As someone who doesn’t usually enjoy using exfoliants, I found a pleasant alternative in WHIP Wildflower Scrub($16 at whipbar.com). The scrub, which comes in multiple scents and varieties, is one-of-a-kind and made with one of the world’s best exfoliants, volcanic ash. Though usually exfoliants can be rough and have harsh effects on the skin, WHIP scrubs moisturize as well as detox, wash, and exfoliate the skin. In addition to volcanic ash, which helps to purify the skin, WHIP scrubs are also made with ingredients like Amazonian White Clay (kaolin)shea butter, coconut oil, and sunflower oil.
After each use of the WHIP Wildflower Scrub, my face felt fresh and clean and felt a lot smoother than before. Plus, the scrub smells wonderful, with scents of sweet petals of mimosa, cyclamen, wild honeysuckle. WHIP uses all-natural ingredients and all of its products are vegan, cruelty-free, preservative-free, phthalate-free, gluten-free, non-comedogenic, detergent-free, sulfate-free, and paraben-free. Furthermore, all of WHIP’s products are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. While I’m not sold on exfoliant beads, I can definitely get used to the exfoliating powers of volcanic ash.