TAKE 5: Exfoliating Experiment


Step into spring with glowing skin. A good body scrub will help you shed layers of dull, unwanted skin and replace them with a younger looking, more moisturized surface.

For the best results, try turning off the water towards the end of your shower and massaging a generous amount of scrub over your entire body. Start with your feet and legs and work your way up in circular motions. Rinse well and you should be left with soft, bright skin.


1 – Lackluster

2 – Not the worst of the bunch

3 – Getting there …

4 – Almost perfect

5 – Knock-your-socks-off good

1. Origins Modern Friction for the Body
The Claim: Apply this scrub to dry skin, wait a minute and then massage in circular motions, rinse in the shower for easy exfoliation. It helps fade the appearance of skin discolouration and minimize the effects of sun damage, lines and wrinkles.
The Truth: Skin becomes extremely soft after one application. The large granules of rice starch exfoliate and shea butter smoothes.
Texture of the product: 4 out of 5
Smoothness: 4.5 out of 5
Hydration: 4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

Available at Origins stores across North America

2. The Body Shop Wild Cherry Body Scrub
The Claim: Exfoliates with kiwi seeds and crushed walnut shells. Wild cherry and Community Trade Brazil nut oils moisturize.
The Truth: This gentle, gel-based scrub buffs away dry skin. It is great for sensitive types and those who like a light treatment.
Texture of the product: 3 out of 5
Smoothness: 3.5 out of 5
Hydration: 4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 3.5 out of 5

The Body Shop
Available at The Body Shop locations across Canada and the U.S.

3. La Mer The Body Refiner
The Claim: La Mer’s latest innovation uses precious ingredients – like pure diamond dust and polished sea quartz – to polish and soften. Helps stimulate circulation with every use.
The Truth: Small particles slough off the outer layer. They are not quick to dissolve so you get really good results. Skin is left with a sparkly glow, a light scent and a baby soft feel.
Texture of the product: 4 out of 5
Smoothness: 4 out of 5
Hydration: 4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

La Mer
Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and select Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the U.S.

4. Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Treatment Scrub
The Claim: A luxurious, non-abrasive treatment that removes surface cells to reveal radiance. The purifying salt and organic brown sugar work to give you a soft feel and clearer looking skin.
The Truth: Jo Malone is known for the beautiful fragrances in their products, and this one does not disappoint. After you wash off the moisturizing scrub you are left with a soft scent that lasts all day. You look radiant and feel fresh.
Texture of the product: 4 out of 5
Smoothness: 3.5 out of 5
Hydration: 4.5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 4 out of 5

Jo Malone
Available at select Holt Renfrew stores in Canada, Jo Malone shops, and Bergdorf Goodman in the U.S.

5. LaLicious Lily Mango Sugar Soufflé Moisturizing Body Scrub
The Claim: Made from coconut oil and cane sugar crystals, this scrub eliminates dead skin cells while conditioning.
The Truth: Small sugar beads exfoliate and dissolve quickly, leaving you soft to the touch and smelling yummy.
Texture of the product: 3 out of 5
Smoothness: 4 out of 5
Hydration: 3.5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 3.5 out of 5

Available online at www.lalicious.com

And the winner is: Origins Modern Friction for the Body!

3 Responses to "TAKE 5: Exfoliating Experiment"

  1. Kathie  Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    The thing I like about the body shop products is that they smell GREAT!

  2. Mollie  Monday, April 20, 2009 at 10:37 am

    I agree! The Body Shop does have products that smell amazing! The body scrub I use is really delicious! It’s the Sabon body scrub & it works great! I would love to try some of these also, some sounds really nice! Thanks for the ratings!


  3. Exfoliating-Bath-Scrubber -Taylor  Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 12:24 am

    heard so much of the body shop beauty collection..i go for products that smells good.why settle for anything less..go for it..

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