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Reviewed by Cindy
I always enjoy a nice sugar scrub, so I was excited to try the LATHER Yuzu Sugar Cane Body Buff ($19). The first thing I noticed when I opened the jar was the very pleasant scent – mild, fresh, and spa-like. The texture was surprisingly smooth and non-irritating, with tiny sugar granules that gently exfoliated my skin. I have used scrubs that were so abrasive that they hurt, but not this one. It was mild and gentle, and I was able to use it before shaving without experiencing “the burn.”
The safflower and shea butter in this scrub left my skin feeling smooth and moisturized, without that residual oily/greasy feeling that some scrubs leave. It rinsed off nicely in the shower, and did not leave gritty, clumpy gobs of stuff on the shower floor. I really enjoyed the scrub and felt that the gentle exfoliation was perfect for the spring/summer months. I also didn’t feel the need to apply moisturizer after I used the scrub (I am 50 years young, with patches of dry skin on my elbows, heels and knees). I did use a self-tanner a few times following exfoliation, and the result was smooth and silky skin. I like the fact that LATHER products are made in the USA, and that the brand strives to use many quality natural ingredients. This scrub is paraben free, but it does contain the controversial ingredient phenoxyethanol. Overall, if you are looking for a nice, gentle, moisturizing scrub, this product delivers.
Ingredients: Sucrose, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polysorbate-20, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Glyceryl Behenate / Eicosadioate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Junos (Yuzu) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Tetradibutyl Pentaerithrityl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylic/Capric Trigylceride, Linoleic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Phospholipids, PEG-8, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glylcol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol