Summer doesn’t officially start for another few weeks, but with the warm weather finally gracing us with its presence, there’s no better time to get your skin ready for bikini season. One of my favourite ways to prep my skin is with body scrubs. It cleans out your pores, removes dead skin cells, improves circulation and gets your skin glowing like nothing else. To help me get my skin, summer-ready, I was lucky to receive two body scrubs from BVSpa, the Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub and the Lavender & Rosemary Salt Scrub.
Who is BVSpa?
BVSpa is a collection of spa-quality products created by Bon Vital, an Ohio-based company that has been specialized in massage and aromatherapy products for more than 30 years. The BVSpa collection includes everything you need to create your own little spa experience at home, including moisturizing body scrubs, lotions and butters, all of which are free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Plus, their products are not tested on animals!
Sugar Scrubs vs. Salt Scrubs
Two of the most common ingredients found in scrubs are sugar and salt. Although you might think they are one and the same, there is actually a big difference between the two formulas. The Sugar Scrubs are more gentle for your skin and are safe to use on a daily basis. The formula dissolves in water making it less abrasive and ideal to use on more delicate areas of the body, such as the décolletage, neck, tops of hands and legs and arms. The Pink Grapefruit scent has been amazing to use in the morning. The juicy scent is so invigorating and just makes me feel so happy and alive. The formula is made with Jojoba, Olive and Safflower oils, and leaves my skin super soft and hydrated without a hint of greasiness.
Salt scrubs tend to be a little more abrasive, yet also more effective at removing dry skin on rougher parts of the body like elbows, knees and ankles. For that reason, they are best used no more than once a week. This Lavender & Rosemary Salt Scrub has been my go-to scrub for those night when I want to unwind and really relax. The lavender and rosemary scent is just so soothing! The formula includes therapeutic salt from the Dead Sea to really remove impurities and dead skin cells. Yet, since this formula also includes Jojoba, Olive and Safflower oils, my skin is super soft and just glowing when I step out of the shower. The formula is quite thick though and does take a little extra squeeze to get out of the tube, but that’s to be expected with a formula that doesn’t contain water.
I adore these body scrubs! The scents are so wonderful and fresh, and the formulas so effective. Both formulas did a great job at making my skin soft and hydrated. Look out summer, here I come!
BVSpa products are available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix locations.
Disclaimer: Although these products were provided to me for review, the opinions expressed are completely honest and 100% my own.