A weekly (or bi-weekly) exfoliation is absolutely essential for sloughing off dead and dry skin cells, and leaving you with a luminous glow. But how do you know which scrub is for you? We’ve compiled a list of six exfoliators for you to consider, to make your shopping a little bit easier:
REN Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, R340
Good for: Sensitive skin. This is a very gentle way of exfoliating, and won’t leave you red or uncomfortable. It contains jojoba microbeads that gently buff the skin’s surface while the cleanser removes make-up and impurities.
NIVEA Daily Essentials Skin Refining Scrub, R54.99
Good for: Balancing the skin. If you worry about an exfoliator drying your skin, this is a good one to try. Filled with vitamin E and Hydra IQ, it won’t disturb the skin’s moisture balance, nor cause dehydration. It’s got lovely fresh scent that’ll invigorate the skin too!
Juliette Armand Elements 06 Dermabrasion Gel, R320
Good for: Anti-ageing. This alumina crystal and bamboo grain-filled scrub smoothes wrinkles and helps reduce pigmentation. Plus it comes in a handy 50ml tube that’s perfect for holidays and overnight bags.
Mio Double Buff Dual Action Enzyme Exfoliator, R500
Good for: All over body smoothing. Filled with fruit enzymes, pumice, lava, bamboo and papaya, this super strength formula does its job in just 30 seconds! Skin is left soft and smooth, and looking dewy. Plus it contains natural moisturisers to hydrate and nourish the skin.
Yardley Oatmeal Spot Clear Exfoliating Scrub, R69.95
Good for: Blemishes and breakouts. The soap-free formula doesn’t irritate or aggravate existing spots, and helps control oil production, which in turn minimises breakouts. Blackheads get the boot with the active ingredient AC.NET. It’s super affordable, so a great product for anyone in their teens who start with a daily skincare regime.
SKNLOGIC Exfoliate Enzymatic, R134
Good for: Those who prefer natural products. Free from harsh ingredients, this scrub is granule-free and infused with hydrating papaya extract. It’s suitable for all skin types but most effective on mature, sensitive and problematic skins.
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