I love a good body scrub.
And yet I don’t use them as much as I would otherwise, because I’m too lazy when it comes to applying moisturiser afterwards. (And you have to apply moisturiser, because otherwise your skin dries out.)
The best body scrubs I’ve found are the ones that I look forward to using — can’t wait to use, even — regardless of the moisturiser thing, and today I’m sharing three scrubs that have been firm fixtures on my shower over the past month or so.
For when your skin is feeling sensitive but you still need a bit of a boost
Avril Body Scrub*, roughly £6.06 for 200ml
I’ll be doing a more in-depth post about Avril but for now, let me just say that their products do their job really well and are incredibly good value. Their Body Scrub is no exception — it has a gel-like texture and feels very light, but it’s not wimpy; it definitely does something. Organic sugar, rice powder, and almond shell polish the skin, while organic grapefruit essential oil gives the scrub a beautifully fresh fragrance. One for early mornings.
For when you want something a bit more scrubby but you’re short on time
Soap & Glory Flake Away, £8 for 300ml
An old favourite, Flake Away contains sugar, peach seed powder, and sea salt to really buff away dead skin, while shea butter, grapeseed oil, and almond oil work to moisturise and soothe. I love using Flake Away and I’ve never had any irritation from using it. A product I will buy again and again.
For when you want to go nuts
Scrub Love Mint Temptation Coffee Body Scrub, £12.95 for 200ml
Seriously exfoliating, this scrub means business. It goes everywhere. The first time I used it there were coffee granules on the wall, on the side of the bath, in my butt crack… it was unbelievably messy. It took me about ten minutes to clean the bathroom afterwards. The peppermint and tea tree oils cause a cooling sensation when the scrub is washed off, which is incredibly refreshing, and they’ve definitely helped to dry out and clear up the acne I had on my back (bacne?)
However, the coffee granules have been clogging up the pipes in the bathroom (we have problems with them anyway) and my mum has banned me from using it. Yup, it’s forbidden. And while I understand why, I’m also a little bit gutted. So long, Scrub Love, it was fun while it lasted…
What’s your favourite body scrub? Have you tried any of these? Let me know in the comments!
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Beth, 25, South East England.
Lover of books, dogs, yoga, travel, gin, and the Oxford comma.
I write about cruelty-free beauty, vegan & veggie food, and trying to lead a less wasteful life. I throw the odd think piece in there, too.