Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Black Opal Papaya Gentle Body Exfoliator ($6.95) is a great drugstore body scrub that you can find at a lot of your local retailers. I saw it at Wal-Mart (that’s the closest “drugstore” to me at the moment), actually. It caught my eye because it smells like tropical paradise to me–which I suppose is a mix of papaya, pineapple, mango, etc. All I know is whenever I use this in the shower, I feel like I’m getting ready for a lazy, summery day spent at the beach. (Of course, I’m not really, but it’s a nice way to wake up!) It uses papaya enzymes as a natural exfoliator and brightener, so it’s extremely gentle and can be used a few times a week.

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6 thoughts on “Tropical Paradise: Black Opal Papaya Gentle Body Exfoliator

  1. oh I have to try this! I use either sephora’s sugar body scrub or fresh!

  2. Lisa


    Thanks for highlighting this make-up line. It’s great but doesn’t get much publicity. In the last couple of years, it has become increasingly harder to find. Wal-Mart is one of the few places left that have it. There are some Walgreens that have it, mainly ones in the African American community. I am one, so I scour every store in my neighborhood. I love one of there old lipsticks thsi summer I am taking it to the Prescriptives counter to have it matched and re-made by there custom blending.

    Lisa from Dallas

    • I haven’t tried any of their other products, but it’s good to hear that you like it, Lisa! It makes me curious about the rest of the line :)

      Good luck with the custom blending!