This product will definitely get on my favourites list. I love everything about this body scrub from Alba Botanica and all the products they make are amazing. Unlike the usual creamy body scrubs, this one is oily. It is basically sea salt in oil with an incredible citrus scent that stays on you and your entire bathroom will smell like lemon after that. It may get a little messy with the oily texture, but I would say that it is totally worth it.
First of all, the sea salt helps you really exfoliate the external layer of your skin, but it has another beneficial effects in itself, unlike other exfoliators. Sea salt is used in bathing for hundred of years. It helps exfoliating your skin making it soft, but also helps calming the nervous system, helps massaging the blood vessels and muscles ensuring a better blood circulation. If you have sleeping problems and insomnia is bothering you, taking sea salt baths will help you get a better sleep. Massaging your body with a sea salt scrub will make you feel refreshed and stronger. The multiple benefits of sea salt are undeniable and when choosing a body scrub exfoliator, make sure to get the one that includes sea salt.
The Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Scrub contains large salt particles that have a great exfoliating and massaging effect to your skin. It is in fact one of the most efficient body scrubs possible, in my opinion. The oily basis for this scrub is sun flower seeds oil, grapefruit peel oil, jojoba seed oil, sweet almond oil, avocado, lime, orange oils, as well as herbal extracts. This is the most incredible, natural, organic and biodegradable combination, very healthy for your skin and non-toxic for the environment. All the ingredients are certified organic ones. As well as friendly to “bunnies” by not being tested on them.
The oil and exfoliator combination in a body scrub reminds me of the similar products from The Body Shop. However their body exfoliator is a bit more dense and which is why it finishes pretty fast. While the Alba Botanica body scrub will last longer, there is a lot more liquid oil in it and it helps use little product for more skin coverage.
It may look a bit messy at the beginning having all that oil in the product. But trust me, it is worth it. This is the body scrub and an amazing moisturizer for your skin. You apply it in the shower and wash it away with warm water only. You clean your skin from sea salt and what it exfoliated, such as dead cells, but all that oil immediately absorbs into your skin and nourishes it deeply. You don’t need to apply a moisturizing body lotion after this procedure, which would be impossible with other body scrubs. I’m convinced that this is a wonderful and unexpected effect, since all similar products use to leave my skin dry and exhausted, while this one is totally different.
In conclusion I would recommend you not to be scared by the oily texture of this product, since it is all organic certified ingredients, it has a double purpose to exfoliate and to hydrate and moisturize your skin, it has an amazing citrus scent. Various natural organic oils and sea salt are a great combination that will make your skin feel so much better and will make you feel much happier as well.