Summer skin? It’s elemental, my dear readers
It seems a bit silly, perhaps, to be talking about a product called Beach Prep when we’re halfway through August. But then, in Ontario anyway, it’s hardly been beach weather until very, very recently. So if you are finally headed for the sand you could do worse than this body polish ($35, at select Holt Renfrew stores) from Elemental Herbology–a British company that uses responsibly harvested botanicals to create their line of synthetic fragrance- and sulphate-free skin care.
First off: It smells a bit like Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which is an easy way to our hearts. Second: Founder Kristy Goodger smartly packaged the scrub in a tube, rather than a leaky jar, so it’s easy to pack for a weekend away. Third, and most important: The scrub uses fruit enzymes, such as papaya juice, and a healthy dose of sea salt to get rid of the flakies. It’s all packed into super-rich macadamia and buriti oils, which will nourish that freshly buffed skin and help prevent the return of scaly skin, which last time we checked was an all-year-long battle.