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Facial exfoliation is easy enough to remember, especially if your daily cleanser is one that sloughs away dead cells, but the same can't always be said for body skin. Not only are there fewer body scrubs to choose from on the market (that is compared to face scrubs, anyway), one formula definitely does not fit all. Translation? It's worth paying a little extra attention to finding the ultimate body scrub for smooth, silky skin. Lucky for you, we sorted through the top offerings and weeded out the weak.
Read on to find the best body scrubs available today.
Best Overall: Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub
This coffee body scrub is the original formula for Frank Body and is—no surprise here—one of the most popular offerings from the brand. The formula is a blend of natural ingredients—think roasted and ground robusta coffee beans, cold-pressed sweet almond oil, sea salt, and vitamin E—that work together to scrub away dry flakes without irritation so all you're left with is soft, smooth, supple skin. Even if you're not a coffee person, you'll love the way these ground beans feel on your arms, legs, feet and more—trust us.
Best Budget: Yes To Coconut Polishing Body Scrub
This body scrub packs a lot of amazing ingredients into one tub for a very low price. It uses almost all parts of the coconut in its formula, including the husk which exfoliates the skin without being too rough or abrasive. Simultaneously, sweet almond oil hydrates and nourishes the skin to leave it feeling smooth and refreshed after rinsing it off.
Best for Acne: Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub
Acne on your body is a real struggle, so use this scrub formulated with acne-fighting salicylic acid to find relief. The oil-free, non-comedogenic formula gets deep into pores to rid them of dead skin cells and other impurities so your skin looks fresh, bright, and clear.
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Best for Dry Skin: The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Body Scrub
Some harsh scrubs can leave your skin feeling stripped, which is especially problematic for sensitive, dry skin. That's where this cream body scrub comes in the clutch, since it was formulated specifically with dry skin in mind. The base is a blend of almond milk from Spain and community trade honey from Ethiopia that’s meant to soothe the skin after exfoliation with crushed almond shells.
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Best for Sensitive Skin: Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub
When it comes to sensitive skin, it’s important to avoid any products that can cause irritation. That’s why body scrubs aren’t always the best option. But since it’s still important to slough away dead cells, Tree Hut created a scrub that even sensitive skin types can enjoy. It's formulated with 100% pure shea, almond extract, and honey to soften the skin (and give your skin and shower the most amazing smell), as well as almond bits to gently exfoliate.
Best for Dull Skin: Aveeno Positively Radiant Exfoliating Body Wash
With a moisture-rich soy complex, natural light diffusers and crush walnut shell, this soap-free body wash gently exfoliates the skin to sweep away dry flakes and buildup that can leave skin looking dull. With just one use, your skin will be left feeling soft and smooth to the touch.
Best for Spray Tan Prep: Jergens Natural Glow Color Body Scrub
This self-tan priming scrub is formulated to exfoliate and even out your skin tone so your tan will be as even and flawless as possible. The fruit extract complex helps to buff away rough patches that can cling to color, leaving an unnatural result. By exfoliating with this bad boy first, you'll be one step closer to a beautiful (sunless) tan.
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