For the longest time, I thought all body scrubs were mostly the same. They’re gritty, exfoliate the skin, and sometimes provide a bit of hydration. End of story, right? Not really! The Beauty by Earth Body Scrub is a step above the rest. I’ve tried quite a few body scrubs, so I feel confident in making that statement!
Body scrubs come in a wide variety of fragrances, and I was excited to find out that Beauty by Earth Body Scrub now comes in four unique scents! There’s an option for everyone. The scents currently available are Coffee & Sugar, Peppermint Tea Tree, Citrus Lavender, and Vanilla Coconut. I tend to gravitate toward tropical scents, so I of course went for the Vanilla Coconut. It smells just as good as you might imagine! All four of the scents are highly rated, so I’m sure they all smell fantastic.
I haven’t been using the Beauty by Earth Body Scrub for very long, but I’ve used it enough times to have a strong opinion of it! In this post, I’ll be reviewing Beauty by Earth Body Scrub in detail. I will discuss ease of application, exfoliation, hydration, ingredients, and price.
Please note that I received this product in PR. However, that in no way has swayed my opinion of the product. Beauty by Earth didn’t ask for anything other than my honest opinion, and that is what I share in the following product review.
Beauty by Earth Body Scrub product claims directly from BeautybyEarth.com
This exfoliating sugar scrub revitalizes dull skin for a radiant glow. Packed with thirst-quenching oils, antioxidants, and anti-bacterial agents, our certified organic scrub will leave your skin feeling hydrated and nourished. Smooth skin is just a scrub away.
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Other product details
- Price & where to buy: $29.99 from Beauty by Earth or $17.99 from Amazon
- BeautybyEarth.com ships internationally for a flat fee of $28.00. (U.S. orders of $50+ ship free)
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- Net weight: 10 oz. | 283 g
- Made in the USA
- Cruelty-free (Leaping Bunny certified)
- Formulated with natural organic ingredients
- Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, triclosan, petroleum, and gluten
- Perfect for all skin types
- Overall rating: 9.0/10
- Packaging/ease of application: 8/10
- Exfoliation: 10/10
- Hydration: 10/10
- Ingredients: 8/10
- Price: 9/10
Packaging/ease of application
As we discuss different aspects of the Beauty by Earth Body Scrub, you’ll see that I have very few negative things to say about it! Unfortunately, we’re starting off with one of those things. The packaging isn’t anything fancy, just a plastic jar with a twist-off lid. This is probably the most common type of packaging for body scrubs. There are a couple of cons associated with this type of packaging for a body scrub, however.
First off, the lid is smooth plastic without any ridges. That means that if your hands are slippery, you may have a hard time removing the lid. I keep the lid on loosely to make it easier for me to open, but it would be nice if the lid had ridges or some sort of texture to make it easier to grip.
My next issue with the packaging is the jar itself. This type of packaging requires you to reach into the jar to get the product out…while in the shower. You probably see where I’m going with this. I try to keep the jar toward the back of my shower and carefully dip into it to minimize the amount of water dripping into the jar. Despite my best efforts, it’s impossible to keep from getting some water into it. If too much water accumulates in the jar, it will make the body scrub more diluted than it should be.
These packaging issues are shared by most body scrubs, so I don’t fault it too much for these small shortcomings. However, I do hope that Beauty by Earth will consider improving the packaging of this product in the future. Now let’s move on to what matters most–the body scrub itself!
Beauty by Earth Body Scrub is very easy to use. It’s more “concentrated” than some other body scrubs, and therefore only a very small amount is needed. It’s a foolproof formula so you just scoop out some of the scrub and scrub it over any part of the body that’s in need of some exfoliation. For me, that’s usually my arms and legs.
I work the scrub into my skin thoroughly until the sugar dissolves, which doesn’t take very long (but long enough to exfoliate as needed). Once I’m finished, the remainder of the scrub (minus the oils, but I’ll get into that later) is easy to rinse off with water.
Beauty by Earth Body Scrub is a physical exfoliation product. Body scrubs use a variety of ingredients to physically (versus chemically) exfoliate the skin, such as plastic microbeads, nut shells, seeds, salt, and sugar. I think sugar is the best choice because it is water-soluble and gentle on the skin. It’s also a natural source of glycolic acid (an AHA chemical exfoliant), which helps to break down dead skin. I’m very happy that Beauty by Earth chose sugar as the exfoliating ingredient for their body scrub.
I think Beauty by Earth Body Scrub provides just the right amount of exfoliation. The granules of sugar are reasonably large to exfoliate effectively. However, they also feel gentle on the skin since sugar granules are rounded. Beauty by Earth recommends starting this scrub by using it only once a week, but I’ve used it a few times in the last week and my skin isn’t remotely irritated or over-exfoliated.
One of the great things about body scrubs, including this one, is that they provide instant results. My skin has felt softer and smoother from the first time I used it. Since then, my skin has improved even more with each use!
The primary goal for body scrubs is usually exfoliation, and as I discussed in the previous section, this body scrub is effective for that! Is that all it’s good for, though? Absolutely not! I think hydration is where Beauty by Earth Body Scrub truly shines and stands out from the competition.
I’ll go into detail about this product’s ingredients in the next section, but I will go ahead and tell you that it contains three oils that skin absolutely loves. They aren’t noticeable by feel at first, but once the sugar dissolves, you can really feel those oils on the skin and it is a lovely feeling. They don’t just wash away, either! The oil blend in this body scrub hangs on the skin like no wash-off product I’ve ever used.
This will sound bad, but the feeling always reminds me of the coating on apples at the grocery store. While that sounds negative, I truly don’t mean it that way. It’s a light layer of oil that remains on the skin to lock in moisture, and it never feels uncomfortable.
Those that don’t have dry skin will likely find that a body moisturizer isn’t necessary after using Beauty by Earth Body Scrub. Since the skin on my arms and legs does get dry, I prefer to use a moisturizer after every shower. I still think it’s great that when I use this scrub, I’m able to step out of the shower with a layer of moisture already on my skin!
Like most, if not all, Beauty by Earth products, this body scrub has a very short list of ingredients! A small number of ingredients isn’t inherently a good thing, but it does mean that there are fewer ingredients that could potentially irritate sensitive skin. Here is the full list of all eight ingredients:
*Sucrose (Sugar), *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Aroma Oil, *Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, *Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Kernel Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract,* Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract
*Certified organic ingredient
Please note that the fragrance ingredients vary between the four different Beauty by Earth Body Scrubs. This list is only for the Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub.
When I review ingredients, I label each one “good,” “bad,” or “neutral.” Seven of the eight ingredients in this Beauty by Earth Body Scrub are “good,” which means they provide skincare benefits. There is one “bad” ingredient that may irritate sensitive skin. Since this is such a short list of ingredients, I’ll go through each one and provide brief descriptions of their functions.
- Sunflower Seed Oil
- Improves damaged or irritated skin barrier
- Loaded with fatty acids
- Aroma Oil
- The specific components of this ingredient are not disclosed; however, many fragrance ingredients can be irritating for those with sensitive skin
- Apricot Kernel Oil
- Contains vitamin E and nourishing fatty acids
- Absorbs easily into the skin
- Marula Kernel Oil
- Improves skin hydration and smoothness
- Reduces redness
- Rich in fatty acids
- Contains antioxidants including vitamin E
- Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)
- Various forms of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant and strengthens the skin barrier
- Rosemary Leaf Extract
- Contains rosmarinic acid, a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
- Calendula Flower Extract
- Skin soothing
I am very impressed and happy with these ingredients! Most of these go a long way in maintaining healthy hydrated skin. Marula oil is probably my favorite ingredient of the bunch because it can do so many things for the skin.
I am disappointed to see “aroma oil” (aka “fragrance”) so high up the list. The closer to the top an ingredient is, the higher its concentration. In this case, it is the third ingredient, which means its concentration is likely very high. Even though Beauty by Earth uses natural fragrance ingredients, this blend could be harmful to some. I haven’t had any problems with it, fortunately, but I don’t have very sensitive skin. Those that do have very sensitive skin should probably avoid this product.
I can’t move on to the next section without mentioning the actual scent of this Vanilla Coconut body scrub. It smells like tropical paradise! I don’t notice any hint of vanilla, but the coconut scent is quite strong. I enjoy it very much! I like that the scent lingers in my bathroom for a while, too. That’s a nice added bonus!
If you saw the price of this product in the “other product details” section, you might be a little bit confused. I know I am! If you purchase Beauty by Earth Body scrub directly from Beauty by Earth, it’s $29.99. If you get it from Amazon instead, it’s only $17.99 (though that could change with time; Amazon’s prices fluctuate often)! I know it’s common for products to be less expensive on Amazon, but it’s not usually that big of a difference.
I’m usually pretty “cheap,” or “frugal,” to use a kinder term, and I usually buy affordable products. That part of me says $29.99 is totally unreasonable for a body scrub! On the other hand, this is a superior product. Even with that in mind, I don’t think I could justify spending $29.99 for any body scrub, unless it’s a larger quantity.
I’m grateful that Amazon also sells Beauty by Earth Body Scrub, because I think it’s definitely worth $17.99. There are more affordable alternatives out there from brands like Tree Hut, but I will still happily spend $17.99 (or maybe even a little more) for a product of this quality. It’s a hidden gem!
Beauty by Earth Body Scrub is not a product you should sleep on! I wish I had tried it much sooner than I did. I previously thought it would be just like every other body scrub, but I was definitely wrong. This body scrub has been an excellent addition to my shower routine and I always look forward to using it. Since I’m using it so often, I’ll probably use it up quickly, but I already know I’ll order another jar when I run out!
Earlier this summer, I reviewed the Beauty by Earth Self Tanner. That product works best after skin has been exfoliated and isn’t too dry. The Beauty by Earth Body Scrub addresses both of those needs! I haven’t tried the combination yet, but I think this body scrub would be a great choice for prepping skin for self tanner. I will certainly use that combo the next time I want to self tan!
At this point in my product reviews, I usually review the product claims and compare them with my own findings. However, in this case, I don’t think it’s necessary. Beauty by Earth’s product description of their body scrub is concise and accurate!
Do you enjoy using a body scrub in your shower routine? If not, it’s a good time to add one since fall and its dry air will be upon us very soon (for those of us in the northern hemisphere). Please let me know if you plan to try the Beauty by Earth Body Scrub!