Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Scrub ($36.00 for 12 oz.) Is advertised as both a full-body exfoliation and a skin shadow, although these two terms mean differently to me. Systemic exfoliation is a rougher product designed to help remove dead skin cells on the skin that cover your body (which basically doesn’t include your face, possibly your neck), while the skin glosser is a smoother product, It’s smoother and tends to be gentler overall. Do they mean the same as you? I’m more curious than anything. We all have our own expectations/ideas depending on the product and how they are marketed!
Systemic exfoliation smells mild and non-synthetic fresh lemon, and it really isn’t a lingering and final scent after bathing. It has fairly fine, lumpy particles that will get the job done, but if you’re looking for a coer rub like a regular salt/sugar, I don’t think this one will be strong enough for you. However, if you prefer something smoother, smoother, and gentler (especially if you have sensitive skin), then this product will be more suitable for you. Bliss calls this exfoliating piece a “circular exfoliating particle,” as their spherical nature will avoid tearing the skin.
Ingredients: Water, Myreth-3 Myristate, Octyl Stearate, Polyethylene, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Distearate, Dimethicone, Propolis Extract, Dimethicone Copolyol, Beeswax, Gylcereth-7 Hydroxystearate/IPDI Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Triethanolamine, Hop Extract, PonyTail Extract, Beeswaps, Stearamidopropyl Phosphatidyl PG-Dimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Aroma, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea.
I like that my legs feel more rejuvenated and moisturized after using this product. Not all exfoliating products transmit moisture, and I always appreciate a multifunctional use (although if you’re drier, scaly legs like mine, you shouldn’t ignore body butter). Depending on your budget and what you want to spend, Bliss’s full-body exfoliation isn’t for everyone – it seems expensive. Personally, it takes ten years (over say!) to buy a whole body exfoliating jar, so if it suits the job I like, smells, etc., I’m not too worried whether it’s $10 or $40, because I know I’m going to use it a lot. On the other hand, if I’m going through a jar for a month, I should be more vigilant.