November 16, 2012

GRATiAE Exfoliating Body Scrub and Body Butter Review and Photos

Hi guys,
Today I am sharing two organic body care products from GRATiAE. They smell so amazing and they feel just right on skin. I have GRATiAE's Exfoliating Body Scrub and Body Butter in Passion Fruit and Lime flavor!! YUMM!! Its delicious!

I have always enjoyed organic and natural skin care products, for their effectiveness without loading my skin with harmful chemicals. So I am very excited about GRATiAE's new store opening in Calgary's downtown. Okay so let me share a little bit about GRATiAE, just in case, you are unaware:

GRATiAE is an organic skincare line designed to provide the most effective anti-ageing products. They continually invest in finding the optimal ways to combine the mineral-rich thermal water of the Sea of Galilee (named Gratiae by the Roman Emperor), with organic plant oils to create natural and organic products that deliver the best to our skin.
Find out more about GRATiAE here

GRATiAE Exfoliating Body Scrub
When I used this the first time, I didn't know how much is enough for me, because it looks just like salt with a delicious smell. So I followed the instructions and applied this to damp skin. I just dipped damp fingers in the pot and whatever amount of scrub came, I massaged it all over my skin. While massaging, I felt the texture to be very coarse and I feared it would leave red marks on my skin, which thankfully it didn't. The salt granules, do not dissolve in the process of scrubbing which also means that less of the product is used.  I had to rinse it off within a few minutes of application because I could feel the acidity of salt to be cutting through my skin. So I rinsed immediately and Whoa!! My skin looked shiny, silky and very well exfoliated. It did leave an oily residue on my skin, but it doesn't last and provides just enough protection to prevent skin from loosing moisture immediately after drying. I followed up with GRATiAe Body Butter.

With continued usage, I got used to the texture of this body scrub and I absolutely love how it removes all the dead skin and dryness from my knees and elbows. Since winters are here, my elbows and knees were considerably dry and this has really helped me get rid of dead skin over those areas. It also works as a great hand and foot scrub!

Overall, I feel this is a great body scrub. It really did help me nourish my skin and get rid of dead skin from my elbows and knees. The texture is coarse, but once I got used to it, its not a problem anymore. The passion fruit and lime fragrance is very relaxing as well. I use it twice a week.

GRATiAE Body Butter
The packaging of Gratiae products are so luxurious. They look great on my vanity and the gold lid adds a touch of magnificence. What draws me more to it, is that they look like glass jars but they are plastic and are really good to keep in the bathroom, where there is a chance of falling on the floor.

Gratiae's body butter has a nice thick texture and a yummy fragrance, its truly my favorite this season. It keeps my skin feeling soft and hydrated  but I do feel the need to reapply after 4-5 hours. This works great in combination with GRATiAE's body scrub and absorbs much better after a shower.  The best thing is that both of these products are made with organic ingredients and do not contain harsh chemicals like parabens.

Overall, I like both of these products from GRATiAE. Each of these is for $59.99 which is too steep for me, so I am gonna keep an eye out for deals/sale from GRATiAE. In the mean time, you can go check out their website to find out more at

Hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know your thoughts on organic skincare.