Body scrubs have been around for a while. They originated from common household ingredients such as salt, sugar, coffee, etc. However, in recent years, they have evolved from being DIY skincare solutions to becoming a part of the skincare business. According to statistics, the global body scrub market is valued at $13.4 billion and is continuously growing.
If you’re looking to add body scrubs to your skincare line or if you’re just starting out, it is highly recommended that you learn more about them. What types of body scrubs are available for you to use? What are their ingredients? Most importantly, which OEM manufacturer will produce them for you?
What is a body scrub?
A body scrub is an emulsified skincare cleanser that contains fine particles. The emulsion acts as the cleanser, while the beads act as the exfoliant. It removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, leaving it smoother and brighter.
If the skin is not exfoliated, these dead skin cells do not shed even as new skin cells replace the old ones. As a result, they gradually build up and prevent the new, exposed skin cells from emerging. This leads to clogged pores, making the skin look rough, dull, and prone to acne and dryness.
Body scrubs offer three benefits:
- Exfoliation and skin restoration, improving the texture of the skin.
- Deep cleansing, pore isolation, and improvement for keratosis pilaris and acne-prone skin.
- Removal of dullness and brightening of the complexion.
When to use a body scrub?
If your skin is normal but influenced by dust and pollution, exfoliating at least twice a week is necessary. It prevents your pores from clogging and gives your skin a brighter appearance.
However, if you have sensitive skin, using a body scrub sparingly is advisable to avoid skin irritation and breakouts.
On the other hand, if you live in a warm area and have dry skin, it is highly recommended to exfoliate at least twice a week. It will revive your skin and even restore its color vibrancy.
Precautions when using a body scrub
To achieve the best results, follow these simple steps before scrubbing:
- Wet your skin with warm water.
- Avoid applying too much pressure on the skin. Keep it short—about 1-3 minutes.
- After scrubbing, moisturize and nourish your skin.
- If you experience redness, swelling, stinging, or any other adverse conditions, immediately rinse with water and discontinue using the product.
Different types of body scrubs
As the use of body scrubs has become widespread, their categories and ingredients have expanded. Here are some of the most popular choices:
Also known as salt glows, they are made from sea salt and effectively remove toxins from the skin. They are beneficial for oily skin due to their oil-control properties.
These are the most popular as they provide gentle exfoliation. Typically made with brown sugar, they are the best choice for those with sensitive skin.
Apart from acting as a natural stimulant, coffee scrubs can restore a healthy glow to the skin. The high levels of antioxidants in coffee reduce the appearance of fatty crystals on the skin, making it firmer.
These are usually a blend of dried herbs and essential oils. Some popular herbs include lavender, chamomile, peppermint, and rosemary. They offer a gentler exfoliation compared to sugar scrubs and can be used daily.
Common ingredients in body scrubs
While body scrubs bring many benefits to the skin, consumers want to know what they’re using. Nowadays, there is a high demand for natural ingredients— the more natural, the better.
Depending on the type of body scrub, here are some common ingredients:
Synthetic particles: Synthetic glass, like pumice stone. Fruit shell particles: Coconut shell, walnut shell, almond granules, loofah particles. Sea salt particles: Provence sea salt, etc. Sugar particles: White sugar, brown sugar, etc.
Softening and brightening: Lactic acid, fruit acid, papain, red pomegranate. Moisturizers: Shea butter, jojoba seed oil, camellia seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, hyaluronic acid. Soothing: Centella Asiatica, gentian, kava, amaranth, witch hazel. Other skincare ingredients: Can be tailored based on popular concepts such as peptides, retinol, astaxanthin, etc.
When starting to use a private label body scrub, you want the product to have excellent quality. The challenge is ensuring that your OEM manufacturer/partner follows the specifications you set.
At LV OEM Cosmetics, we have created a solution to maintain customer trust and satisfaction. We provide our customers with walkthroughs at every stage of the production process by sending them videos and photos. Therefore, even if they are not physically present, they know what’s happening.
You can further check our process by examining what some of our customers have said on the case studies page. Alternatively, you can speak to one of our project consultants for more detailed information. Feel free to contact us anytime!