When winter hits and the temperatures drop my skin often gets dry — especially on my calves, knees and elbows. There are plenty of options for sloughing off that flakey layer, but let’s face it not all body scrubs are created equal. Some aren’t gritty enough to really get the job done. And others are filled with harsh chemicals. Since our skin is actually the largest organ in the body I’m always cautious about what I put on mine.

That’s why I was thrilled to give Kristals Cosmetics’ ROCK CRYSTAL Performing Body Polish a try. It’s brimming with all natural ingredients like sea salt, sweet almond oil, jojoba and sesame oil so not only does it exfoliate, it will also keep your skin healthy too.


The first thing I noticed was the gorgeous packaging. It looks like amber glass but has the safety and resilience of high quality plastic, giving me peace of mind that it will not slip into the tub and smash.

The product itself has perfectly sized sea salt crystals that easily exfoliate so it doesn’t take much to get the job done. And the rich all-natural oils left my skin feeling luxuriously silky without any greasy residue. The light floral scent with citrus overtones adds another layer of pleasure and sensuality to the experience.

Although dry skin is more of an issue in colder months there are may benefits to exfoliating two or three times a week all year round. It help keep pores clear, allowing moisture to permeate deeper into the skin. The boost in circulation helps drain lymph nodes and increase blood flow to the skin’s surface. And, it’s a quick and easy way to add a little extra pampering and luxury to you day.

$79.95 at Kristals Cosmetics.

About The Author

Allison Swan was born and raised in Canada but after graduating journalism school she moved to California in search of success -- and sunshine. Three days after arriving in Los Angeles, Allison was interviewing A-list stars at an Oscar party. Since then she has covered everything from the Academy Awards to the Winter Olympics and even managed to land her own column, The LA Insider in Australia’s New Weekly Magazine. Curious what life is like in the LA fast lane? Check out her new novel KissnTell @

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