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Green Room Thursdays — Whip It Good With Silky Cosmetics Whipped Sugar Polish




One of the keys to great summer skin: an excellent body polish to remove any dry, rough skin (I’m especially diligent about scrubbing my feet on a regular basis since heels and ankles tend to get dirty, cracked, and dingy when we’re wearing sandals on a regular basis). But if you have sensitive skin, body scrubs can be like kryptonite, aggravating any existing irritation and inflammation. Silky Cosmetics’ new 100% natural and 100% vegan body polishes, however, are suitable for even the most tender, erratic skin. Plus, they’re an eco-friendly choice as they contain no parabens, sulfates, petroleum, or synthetic dyes or fragrances.

Silky’s Whipped Sugar Body Polish is available in four scents: Bliss (which features a fresh floral bouquet scent with a hint of juicy, pulpy papaya), Charm (which mixes spicy peppery notes with sparkling citrus notes), Sorbet (a creamy apricot and peach fragrance) and Sweet Mint (a mix of peppermint and rosemary). Each of these 8 oz. body polishes features a mix of emollient and nurturing ingredients: coconut oil to soften and hydrate; sweet almond oil to moisturize and soften; shea butter to smooth skin and lock in moisture; and soybean oil to reduce any existing wounds, rashes or other grievances and to protect the skin from free radical damage.

I’ve been using the Bliss Whipped Sugar Body Polish regularly, and I must say I’m feeling pretty blissful. The scrub is a light magenta color which makes rubbing it onto skin all the more fun (hey, I’m a big kid!). It’s significantly gentler than most scrubs on the market thanks to the minuscule size of the sugar particles, which feel like tiny grains of sand against the skin. Also, the coconut oil and shea butter coating each grain of the body polish leave the skin velvety smooth, evening out and softening the surface area. But while most scrubs are ridden with pools of sticky or gummy oil that, when transferred onto the skin, leave it feeling overly greasy, this one has a more astute and appropriate ratio of oil to grains. When you scoop a  handful of the polish out of the jar and rub it onto your skin using gentle circular motions, you’ll feel the grains sanding the skin and then you’ll notice how they start to practically melt onto the body, leaving it utterly caressable. Here’s to silky skin!

Silky Whipped Sugar Body Polish, $18. Available at SilkyCos.com

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