The benefits of a good body scrub include preventing ingrown hairs, discouraging cellulite, increasing circulation, and even de-stressing you at the end of a long day. For fake tan lovers, it also has the added bonus of scrubbing away any patchy areas.
While some scrubs promise to do more than this, like many beauty products, they often fail to live up to expectations. Just like all skincare, different brands and products suit different skin types. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites, picking out those best for every skin need.
1. Body Shop Spa of the World Brazilian Cupuacu Scrub
Mediterranean Sea Salt Scrub is precious for its mineral content and its coarse crystals are the perfect texture to reveal fresher-looking skin. Massage in to help stimulate circulation. Use this invigorating scrub as part of our revitalising ritual when you want your body and mind to feel instantly re-energised.
2. Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub
Smashed Brown Sugar Body Scrub with a fruity lime fragrance that blends sweet lime oil and almond oil with macadamia grains and glycerin from smashed brown sugar.
3. Sanctuary Spa ultimate salt scrub
Decadently intensive & super skin softening scrub. A sumptuous blend of dead sea salts suspended in nourishing oils leaves limbs feeling perfectly polished & gorgeously moisturised for the ultimate spa treat.
4. Rituals The Ritual Of Ayurveda Rejuvenating Himalayan Salt Scrub
A purifying body scrub that contains ancient crystal salt from the Himalayas, which has a purifying and harmonising effect for inner balance and vitality.
This purifying scrub leaves an intensely soothing thin layer of oil on your skin. Enriched with the delightful aroma of Indian Rose and the soothing effects of Sweet Almond Oil.
5. REN Atlantic Kelp And Magnesium Salt Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub
An exfoliating body balm with fresh sea and Magnesium (Epsom) salts that gently polishes and smooths the skin.
When massaged on, exfoliation will encourage skin’s natural cell renewal, while the massage action will help activate micro-circulation aiding to relax and relieve muscle fatigue.
The formula is enriched with Atlantic Kelp Extract and Microalgae Oil to help replenish skin with moisture and essential minerals and infused with REN’s Anti-fatigue Essential oils blend to refresh and de-stress your body and mind.
Results: Silky moisturised, detoxified and rested skin with a healthy renewed glow.
6. DECLÉOR1000 Grain Body Exfoliator
This indulgent scrub helps provide skin a velvety-smooth finish, as if transformed. Enriched with Grapefruit Essential Oil, which gives it a sparkling, invigorating fragrance, and a combination of Pearl Sugar, Argan Shell and Orange Peel with Fruit Acids (Grape, Pineapple and Passion Fruit). The gel turns into an oil during massage for easy application, and then turns into a milk upon contact with water for quick rinsing. Skin is left feeling softer, smoother and refined.
7. DARPHIN Perfecting Body Scrub
This delicate cream formula provides dual-action exfoliation with apricot seed flakes. Tjis effective exfoliation removes dead skin cells, while peach leaf extracts help to free the skin of any remaining surface impurities. Due to micro-exfoliation that allows skin to breathe, helping to leave it looking radiant and soft to the touch.
Exquisite botanical ingredients of apricot seed flakes, peach leaf extracts, hyaluronic acid and shea butter are combined to create a unique texture that helps to leave skin looking renewed and radiant.
8. SHISEIDO Refining Body Exfoliator
Shiseido Refining Body Exfoliator. A high-performance body scrub that immediately provides exquisite smoothness with an exceptionally luxurious texture. Formulated with a rejuvenating fresh scent and a melange of nutrients to maximise the overall benefits. It Gently removes excess surface cells with specially-designed micro beads. Refines and smoothes skin texture, softens, brightens and evens skin tone while keeping skin moisturised. With scrubbing and massage, promotes local microcirculation of the skin.
9. L’Occitane en Provence – ‘Shea Butter’ ultra rich body scrub
Enriched with shea butter (10%), apricot oil and finely ground nutshells, this creamy base scrub offers gentle, yet effective, exfoliation. It helps eliminate dead cells, while preventing skin from becoming dehydrated. Skin is left perfectly smooth and soft, an ideal combination.
10. Calcot Manor Sweet Almond Sea Salt Scrub Sweet Almond Gentle Sea Salt Scrub
A spa hero amazing ‘all in one’ skin exfoliation and deep nourishment. As you bathe in the gentle waters of the outdoor hot tub, wood crackles nearby on the open-air fire and the mood is one of complete well-being.