REN Guerande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm – 330ml (£20.00)
Being in the market for a really rough, gritty body scrub, which can double as a foot scrub, I thought I’d try out REN’s offering labelled as an exfoliating body balm.
Guerade is a town on the western coast of France where REN have selected their sea salt for this product. They have mixed it with Sweet Almond and Olive Oil, to produce an intensely moisturising gritty balm, which is surprisingly concentrated.
When you open the huge 330ml pot you’re immediately hit with the aroma of fresh zesty mint, thanks to the Mentha Piperite (Peppermint) Oil. The consistency feels like you’re sinking your fingers into damp white sand, which is in fact sea salt.
Scoop out a small amount with your fingers and rub onto the body. Concentrating your efforts on dry elbows, knees, backs of the upper arm and feet. This balm can be applied to dry or damp skin and within seconds you discover just how moisturising it is. The mix of basil and rosemary essential oils is dominated by the peppermint oil, leaving the skin smelling fresh.
Sea salt is the only grit within this product, which is good for people with sensitive skin. So if you’re after a mild, gentle, body exfoliator or you have particularly dry skin on the body, I would recommend trying this. If you’ve been out in the sun and find your shoulders are starting to peel, this would also be ideal!
Ingredients: Maris Sal (Sea Salt), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Laureth 3, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Linalool, Limonene, Tocopherol.