rest of the body, and I used to do the same (sorry, the skin on my limbs!). So when I finally found a product that made the skin on the rest of my body feel as good as my face, I knew I had really discovered something, really good – and I just couldn’t keep it to myself. Read on to find out why.
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First things first: the basics
Inspired by Kate Somerville’s cult face ExfoliKate™ Intensive treatment, the recently launched Resurfacing Body Scrub behaves similarly to its beloved predecessor while increasing its most sought-after benefits. It’s formulated with a list of MVP skincare stars such as pumice stone (aka volcanic rock), which is known to remove dry, rough patches of skin, plus a powerful combination of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) to peel off dead skin and polish the surface of the skin.
Not only does this exfoliator contain a trio of physical, chemical and enzymatic exfoliants, but it works as a three-in-one treatment: in just one use, you get the benefits of a scrub, scrub and a mask. . After rinsing, you will find softer, smoother and more radiant skin. Oh, and your limbs will feel hydrated; all of this exfoliation is balanced with soothing and hydrating aloe vera, honey and soybean oil. Its smart formula makes it a perfect solution for treating everything from dry skin to roughness, flaking and even keratosis pilaris.
To use, simply apply a dime-sized amount of scrub to the areas that need exfoliation the most (I typically target my arms, elbows, and knees) and massage in for 30 seconds. Let it sit for up to 3 minutes – personally, I like to close my eyes and pretend to be in a spa somewhere in Scandinavia, but to each their own – and get ready to see your newly glowing skin. Repeat two to three times a week.
Why am I obsessed
As I’ve admitted in the past, exfoliators only recently made their way into my beauty regimen because, despite the myriad benefits of promoting cell turnover, I’ve spent years being convinced that they would further irritate my perpetually inflamed skin. Of course I was wrong, and I’ve since fallen in love with a handful of exfoliating products – but I never thought I’d like one. body scrub, because I never thought I needed it. I was wrong about that too: Apparently my body was in desperate need of an exfoliator.
How can I know? Well, for the first time in my life, the skin on my body is really glowing. The sturdy yet gentle scrub immediately reveals glowing skin, and it’s amazing when I massage it in without causing irritation (to reiterate: I’m very sensitive!). It also smells great, as it’s not overly fragrant but has the perfect blend of familiarly delicious ingredients that evoke the feeling of being at the spa. And that, may I add, is fitting: after incorporating this into my twice-weekly body care routine, I now look forward to taking showers when I know I’m going to use it, because I always like coming out of a spa. after use. It may be the exact same shower, in my same Brooklyn home, but the scrub still transforms my entire shower experience, improving my mood and my skin. If I could, I think I would bathe in it. (I know that I to knowit’s for the shower.)
The TL; DR
Before discovering this product, I didn’t do much to the skin of my body. I only hydrated it out of necessity and even that felt like a chore. But my whole outlook on body care has changed since I started using Resurfacing Body Scrub. Now, applying moisturizer — especially after using it — feels like a religious experience. I carefully select body products to complement my Zen skincare ritual accordingly, and the same goes for what I use in the shower: on days off, I changed my cleanser to the body so it looks more like what I get from the scrub. It’s truly transformative, both in terms of cell renewal and my soul, having done much more than revitalize the skin of my body. I love this scrub so much it has turned my shower experience into a spa-like self-care ritual.