There are facial scrub products galore greeting you from all corners of the cosmetic counters but here are ten to start you off, with a mix for the ladies and gents, to blend into the daily routine, for that extra pout and a bit of swagger towards the festive season.
Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract, 100ml
Jettison the facial skin junk with this Clarins beauty. Within the overall face cleansing routine, this scrub is perfect for all skin types and can be used morning or evening, once or twice a week. With a cream base melted into this mix, there is also Moringa Seed extract.
This ‘diminishes the effect of pollution’ as it detoxes. Great for city slicker ladies and with any clogged pores, Silica Microbeads and orange extract will soften, luminate and revive to bring back the radiance for the next day. Packed to high quality, Clarins is sold in major stores and this is one to pop into your weekly wash and scrub routine for sure.
Priced at £21, available from clarins.co.uk
Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator, 50ml
This product will polish and buff your mugshot for the selfies! Lightly massaged into damp skin, there is a cauldron of hydrate and texture in this product. Rich in Vitamin C, cucumber, jojoba beads and rose absolute, it’s a natural anti-oxidant.
A super exfoliant for dry and irritated skin that this season can bring, the product will calm the skin and radiate your smile. Use once or twice a week for all skin types. This product was an award winner for Elemis in the 2019 prestigious CEW Beauty Awards. Another company big on skin products, L’Occitane acquired Elemis in 2019, so you know your skin is in good care!
Priced at £35, available from elemis.com
Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub, 50ml
Tata Harper is a trusty brand known for its exfoliating prowess, which is why their Smoothing Body Scrub is a winner all round. This all-organic offering promises rejuvenated skin because the scrub contains natural exfoliants such as sugar, apricot seed powder, Hawaiian sea salts and pink Himalayan salts – dreamy. Plus, for that full blown home-spa experience, you’ll be pleased to hear that this scrub creates an amazing creamy lather.
Priced at £50, available from tataharperskincare.com
Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator, 50ml
This exfo is not as suitable for sensitive skin but can be used two to three times a week on normal skin. With a five-star rating, the moisturising ingredients are unrivalled. Containing cocoa butter, eucalyptus and jojoba beads, it’s great for dealing with dull or flaky skin.
After a hot cloth cleansing of the skin, apply a couple of drops and lightly massage, avoiding eyes, with a rinse off and pat dry. The aroma of this skin scrub will have you breathing deeply and relaxing for the evening. Check out the interesting mix of contents in Liz Earle’s face buff and all at a super price.
Priced at £12, available from lizearle.com
Suqqu Moisture Massage Scrub, 125g
Pronounced SU-KU, this new kid on the block, with other facial products launched autumn 2019, the product takes its name from the Japanese word meaning ’posture with attitude.’ It incorporates the award-winning Gankin facial massage, so adding the Moisture Massage Scrub with its benefits of massage cream, facial wash and scrub in one, there will be a rush to the shelves for this beauty buffer.
Packed with tender granules to remove dead skin, it combines with a creamy gel that works when massaged in circular motions and swilled gently with cool water. Suqqu also have a Clay Purifying Scrub new this season, containing Moroccan clay and bamboo charcoal, so grab it in Selfridges or for 10% off at Harrods, with rewards.
Priced at £40, available from suqqu.com
For the men
Bulldog Original Face Scrub, 125ml
One for the men, Bulldog say they firmly believe that scrubbing isn’t a chore! Well, containing 8 essential oils, rosehip oil, shea butter, pumice, coconut shell and a packed ingredient list, men will be left feeling smooth to the touch and happy with the facial effort.
When Bulldog founder, Simon Duffy, wanted skin care for himself and noticed a lack of products on the shelf, he began a great daily for all skin types and the aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea is just a treat, with a real man title to boot. Bulldog Skincare is also the first ever brand to keep up there with its cruelty free status whilst on sale in mainland China. It’s what we want to hear more of and radiant skin as a plus.
Priced at £5, available from bulldogskincare.com
Anthony Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub, 355ml
Gents, If a refreshing body scrub is what you’re after then make it the Anthony Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub. This scrub is highly recommended for those with sensitive skin as it seriously soothes with protective aloe vera gel and nutmeg extract. As a perfect alternative for those sensitive to scrubs, the Anthony Blue exfoliator repairs and replenishes skin and it smells great too!
Priced at £22.40, available from anthony.com
Mancave Olivestone Face Scrub, 100ml
We all love these products that are not tested on animals and here is another for the men – and it’s super affordable too. With the cruelty-free and vegan certify, naturally derived extracts and its packaging also 100% recyclable, Mancave are going to be big for autumn.
The product states what it doesn’t contain, as much as what it does, but a scrub that contains horse chestnut extract, mixed with fine grains of olive stone powder, the exfoliating experience for any man mask, will give skin a smooth and well moisturised feel. If you have the oilier skin, this product is up there on its control of excess. Strut out in style knowing the visage has had a dunk in anti-microbial zinc PCA so what everyone else sees is just a handsome smile of reinvigoration!
Priced at £7, available from mancaveinc.com