Super Toning Body Polish

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Balance Me Super Toning Body Polish* £18 for 150ml 

In the winter I find my skin looks a little dull and I often neglect to look after it as well, so over the past few months I have been paying more attention to my legs in particular and trying to use body scrubs to keep them looking their best and feeling smooth.

A couple of months ago Balance Me released their Super Toning Body Polish and I have been really enjoying using it.

‘Ground walnut shells and blackberry leaf extract work powerfully together to slough away dead skin cells, encourage cell renewal and feed skin with collagen and elastin-boosting properties while the signature Super Toning spa-inspired blend of naturally active essential oils (juniper, geranium, lavender and bergamot) purify the skin with every polish. The result is fabulously smooth, super slender skin that is firm, deeply detoxed and dimple free’.

I think it feels like a moisturiser with scrubbies in. So not only is your skin getting polished & feels smooth but it also feels moisturised and hydrated. The scrubbies are made of walnut shells so no plastic beads entering the oceans and harming the wildlife. The walnut shells offer just the right amount of exfoliation to help remove the dead skin and help keep your skin feeling so soft without being abrasive.

This is a great product for targeted results, like I said I have been using this on my legs & primarily my thighs as that is where I need the smoothing & toning & they are looking and feeling smooth and soft. There is no quick fix for toning fat (other than exercise & a good diet) but this is an added step that helps those problematic areas feel and look their best.

Let me know if you have tried this body polish or if yo have any other Balance Me recomendations.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

 

Baylis & Harding Body Care

Baylis & Harding

Baylis & Harding are a fantastic purse friendly brand, they have such an extensive range of products but they have excitingly released a new 5 Step Body Care System. The range harnesses the power of Wildflower Botanical Extracts to create formulations that really work & they are designed to work on all skin types as part of a daily body routine (pamper). This is the perfect way to get your body Summer ready, or at least get it looking its best. They kindly sent me two of the steps to try  I have been putting them to the test.

First off the packaging is something different from Baylis & Harding as it is in pretty pastel colours and very eye catching. I like the packaging & the products look pretty sat out in my bathroom.

Great Body 5 step system

Step 1 : Great Body Polish* £4.99 – I think exfoliating your body is such an important step, especially if you’re going to fake tan. It removes all the dead skin to leave your skin feeling smooth and looking great. The exfoliant is tiny pieces of Walnut Shells which are small enough that its not too abrasive but scrubby enough that it gets the job done. This also contains Shea Butter to soften the skin & Coconut Oil to moisturise so your skin won’t feel stripped or dry after using this, it feels smooth and soft. It smells nice too (bonus).

Baylis & Harding Body Care

It also contains Skin Brightening Vitamin B3 & I can’t say that my skin looks brighter but I think its a nice extra ingredient & I’m sure we can all use a little help with keeping our skin looking bright & glowing. Especially in the Summer when we get our legs & arms out a lot more . This has a really nice creamy consistency and is easy to massage in to your arms & legs. I use this in the morning mostly as It wakes up my skin & leaves it feeling prepped for moisturiser.

The packaging is user friendly for the shower & comes in a squeezey tube & the product comes out quite slowly which is good as you don’t waste any. The packaging for the Body Polish is also a pretty pastel yellow shade so thats pretty in my shower.

Great Body Skincare

Step 4 : Body Firming Cream*  £4,99 – I go though body lotions like there is no tomorrow & I love testing new ones out especially if they claim to help sculpt, I can use all the sculpting I can get. This body lotion contains Baylis & Hardings secret weapon (or rather secret blend of ingredients) known as

Acusculpt : A new blend of standardised herbal actives from India, utilising traditional herbal medicine. The combined benefits of the actives help to locally breakdown and remove fat allowing for shaping and firming without irritation or discomfort.

I have to say this lightweight body cream has been so nice to use its easy to massage in to the skin, its absorbed quickly and dries to a velvet finish. No tackiness or greasy feeling at all. I have been using it for over a month, although not daily as I have other creams that I rotate but I have used it a couple of times a week, concentrating on my thighs & I have noticed that they’re looking smoother, and less like chicken skin so much much better than before. Its always hard to say if a cream has helped sculpt or firm your skin but I have been walking more & eating a healthier diet so I think all those things combined with a good body care routine has helped my skin get a little more Summer Ready & look a lot better. I will take that as a success.

The only downside to the Body Firming Cream is that the scent is a little odd, not botanical or sweet I can’t quite put my finger on what it is. All I can tell you is its not as nice as the Body Polish.

Im feeling smooth, hydrated and a little more sculpted so I guess the two products I have tried from this 5 Step Body Care System have done their job. The other 3 steps that are available are,

Step 2 : Body Wash – which is aimed at keeping your body moisturised and conditioned.

Step 3 : Body Lotion – Which is a 48 hour moisturiser that is aimed at reducing skins roughness and protect it from external aggressors.

Step 5 ; Body Mist – this is to sooth, refresh and moisturise the skin.

I think Baylis & Harding have done a great job with this affordable body care range, we are so used to looking after the skin on our faces & even hands that our body can get a little overlooked. I am in a good routine now for looking after my body that I am hoping by the time my holiday comes around I will be looking my best! I will be treating myself to the Body Mist as it sounds perfect for a summer holiday.

Have you tried any products from Baylis & Harding? If so tell me your recomendations.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.