Salt vs Sugar

April 22, 2010

Our new scrubs have been out for two weeks now, and wow have we ever gotten some love from you guys about them!  Here’s one of my favorites:

Just tried the new sugar scrubs and they are so fantastic! I purchased the lavender and the bamboo kind, but I may need to stop by to pick up the orange one as well!  Stellar job on the R&D side – its not too greasy and the grains don’t hurt while scrubbing. The smells are to die for! They are so indulgent, I can hardly wait for my next shower!

Wow, thanks!  We’re so glad you love them!

I’ve had a few people ask what the difference is between a sugar scrub (like our Lavender or Blood Orange scrubs) and a salt scrub (like our Bamboo).

Salt is great for softening both the water and your skin and provides a more vigorous scrub.  Sugar, while gentler than salt also has some benefit because the AHA’s it contains are great for revealing fresh dewy skin and making it glow.  Sugar also won’t sting if you’re clutzy with your razor (ahem).

That said…it really boils down to what you prefer.  I tend to use the the sugar scrubs on almost a daily basis to keep my skin from drying out, but I use the Bamboo scrub (which contains salt) when I need a good strong exfoliation, usually once a week or so.

I’d love to hear which one you prefer, so far the numbers are telling us it’s neck and neck!