In my Skincare Part 1 & Part 2 posts I mentioned going to the Indie Beauty Expo in LA in mid-January and how many amazing brands were there but how I was a good girl and didn’t spend a lot of money. (Trust me, I wanted to) I posted a few photos of the event on my Instagram if you don’t happen to follow me there. At the Expo I came across the booth for Clover & Bee who launched their brand and body polish at the Expo.
After the event Clover & Bee and I started following each other on Instagram. The owner Christy sent me a message and asked if I was interested in trying out a sample of their one of a kind scrub and me, being a scrub fiend, of course said yes. Now, I’ve got to say I’m blown away by what she called a sample, it isn’t a sample it’s a full-size 10oz scrub! So generous and I’m so thankful. I love getting to try out new brands and in turn introduce them to my readers and followers on different platforms.
Clover & Bee is owned by Cristy Nichols an established aesthetician and was created out of her realizing a need for a more gentle and effective form of exfoliation after her daughter developed dry skin that was only treatable with prescription medication. Due to her daughter having an adverse reaction to the medication Cristy began to test different formulations and so Clover & Bee was formed.
Clover & Bee’s Body Polish is a first of its kind formulation featuring granulated honey, cane sugar and moisturizing Babassu and Macadamia nut oils along with organic essential oils.
According to their website, “At Clover & Bee, our passion for better skincare begins with the belief that Nature knows best.”
Currently they offer 3 scents Lemongrass & Poppyseed, Grapefruit & Jasmine and Lavender & Bergamont, they are 10oz and cost $34.00. The scrubs are cruelty-free but not vegan as they contain honey.
I want to talk a little about the oils that are inside the scrub first and then I’ll go into the review of the product itself.
Babassu Oil comes from the babassu palm tree that grows wild in tropical areas of Brazil. The tree produces hard shelled nuts that when broken open contain kernels comprised mostly of oil. Similar to Coconut Oil, Babassu starts out as a solid and melts down when heated or by the warmth of your skin. Babassu is moisturizing just like Coconut Oil but unlike Coconut Oil is is not comedogenic (meaning it won’t clog your pores). The oil is also packed with vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids with a high concentration of lauric acid. It also contains other fatty acids such as myristic, oleic, stearic and palmitic. The high concentration of Lauric Acid gives Babassu an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial property as well as anti-inflammatory.
Some benefits include;
- Fighting Acne, and the nourishment of the oil can help promote the healing of scarring.
- Relief to dry and itchy skin.
- Softens cuticles and cracked skin.
Macadamia Nut Oil is a light weight medium nutty oil with a similar chemical profile to human sebum. Its palmitoleic and oleic acid profile make it a great choice for mature or dry skin. Phytosterols (plant sterols, a family of molecules related to cholesterol) are protective which will aid in skin recovery to help reduce itchiness and inflammation. It is also made up of Linoleic Acid which will restore the skin’s barrier function and keep your skin feeling hydrated and healthy.
So while the scrub does have these oils and their healing properties in it, it is a dry scrub. It doesn’t have that typical wet to the touch feel of a standard sugar scrub. Which I’ve honestly never tried before I tried Clover & Bee’s.
I tested it out first on my hands, I grabbed about a quarter size of product on wet hands and ran my hands for a few seconds under hot water. Then I scrubbed gently moving my hands together in circular motions and using my fingers to rub on the back of my hands to work it all in. Once I was satisfied with my scrubbing I rinsed off with warm water and dried my hands off. I immediately felt the difference, my hands are smooth but not greasy and it didn’t have that heavy oil feel left on my skin.
I am so satisfied with how my skin feels. Normally, my hands are super rough and dry due to the abuse I put them through with testing new products, scents, cooking and cleaning. I love that while the scrub left my hands feeling nourished and happy it didn’t leave them feeling greasy and clogged up.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review and introduction to a brand new Indie Brand. If you want to see more reviews like this let me know!
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