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Who doesn’t love baby soft skin? Sadly, the truth is that as you get older, baby soft skin becomes a little harder to come by. You have to work for it. You have to work hard. Creams and lotions aren’t enough–you really need some serious exfoliation to help turnover fresher, smoother skin. Thankfully, Lather has the answer to all of your dry and rough skin woes with its Lather Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub ($39 for 8oz, $68 for 16 oz).
This mighty scrub is formulated with exfoliating powdered bamboo and powdered walnut. Paraben and sulfate-free, it also contains herbal extracts, aloe, almond proteins and sea algae extracts that work together to carry away impurities while leaving your skin silky smooth and baby soft. Essential oils of lemongrass, geranium, vetivert, petit grain and ylang ylang encourage new cell production and infuse the scrub and your skin with a fresh, light fragrance. And speaking of fragrance–this lemony fresh scrub is so energizing and refreshing; it’s reminiscent of lemon iced tea, which is a favorite scent of mine. This generous jar doesn’t contain just a scrub–it’s an experience.
My first impression of Lather’s Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Scrub is that the jar is massive. You get 8 oz. of scrub for $39, which when you only need a smidge to get seriously smooth is not too shabby. The scrub itself is a deep, chocolate brown and extremely fine grained. The texture is a little grittier than sand–you’re going to get a stronger level of exfoliation from this than from a salt or sugar scrub thanks to the finer grains of walnut and bamboo powder. Just a dime-sized amount of this product is enough for me to exfoliate one entire leg to prepare it for shaving. The end result is the smoothest legs this girl has ever had. Don’t even get me started on what this can do for rough heels and elbows. Can you say “magic”?
What I really enjoy about this scrub is the way it foams up and spreads evenly. This Lather scrub actually lathers! Upon first glance, it seems like a loose, dry scrub, even a little unmanageable. But put a pinch in wet hands and rub it around to work up a good foam and you’re good to go. You can definitely feel the cleansing properties of this, as opposed to some scrubs, which can leave an oily residue.
Can you say “magic”?
I will note that I typically shave my legs in the tub, but after using this scrub in the tub once, I had to start using this strictly in the shower due to the fact that the walnut and bamboo powder doesn’t dissolve like a sugar or salt scrub. I had grit all over my tub and it was a pain to get it to go down the drain, so keep that in mind if you have a temperamental drain. The positives far outweigh that tiny negative, though. I made the mistake of using a (bad) self-tanner on my legs and this scrub cleaned up my poor life choice in one go.
Overall, I’m very impressed with the degree of exfoliating this foaming scrub provides–it noticeably smoothes difficult calluses and really helps reveal enviably baby soft skin everywhere else. It’s a new favorite!
we heartsters–Do you Lather? What’s your favorite Lather product? Let’s hear about it in the comments!