Is It a Baseball? Is It a Chocolate Orange? No, It's a Scrub! - Beauty Addict

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Is It a Baseball? Is It a Chocolate Orange? No, It's a Scrub!

Ojon Tawaka "The Ball." Quite possibly one of the most intriguing, oddly named, and potentially bizarre beauty products in recent memory. I've been curious about it since I first saw it on the Sephora website a few months ago. And now I HAVE ONE. Whee!

I unpacked The Ball so hastily that I almost dropped it on the floor. Would it break into little slices like a Terry's Chocolate Orange? It sure looked like one -- a large brown sphere wrapped in printed foil.

And it smelled like chocolate, too. It has elements of that "classic Ojon smell" (if you've ever tried the Restorative Hair Treatment, you know what I mean), but the chocolate element has been played up here, making it almost good enough to eat. This scores major points in my book, since I thought the Restorative Hair Treatment, while excellent, smelled like a cigarette that was put out in a mochaccino.

So what do you do with it? Well, The Ball is an antioxidant-rich cleansing scrub, even though you probably wouldn't deduce that from its spherical form. Pick it up (it's bigger than a baseball, by the way), glide it over your skin, and scrub away. After the outer layer is gone, you'll begin to notice some scrubby bits coming to the surface -- they're pulverized palm shells, which do a nice job of polishing your skin without irritating. No need to worry about dryness, either, as The Ball is packed with cacao seed oil and palm oil.

But the best part, really, is that it's fun. After you're done, store it in the included wooden bowl (it comes with a slotted metal disk for The Ball to rest on and help drain any excess moisture). And then leave it out in the bathroom to mystify your friends. This works especially well with men.

The Ball is rather spendy at $65 but it is quite large (10 oz) so should provide you with many, many showers worth of scrubby fun.