Body scrubs are a must-have in our shower routine all year round. Whether you’re getting your skin summer ready, you’re prepping for fake tan or you need to banish the dry skin that winter brings, a body scrub will help you with that.
When looking for the best body scrubs for smooth skin, you’ll find classic sugar scrubs for physical exfoliation and acid-based options for chemical exfoliation. Either way, you’ll get the same result — super soft skin. Plus, they usually smell good enough to eat. So without further ado, here are our best body scrubs for you to add to your haul.
1. Sol De Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Scrub
If you’re obsessed with that spray, you’ll inevitably fall in love with the Sol De Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Body Scrub. This scrub is the best of both exfoliation worlds, formulated with salicylic acid to slough away dead cells and crushed maracuja seeds to polish the skin. If you suffer from body acne, ingrown hairs, or KP, this formula will make it all a thing of the past. And, as with all of Sol De Janeiro’s products, this body scrub smells so good you won’t want to wash it off.
2. Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish
If you’re a die-hard fan of traditional physical scrubs, then this one’s for you. The Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish combines sugar particles with ultra-hydrating coconut oil and a delicate rose scent. Simply buff onto the skin to remove dead skin cells, oil build-up, and residue, then rinse away to reveal soft, glowing skin. Looking for a little luxury in your shower routine? This is the answer.
3. Fur KP Body Scrub
Keratosis pilaris (KP) — commonly known as ‘chicken skin’ — are bumps and scaly patches that surround hair follicles on the skin. It’s caused by an excess of keratin, which blocks the hair follicle and forms bumps. To help alleviate KP, regular exfoliation with chemical exfoliation can help. Luckily for us, Fur has created the KP Body Scrub specifically for that reason. Supercharged with powerful AHAs to unblock pores and sunflower oil to hydrate, this is your one-way ticket to smooth skin.
4. Coco & Eve Glow Figure Bali Buffing Sugar
Iconic A-beauty brand, Coco & Eve is the master when it comes to getting your best skin yet. The Glow Figure Bali Buffing Sugar is a best-selling scrub that helps to revive and refresh dull, dry skin. Formulated with coconut, sugar, shell powder, and volcanic pumice to buff away dead skin cells, it’s the perfect addition to your shower routine no matter what you’re using it for. What’s even better is that it’s free from any nasties, silicones, or sulphates, because we only want the best for your skin.
5. Aēsop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub
Another best body scrub is the Aēsop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub. If you want to create a spa-like experience at home, then you definitely need to invest in this one. Enriched with botanical oils to nourish and a blend of pumice and bamboo stem to smooth skin, let the fresh, herbaceous scent fill your bathroom. Also, the minimalist packaging looks just as good as your skin will.
6. Zitsticka Fizz Fountain
They make some of the hardest-working products for our face, so naturally we’re going to feature Zitsticka in our best body scrubs list too. Fizz Fountain is a hybrid of chemical and physical exfoliants that work to refine and retexturise the skin. Salicylic acid clears dirt and banishes body breakouts, while pumice grains and AHAs get rid of any dead skin cells that dull the surface of the skin. Oh, and tea tree and niacinamide will reduce any redness and irritation. Phew — we told you it’s good!
7. Kopari Beauty KP Body Bumps Be Gone
Another clarifying scrub that’s developed specifically with KP in mind is the Kopari Beauty KP Body Bumps Be Gone. Inside this tube, you’ll find four types of exfoliators — volcanic sand, coconut shells, pumice, and glycolic acid, which all work hard to reveal soft, glowing, smooth skin, free from any KP bumps.
8. Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand
If there’s one thing Australian beauty brands know how to do well, it’s body scrubs. The Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body Sand is a four-in-one formula that removes any dead skin cells, dirt, oil, grime, product build-up, and old fake tan, so your skin looks good and feels good. It’s enriched with their iconic ingredient, clarifying Australian pink clay, as well as coconut and macadamia shells, making this scrub 100% biodegradable. It’s one of our faves.
9. UpCircle Beauty Coffee Body Scrub With Peppermint
We’re always looking to make our beauty routines more sustainable, which is why we love everything UpCircle Beauty creates — the Coffee Body Scrub with Peppermint is no exception. Formulated using unused coffee grounds (a by-product of the coffee industry), this scrub has been blended with shea butter for moisture, and peppermint and eucalyptus for a burst of fresh scent. It’s also 100% plastic-free and comes in recycled packaging, meaning your shower routine doesn’t come at the expense of the planet.
10. Mario Badescu Coconut Body Scrub
You don’t want to miss out on Mario Badescu’s bodycare range because it’s just as good as their skincare. The Coconut Body Scrub combines all the ingredients that’ll leave your skin feeling fresh, clean, and polished. Niacinamide and salicylic acid clear pores and the surface of the skin, while coconut water and rosehip oil nourish. It’s a best body scrub for a reason.
11. Bondi Sands Summer Fruits Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub
They’re our heroes when it comes to tanning and sun protection and to keep your skin looking fresh for both, they made a body scrub to match. The Bondi Sands Summer Fruits Coconut & Sea Salt Body Scrub is a fruity fresh physical exfoliator that’s packed with naturally derived ingredients including Australian sand, sea salt, coconut husk, and walnut shell to remove impurities. It also doesn’t leave an oily residue, making it ideal for your pre-tan prep.
12. Sunday Rain Rose Body Scrub
Last up on the best body scrubs list is the Sunday Rain Rose Body Scrub. This affordable option gives you soft, smooth skin in minutes, without having to spend hours on your shower routine. Softening rose oil and sugar particles combine to buff away dead cells and hydrate the skin, giving you that much-needed boost.