Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow Scrub £31.03*
Although I'm happy to drop a eye-widening amount of dosh on skincare and make up, I've always stuck to the basics when it comes to body care. Although I've always been quite partial to a bit of Lush or Soap & Glory, I've never even thought of shopping high end when it comes to shower gels, scrubs and body moisturisers.
Well I'm afraid thats all about to change. Recently I discovered Laura Merciers body soufflé, and after opening up to the idea that £40 body creams actually exist (and its totally worth every penny), I've had my mind open without actively seeking more luxurious body care. This Elemis Fragipani Monoi Salt Glow scrub is something else, and offers something that no other ever ever has. By that I mean, it is an actual miracle worker. All you really need to know is that my skin really is softer than a babies bottom, feels intensely moisturised and that I smell pretty delicious too.
The packaging, whilst looking the part, is pretty clunky and not really mid-shower friendly, but I can forgive that for just how well it works. It is entirely free of parabens, silicones, or colouring and is instead infused with mineral rich salts, coconut oil and hibiscus plants. It doesn't exactly lather up, but feels incredibly creamy and softening, even before drying - I can skip body lotion altogether when I've used this.
I wish I could explain the smell, its meant to be Tahitian Monoi oil & Fragipani flowers but I can't say I've ever come across either of them. Its rich and has a subtle perfume scent to it. I'd describe it as an exotic musk perhaps, and definitely addictive. It lingers after rinsing and drying, which earns it extra points straight away.
Its expensive, really expensive. It retails at £36.50 but are selling it for £31.03 right now. I'll be repurchasing it without a doubt - £35 for the softest my skin has ever been? Please, take my money now!
Have you tried this?
What luxury body products do you love?