Regular exfoliating is necessary for your skin to keep its healthy and smooth texture; we test nine body scrubs for your delectation.
The Body Shop Spa of the World African Ximenia Scrub (350ml), $55.90 at all The Body Shop outlets
Handpicked in Namibia, the ximenia fruit seed yields a luxuriously rich oil, leaving skin feeling smoother and softer. Use this rich exfoliating scrub as part of our relaxing ritual when you’re in need of a fast-track to tranquillity.
A’kin Invigorating Body Scrub (200ml), $34.90 at selected Guardian stores
A’kin Invigorating Body Scrub is gel based, fragranced with the finest sandalwood and sweet orange oils combined with ultra-fine beads of natural crystalline silica. It gently scrubs away dead skin cells, absorbs toxic impurities and excess oils from your skin.
Crabtree & Evelyn Caribbean Island Wild Flowers Body Polish (175g), $45 at Crabtree & Evelyn Stores
This foaming body polish deep cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises leaving the skin smooth to the touch with a radiant glow. Soothing aloe vera is blended with grapefruit peel powder and avocado stone granules to exfoliate the skin while glycerine and soybean oil moisturise.
Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant (240g), $65 at all Fresh boutiques
Fresh's most decadent product to date: Cocoa Body Exfoliant. A euphoric experience for the skin and the senses, this luxurious scrub captures the addictive essence of chocolate with its seductive scent and rich, velvety texture.
Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin (200ml), $63 at leading departmental stores
This refreshing exfoliating treatment—with smoothing natural bamboo powders—casts-off rough, flaky surface cells and impurities. Extracts of mimosa and shea caress skin with a delicate veil of softness.
Minus 417 Aromatic Body Peeling in various scents (450g), $140 at leading departmental stores
Based on microscopic grains of Dead Sea salt, which gently exfoliate dead and dry skin cells while encouraging skin regeneration and reducing signs of ageing. Lightly fragranced and contains horse chestnut extract.
Biotherm Lait De Gommage Gentle Exfoliating Milk (200ml), $52 at leading departmental stores.
This is a creamy scrub in a soap-free emulsion formulated like a skincare product which soothes the skin without drying while leaving a feather-light veil of softness.
Nuxe Fondant Exfoliating Body Scrub (200ml), $48 at all Beauty By Nature stores
This body scrub, rich cream with orange and almond blossom petals and 100 percent plant-based exfoliants such as orange, lychee and walnut effectively sloughs off dead cells, refines the skin's texture and leaves skin velvety soft. This scrub is suitable for all skin types.
Yves Rocher Botanical Scrub Apricot Powder (150ml), $25 at Takashimaya Shopping Centre
A luxurious, expert scrub to naturally exfoliate all skin types. Its luxurious formula is enriched with powdered apricot seeds to gently purify skin. Formula tested under dermatological supervision.