#TestedWithLove: Vo Bath & Co.'s Citrine Lotion Body Scrub
I think it’s safe to say a lot of us aren't familiar with lotion-scrub combo products. I have used lotions, I have used scrubs…but this moisturizing exfoliant was mind-boggling to me. Probably witchcraft. Just simply impossible.
But when you open the elegant glass jar—a decent size for 30 bucks a pop. I know what you’re thinking; thirty dollars for exfoliate? Oh, I think I forgot to mention that it’s 100% natural, free of synthetics and parabens and has not been tested on animals and the shea butter is fair trade; I don’t think you could ask for much more. Sorry for the long tangent, anyway...—nothing seems impossible.
Lemon, tangerine and grapefruit come together to form a perfect harmony. The scent is like the first spring morning after a long winter; it smells clean, crisp and refreshing. I love citrusy smells, so if you’re looking for something tangy and invigorating, this is it. If I were a lemon, I’d sacrifice my life to be included in this scrub. That’s how much I like it.
All you do is scoop some out and scrub it over your damp skin. It makes you smell sooooooo good. For the whole day. Who needs perfume anymore?
"Okay, Shriya, enough about how good it smells...What’s the deal with this? How is it a lotion and a scrub?” you ask. After exfoliating, you can pat dry and apply your normal lotion. But get this—you don’t need to.
And I am here to confirm that your skin feels oh so brand new after using this exfoliate. You’ve never felt your skin this soft, I swear. And yeah, I know all exfoliators make your skin feel soft. That’s the point. But most exfoliators are also very drying and if you don’t moisturize after, your skin does not STAY soft.
But you really don’t need to moisturize with this one. You can just apply is, rinse it off and go. It will lave your skin feeling and looking nourished, healthy and soft all day. No ashiness, no dry skin.
I use it in the mornings because the smell is so invigorating and makes me feel awake and ready for the day. I use it religiously now, after shaving my legs. It makes them so smooth, I obsessively feel my own legs for hours afterwards. And it helps with razor burn and the dryness you tend to feel after shaving. I also use it on my face and have noticed a significant decrease in hyper pigmentation and scars.
The texture is perfect for actually improving your skin. It’s gentle, but gravelly enough to urge skin cell repair. If you don’t have any spots that you’re worried about, it’s still great because it really brightens up your skin. You don’t just feel refreshed, you look like you just came out of a spa. I feel that it makes my skin glow.
I can confidently say that this is the best body scrub I’ve ever used. It’s so healthy and so versatile. I think everyone should pick one up, because this is a real skin care and self-love game changer.