Goal: To find a more economical way to exfoliate and detox my skin without using a body scrub.
Brand I Tried: Earth Therapeutics
Product: Purest Palm Body Brush
Product Description: Firm, dense bristles effectively slough dead skin and boost circulation, making it an ideal choice for dry brushing. May also be used wet. Indispensable for priming body for detox.
Ingredients:100% vegetable body brush is made of pure Japanese palm fiber.
- Price: $9.99
- Size: 9″ Long.
- Uses: Dry brushing, wet brushing.
- First Impression: Looked like it was gonna hurt…
- Visual Attractiveness: Natural looking…
- Texture: Dry and scratchy.
- How Long I’ve Used It: I used to use this all the time, but then forgot about it over the years. I’ve recently started using it again about a year ago.
- Easy To Find And Where? Fairway Market, Whole Foods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Harmon, Earth Therapeutics Website, Amazon, etc.
- Acquired: Purchased with my own money.
- Sample, Trial, Travel Sizes?: No travel sizes that I could find- I usually just skip it while I’m on vacay. It would be cool if they made a mini one though!
- EWG’s Skin Deep – Cosmetic Safety Database Rating: N/A.
- Product This Will Be Replacing: Origins Salt Rub® Smoothing Body Scrub.
- EWG’s Skin Deep – Cosmetic Safety Database Rating for Origins Salt Rub® Smoothing Body Scrub: (I will update this post once I get an email from Origins with the FULL list of ingredients I have requested so I can look it up on Skin Deep… they should post them on their website! Grrr. Not a fan of companies who don’t disclose all product ingredient info.)
- Verdict: I love my Body Brush! I use this strictly for dry brushing only (my next review will be for what I use in the shower…). I’ve never tried any other brands simply because I’ve never really seen any other brands in the store. It takes a little while to get used to… it’s a little rough and scratchy at first – I’m not gonna lie, so use it lightly. Your skin will feel so much better once you get into the routine of dry brushing before every shower. I’m not quite sure how often you have to replace these- I’ve had this one for about 7 months and it’s still in tip-top shape! I guess once you feel that it’s broken-in and sort of flimsy, it’s time to toss it and spring for a new one. As soon as I get a chance- I’m going to write a “How-To” post about proper dry brushing technique, how to keep your dry brush clean, and why it’s important…