March 1st, 2010
Want glowing skin to match your glowing heart?
You'll scrub up well with Maple Sugar Body Scrub from Bella Pella ($19.95). Montreal-made and chemical-free, each batch is made from pure syrup blended with brown sugar, coconut oil and shea butter. It sloughed our winter-worn skin, leaving it silky soft and smelling like a sugar shack.
Now we're true north strong and sweet.
Bella Pella, 1201-A Mont-Royal St. E., Montreal, 514-904-1074, Montreal, www.bellapella.com
July 20th, 2009
Counters, cake and the statue of David—we adore all things marble, but body scrub? Turns out we love that too.
Karin Herzog’s Gommage Corps ($46) blends tiny grains of white marble powder with jojoba, apricot kernel oil and almond. Mix it with your favorite soap or gel, lather it on rough arms and legs and ta-da! You’re a Michelangelo masterpiece ready for your pedestal.
At pH Santé Beauté, 5040 Parc Ave, Montreal, 514-495-2228, www.phsantebeaute.com
September 22nd, 2008
Long soaks in the tub might be good for the mind, but they’re turning our skin into the equivalent of the Sahara desert.
We’re fighting dry, itchy skin with yummy treats from Mooka Bath & Body Studio. Carolyn Wyse’s St-Henri shop specializes in soaps, bath bombs, body and lip butters that are synthetic-free and made from such mouth-watering ingredients as raspberry, cream, honey and avocado.
A zingy bar of Yuzu soap ($5.50) kicks our morning off on the right citrusy foot, while the Brown Sugar Whipped Shea Body Butter ($12) has us wishing we kept spoons in the bathroom.
Mooka, 3412 St-Antoine St. W., 514-509-7780, www.mooka.ca