Ginger Exfoliating Scrub
If you’ve been following me for a while it will be no surprise to you how much I love Living Libations. Nadine Artemis (the divine creature behind the company) is the embodiment of Mother Nature, and my trust in this company is bar none. There are very few companies I trust like this, particularly when it comes to the care of my face, but as I explore more products I love, I will share them with you!
Today I am highlighting one of my new favourite Libations items: the Ginger Exfoliating Scrub!
Scrubs are great, but they are something I have taken out of my face care routine for a long long time because the scrubbing action is conventionally done using micro-plastics and other synthetic agents. As the planet is becoming more conscious, people are starting to speak out against these tiny little beads that are washing down your sink and making their way into the ocean. As I learnt about the toxic effects of skincare, old scrubs I used to think were serving my health (like Nuteogena’s citrus scrubs) went straight into the bin and I never looked back.
Needless to say- Living Libations do not use any toxic ingredients- not for your skin, nor the planet. Their exfoliating power comes from finely ground pumice stone, and unlike the toxic synthetic grapefruit scrubs of my childhood- this scrub uses actual organic grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) essential oil!
I first tried this face scrub when I got home from a long sweaty bicycle ride, my face was flushed from the circulation and the sunshine and I was feeling in need of a good scrub down after riding through Toronto. On top of the thick layer of car fumes that graced my face, I was on my menstrual cycle, and being over worked these past few months- my face was in need of some TLC. I didn’t think a single application of the scrub would absolutely transform my skin, but it honestly did. Knowing the brand- I should have expected the single-use transformation; but still- my mind is blown to how profound one single application of the scrub completely revived me.
I personally plan on incorporating this scrub into my face care routine 1x week, to help refresh, exfoliate, and revive my skin! Followed by one of the Libation’s Best Skin Ever serums (my current favourite is Lavish Abundance).
A powerful two-in-one which eliminates dry flaky skin and locks in moisture. Apply to wet or dry skin using bare hands or a bath mitt. Massage thoroughly, paying special attention to rough spots. Rinse and get ready to feel your skin sing! Enlivens the senses with spicy ginger and bright citrus. If applying upon face, use with gentle pressure. Follow up with a Best Skin Ever or your favorite Libations Serum for extra moisture.
Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba), Cocos nucifera (Coconut), Aloebarbadensis (Aloe Vera), (Cera alba) Beeswax, Fucus vesiculosus (Seaweed), Pumice, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow Root), Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm), Citrus limon (Lemon), Zingiber officinale (Ginger), Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit), and Salvia officinalis (Sage) and Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) CO2 Extracts
Golden Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Oil – Glorious, golden jojoba nourishes and conditions thirsty skin. Jojoba has unparalleled ability to moisturize the skin, balance oil production, deep clean pores, and create long-lasting conditioning effects that soften skin to perfect silk. It is packed with peptides and lipids and contains the highest levels of phenolic compounds found in nature along with antioxidants and all soluble forms of vitamin E!
Virgin Coconut (Cocos nucifera) Oil – Our pure, pristine virgin coconut oil satiates skin, offering magnificent moisture and resilience. Coconut oil is smoothes the appearance of fine lines, and is a sentinel for the skin’s moisture barrier.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis) - Aloe vera is a magical, succulent plant that grows in warmer climates. It has a sturdy leaf which offers a clear, gelatinous pulp. This pulp creates an incredibly soothing balm for delicate skin. Offering pitch-perfect levels of hydration, aloe has magnificent properties that seep into the skin to relax redness and puffiness. Our aloe vera offers a double dose of moisturizing protection for the skin. As a naturally-occurring moisturizer, it sinks into skin, locking in moisture. At the same time, it forms a perfectly, porous layer on top of the skin to keep moisture in and keep the rest out.
Beeswax – Beautiful beeswax is a breathable wax, brimming with nutrients that locks in moisture.
Bladderwrack Seaweed (Fucus vesiculosus) - This succulent seaweed is naturally mucilaginous to lubricate the skin. Very rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, B vitamins, and silica.
Pumice Stone – Our super scrub contains ultra finely ground pumice stone into a powder, an incredibly porous volcanic rock that has been used to exfoliate rough skin for thousands of years. Pumice stone dispels dead skin and callouses, turning your roughest areas into smooth sailing.
Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis) Herbal Infusion – The gooey offerings of this root give us an unexpected emollient that is softening and balancing. Marshmallow is used to moisten dry, rough skin, reduce redness, and bring balance to overly dry or overly oily skin.
Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) Herbal Infusion – Slippery Elm is a mucilaginous bark with slippery, soothing benefits that help to soften the skin. It slips moisture into skin to diminish dryness and redness.
Lemon (Citrus limon) Essential Oil – Luscious lemon clarifies, energizes, and purifies the skin from head to toe. It is excellent in cleansers as Lemon tones, firms, and infuses skin with resilience.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Essential Oil – A hero in our aromatherapy-arsenal as it packs an herbaceous punch! Warm and zingy, it energizes the skin and assists with enhancing the appearance of elasticity and firmness.
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) Essential Oil – Toning, tightening grapefruit refreshes the skin while smoothing skin texture.
Sage + Rosemary (Salvia officinalis + Rosmarinus officinalis) CO2 Extracts – These cogent, concentrated supercritical compounds capture the full symphony of sage and rosemary as an extract which yields benefits for hair and skin, and sustains this conditioner’s freshness with opulent antioxidants.