When it comes to body scrubs, finding one that buffs away dead skin cells without stripping skin of essential oils can prove tough. Too much exfoliation and your skin embodies sandpaper – irritated and dry. Luckily, there’s a solution. Tiossan’s Terranga Awakening Body Scrub strikes the right balance between exfoliator and moisturizer. It’s no understatement when I say this is the gentlest scrub I have ever used on my legs (and my legs are pretty sensitive!). The organic and cruelty-free skincare brand contains all natural, gentle ingredients from African plants that leave my skin soft and glowing all day. Like other products from the Tiossan line, the Terranga Body Scrub contains black seed oil, a plant with anti-aging and healing properties (a plus for a 20-something like myself). In addition, the scrub is imbued with Shea butter and baobab epicarp, a plant indigenous to Senegal and known for its exfoliating qualities. It also comes with a custom, artisanal scent from Grasse, France consisting of essential oils from mandarin, fig, rose, and apricot.
In addition to this amazing scrub, what I love most about Tiossan is its commitment to product authenticity (that means no synthetic chemicals) and social change. Tiossan strives to empower the next generation of children by donating 10% of profits to the development of schools in Senegal, the native country of Tiossan founder, Magatte Wade. Now that’s beauty with a purpose!
Terranga Body Scrub, $38, available at Tiossan.