The Best Body Scrubs to Soothe and Smooth Your Dry Winter Skin

Updated 05/05/19

Skincare isn’t just reserved for the face. And when it comes to your body, smooth, healthy, exfoliated skin is always in season. When harsh winter weather takes its toll, sloughing off dead skin cells helps make your moisturizing efforts more effective and keeps dry skin at bay. Even in hotter months, proper exfoliation can be the difference between tired skin and a radiant complexion. So before slathering on moisturizers to quench dehydrated skin, you want to exfoliate with a body scrub to clear away rough patches and lifeless skin and make way for a clean canvas that will be more receptive to your oils and lotions. There are a great number of head-to-toe scrubs on the market to soothe and smooth dry skin. We’ve rounded up some of the best body scrubs below so you’re sure to find one that vibes with your beauty routine.

African Botanics Detoxify Salt & Sugar Scrub
African Botanics Detoxify Salt & Sugar Scrub $55

Antioxidant-rich African marula is blended with pinotage grape seed, baobab, and kalahari melon seeds to deliver nourishing hydration to the skin while raw cane sugar and mineral-rich pink Himalayan crystal salt eliminate dead skin cells.

KP Duty(R) Body Scrub 16 oz/ 473 mL
DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub $46

The dermatologist-developed body scrub offers both physical and chemical exfoliation using alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).

Smoothing Body Scrub 5 oz/ 142 g
Tata Harper Smoothing Body Scrub $75

Do away with dryness and dullness using this "spa-strength" body scrub formulated with five biodegradable exfoliating particles. All of the ingredients are from natural origin, and 75% are from organic farming.

Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish 8 oz/ 226 g
Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish $36

You've likely seen this jar on many a bathroom counter captured on Instagram. The photogenic product is made from virgin coconut oil and Moroccan rose blended together to leave skin smooth, soft, and sweet-smelling.

Original Coffee Scrub
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub $17

The original coffee scrub quickly gained a cult following. A blend of roasted and ground robusta coffee beans, it's tough on dry patches and leaves your skin smooth and supple.

Brown Sugar Body Polish 7 oz/ 200 g
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish $39

For a sweet indulgence, this brown sugar scrub is a decadent way to smooth skin in the bath or shower. Real brown sugar crystals, evening primrose, sweet almond, jojoba oil, and peppermint are just a few of the natural ingredients that come together in this concoction for a delicious blend that awakens the senses.

Coconut Crush Scrub
Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub $38

For another brown sugar scrub option, this formulation is infused with small pieces of Tahitian coconut shell to buff dry flaky skin and coconut oil to hydrate.

1851 Gentle Exfoliating Body Scrub
Kiehl's Gentle Exfoliating Body Scrub $36

Skin-enriching emollients keep skin cells from getting too dry when you use this rich body scrub made from natural microbead-free particles.

Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub 10 oz
Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub $38

Crafted from 100% argan oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and delicate sugar crystals, this nourishing scrub provides hefty hydration while granules gently slough off dead skin and impurities.

Crushed Cabernet Scrub 5.3 oz/ 150 g
Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub $38

This wine-inspired body scrub—made from crushed grape seeds, grape seed oil, and brown sugar—serves up effective exfoliation while leaving skin with a smooth, satiny finish.

Bianca Esfoliante da Corpo - Nourishing Body Scrub Body Scrub 6.8 oz/ 200 mL
Tocca Bianca Esfoliante da Corpo Nourishing Body Scrub Body Scrub $32

For a luxe body scrub that's an escape for the senses, this beautiful blend brings together notes of green tea, rose petals, musk, and sugar.

Space. nk. apothecary Susanne Kaufmann(TM) Body Scrub
Susanne Kaufmann Body Scrub $76

Try a beachy approach to smoother skin with this unique scrub made from fine sea sand and pumice powder.

Almond Coconut Milk Scrub Milk Scrub 12 oz
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub Milk Scrub $50

Inspired by her French upbringing, Laura Mercier created her bath collection to evoke the aura and aroma of the French pâtisserie. This body scrub blends the sweet scents of almond, vanilla, milk, and coconut for a warm and comforting experience.

Ahava 'Deadsea Salt' Softening Butter Salt Scrub
Ahava Deadsea Salt Softening Butter Salt Scrub $26

Made from Dead Sea minerals and salt crystals, this buttery blend is infused with natural oils and Dunaliella Seaweed to impart anti-aging properties to rejuvenate skin.

Babe No. 2 Coffee Body Scrub
Babe Babe No. 2 Coffee Body Scrub $24

Say hello to silky skin using this potent blend of robust coffee granules mixed with soothing organic sweet almond oil and nourishing organic lavender oil.

The Method: Body Polish 8.8 oz/ 250 g
Lancer The Method: Body Polish $60

Glowing skin is just a wash away with this warming body polish crafted from finely milled pure quartz crystals, salicylic acid, kigelia fruit extract, and marula oil.

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow Scrub
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow Scrub $60

Last but not least, this scrub provides a tropical escape, melting into skin with mineral-rich salts, hibiscus, frangipani flowers, and exotic Tahitian monoi oil.

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