Activate Body Wash
“I look forward to my evening showers now. It has an intoxicating aroma, and has a decongestant effect overall.”
- Neha B.
HOW TO USE ITMassage ACTIVATE into damp skin to cleanse and promote a smooth and nourished feel. Use circular, upward motions starting with the extremities and moving toward the heart to improve the look of circulation. This is a concentrated, nutrient-dense product, and while it may be used daily, it is also recommended as a special weekly treatment. The content of eucalyptus essential oil offers a decongesting quality to the respiratory system making it a welcome addition to warm baths and steamy showers during cold and allergy season. Natural separation may occur; shake before use.
Aloe, Avocado, Charcoal, Coconut, Fir, Kelp, Palo Santo, SeaweedFull Ingredient List
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Raw Juice*, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside (From Coconut)***, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (From Corn)***, Bentonite Clay**, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt)**, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Ascophyllum Nodosum (Kelp) Powder**, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate (From Radish)***, Pumice (Volcanic Ash), Activated Charcoal Powder***, Glyceryl Oleate (From Vegetable Oils)***, Eucalyptus Radiata (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil**, Eucalyptus Polybractea (Eucalyptus) Essential Oil**, Abies Balsamea L. (Balsam Fir) Essential Oil**, Juniperus Virginiana (Virginia Cedarwood) Essential Oil**, Cedrus Atlantica (Atlas Cedar)*, Xanthan Gum (From Sugar), Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Essential Oil**, Vetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) Essential Oil*
ABOUT THIS BRANDThe daughter of a surgeon and a domestic chef, Jenna Levine was raised on wellness. Discourse at dinnertime often centered around anatomy and the culinary arts, providing Jenna with a well-rounded appreciation for the fundamentals of functional medicine. No surprise that Jenna received a BA in environmental studies, followed by a certification in Native Plant Botany and Herbal Medicine. Today, her career meets at the intersection of environmental studies and art, a unique patchwork of passions that seamlessly weave together the art of science and the science of beauty. Guided by the principles of native plant botany and permaculture, Jenna’s philosophy is that 'natural' isn’t good enough. When selecting her ingredients, Jenna considers their native environment, harvesting season, and durability to ensure that each formulation promotes species diversity, environmental preservation, and ethnobotanical continuity. Inspired by Carl Von Linné, the eminent Swedish botanist and physician who made significant contributions to the classification of botanical species, this modern skin, and body care line features a roman numeral system and “step” protocol for easy and effective use.
Not worth the trouble
The refreshing scent and lightly exfoliating texture are really lovely. I like the result of the wash on my skin - but have found it's not worth the aggravation of the overall experience. As others have noted, the choice of a bottle with small squirt top is not the right choice of packaging - the product is clumpy in texture and I had to unscrew the top and squeeze right from the bottle, which was still hard to do. So the packaging is a total fail (it needed to be in a jar like a body polish, not a wash). Secondly, the mess left in the shower makes this product not worth using in my mind. If you have an all tile/glass shower it might not be too much of a problem to scrub down after using the product, however I have a shower curtain with a fabric liner, and this product stains the liner. I have to scrub any drops of foam that landed on the liner off after each time I used this product, and I still have light gray stains on my curtain. This product would be nice to use in a spa setting, where I'm not responsible for the mess/cleaning after using!
A charcoal wash is appealing to me, but I did not enjoy this product. It was thin and non sudsing and felt it had zero cleansing ability. It did make a huge mess in the shower. Packaging for this and the face wash is cheap and non efficient for the product.
This is a gentle, charcoal body scrub with a menthol-herbal fragrance that helped alleviate my KP; unfortunately, as other reviewers also noted, it made a mess of the shower. I have a shower-tub combo, and while the charcoal easily rinsed off, there was an ashy grit residue that would not lasted even after a thorough tub scrubbing. I gave up using before getting halfway through the bottle and will not consider purchasing again.
Lovely smell, less lovely shower
I really enjoyed the scent of this (which primarily reminded me of black licorice), and it was a nice texture and didn't dry out my skin. Unfortunately, the charcoal made a mess of the shower, and ultimately was enough of a nuisance to prevent me from buying this again.
This wash smells so yummy(may be too earthy for some but to me, the dirtier the better!) and it's nice to have an anti-acne body wash option. It mildly exfoliates and is a wonderful little aromatherapy sesh for your shower. I also love the simple clean packaging. I am excited to see if it helps clarify the less than cute backne i sometimes get from working out or just living in dirty Los Angeles. Yay for another Hero!