A good body scrub is the most important product in your shower, there we said it. Not only do they smell great, turn a normal shower into a Thursday-night-worthy shower, and make you feel like a fully grown adult whenever you use them, but body scrubs are also essential to any body care routine.
A good body scrub is there to exfoliate, buff, and wash away dead skin so your tan always looks glowing; improve circulation and rid of dry patches; unclog pores to prevent breakouts (@bacne); and reduce the appearance of cellulite. And that is why they’re the most important product in your shower. Still disagree? You must be using the wrong body scrub, so here are ten we love.
Soak Sunday Midnight Storm Body Scrub
Soak Sunday’s Midnight Storm Body Scrub is a great option for anyone with sensitive skin. Made with 98% natural sea salt and charcoal, the scrub feels smooth and gentle on the skin, all while giving it a good exfoliate. The charcoal in the formula works to draw impurities from the skin, while adding ginger and sweet basil help to rejuvenate and balance for a silky feel.
Noughty The Hero Body Scrub
This is another great option for those who aren’t looking for an aggressive scrub. Noughty’s The Hero Body Scrub has been formulated without animal products, silicone, parabens, or sulphates, but it does feature 97% natural ingredients. The softening formula uses almond shell, perlite, and vitamin rich sweet almond and apricot oils to exfoliate and nourish the skin at the same time.
Revolution Skincare Vitamin C Glow Body Scrub
Here to bring double the glow is Revolution Skincare’s Vitamin C Body Scrub. Made with rice and apricot kernel powders to buff away all traces of dead skin cells and flaky patches, the formula also features vitamin C and grapefruit to brighten and even skin tone. If that wasn’t enough, added glycerin, sweet almond oil, and inulin help to soften, condition, and balance for the best shower of your life.
Sunday Rain Acai Berry Body Scrub
Dermalogica Thermafoliant Body Scrub
Dermalogica know a thing or two about creating skincare that really works. The Thermafoliant Body Scrub is the one to grab when your skin needs exfoliation, energy, and brightness. The dual-action formula uses Indian bamboo stem to exfoliate, refine the skin tone, and brighten; papain and lactic acid to dissolve dull, dead cells, and promote the skin’s natural cell renewal process; and natural sea salt to revitalise and hydrate. Emphasis on dual action.
Coco & Eve Glow Figure Bali Buffing Sugar
There is a reason Coco & Eve’s Glow Figure Bali Buffing Sugar is a bestseller – it’s one of the best body scrubs ever made. Designed to instantly smooth and revive lacklustre skin, this triple exfoliating scrub uses coconut flower, sugar, shell powder, and volcanic pumice to buff away dead skin cells, improve the look of stretch marks and prep for your glowiest tan yet.
Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand
The Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand was Sand & Sky’s first body product, and boy it does not disappoint. The four-in-one scrub uses Sand & Sky’s signature ingredient, Australian pink clay, plus coconut, macadamia shell, and macadamia oil, to dead skin cells, dirt, and grime, whilst the sustainably sourced mica glitter gives a radiant finish. And the best bit? It’s 100% biodegradable.
Aēsop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub
All our boujie readers, this one is for you. Aēsop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub is the ultimate haul for giving your bathroom routine a little extra luxe and your skin a serious refresh. Made using a blend of pumice and bamboo stem to slough away dead skin cells that can clog the pores, plus botanical oils and geranium leaf to cleanse, the invigorating scrub revives the skin without leaving it feeling dry and tight.
Upcircle Beauty Coffee Body Scrub with Peppermint
If you like a body scrub with an extra side of sustainability, UpCircle Beauty’s Coffee Body Scrub with Peppermint is the one for you. Made using repurposed Arabica coffee grounds from London cafes, the scrub is a gentle but oh so effective weapon against dry skin. With added peppermint, eucalyptus and coconut to stimulate the senses, sea salt for extra buffing action, and shea butter to moisturise, this scrub has all the scents an AM pamper needs.
Mario Badescu Coconut Body Scrub
For a scrub that brings the holiday scents, you need Mario Badescu’s Coconut Body Scrub. Formulated with coconut water, nourishing rosehip oil and pore cleansing niacinamide and salicylic acid, this body scrub polishes, buffs, and moisturises for holiday-ready skin. The formula features six different sized beads to tackle all the dryness and leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, plump and smooth.