15 Body Scrubs That Will Give Life to Dry Skin in Minutes
As someone who will happily spend upward of an hour per day applying products to her face with careful thought and precision, I surprisingly tend to neglect the rest of my body because it honestly feels like a chore. That is until I discovered hydrating body scrubs. They couldn’t be easier (or more enjoyable) to use, and they work wonders for dry, rough skin. Not only do body scrubs exfoliate away dull, tired skin, but depending on your scrub of choice, they can also prevent signs of ageing, deliver deep hydration, even out your skin tone to make it look and feel firmer from your neck to your toes. Below, a list of our favourite hydrating body scrubs to help you kick dry skin to the curb and achieve a full-body healthy glow with ease.
H2O+ Beauty Body Scrub ($18)
This body scrub from H2O+ polishes away dull, dry skin with a mix of sea salts while moringa oil and milk thistle extract, condition, and hydrate. It has an invigorating eucalyptus scent that serves as a nice pick-me-up in the morning or a great way to wind down in the evening.
Dial Himalyan Salt Body Wash ($3)
While not a traditional body scrub, this affordable drugstore exfoliating body wash from Dial is an absolute staple in my shower. Not only does it offer light but effective exfoliation that’s gentle enough for everyday use, but it's also got Himalayan sea salt, which is packed with nourishing minerals. Plus, it smells like heaven. Overall, this formula leaves your skin hydrated and happy with the added bonus of making you smell so fresh and so clean for hours!
Glo Smoothing Sugar Melt ($26)
Utilizing the power of gentle sugar crystals to buff away dull patches, this scrub quite literally melts into the skin to also provide deep hydration. Doesn’t that sound lovely? Plus, antioxidants vitamin A and C work together with moisturizing agents like shea butter to repair, condition, and soften skin. Plus, it's formulated with fragrant sweet almond amaretto to calm your senses so you can relax and unwind.
Formulated with a blend of rose-hip oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax, Trilogy’s Exfoliating Body Balm works to soften and protect skin while finely ground rose-hip seeds act as an exfoliant to gently buff away dull patches and improve skin's texture. This combination makes it a great option for anyone with sensitive skin.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff Smoothing Scrub 'n' Mask ($25)
This bright yellow scrub from Sol de Janeiro actually works as both a daily scrub and a detoxifying mask for your body. (Because why should our faces get to have all the fun?) This two-in-one product combines crushed Brazilian quartz crystal to polish skin’s surface and soothing Amazon River clay to purify. Whether you choose to use it as a scrub or a mask, Brazilian Bod Buff will leave your skin glowing, soft, and silky.
Copper + Crane Exfoliating Body Gelée ($20)
Instead of using a physical exfoliator like sugar or sea salt, this body gelée from Copper + Crane uses chemical exfoliants including lactic acid and a mix of fruit extracts to gently eliminate dead skin cells, promote cell turnover, and give skin a radiant glow.
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub ($18)
With this invigorating cacao coffee scrub from Frank Body, you can now shower yourself in chocolate. I repeat: shower yourself in chocolate (and coffee to boot). This blend contains roasted coffee grinds to promote blood circulation below the surface while they buff away dead skin cells up top. Meanwhile, antioxidant-filled cacao extract works alongside cold-pressed macadamia and sweet almond oil to ensure skin stays soft, silky, and hydrated.
Ren Clean Skincare Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Salt Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub ($49)
De-stress your mind and muscles after an exhausting workout with this exfoliating body scrub from Ren. The magnesium salt (aka Epsom salt) in the formula exfoliates, detoxifies, and provides micro-circulation to relieve muscle tension and soreness. It also contains micro-algae oil to restore hydration and strengthen skin’s barrier while a mix of essential oils provides an energizing burst of aromatherapy.
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