Whipped Body Polish passed several tests before I even applied it. First, when I unscrewed the lid, what was inside wasn’t shiny — a huge clue that the formula wasn’t oily. Instead, it was densely packed sugar particles that felt dry to the touch with malleable creaminess. Second, it smells delicious: lemon meringue sans the in-your-face sweetness so many dessert-scented products subject us to. (Another pet peeve!)
Most importantly, it does what a body scrub should do. It loosens up shallow ingrown hairs on my legs before I shave, it softens the roughness on my ankles, and it gives my tattoos a boost of brightness. It does all of that gently, too, so it doesn’t feel like I’m just rubbing sandpaper all over myself. (Hot tip from the brand: Instead of scrubbing harder, scrub longer.)
Whipped Body Polish does, in fact, contain oil — organic sunflower oil, to be exact. But in just the right amount to moisturize skin (alongside its buddy shea butter) without laminating it in a false sense of sleekness.
There’s only one thing I don’t like about Clove + Hallow Whipped Body Polish, and that’s the possibility that it may not become a permanent part of the brand’s line — a damn shame considering there’s a shortage of perfect body scrubs in this world. Needless to say, if you’re as annoyed by the oily scrubs as I am, don’t miss your opportunity to stock up. (Just leave me a few!) They’re available for $24 a jar at cloveandhallow.com.
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