I remember the first time I saw Meiling walk upstairs to take her bath with a bowl of sugar in one hand and a bottle of olive oil in the other.
I thought to myself..."what in the heck is she doing?"
Since then, she has taught me how incredibly smooth, nourished, and moisturized your skin can get from such a simple product.
Her scrub has come a long way since the days of table sugar and olive oil (though that works too!).
After about a year of testing different formulations, we are proud to offer Meiling Skincare's Sunday Body Polish!
Have you every tried a body scrub that was nothing more than an overpriced jar of sugar or salt, that was a bit damp from the small amount of oils included?
We tested a all the popular sugar and salt scrubs, and found that a lot of them were just that.
You can't help but feel cheated when you open up the jar and just see a damp pile of sugar or salt.
That's not us! Each jar has a generous amount of oils that not just saturate the organic sugar...but it is completely submerged.
This ensures that you are receiving as much of "the good stuff" as you can!
And speaking of "the good stuff"...
Sunday Body Scrub's All Organic Ingredients
Organic Tourbinado Sugar
Tourbinado Sugar is a 100% pure, natural cane sugar. The granules are larger than normal table sugar, which provides a wonderful, gentle exfoliation.
So the sugar works twofold:
- Clears away dead skin cells (exfoliation)
- Locks in the vitamin and antioxidant rich moisturizing properties of the organic oils (humectant).
Organic Almond Oil
Almond oil is a mild, hypoallergenic oil that is easily absorbed into the skin. Rich in Vitamin A, almond oil is perfect for softening the skin from deep within.
Almond oil also contains powerful antioxidant properties. According to a 2007 study by the Departments of Pharmaceutics at Hamdard University, "topical almond oil is capable of preventing the structural damage caused by UV irradiation and it was also found useful in decelerating the photoaging process". Essentially almond oil helps reduce signs of aging due to the sun's UV rays.
Due to it's easy of skin absorption, almond oil can also remove dirt and debris stuck deep within pores, clearing your skin and helping to fight acne and other skin irritations.
The anti-aging properties of almond oil also help to renew skin cells, giving your skin a soft, radiant glow!
Organic Shea Butter
Shea Butter has amazing moisturizing and healing properties.
Rich in Vitamin A and E, Shea Butter improves skin elasticity while rejuvenating collagen production...helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Shea Butter is fantastic at hydrating and conditioning your skin, giving it that soft, glowy look and feel.
Pure Vitamin E Oil
There is a reason Vitamin E is found in so many skin care products...it works!
It works as an antioxidant...helping to slow the oxidization process of skin aging and also as a potent anti-inflammatory.
Organic Rosehip Oil
Rose hip oil gives your skin a healthy beautiful glow. The high concentration of essential fatty acids, linoleic (omega-6) and linolenic (omega-3), make for an incredibly effective ingredient to moisturize and combat signs of aging.
Rosehip oil also improves skin tone by reducing pigmentation due to it's high levels of Vitamin A, while the Vitamin C helps boost collagen production...helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Organic Jojoba Oil
Jojoba oil easily absorbs into the skin...allowing the oil to moisturize deep into the skin cells.
The high levels of Vitamin A and E also help contribute to the anti-inflammatory properties, helping to heal damaged, or irritated skin.
Jojoba oil also works as an antibacterial agent. Due to it's ability to absorb deep within the skin, the antibacterial properties help fight acne and other skin problems.
Organic Camellia Seed Oil
Camellia oil has been used throughout the centuries as a skin care secret of the Japaneses Geisha.
The oil's molecular weight is almost identical to the skin's naturally produced oils, allowing for quick absorption.
Camellia oil is rich in Vitamins A, B, D, and E and has high concentrations of Oleic acid and Omega 3,6, and 9. This results in an oil with incredibly powerful anti-aging, moisturizing emollient properties, which also helps promote fresh skin cell growth...leaving your skin soft, hydrated, supple, and glowing!
Organic Meadowfoam Oil
Meadowfoam is another light oil that easily absorbs into the skin.
The high antioxidant composition makes for a potent anti-aging ingredient.
As meadowfoam penetrates deep into the epidermis, it helps deliver the vitamins and essential fatty acids to reduce the appearance of lines, repair and hydrate your skin.
Directions for Body Scrub Use
Meiling Skincare's Sunday Body Polish is such a nourishing scrub...there is no need to use it everyday.
Life gets busy, and there is not always time for such a pampering.
It's called Sunday for a reminder to treat yourself from time to time....usually we only give ourselves that time on Sunday.
But in this sense...Sunday is a state of mind.
And when you are in that state, treat yourself...nourish your skin.
After washing, scoop a generous amount into your hand, and apply on your skin in circular motions. After rinsing, and upon leaving the bath...pat dry with a towel so as to allow your skin to absorb all the nourishing oil.
Enjoy Your Sunday!