"Skin Spa" is an aromatherapy face sugar scrub for all skin types, but especially for those of you with more oily skin! Essential oil of Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium) is similar to orange blossoms with a bitter, floral, citrus and herbaceous undertone. Its oil, steam-distilled from leaves of the bitter orange plant, is perfect in scrubs/cleansers, as it leaves the skin clean and toned, while reducing the occurrence of acne. After using Petitgrain you may find that your pores look smaller. Bergamot essential oil (Citrus bergamia) is a natural antibiotic and disinfectant, so adding it to any skin care formula helps ward off microorganisms. In addition, this antibacterial action makes the oil great for those with acne, as it helps to kill the bacteria on the skin before it can react to create blackheads and pimples. Bergamot has an added property of helping to control excess oil production in the skin, attacking acne from two sides.
Martina's body & face sugar scrubs are freshly made with natural ingredients, no preservatives, colors or dyes. The base of her scrubs is organic virgin coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), which is a stable oil and therefore a great carrier for essential oils.
Martina uses sugar (not salt) because it is sticky and remains attached to your skin while you are applying it, which makes the essential oils more beneficial. Sugar is not only a natural humectant, it is also a natural source of glycolic acid (or AHA for alpha hydroxy acid) that penetrates the skin, encouraging cell turnover, thus generating fresher, younger-looking skin. Sugar scrubs can be used before or during bathing for a thorough exfoliating treatment that leaves skin smooth, soft and supple. You might even find that your skin care products work more effectively on exfoliated skin, as pores are unclogged and able to retain more moisture.
To use: Scoop out a small amount and rub it over damp skin, then rinse. Use up to 3 times a week. Please keep water out of the jar to prevent mold.
Size: 4 oz PET plastic jar with a bamboo spatula.