These invigorating body scrubs are worthy of those extra few minutes in the shower.
We exfoliate our faces all the time, so why shouldn’t we extend it to the rest of our body? Our bodies also need that extra boost to slough away bumps, acne, dead skin cells, dirt and other nasties. These elite body scrubs below do all that, leaving you with soft and smooth skin. Psst… You can also create a homemade scrub with natural ingredients from the kitchen if you’re into DIY stuff. Just gently massage the scrub onto wet skin in circular motions, give it a few minutes to work its wonders and wash away. Easy! So skip the highlighter or IG filter and look to these body scrubs for naturally glorious, glowing skin.
Best body scrubs for glowing skin
Handmade Heroes Super Duper Nourishing Body Scrub
A scrub with sugar and crushed rose petals? Tell your friends you’re going to be a few minutes late – this is so worth it. The Super Duper Nourishing Body Scrub by local beauty warrior Handmade Heroes has whipped shea butter, sweet almond oil, sunflower extracts and rose geranium oil that’ll hydrate dry skin. Super duper moisturising indeed! The sugar does a swell job at exfoliating dirt and dead skin too.
Handmade Heroes Super Duper Nourishing Body Scrub, $21.90, available online
Innisfree Green Tea Pure Body Gel Scrub
We love a swell multitasker around here so this two-in-one body cleanser and scrub has us swooning. Jeju green tea extract enriches and hydrates the skin while gentle walnut shell powder exfoliates. And at $13, you get plenty of bang for your dollar – no excuses to skip this crucial step now!
Innisfree Green Tea Pure Body Gel Scrub, $13, available online and at various locations including Plaza Singapura, VivoCity and Junction 8
MandyT Jasmine + Mint + Orange Body Scrub
Handcrafted in small batches right here in Singapore and in Munich, local beauty brand MandyT’s scrubs are made with all-natural ingredients, packed in a sleek eco-friendly glass bottle. Already winning points in our books! Aptly called dessert for your body, this baby has a blend of jasmine flowers, fresh mint leaves and pure essential oils that moisturises and nourishes. Each scrub also comes with a handy spoon for hygiene purposes.
MandyT Jasmine + Mint + Orange Body Scrub, $45.90, available online
This coffee scrub raises the bar with four key ingredients – argan oil, organic ground coffee, epsom salt and citrus sinensis oil. Organic ground coffee and epsom salt take on the role of a natural exfoliator, gently buffing away dead skin cells and preventing breakouts. Then there’s citrus sinensis oil for an antioxidant boost and aromatherapy. Finally, the vitamin E-rich argan oil balances sebum production and moisturises the skin. You’ll be out of the shower with baby smooth skin.
Argabody Argan Body Scrub, $19.50, available online
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub With 10% AHA
Just like how we use various acids on our face for chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, chemical exfoliators can be used on the body. This body scrub eradicates bumps and body acne with the use of AHAs (glycolic and lactic acids), as well as pumice buffing beads. We can already see that shiny, healthy skin at the end of the tunnel.
First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub With 10% AHA, $41, available online and at Sephora
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub
If the aroma of coffee gives you life, this gritty and exfoliating coffee scrub takes you straight to nirvana with a signature blend of roasted and ground Robusta beans. The natural scrub from Aussie buffs the body and calms cellulite with cold pressed sweet almond oil (a hydrating antioxidant), vitamin E (protects against free radicals and fades scars) and sea salt (a natural anti-bacterial exfoliant).
Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub, $25 for 200g, available online and at Sephora
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish
Sugar scrubs are just as good as they’re non-abrasive and have a smooth texture that just melts onto the skin. Made with real brown sugar crystals and moisture-locking evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel and jojoba oils, this scrub sloughs away dead skin cells without stripping moisture. There’s also ginseng root extract and peppermint to awaken the senses. Plus, the brown sugar polish smells so good, you can almost eat it.
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, $65 for 200g, available online and at Fresh outlets including Raffles City, Jem and Ion Orchard
Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub
This highly-raved product exfoliates from head to toe, scrubbing away everything from dirty hair flakes to body nasties. Free of parabens and sodium chloride, this gentle scrub lathers up rather nicely and cleanses deeply. Hello, fresh scalp and silky smooth skin!
Ouai Scalp & Body Scrub, $58, available online and at Sephora
The Body Shop Spa Of The World African Ximenia Scrub
Say yes to a relaxing ritual with the African Ximenia Scrub. FYI: The Xinmenia tree is also known as the ’Tree of Life’ so you’re guaranteed skin that’s smooth as a baby’s bottom. Massage a body oil of your choice after towel drying to enter ‘glowing goddess’ territory.
The Body Shop Spa Of The World African Ximenia Scrub, $56, available online and at all The Body Shop outlets including Wisma Atria, Tanglin Mall and Bedok Mall
Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub
Aesop’s Geranium Leaf Body Scrub has been a bestseller for the longest time and with good reason. The energising blend of pumice, bamboo stem and citrusy fresh botanical oils gently scrub away dead skin cells and other nasties, but leaves moisture behind.
Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub, $51, available online and at Aesop stores including The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and Westgate
Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub
Ah, we can already picture the beach calling out to us thanks to all the coconut-y goodness in this tub. Organic coconut oil-infused brown sugar and crushed Tahitian coconut shells work hard to wash all impurities down the drain. Here’s to healthier skin and an all-round glow!
Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub, $65 for 300ml, available online and at Sephora