There’s a Real-Life Love Story Behind This Body Exfoliator

I even have read the identical beauty stories you will have. Actually, possibly I’ve written a few of them. I do know that there are roughly 17 of the most effective body exfoliators to get soft, smooth, silky skin. I do know that exfoliating is supposed to be a full-body practice. I do know that in the event you’re truly a devotee to the temple of sentimental skin, like most beauty enthusiasts are, you ought to be scrubbing, sloughing, and dry-brushing throughout, on a regular basis.

But I don’t prefer to. And the easy reason for that’s: I’m lazy. Exfoliating your body seems like exercise. The opposite reason is that the majority body exfoliators are unpleasant, and leave behind an oily residue that makes me feel like I would like to shower again. The highly regarded, very trendy brown sugar-type body exfoliators also feel like something I could make in my very own kitchen and thus, are a waste of cash to purchase. But (it’s essential to have known there can be one other but in there), there’s one body exfoliator I like using.

Bloomeffect’s Royal Tulip Polish is a very nice body exfoliator that makes me feel like I’m maximizing my limited time within the shower. It has not only one kind of exfoliator (physical, via sea salt granules), but two (14 percent alpha hydroxy acid). The salt granules don’t have sharp edges, and the twin exfoliator combo each lifts and scrubs off dead skin and hyperpigmentation (meaning it does great things for mosquito bites and pimples scars). I like that the granules are nice and are noticeable, without being too in-your-face (form of like Keanu Reeves). And I actually just like the base of the exfoliator—it’s a cream, fabricated from hyaluronic acid—in addition to the brand’s proprietary tulip complex (created from actual, imperfect tulip bulbs) that transforms right into a fluffy, not-too-rich lather once you add water. The mixture leaves my skin feeling moisturized and soft (but most significantly clean) at the identical time.


The brand’s founder, Kim van Haaster, has an actual love story that I like telling people since it appears like something out of a Canadian Lifetime movie—Canadian, since the Lifetime movies are higher there (ask any native). She was living in Recent York, working in beauty, and went on a visit to Ibiza together with her girlfriends, when she met a person in a club. As Usher sings, they fell in love on this club and the person turned out to be a fourth-generation tulip farmer. Haaster then created the brand based on the tulip waste byproduct she observed at his family farm. Currently pregnant with sensitive skin besides, she recently discovered that Bloomeffects’ Royal Tulip Polish is gentle enough for her skin, and, she guarantees, even on your face and hair. I haven’t tried it on my face and hair yet, but I do get a kick out of using the tulip-decorated picket spoon that comes with each jar. And the super-soft skin after application, in fact.

Kathleen Hou is the wonder director at Elle Magazine.

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