Finder Beauty Fave: Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand
Made from the same Pink Clay as the best-selling face mask, can Sand & Sky's Body Sand cement itself as another beauty staple?
Why we love this product
As someone who often struggles with dry and flaky skin, exfoliating products are an absolute must-have in my beauty cupboard. The only problem is that my skin is also quite sensitive and doesn't exactly appreciate being scoured to death by harsh granules. This makes body scrubs a bit of a hit or miss product for me, though I'm always on the lookout for one that will cure my skin woes once and for all.
After the release of Sand & Sky's Smoothing Body Sand earlier this week, I was interested to see that it was being touted as a 4-in-1 product that moisturises as well as exfoliates. Intrigued to know if this unique formula could finally rid me of my lizard skin without leaving behind a nice red rash, I decided to put it to the test.
The quick verdict
Why is it good? The gentle, mess-free formula works to exfoliate, moisturise and illuminate the skin.
How much is it? $49.90 (180g)
Where to buy it? Sand & Sky
Just like Sand & Sky's Pink Clay Mask, the Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand arrives in a pink, Instagram-friendly tub. It also comes complete with a tiny pink scoop, which will satisfy anyone familiar with the pain of digging body scrub out of a bag with wet hands.
As soon as you unscrew the lid, you're met with an inviting citrusy scent, which is a little confusing as the primary ingredients are actually coconut and macadamia seeds, virgin macadamia oil and pink clay. The product itself arrives in a pink/brown sand formula, with little bits of glitter scattered throughout for some extra pizzazz.
Due to the formula being made from sand rather than bigger, harsher granules, it's surprisingly gentle on the skin, feeling more like a skin buff than a harsh scour. Despite this, it still managed to get rid of my flakes easily enough, leaving my skin feeling soft without stripping it of moisture, which was very much appreciated.
According to the tub, one scoop of sand goes a long way, and it isn't wrong on this account. While it wasn't quite enough for my whole body, it covered more than half with ease. As soon as you've got it on your skin, all you have to do is massage it in circular motions over the skin, rinse off and voilà - silky smooth skin is yours!
As an added bonus, the compact nature of the sand and the use of the scoop means that it doesn't leave a huge mess in your shower like some other scrubs, which is especially great if you're the one stuck cleaning the bathroom on a regular basis.
Thanks to the multi-use nature of the formula, I find the Smoothing Body Sand to be extremely suitable for my dry, sensitive skin. While not as harsh as some other scrubs, it still gets the job done and leaves skin feeling smooth and refreshed.
The addition of the scoop is also incredibly practical and makes the product super easy to use. Overall, I really love the product and will be making it a regular feature in my skincare routine.
At $49.90 for a 180g tub, the Smoothing Body Sand unfortunately doesn't come cheap, especially when compared to other popular products like the original Frank Body scrub ($16.95 for 200g).
In saying that, a little bit really does go a long way, so it's guaranteed to last you for quite a while. It's also an all-in-one product that moisturises as well as exfoliates, making it a worthwhile investment for those who don't have the time for a rigorous skincare routine.
Where to buy
You can shop the Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand from Sand & Sky.
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