My Skin’s Secret Weapon

In Toronto, the temperatures have dipped to the single digits.

Enter dry skin.

Those dry elbows, dangit! I was even called “chalky” by a coworker. My lotion of choice for these past weeks has been a hotel moisturizer. That’s not the brand name, it’s a mini bottle of grassy-smelling moisturizer from a work stay over at the Park Hyatt.

Time for a change, and my skin needs exfoliant and body butter.

Enter GRATiAE, an organic skin care line.

It’s like Breyers ice cream where there are only a few pure ingredients. I like that because loads of stinky chemicals aren’t good for your body.

I tried the GRATiAE Exfoliating Body Scrub ($59.99) and Body Butter ($59.99).

GRATiAE Exfoliating Body Scrub

This is sweet, literally. The tub is full of sugar, and it’s the best natural exfoliant. It’s way better than that apricot stuff.

After rinsing, I noticed that the water beaded on my skin. It’s the sweet almond oil in the scrub that keeps the skin moisturized.

GRATiAE Body Butter

This is heavy cream, and that makes for the best fall/winter moisturizer. If you are a fan of sweet smells, this is it.

Tip for life. Make sure you moisturize right after a shower or bath. After your skin dries, it doesn’t hold moisture of the creams as well.

Oh, and make sure to get those elbows. You don’t want to be called chalky this fall/winter.

 Here is the rest of the GRATiAE Story:

The name of the company derives from the 2nd century when the Roman emperor Hadrian discovered a hidden natural thermal spring in a mountainous area by the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel. The mineral-rich thermal spring became a popular attraction in the entire Roman Empire due to it’s therapeutic, curative and rejuvenating properties and the natural spa of choice of Roman royalty. The Roman empire named the spring GRATIAE, meaning The Three Graces, after the goddess of charm, beauty and fertility in Roman Mythology. 
The thermal spring is still a major attractive for visitors around the world who bathe in its revitalizing waters to regain their youth and beauty. 
GRATIAE is a skin care line that has been designed with one purpose in mind: anti-aging. It successfully makes use of Gratiae’s thermal spring water and combines it with exclusive materials, flora native to the Sea of Galilee and organic plants.