Ok, I admit it: sometimes I like to try more "girly" products. But all in the name of research, you see. But the only thing "girly" about Ec-Oooh-Chic's Tangerine & Ginger Sugar Scrub ($22.50) is the packaging (and probably the fact that not many men use body scrubs.. but hey, I like to think we all need a good body exfoliation).

What I love about Ec-Oooh-Chic Tangerine & Ginger Sugar Scrub is the ingredients. No frills, and—count them—only four ingredients, all of which are so beneficial for dry skin.

Natural sugar cane provides the actual exfoliation and stimulates circulation, while it's buddies honey and almond oil not only offer that amazing scent but also bring your skin to this softness you don't get every day. As you know, honey is a natural humectant so it already has the ability to retain moisture well. It's also a natural antioxidant. Speaking of antioxidants, the scrub also contains Vitamin E, which is known to help reduce age spots and prevent further sun damage. Talk about getting rid of dead skin cells while gaining from other benefits in an organic way!

I should also mention that the sugar is super fine, which I think is a bonus. There are some scrubs out there that actually hurt, but this is completely painless.

It is $22.50, however, and with ingredients as simple as this, could be something you could easily make yourself at home. That way, guys can use a more, ahem, masculine oil for scent.


Ingredients: Sucrose (sugar), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Honey, Tocopherol (Vitamin-E)