The Best Face Scrubs for Sensitive Skin

The Rice Polish in Calming


Face scrubs and grainy exfoliators can feel like the enemy to anyone with sensitive skin. But not all hope is lost! There are scrubs out there that won't irritate. Whether it’s a gentler formula (read: no sulfates) or just less-abrasive beads, these scrubs will leave you with soft, radiant, just-came-back-from-the-spa skin, sans redness or dryness.

Juara Radiance Enzyme Scrub $38.00

Not only can this product be used as a scrub, but it also doubles as an enzyme mask! Bamboo and jojoba beads are meant to exfoliate the skin, while cinnamon and apple enzymes are meant to deeply purify pores without stripping the skin. On days you want extra exfoliation, gently apply it in circular motions; then wait five minutes before rinsing off.

Aurelia Refine & Polish Miracle Balm $85.00

Plant enzymes and natural rice bran beads work together to boost circulation and transform your skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and glowing. Sure, it’s pricey, but we can’t get over how soft our skin feels after.

Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub $29.00

This scrub is dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic, and totally wallet-friendly—does it get any better than that? It’s also made without dyes, artificial fragrance, and harsh chemicals, leaving your skin smooth and irritation-free.

Ultrafine Scrub
La Roche-Posay Ultra-Fine Scrub $18.00

Perfect for those with ultra-sensitive skin, this gentle French scrub is soap and alcohol free—which means you won’t get that dry and tight feeling after using.

Le Polish
RéVive Le Polish $125.00

Touted as a "micro-resurfacing treatment," this scrub is gritty and will absolutely do what it says in regards to polishing your skin. However, due to how tiny the aluminum oxide crystals are, you have much more control than with typical scrubs regarding how abrasive it actually is. Use light pressure on a sensitive day, or a little more pressure when you need more exfoliation. Green tea and shea butter keep your skin calm while you're scrubbing away.

Zen Out of Ten Bamboo Detox Scrub
Eight Saints Zen Out of Ten Bamboo Detox Scrub $28.00

After the whole Kylie Skin debacle, you're probably aware of how damaging walnut scrubs can be, and that applies even more for sensitive skin. But sometimes you do want a bit more of a natural-feeling scrub, and for that, Eight Saints has you covered. Bamboo is meant to be super gentle on your skin, and the Vitamins C and E are meant to provide nice protection and brightening effects.

Tatcha Rice Polish in Calming
Tatcha Rice Polish in Calming $65.00

This particular foaming scrub has plenty of famous fans, including Meghan Markle. They recently reworked the formula into four different scrubs, including one for sensitive skin. It's luxe and creamy, but still a scrub. What more could you want?

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