With ingredients like coffee and sugar, activated charcoal and green tea, no two body scrubs are created equal. Sure, they all give us silky smooth skin, but some also claim to banish cellulite, fight free radicals and reduce wrinkles. Use our go-to guide to find your skin-sloughing soul mate, and you’ll be itching to jump in that shower and scrub a dub dub.
Rice Scrub – Prep Original Rice Scrub
We’re not talking about going at it with a fistful of long grain; this brightening, softening and anti-ageing scrub is ultra fine. As well as rice flower and rice powder, it contains magical Himalayan pink salt, and inositol – an antioxidant that helps reduce fine lines, dark spots and emerging stretch marks.
Use if? You suffer from keratosis pilaris – aka those pesky little arm bumps. It’s effective at improving the condition when used twice weekly.
Green Tea Scrub – Babe Green Tea Body Scrub
We all know green tea is an antioxidant powerhouse and we should be sipping it daily, but it’s also hella good for your skin. This yummy scrub harnesses the beauty benefits of green tea, along with organic sugar, seaweed, mineral-rich pink salt, almond oil and more. It promises to promote healing and boost elasticity for soft, smooth, toned skin.
Use if? You want a beautiful booty. Seaweed helps detoxify and stimulate circulation to reduce those not so lovely little lady bumps (cellulite).
Coffee & Fairy Dust – Frank Body Shimmer Scrub
It’s not a body scrub round up without a shout out to the babes at Frank. Their cult coffee scrub has gone disco, with the addition of an all-new shimmer scrub to the fam. Sugar and salt slough the dry stuff away, coffee buffs and invigorates, and vitamin E keeps skin healthy and supple. But, the bit everyone’s going bonkers about is the glow dust – tiny gold and silver particles that cling to the skin for a gorgeous shimmer that lasts past your shower.
Use if? The unicorn is your spirit animal. (Bummer alert: It’s sold out, so sign here if you want them to bring it back).
Charcoal – Buddy Activated Charcoal Body Scrub
With a delish peppermint scent, this scrub helps you shed dead skin cells with sea salt and sugar, while charcoal purifies and jojoba and grapeseed oils hydrate and soften. All-natural, vegan and cruelty free, it’s free from irritating sulphates, parabens, mineral oils and synthetic nasties. Make it your shower buddy, pronto, to enjoy butter-soft skin.
Use if? You’re an animal lover and like your prods as natural as can be.
Salt & Magnesium – La Mav Summer Skin Salt Scrub
Whether you want to remove old tan or not, you’ll be crushing on this clever salt scrub from the faux glow experts, La Mav. 100% natural, certified organic, paraben-free and vegan, this salt-based scrub promotes smooth, radiant and youthful skin. Pink Himalayan salt speeds up skin renewal, and coconut and camellia oil deeply nourish and hydrate. The added ingredient? 20% Magnesium Chloride, an easily absorbed compound that helps regulate bodily functions and supports the production of collagen and elastin. For gorgeously soft and supple skin.
Use if? You’re prepping for your perfect self tan (good girl).