The Best Exfoliators For The Face and Body

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If your shower is only filled with your standard body washes and shampoos, you’re missing a vital body care component. That’s because you are missing exfoliating products.

Exfoliation is crucial since dead skin can accumulate on the surface. Those layers can lead to the skin feeling dry and looking dull. By removing that dry skin, your skin is smoother and ready to soak up any added moisture.

Whether you prefer a physical scrub, or you’re partial to the chemical options like AHAs and BHAs, there’s an exfoliator out there for you.

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Scrub Exfoliators

Briogeo Scalp Exfoliator Best Exfoliators

Starting with the head, you’ll want to do a weekly scalp treatment. We really like this one from Briogeo. It does a great job at exfoliating the scalp without drying out the hair. Plus it is an exfoliant and shampoo in one, so it can get two jobs done at once.

Grown Alchemist Facial Exfoliator

This facial scrub from Grown Alchemist has the perfect blend of ingredients to slough off dry skin without being too harsh. There are tons of natural ingredients in this like aloe, grapefruit, and peppermint. One thing to note is the strong scent. It has a very herbal/medicinal smell to it which does tend to linger for a bit.

Burts Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub

During the winter month’s your lips will get chapped. A good moisturizing lip treatment at night will help, but you still need to get rid of the dry skin. When it comes to lip scrubs, we prefer the kind in a pot like this one from Burt’s Bees.

Palermo Body Detox Body Scrub

If you’ve been around here for a bit, you know we love love love bougie bath products, exfoliators are no exception. We love the combination of grapefruit, tea tree, and sea clay. Palermo products are expensive but a great way to treat yourself.

Body Scrubs The Seaweed Bath Co Body Scrub

Now if you want something that works great but doesn’t come with a luxury price tag, you’ll want to check out this exfoliating body scrub from The Seaweed Bath Co.

Pedicure In A Jar Exfoliators

This foot scrub is hands down, the best one we’ve ever tried. Our editor was first introduced to it when she got a pedicure at ME SPA. She’s been obsessed with it ever since.

Chemical Exfoliators

Scalp Exfoliators

This clarifying serum from Sunday Riley has a gentle, micellar water base. The AHAs and BHAs in the serum rid the scalp of product buildup, excess oil, dead skin.

Peeling Gel

This peel gel’s formula with multi-action pineapple, pomegranate, and keratinase enzymes and cellulose effectively peel to help uncover a smoother, fresher, brighter-looking complexion.

Ren Exfoliating Serum

This AHA body serum is perfect for anyone that wants full-body exfoliation without scrubbing. It‘s a lightweight body moisturizer with a lotion-like texture that boosts the skin‘s natural exfoliation process while also hydrating.

AlphaBeta Wipes

These towelettes will give you an all-over body polishing treatment that visibly improves the look of ingrown hairs, KP, and dry skin. This body treatment uses a blend of alpha and beta hydroxy acids, enzymes, and bakuchiol to exfoliate the skin.

Foot Peel Exfoliators

This foot peel is designed to remove the unsightly, dead skin cells on your feet that build up over time. This type of peel is made by many brands, including the famous Baby Foot. However, we found this option from Amazon to be just as effective for a fraction of the price.

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