Body scrubs have been around for quite some time. It started from common household ingredients, such as salt, sugar, coffee, etc. In the past few years, however, it has transitioned from being a DIY skincare solution to becoming part of the skincare business. According to statistics, the global body scrub market size is at $13.4 billion and is continuously rising.
If you are thinking of adding body scrub to your skincare line or you are just starting, it’s highly recommended to learn more about it. What types of body scrubs are available for you? What ingredients are included? Most of all, which OEM manufacturer will produce it for you?
What Is a Body Scrub?
A scrub is an emulsified skin cleanser that contains fine particles. The cream acts as the cleaning agent while the fine beads act as an exfoliant. It removes the dead cells from the outer layer of the skin, making it look smoother and brighter.
If the skin is not exfoliated, these dead skin cells do not fall off — even when new ones replace them. Thus, they gradually build up and prevent new keratinocytes from being exposed. As a result, the pores get clogged, making the skin look rough and dull, acne-prone, and dry.
Scrubs provide three benefits:
(1) Exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin, improving the condition of rough skin
(2) Deep purification, pore unclogging, improve chicken skin and acne skin
(3) Remove dullness and brighten skin tone
When to Use a Body Scrub?
If you have normal skin but are exposed to dust and pollution, you need to exfoliate at least twice a week. It will prevent your pores from clogging and make your skin look brighter.
If you have sensitive skin, however, use scrubs sparingly to avoid skin irritation and flare-ups.
On the other hand, if you live in a warm area and you have dry skin, exfoliating at least two times a week is highly recommended. It will rejuvenate and even the color of your skin.
Precautions When Using Scrubs
Before you start scrubbing, follow these simple steps to get the best results:
- Moisten your skin with warm water first.
- Avoid applying too much pressure on the skin. Keep it short — about 1-3 minutes.
- After scrubbing, hydrate and moisturize your skin.
- If you experience redness, swelling, stinging, and other conditions, immediately wash with water and stop using the product.
Different Types of Body Scrubs
As scrubs became more widely used, their categories also expanded as well as their ingredients. Here are some of the most popular options:
Also called salt glows, they are made from sea salt and are effective in removing the toxins from your skin. It’s good for oily skin because of its oil control characteristics.
They are the most popular because of the gentle exfoliation they provide. Usually made with brown sugar, it’s the best option for those with sensitive skin.
Aside from acting as a natural stimulant, coffee scrubs restore the skin’s healthy glow. The high level of antioxidants in coffee reduces the cellulite appearance on the skin and makes the skin firmer.
It is usually a mix of dried herbs and essential oils. Some of the popular herbs are lavender, chamomile, mint, and rosemary. It provides an even gentler exfoliation than sugar scrubs; thus, it can be used every day.
Common Ingredients of Scrubs
As much as scrubs provide a lot of benefits for the skin, consumers want to know what goes into the products they use. These days, natural ingredients are in high demand — the more natural, the better.
Depending on the type of scrubs, here are the most common ingredients:
Artificial particles: synthetic glass, like perlite
Fruit shell particles: coconut shell, pecan shell, almond kernel, loofah particles
Sea salt particles: Provence sea salt, etc.
Sugar particles: white sugar, brown sugar, etc.
Softening and brightening: lactic acid, fruit-like acid, papaya protease, red pomegranate
Emollient: shea butter, jojoba seed oil, white pond flower seed oil, coconut oil, olive oil, hyaluronic acid
Soothing: Centella Asiatica, gentian, kava, amaranth, witch hazel
Other skincare ingredients: can be matched according to popular concepts, such as peptides, retinol, astaxanthin, etc.
As you start your private label scrub, you want the product to be of excellent quality. The challenge is: how can you make sure your OEM manufacturer/partner follows the specifications you set.
At TY OEM Cosmetics, we created a solution to maintain the trust and satisfaction of our customers. We give our clients a walkthrough at every stage of the production process by sending them videos and photos. So even if they are not physically present, they are aware of what’s going on.
You can further check our process by checking what some of our clients say on our Case Studies page. Or you can talk to one of our project consultants for more details. Please feel free to Contact us!