5 Exfoliating Scrubs For A Brighter Complexion
By Alix Turoff
Reveal a brighter, more luminous complexion by exfoliating the dead, dull layer of skin cells cramping your skin’s style with one of these 5 tried and testing exfoliating scrubs we’re loving.
Used regularly, these exfoliating scrubs will leave you with fewer clogged pores (aka less breakouts!), skin that absorbs products more effectively (so your anti-aging products can really get the job done!), and a complexion that immediately looks brighter, healthier, dewier, and more radiant.
5 Exfoliating Scrubs We Love
Lancer “The Method: Polish” Exfoliator ($75)
This polish is the first step of the Lancer 3-step Method system – and has quickly become one of our favorite exfoliating scrubs. This exfoliator contains pure minerals, which help to remove the outer most layer of dull, dead cells, while also increasing oxygen levels in the skin, and signaling to underlying cells to produce even more new cells for that fresh look you’re after!
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($52)
When mixed with water, this rice-based enzyme powder releases papain, salicylic acid, and rice enzymes to smooth the skin and encourage cellular renewal while licorice and bearberry help to even the skin tone. Green tea, ginkgo and colloidal oatmeal work together to calm inflammation, giving the skin a clear, refreshed feeling. If you’re looking to treat skin that’s inflamed or your main concern is skin discoloration, this is one of our favorite exfoliating scrubs.
Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment ($65)
If you have sensitive skin but still want to exfoliate, this is the product for you. It’s packed with pineapple, pumpkin, and papaya enzymes to reduce pore size, increase circulation, and improve oxygen flow; vitamin E and aloe vera to hydrate and soothe; and natural extracts like lemon, orange, sage, and sweet almond to help improve and even out your skin tone.
Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face ($43)
Mix these buffing grains with water or your favorite cleanser to create a customized exfoliating scrub that’s as gentle or aggressive as you’d like. We especially love this exfoliating scrub for dry skin types since the grains are made from Japanese adzuki bean powder, which work to remove dry surface patches and improve cell turnover to give you soft, smooth, radiant skin.
Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub ($14.99)
Find most exfoliating scrubs are too pricey? Check out this great exfoliator at a drugstore price! It stimulates new cell growth with 1% chlorella growth factor, argan stem cells, and organic sea kelp, while French green clay and organic lemon peel remove dirt and impurities from the pores. The result: clean, radiant skin. Plus, it’s vegan and fair trade too!