ON TRIAL: Kat Burki Body Scrub


Sometimes a loofah doesn’t get you the scruff you want. A body brush can leave you feeling like the victim of torture. For something in between, I tried hefty dollops of the all-natural Kat Burki Raw Sugar Body Scrub ($48), which works double duty to exfoliate and hydrate dry skin.

Recently launched at Fred Segal, the Kat Burki brand is an extension of the interior designer’s personal collection of skincare products. Burki originally thanked her clients with custom created Tuberose candles and soaps, and soon drew requests for purchases.

Burki brings this smart, spirited vision and preference for bold, modern silhouettes into new line of beauty goods that includes shower gels, lotions, crèmes, and this deeply indulgent body scrub to keep skin buffed and polished.

Made with real sucrose (a natural humectant), the scrub promises to soften skin’s toughest spots and restores moisture with Vitamin D enriched Coconut and Kukui oils; both of which work their way into skin, but absorb in an instant leaving no icky slick behind.

With a decent grit, the goopy scrub did brighten my feet and legs as I sloughed off dead skin and was easy to rinse off in the shower. Because of the thick oils, I skipped a separate moisturizing treatment and my skin was left smooth and supple, not scratched up (and had a delectably soft and clean scent).

I’d recommend using this better-than-a-spa exfoliator at least once a week as not only does a good exfoliation get rid of dead skin cells and unclog pores, but clean skin needs less of your lotions and oils, which actually sink in better than before.


A native Angeleno, Navdeep Mundi is a Leo, hates cilantro, and has studied beauty products for more than 18 years. She spends her days directing media and strategy and her nights sniffing out slightly quirky yet impeccably pretty things along with her German Shepherd, Le Tigre.