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6 top beauty scrubs

17 May 2023 • 14 min read

You can’t beat a good old scrub. And the best thing about them is that there are absolutely loads of them to choose from.

Lip scrubs, body scrubs, face scrubs, foot scrubs, and scalp scrubs can all help us scrub up well – literally!

But knowing which scrubs to choose and why can be hard when so many are out there! To help your figure it out, we’ve chosen 6 of our favourite beauty scrubs that you can use to enjoy an at-home, relaxing spa night.

So, without further ado, here are 6 of our and our customers’ favourite beauty scrubs to add to your skincare routine.

1. The best face scrub for softer skin

Dr Organic Manuka Honey Face Scrub

If you’re looking for soft, radiant skin, this face scrub is for you! Packed full of amazing ingredients, this gentle face scrub deeply cleanses the skin. With a delicious blend of aloe vera and manuka honey, this exfoliant removes impurities and excess oil whilst nourishing and moisturising the skin to give a youthful glow.

Apply the face scrub across the whole face and work it into the skin with circular motions before removing it with warm water or a damp flannel. For maximum effect, moisturise the skin immediately afterwards.


What our customers think:

Emily_Foodie – Love it! – 5/5 stars “Great scrubby face wash, leaves my skin so smooth and smells lovely!”

2. The best body polish

Ethique Lime & Ginger Body Polish

A great gift or pampering treat, this exfoliating bar will leave your skin feeling silky soft and smooth. A sweet mix of lime, ginger and pumice, this scrub bar will slough away those dead skin cells and leave your skin feeling renewed. As a bar, this body polish helps you cut back on plastic waste too.

Use this exfoliator once or twice weekly as part of your usual cleansing routine. Its gentle formulation cleans your skin without stripping away your natural oils.

What our customers think:

KaySure – Proper scrub! – 5/5 stars “Love this scrub!! The particles are very fine, so if you like a proper good scrub, this body polish is for you. Will be buying again for sure!”

3. The best body exfoliating salt scrub

REN Atlantic Kelp Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub

With a blend of sea salt, Epsom salt, delicious essential oils and microalgae oil, this gentle, exfoliating body scrub is the perfect addition to any at-home pamper night! It leaves skin feeling silky and moisturised, with a healthy, renewed glow.

Massage a handful into wet or dry skin using a circular motion for maximum results. Pay special attention to rough and dry areas. Rinse thoroughly.

What our customers think:

Jessica M – Lovely gentle scrub – 5/5 stars “The scrub is quite gentle and really helped with dry patches on my legs. It's also really great to use before shaving. The smell is bright and invigorating.”

4. The best exfoliating body mitt

Holland & Barrett Exfoliating Mitt 

Made from fibres from the Chinese nettle plant, this gentle, exfoliating body mitt is an excellent alternative to disposable options! You can use this body mitt time and time again for glowing, healthy skin.

Lather up your favourite shower gel or soap, then buff off any dead skin from your body and feet in circular motions. It works as a great back scrubber too!

What our customers think:

Ellietu – Very happy – 5/5 stars “Very pleased with this mitt, it doesn't drip and leaves your face feeling fresh.”

5. The best lip scrub

Dr. PawPaw Scrub & Nourish

For soft, kissable lips, look no further than this 2 in 1 lip scrub and balm! The fine sugar particles scrub away dead skin, leaving your lips feeling soft and supple, whilst the balm soothes and hydrates. You can even use this gentle polish as a body or hand scrub!

Apply and scrub in a circular motion to exfoliate and gently buff away rough, dry skin before rinsing it off for a healthy glow. Then, follow up with the balm to keep your lips soft and supple.


What our customers think:

Frank1e – Best lip treatment I’ve ever used – 5/5 stars “Absolutely amazing, my lips were really dry & peeling they always are in winter, but 3 nights of using this & they’re brand new. I usually apply lip balm 10 times a day but have only needed it once with this amazing stuff, saves so much time.”

6. The best coffee body scrub

UpCircle Coffee Body Scrub with Lemongrass

Blended with shea butter to moisturise the skin post-scrub, this product is infused with lemongrass, lime and coconut essential oils and made from top-quality Arabica coffee grounds sourced from artisan coffee shops.

This delicious exfoliator helps to buff away dry, dead cells to leave you feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed.

What our customers think:

AP23 – Fantastic – 5/5 stars “I only bought this two weeks ago, and I already notice a difference in my skin - it’s soft and glowing. I was also extremely impressed with the delivery service - it arrived after only one working day!”

Why should you use beauty scrubs?

Scrubs are good for the skin because they slough away dead skin cells, making our skin softer and more radiant.1 

Our skin naturally sheds old skin cells and replaces them with new cells around the 30-day mark. Moreover, the natural skin renewal cycle tends to slow down as we get older, usually in our 40s, 50s, 60s and onwards.2  

Using exfoliating scrubs is a quick and easy way to give yourself a quick pamper every now and then in the comfort of your own home – bliss.3

How often should you use beauty scrubs?

We know how easy it can be to get carried away with new products, but make sure you don’t do this with scrubs, as over-exfoliating can damage your skin.

Overusing scrubs can dehydrate and sometimes irritate your skin.1 Always err on the side of caution when applying and using scrubs; ideally, you don’t want to use them more than three times a week. However, for some people, once a week is enough.

Always read the label and follow the directions for using them.1

Looking forward to getting all scrubbed up? Check out our guide on how to exfoliate to make sure you know how to scrub off those dead skin cells properly!

The final say

Beauty scrubs come in all shapes and sizes and aren’t just limited to the tub of exfoliating body scrub that you might find in your shower. From exfoliating gloves to scrubs, there’s plenty to choose from.

Whether you choose an exfoliating body scrub, lip scrub, face scrub or even hand scrub, adding a scrub to your pamper night routine is definitely worth it. After all, who wouldn’t want glowing, radiant, soft skin?

Even better, you can even whip up amazing scrubs using ingredients you have in your cupboards. These DIY scrubs make for an impressive gift or an indulgent treat for yourself!

But, as with many beauty products, it is important that you follow the scrub’s instructions and don’t overuse them.1

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