February 15th 2019
When it comes to body exfoliators, which ones scrub up best? With something to suit every budget and skin type, today’s offerings boast a bevy of beauty benefits from relieving muscle soreness to sloughing off dead skin cells and boosting circulation. The result? Smoother, softer and suppler limbs. Which are worth investing in though? Here are the body buffers that come with our personal seals of approval.
Leaving skin smooth and supple (especially elbows), our Art Editor Sarah counts this as a firm pre and post-holiday favourite for boosting her tan. Refreshingly scented (seriously, it smells so so good), its combination of skin softening essential oils, gentle jojoba exfoliating beads and practical tube packaging gives it a firm seal of approval from us.
With magnesium deficiency having been shown to be widespread among the population, this bath time boost acts as a blissful way for topping up supplies. Containing essential oils and mineral rich kelp, it can either be used to exfoliate, or left on skin in the tub to transform it into a muscle soothing magnesium bath soak instead. Genius.
Okay, this one is really cool. Created to heat up when in contact with water, this scrub’s innovative formula created with volcanic ash and essential oils helps melt away both muscle tension and dry, flaky skin. A great pick for helping relieve post-workout soreness or tense shoulders after a day spent hunched over a desk, you’ll definitely end up spending a few extra minutes in the shower because of it.
Back by popular demand following its debut in the brand’s limited edition Mother’s Day range, this body balm/scrub hybrid hydrates as well as it exfoliates. Containing Fair Trade organic cocoa butter and shea butter to soften and ground almonds and coconut shells in its stripes to smooth, this much buzzed about polishing pebble is certain to appease super dry skins in particular.
A favourite of our Sense and Sensitivity columnist Judy Johnson, this scrub does exactly what it says on the tin (well, tub) - makes skin positively glow. Leaving rough areas smooth and perfectly prepped for whatever skincare you pop on top, its gel-like formula containing cooling menthol makes it a calming influence on tired end of day limbs.
Making legs feel noticeably lighter after each use, this softening and re-energising scrub helps lift skin and senses in equal measure. Combining sea salt with Himalayan pink crystals and zesty Amalfi lemon peel, the easy to carry sachets come particularly into their own after a long flight to combat sluggish circulation and the stiffening effects of of jet lag too. The most expensive pick in our edit, we’d highly recommend following the brand’s pre-shower massage routine outlined here in order to get the most out of them.
Certified organic by the Soil Association, this sea salt and brown sugar scrub brings some serious spa factor to any bathroom shelf. Its richer and thicker texture makes for the ideal fit for those looking for a more pampering polish, with its base of shea butter, essential oils and sesame and olive oils making it a perfect revitalising treatment for tired skin.
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