Sweet Citrus Sugar Scrub
quarter-sized bit of the scrub on each leg leaves them feeling soft, smooth, and ready for summer! It also releases a nice, subtle citrus scent that reminds me of cutting into an orange. It definitely stands up to the salt scrub I have used in the past, and even surpasses it's results.
Because of how the sugar dissolves in water, I was a tad nervous about leaving the container in the shower. I contemplated transferring it to a mason jar, but didn't think the metal lids would fare well. I keep thinking I should find something else, but haven't come up with a better option yet. After two weeks of sitting on the shelf in the shower, the remaining sugar scrub is still in perfect condition, though!
Deep Steep Body Butter
The Whole Body Team at Whole Foods Market knew just the right answer to my request, deep steep body butter - this is my new favorite lotion. It's thick and holds in the moisture - even using it only every other day, but it absorbs quickly and doesn't even leave a hint of stickiness! I also like the mild citrus scent which pairs nicely with the sugar scrub.
I've been using this lotion after my shower when I use the citrus sugar scrub. While the directions say it can be used as an all-over lotion, I have been using it only on my lower leg and really focusing on my knee and heel areas. After just two weeks, I've noticed how much softer the skin has become on my heels and knees after the winter left them quite dry. I've also found that on the "off" days my legs still feel soft and well-moisturized.
A new lotion in the house is never safe from my husband's quest to end his dry skin issues. Here's what he thought:
I have been using Deep Steep body butter from Whole Foods Market for about 3 weeks now. I must say that I have been very pleased with the results so far. With very minimal usage (maybe 4 times per week), I have seen pretty substantial results. Before I used this cream, I tried many other options including, a skin care company's night cream made especially for very dry skin, petroleum jelly and various other lotions. My pants used to stick to my knees like Velcro when I put them on. That is a thing of the past now. I do not have any more raw cracks. The smell is also quite pleasant (very mild) The absorbency factor is quite nice as well, and there is no greasy feel.
To top off the great things about this lotion, it's cruelty free - not tested on animals!
These are both products that I have no intention to stop using. They do their job well - my skin is now summer ready! They last, so I'm not having to make a trip every week or two to replace a product that requires substantial amounts be used each time to get results. Plus they smell great!
Thank you Whole Foods Market and to the Whole Body Team for introducing me to two new products that are becoming one of my favorite parts of my day!