This skin care product was mentioned in one of Bellasugar’s “Lovely Links” a couple of weeks back. Oddly, the link wasn’t to a beauty blog, but to Epicurious.
The product - Max Brenner's Brazilian Brown Sugarcane and Cocoa Nibs Body Scrub.
For those of you unfamiliar with Max Brenner, it’s a Willy Wonka wannabe chocolate restaurant/retail chain that originated in Israel.
There are only two in NYC and epicuriously they are only 7 blocks away from each other.
I’m a chocoholic, so it was really difficult to be there, in the Max Brenner store, surrounded by the sound of vats of swirling chocolate, the panoramic sight of chocolate, and the smell of coco, so thick in the air, that just inhaling could cause diabetes.
The scrub contains brown sugar (an amazing exfoliant), Ivory Coast Cocoa Butter (improves elasticity and contains antioxidants), Ghanian Cocoa Beans (exfoliates and stimulates) and Indonesian Cinnamon (warms and increases blood flow).
Not sure why they added the Vanilla Bourban scent. Maybe to hook alcoholics as well as chocoholics. Max Brenner, have you no conscience?
The effect of the scrub is nice, but no more special than any other sugar scrub and it's got oil in it, so it feels like you put baby oil on in the shower. But what makes this scrub so luxurious and addictive is the smell. Even hours after using it, my arms still smelled like chocolate. Believe me, it took every ounce of self-control not to eat my own limbs.