This week in Hit List: scrub, polish and rub your skin squeaky clean with these top exfoliators and scrubs.
Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator
While we’re dying for a summery spa getaway, most of us can ill-afford to whisk ourselves away from the office. Luckily Elemis, a brand known for its high-tech remedies, created a gentle exfoliant that digs out the nasties. Smells like a spa with cucumber and accent of rose without leaving your bathroom sink.
Available for £27 from Timetospa.co.uk
Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face
If you’re a fan of sandy beaches, this is the facial scrub for you. Unlike other facial exfoliants, the Bobbi Brown Buffering Grains pour into your hand dry — just mix with warm water, and massage the gritty goodness all over the face.
Available for £28 from Bobbibrown.co.uk
& Other Stories Moroccan Tea Body Scrub
Sometimes the body needs a good, clean scrub-a-dub too. The range of body scrubs from & Other Stories not only smell like juicy tropical cocktails, they leave your skin feeling like you’ve spent the day lounging on a Mediterranean seaside.
Available for £7 from Stories.com
Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream
Clarins is a big name in the skincare biz — and for good reason. The Gentle Refiner is a hero product among skincare-fanatics. As the name suggests, the microbeads ever so gently wipe away dead skin cells, leaving your face fresh, not raw.
Available for £25 from Clarins.co.uk
Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream
The Cleansing Cream from Dr. Hauschka is an old-fashioned crave-inducing staple. It smells almost of peaches, and lightly buffs the skin. The packaging may look quite clinical, but this cleansing cream is an old romantic at heart.
Available for £14.95 from Drhauschka.co.uk
Lancome Exfoliance Radiance
Speaking of romance, the Exfoliance Radiance from Lancome is a product that will have you falling in love at first wash. The gel formula digs deep into pours, but the light rose scent leaves you feeling like a lady after the deed is done.
Available for £29 from Lancome.co.uk
M.A.C. Cosmetics Volcanic Ash Exfoliator
The Volcanic Ash Exfoliator from M.A.C. is treated almost as legend. Mixing genuine ash with sugar crystals, the formula first buffs the skin, then melts into a light lather to moisturise. This is an exfoliator worth splurging over — without the fear of erupting volcanoes.
Available for £22 from Maccosmetics.co.uk
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
Say the name Dermalogica and phrases such as “time-eraser,” “miracle-worker,” and “it’s mine” are heard across the room. It’s no secret as to why: the Daily Microfoliant even feels as if it’s working at first rub, as ingredients including Salicylic Acid activate with warm water contact. Fancy shmancy — gimme.
Available for £40 from Dermalogica.co.uk
Rodial Glamoxy Fruit Acid Exfoliating Pads
Rodial is another luxe brand that delivers, well, luxe results. Unlike messy creams and gels, one of Rodial’s staple scrubs is the Fruit Acid Exfoliating Pads from the Glamoxy range. The fruit acid lifts dead skin cells while added Hyaluronic Acid plumps and firms skin. While the price may seem steep, the tub comes with a whopping 50 pads — a bang for your buck if you ask us.
Available for £48 from Rodial.co.uk
Words: Elise Marraro (follow Elise on Twitter @PardonMe_Lissie)