Gently Scrubbing Your Way to a Silky Body! The Five Best Body Scrubs on the Market

Beat those winter blues from the comfort of your own home by revitalizing and rejuvenating the skin on your body with the best body scrubs on the market.
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Jan. 13, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Dry, dull, flaky skin on the body is a common problem for many people, especially during the cold winter months. It’s not just unsightly – it can also be painful and irritating. But there’s no need to splurge all your money on a one-way ticket to a sunny paradise – you can regain smooth, supple skin from your own bathroom by using a body scrub. However, there’s a plethora of products to choose from, with a wide price range and various different formulas, so making the final decision can be tricky. In this article, we list our pick of the top five body scrubs available on the market today, including those for sensitive skin.Why Exfoliate Your Body Using a Scrub?The global beauty industry is colossal, estimated by Business Insider in July 2019 to be worth a staggering US$532 billion in total. For years, people have been willing to invest heavily in products that improve the overall general health and appearance of their skin; specifically, their facial skin, for obvious aesthetic reasons. However, facial skin only accounts for approximately 10% of the entire epidermis – and the remaining 90% below the neck tends to be overlooked. As we naturally lose roughly 50 million skin cells per day due to biological regeneration processes, the skin on the body can easily become dull, dry, and flaky when it’s neglected, so it’s important to give it appropriate care as necessary. This is where a body scrub comes in: a mix of ingredients designed to exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, thereby encouraging regeneration and an overall improved appearance and texture. A body scrub will also prime the skin to be ready to absorb other products applied afterward, such as moisturizers, which also contribute to healthy skin. From coffee scrubs to sugar scrubs, our cherie users have had their say on their favorites – read on to find out more. Majestic Pure Arabica Coffee ScrubPriced at just US$15 for 10 oz of product, this coffee-based body scrub is fantastic value – and the blend of ingredients included in the formula is likely to be effective for its intended uses: general exfoliation of the skin and specific treatment of cellulite and stretch marks, spider veins, acne, age spots, and eczema. These all respond to the caffeine found in the Arabica coffee beans, which is known to help stimulate blood flow in the skin. Additionally, the oils found in the formula – including coconut oil, organic olive oil, and organic grape seed oil – work with shea butter and cocoa butter to nourish, moisturize, and protect the skin. However, as skin sensitivity is possible with this product, it’s important to test it on a small patch before using all over the body. Tree Hut Shea Sugar ScrubCosting only US$20 on Amazon for three 18 oz containers of product, this Shea Sugar Scrub is excellent value – and it has over 1,000 5-star reviews, with a 4.6/5 overall rating, so it’s clearly a much-loved, popular product. Not only does it effectively exfoliate the skin, but the mix of skin-enhancing oils, such as safflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, evening primrose oil, avocado oil, orange oil, and macadamia seed oil, helps to moisturize and nourish the skin while restoring elasticity. There are no parabens or artificial ingredients contained in this product – plus, there are 18 different scents to choose from in total, so there should be something for everyone. Fresh Brown Sugar Body PolishThis is a fantastic natural, sugar-based body scrub that contains a well-thought-out blend of ingredients that are all geared toward its intended use. Brown sugar crystals not only remove dead skin cells but also help to prevent moisture loss, while the blend of evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel, and jojoba oils moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Lastly, ginseng root extract and peppermint invigorate the senses and revitalize skin cells, while citrus oil helps to brighten and tone the skin. Priced at slightly more than $50 for 7 oz, it’s pretty expensive, but as a result of the superior ingredients list, this is one of our favorite body scrubs on the market.Sand & Sky Australian Pink Clay Smoothing Body SandThe Sand & Sky botanical skincare brand has recently risen in popularity due to its huge social media marketing drive – those who have Instagram are unlikely to have missed it. The “magic” ingredient in all its products is Australian pink clay, which is advertised as a magnet for toxins that gently but deeply cleanses the skin by helping to draw out impurities. The Smoothing Body Sand is one of the brand’s newest products, also containing coconut and macadamia shells to exfoliate and virgin macadamia oil to moisturize. Priced on Amazon at just under US$35 for 6.4 oz of product, it’s fairly expensive, but the popularity and success of the overall brand, as well as an overwhelmingly positive response by customers to previous products, suggest that this well-thought-out formula works well as a body scrub. However, although not advertised on the packaging, some of the Amazon reviews state that it makes the skin slightly shimmery, which isn’t for everyone.Herbivore Botanicals – All Natural Coco Rose Body PolishHerbivore Botanicals has used an excellent blend of virgin coconut oil and Moroccan rose in its all-natural fine-powder body scrub that exfoliates the skin without being abrasive, leaving it feeling smooth and moisturized. The formula is free from artificial ingredients, fillers, parabens, alcohol, animal ingredients, fragrances, sulfates, artificial colors, and unnatural preservatives, which means it should be suitable for sensitive skin. Costing US$36 for an 8 oz glass container of product, it’s fairly expensive compared with some of the other body scrubs on this list – but it’s a popular product, and the attractive packaging means it will look great in your bathroom too. Now Get Scrubbing!So, there you have it – the best body scrubs that the beauty industry has to offer. With a relatively wide price range and a variety of ingredients included in the formulas, there should be something for everyone, including those with sensitivities. Your skin will be feeling smooth, silky, and rejuvenated in no time at all – happy scrubbing!
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