The Best Exfoliators (and Scrubs) For Your Face

The Best Exfoliators (and Scrubs) For Your Face

While facial scrubs may be the most often employed method of exfoliation in the professional environment, knowing how scrubs affect the skin and how critical it is to properly treat the skin post-scrub can be the difference between exfoliation that can improve skin conditions and a procedure that promotes oxidation and aging. Scrubs are ingredient compounds usually formulated with small, hard particles suspended in a cream, gel, or lotion, often containing a light surfactant cleansing agent plus skin conditioners and moisturizers.  The luxury of exfoliating your face.  It is a beauty regiment that dates back thousands of years, from ancient Egypt and China. diy-body-face-scrub

Know those areas on the skin that usually will sting slightly when vitamin C is applied following exposure to a barrier irritant. This is not a bad thing; it is an indicator that the surface layers now contain weak or compromised areas that are sensitive to the mild acidity in the vitamin C.  The whole point of it is to remove dead skill cells from your face, leaving it feeling nice and smooth.  So smooth, in fact, that you may be rubbing your hands against your cheeks for a while as you’re wondering just what kind of sorcery is at work in that very moment.Skin-Resurfacing-Rejuvapen-Fullerton

Tip: While we believe and revel in healthy skin, it is always best to check with your dermatologist when it comes to exfoliators and facial scrubs regarding your skin type, where they can recommend the best one for you. And now, here we go with what we consider some of the best exfoliators (and scrubs) for your skin!

 Juice Beauty Exfoliating Cleaner with pineapple enzymes and dissolving jojoba beads.Screen shot 2016-09-22 at 6.25.54 AM

What a wonderful blend of refreshing pineapple’s jojoba beads  as it Exfoliates even skin to tone and texture with organic alpha hydroxy acids of malic acid from green apples, citric acid from lemons, tartaric acid from grapes. Visibly minimizes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with vitamins A & C. My skin brightened and reduced the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots with alpha hydroxy organic fruit acids and glycolic acids. as a plus helps clear skin with vitamin E & organic aloe.

A little information on Jojoba beads which are the  common ingredient found in many cleansers and exfoliators. They are made from a natural wax that is biodegradable, so they are very good for the environment (not to mention very soft on your face.  You can really feel the beads working their magic as you gently rub them against your skin).blue-jojoba-beads

Jojoba-Beads-9SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Facial Wash and Scrub.IMG_2443Shea butter is very thick and solid at room temperature but has a buttery rich consistency that makes it ideal for use as a natural eye cream, lip balm, or body butter. Many studies show that it is especially good at penetrating the skin and contains 60% fat, making it highly emollient. Thanks to some other special properties, shea butter does more than moisturize … it delivers key anti-inflammatory and anti-aging components right into the skin. Shea butter offers such indulgent, rich moisture to homemade beauty recipes. The natural blend of essential oils and exfoliants leaves your skin will feel soft to the touch.


Double Love Scrub.


Double Love Scrub is an exfoliator that contains Himalayan Salt and Lavender Oil, both of which are skin-friendly.  Himalayan Salt can assist with detoxifying your skin and soothe muscle aches, while lavender oil can help fight off acne and treat eczema. I love  scrubs ~ I have a lot of them.  I was introduced to Angel Face I planned on doing some skincare reviews with a couple of their products that I currently own ~ a wonderful cleanser and an enzyme wash off mask.  Angel Face Botanicals uses the highest quality natural and certified organic ingredients and also using ethically wild-harvested botanicals.  They are a cruelty free shop and also practice fair trade whenever possible.

Burt’s Bee’s Deep Pore Scrub!

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Burt’s Bee’s has been and always will be a very popular product.  They sell everything, from lip-balm to lipstick. But their Deep Pore Scrub is definitely worth a try.  Infused with a natural ingredient called willow bark, you’ll be amazed at how well this facial scrub removes those pesky dead skin cells. Burt’s Bees classic Deep Pore Scrub with Peach & Willow Bark is a natural alternative to face washes containing harmful parabens or phthalates, petrochemicals, and plastic microbeads. For this product review I have been using Burt’s Bees Deep Pore Scrub face wash for the past month. and have to say it is a must try.

 Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub?


A lot of scrubs use a physical exfoliant, like salt or sugar, to slough away dead skin cells. Avalon Organics Lavender Luminosity Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub  takes it a step further by incorporating both finely ground walnut shells (physical) and fruit enzymes (chemical). The result is skin that’s brightened and refreshed, not irritated or stripped dry. And thanks to a combination of antioxidants and oils rich in omega-3 fatty acids, you can expect healthy boosts of hydration and protection. While you’ll have to linger a little longer in the shower to get all the grit off, you won’t mind one bit. The scent, a soothing lavender, is one of the product’s finer attributes. Use this scrub to reveal that clean, glowing skin that you deserve.


Screen shot 2016-09-22 at 6.33.58 AMYou have heard of Aveda, as it is one of the most well-known companies to come out of the skin-care business.  Which is why we would like to tell you about their Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser. Its Creamy, clay-based scrub exfoliates with bamboo extract and energizes with tourmaline to leave skin radiant and refined. Dermatologist-tested. Non-acnegenic. This cleanser also contains those much-loved jojoba beads.  It is also infused with mango butter, which does a great job with conditioning your skin.  Not only that, but mango butter is non-greasy and is very easy on the skin.

684870_origOne last word, Remember that aggressive scrubs, like any form of radical exfoliation, should not become a lifestyle because they can lead to accelerated “aging” and even skin disease down the road. Consider the need for a scrub on a service-by-service basis, because in the context of most facial treatments, skin often does not need nor benefit from such a procedure. Where possible, consider approaches to “normalize” the natural exfoliation cycle, such as antioxidant treatments, rather than attempting to speed exfoliation through the use of barrier irritants.

You know something?  We fell in love with these products so much, we’re going to go out and purchase them ourselves.  Everyone should say yes to healthy glowing skin, so what are you waiting for?


by Lia Salem

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