Definitions Skincare’s mission is to continually improve the skin’s health and appearance by providing the latest advancements in skincare, backed by scientific results. While some of the products in the skincare line do contain some notable ingredients, the Resurfacing Body Polish ($49.50) is notably unremarkable. The polish is part of body/cellulite line and can be used prior to application of the cellulite cream (which I did not test) containing a supposedly cutting-edge Lipocare technology to address orange-peel skin.

The Resurfacing body polish is meant to be a hydrating and smoothing body exfoliation treatment. Well it does hydrate as the first two ingredients are water and glycerin. Glycerin has been shown to significantly improve the hydration of the outer layer of skin and restore the skin's normal protective barrier function. The “resurfacing” comes from bamboo extract, a natural exfoliant that should give the skin a polished, glowing look. Bamboo is rich in natural silica and is considered very safe. Then there are the antioxidants green tea and algae extract – all fine and good, except that they make minimal contact with my body and are washed away within a minute (maybe two). The rest of the ingredients in the product largely serve as preservatives and emollients, that while, do not have any adverse side effects, do not particularly serve any skin beneficial purpose either.

Perhaps looking for actual cleansing agents in a body polish was expecting too much. The product is exactly what Definitions Skincare claims it to be: a hydrating scrub. Although I still can’t help being disappointed that it doesn’t do more to clean one’s skin other than exfoliate with bamboo extract, which there is not very much of.

Ingredients: Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf Stem Extract (Bamboo Extract,) Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea leaf extract,) Algae Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Xantham Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate , C12-15 AlkylBenzoate