There are so many exciting developments in the world of skincare for those who wish to give the skin on their body the same level of care as the skin on their face. While previously, body lotions and oils were the go-to products for skin hydration and nourishment, the industry has advanced beyond these traditional options.
From body masks and exfoliators to serums and moisturizers, there is a wide range of options to choose from, depending on your skin type and concerns. Ready to give your body the pampering it deserves? Here’s how to develop your perfect body care ritual.
Maintaining healthy skin is an essential part of any beauty routine. One of the most crucial steps in achieving this is by cleansing your body thoroughly during your shower. Showering helps to cleanse your skin from dirt and sweat and removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
We recommend steering clear of body soaps and washes containing sulfates, often listed as sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate on ingredient labels. Such products have the potential to remove your skin’s natural oils and weaken its barrier. Our Body Wash Collection is plant-based, gentle, and formulated with no harsh chemicals. To revitalize the body and mind, try our Stress Relief Body Wash. To promote better breathing, try our Respiratory Body Wash.
Exfoliating your body is an important step in your skincare routine as it helps to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and stimulate blood circulation. Dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface of your skin, leading to a dull, rough texture. Potentially, clogged pores can cause acne and other skin problems. Exfoliating can help to smooth out the skin's texture and improve the absorption of other skincare products such as moisturizers and serums.
Many body scrubs are too abrasive on the skin, which may lead to skin irritation and dryness. Some exfoliation particles cause microcuts in your skin. Our Body Scrubs start with a creamy lotion base, formulated to cleanse and comfort even the most sensitive skin. We then add gentle, yet effective natural exfoliating particles and essential oils. Try our dreamy Lavender Body Scrub for a more calming experience, or our Lemongrass Body Scrub to help reduce the look and feel of acne or other skin conditions.
Using a body serum or treatment can be incredibly beneficial for your skin's health and appearance. These specialized products are designed to provide intense hydration, nourishment, and rejuvenation to your skin, targeting specific concerns like dryness, aging, uneven tone, and texture. Unlike regular moisturizers or lotions, body serums and treatments typically contain a higher concentration of active ingredients like antioxidants, extracts, and vitamins that penetrate deeper into the skin, delivering maximum benefits. Incorporating a body serum or treatment into your skincare routine can help promote cellular turnover, improve skin texture, and enhance overall radiance.
For a completely personalized approach to your skin, try our Customized Body Cocktail. The blend of 100% natural botanical oils can help you address all of your intentions and concerns in one bottle. To add a scent and aromatic experience, select from some of our favorite essential oils blends. You’ll be able to target your specific body concerns that a one-size-fits-all body treatment can’t.
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks, consider using our Immacule Elixir. This nourishing treatment combines over a dozen high-quality botanical oils with properties known to strengthen the skin by supporting collagen and elastin production, enhance the skin's ability to heal, and prevent further damage with the help of powerful antioxidants. For stretch marks, apply 4-5 drops, twice daily. To improve the look of scars, massage 2-3 drops directly to scarred skin, up to three times daily. To prevent stretch marks from forming during pregnancy, begin treatments as soon as possible to support and strengthen the skin from the tearing that causes stretch marks. Along with Immacule, we suggest a combination of Nourishing Body Cream and Algae Extract or Aromatic Algae.
Body creams and body lotions are both essential body care products that will help to nourish and hydrate the skin. These products are designed to provide a protective barrier on the skin's surface, preventing moisture loss and keeping the skin soft and supple. Both products can be used daily after a shower or bath to help lock in moisture and maintain healthy, glowing skin. Regular use of body cream or body lotion will also help to improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin, and can even help to prevent signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
For a lighter-feeling moisturizer, ideal for normal or oilier skin types, try our Body Lotion. The formula features Shea Butter, Camellia, Argan, and Abyssinian oils that provide skin with a hydrated feel without leaving a greasy residue. Additionally, the inclusion of Algae contributes to a firming and supportive feel. Try our Lavender Body Lotion for the whole family or our Vanilla-Orange Body Lotion for a delicately sweet treat.
For those who need deep, nourishing hydration that lasts all day, check out our Nourishing Body Cream. Nourishing Body Cream is our top-selling body cream for a good reason - it works instantly to hydrate the skin and provide essential nutrients that help improve the appearance of stubborn skin conditions like stretch marks and sagging. This is all thanks to its powerful formula, which is enriched with premium ingredients such as Laminaria, Fucus, and Spirulina algae, Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter, as well as Organic Hemp Seed and Avocado Oils, and pure essential oils.
Dry brushing, an ancient practice that originated in India as part of Ayurvedic medicine called Garshana, has been in existence for almost five millennia. Its purpose was to enhance blood flow and circulation. Although the technique has remained largely unchanged over the centuries, it continues to provide numerous internal and external benefits for the body. To perform dry brushing, you simply use a firm, natural-bristled body brush to massage your skin in a light, upward motion. This process helps to exfoliate dead and dry skin, resulting in brighter, healthier-looking skin. It is important to keep both the brush and your skin dry during the process. Additionally, dry brushing can also enhance the effectiveness of moisturizers.
Bath Salts and Soaks
Prefer to indulge in a bath instead of a shower? Ritual Bathing is the art of turning your bath time into an extraordinary experience of relaxation, renewal, and rejuvenation. Customize your own with our Make Your Own Bath Salts, or select from our pre-blended salts. Choose Serene Bath Salts for a relaxing soak, or Analgesic Bath Salts for sore, achy, muscles. For times of high stress or when your body needs a sense of balance, add a few tablespoons of Laminaria Digitata Powder to a warm bath.
Bath and Body Oils
We offer 6 Bath & Body Oil blends that are specially formulated to benefit nearly any skin, body, or emotional issue. These blends may be used topically, straight from the bottle, or added to the bath – or both! Add 25-50 drops in a warm (not hot) bath. Relax and soak for 20 minutes. Or apply 10-30 drops topically to affected areas before getting in the bath. Try our Fluid Reduction Bath & Body Oil for the feeling of fluid retention and PMS symptoms, or our Renew Bath & Body Oil if you’re feeling sluggish or weighed down.
The skincare industry has recognized the importance of caring for the skin on our bodies just as much as we do for our faces. With these new advancements and options available, it's the perfect time for anyone looking to pamper and nourish their skin from head to toe.