Dull skin seems to come hand-in-hand with the advent of winter time and mine is no different. I’ve been perking it up with these holistic skin scrubs from Apivita – a pharmacy brand that was originally launched back in 1979.
Apivita – meaning ‘life of the bee’ – takes inspiration from the work of the honeybee, Greek nature and Hippocrates’ holistic approach to wellbeing. Based around natural ingredients and essential oils, native to Greece, the brand’s ethos is one of nurturing and care.
Inspired by the goodness of a Mediterranean diet – which is typically rich in fruits, cereals, honey and vegetables – the brand’s hero products include these two scrubs, which work to ‘feed’ skin with a cocktail of natural ingredients.
I’ve been using this Face Scrub with Apricot, £14.50, rich in vitamins, iron and antioxidants, a couple of times a week. You gently blend it in – using circular motions – and it takes away impurities and dirt without irritating or stripping the skin.
I love the gel-like consistency – which also uses apricot oil, grape extract and organic green tea infusion (instead of water) – so skin feels really perky and looks radiant and glowing.
The Face Scrub with Olive, £14.50, also takes the same principle of harnessing the goodness of natural ingredients. Suitable for all skin types, but particularly aimed at oily/combination skin, the face scrub is naturally enriched with vitamins and uses olive at its heart.
Dating back to the Hippocratic era, olives have long been used as a powerful antioxidant to revitalise the skin giving a more youthful appearance. In modern days, olive oil is more widely used in skincare products to help combat bacteria causing acne and to provide the surface layer of skin with an extra antioxidant boost to ensure it looks and feels hydrated and protected.
You only need a tiny bit, which goes a long way – and the light texture feels soft and pampering (unlike many scrubs which can be too harsh on the skin). It contains no nasties so skin feels infused with goodness. Rinse off and pat dry. It’s like a touch of sunshine on the skin.