Ya know…maybe it’s just me and my wishful thinking, but I’m gonna say it out loud in the hopes that the universe reads this and responds appropriately:
“Universe, I would NOT be upset if within a few years Trader Joe’s becomes a top retailer of fun and quirky bath and beauty products.”
Did you hear that? Universe? What I said? Listen up.
Sure, one would still be able to load up on edibles there, but how cool would it be if TJ’s also had a fully stocked beauty section with all manner of TJ-esque lotions, scents and creams (and maybe even color products) in addition to their great staples, like cheeses, Dark Chocolate Stars and Pumpkin Macarons? (Yes, all of those things are staples.)
This has been on my mind a lot lately because it seems like every time I walk in the store I find a new limited edition beauty product. And so far, they’ve been kind of awesome. (Remember the Pumpkin Body Butter last month??)
This time, on my last grocery trip, it was their $8.99 Exfoliating Body Scrub Trio, which I found hiding in a tall cabinet in the back of the store beside the cheese section (only reason I found it, haha). I’ve been using and loving the three scrubs in my shower all week long (well, I mean, not nonstop…but you know what I mean).
“Operating under the belief that smooth skin should be available to anyone who so desires it, we developed these scrubs in partnership with a supplier who has significant skin in the skin-care game. Each Trio contains three separate scrubs (because, you know, it’s a trio…), each with its own distinct personality, all of them made with ingredients loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and fatty acids that benefit your skin. Fresh Fruit Creamy Body Scrub is infused with the refreshing scents of fruits like oranges, along with natural rosemary extract and pumpkin seed oil. Tahitian Paradise Brown Sugar Body Scrub blends brown sugar with nourishing ingredients like pumpkin seed, avocado, and apricot kernel oils and green tea extract. Fuji Apple Sea Salt Body Scrub invigorates your skin with the crisp scent of fresh apples, combining sea salt with a variety of essential oils.”
My favorite, by far, has been the Fuji Apple Sea Salt…
It really does smell like Fuji apples! — and if I didn’t know any better, I’d scoop it out in handfuls and gobble it up…
The fine, soft scrubby grains don’t irritate my skin, and when it rinses off, it leaves behind a moisturizing layer of body oil, saving me from having to apply a separate lotion when I get out of the shower.
And then there’s the Tahitian Paradise Brown Sugar Body Scrub…
This one has larger grains — better for buffing out those rough spots on my elbows, knees and feet — and an amazing brown sugar scent. If I close my eyes and forget for a second that I’m actually in the shower…it’s like I’m standing in a cozy kitchen waiting for a batch of cookies to bake.
Like the Fuji Scrub, it also leaves my skin pleasantly moisturized.
The third scrub, Fresh Fruit, contains crushed walnut shells, and it’s probably the best one for gals/guys who absolutely do not like scrubs that leave any kind of film behind. It rinses clean and smells a little like apricots and pineapples. In other words, YUM!
One of my favorite things about all of these is that they don’t test my balance, meaning that they don’t leave a slippery residue on the floor in the shower, huzzah! Awesome, because I’m clumsy, and the last thing I need is to slip in the shower while vigorously exfoliating and daydreaming about cozy kitchens and cookies baking… That would really, REALLY make me grumpy.
I get the sense that the set is limited edition, so if you run across this lil’ trio, I highly recommend letting it “accidentally” fall into your cart.
You know, accidentally.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Trader Joe’s
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,