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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins: The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Scrub

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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins: The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Scrub

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins: The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Scrub

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The Bottom Line

Anti-oxidants play a big part in skin care today, as they protect against signs of aging. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins: The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Scrub contains these desired anti-oxidants mixed in with their mineral-rich sea salt. You're left with smooth, soft, protected skin.

Be aware that you need to mix, shake or stir the product before each use due to separation.

Pros

  • This exfoliator contains large sea salt crystals that do a fantastic job at exfoliating.
  • The jar contains a rubber seal which ensures the product won't leak out.
  • Contains anti-oxidant properties, which fight against anti-aging.
  • Such a pretty product, that you don't mind keeping it out for show.

Cons

  • The product seperates easily. Stirring is necessary to mix the tea with the salt.
  • The scent is quite strong, and lingers on your skin.

Description

  • A part of the Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins line. All of the profits from this line help fund The Weil Foundation.
  • Matcha Tea is known for its high anti-oxidant properties, which help fight off free radicals, the main cause of aging.
  • Use The Way of The Bath Matcha Tea Scrub 2 to 3 times a week to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
  • Sold at Origins stores worldwide.

Guide Review - Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins: The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Scrub

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins: The Way of the Bath Matcha Tea Scrub is a beautiful scrub. Its see-through container lets you see the beautiful green Matcha Tea mixed with large granules of sea salt. It has a rubber seal which keeps the scrub and tea in and the water from the shower out.

Most salt scrubs are combined with oil, which typically leave the salt on the bottom with a pool of oil at the top. Because this product uses tea, the product separates, leaving the tea on the bottom and the salt at the top rather dry. This can be a bit of an annoyance, as you have to mix around the salt and tea before use. This messy step is only going to be a problem for the first few uses. By then, the salt to tea ration will be even, and you won't need to worry about it. Using a spoon to mix and scoop will make it easier to get the product out without added mess.

The goal for this spa-inspired scrub is to "restore the four perfect principles of the Tea Ceremony: wa (harmony), kei (respect), sei (purity) and jaku (tranquility). You use this scrub like any other body scrub, gently rubbing it in circles all over your body, making sure you hit the rough areas like your elbows, knees and heels. Doing this will remove the dead skin cells and leave softer smooth skin.

The scent of this scrub is quite strong and smells a bit like cut grass or leaves. You should know that the scent does linger on your body for awhile. But the tea that gives that strong scent is what is giving your skin the ability to ward off free radicals, which are the main cause of aging signs.

Origins recommends that instead of rubbing your skin dry, try patting it dry so that you can retain as Matcha Tea benefits as possible.

This body scrub would make a perfect gift for someone who enjoys using products with health benefits, or those who love a good pampering product.

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