The 13 Best Body Scrubs For Necessary Self-Care

From charcoal scrubs to pink clay, you’ll want to try all of these different body scrubs this fall.

Fall is basically here, and with the leaves turning the golden brown soon, the temperatures will also be dropping. It’s no secret that we have to completely revamp our skincare routines every fall and winter to account for our skin becoming dryer—for the face, you can usually add an extra serum and an oil, and you’ll be good to go. But for the body, another step can be taken, and that’s adding a body scrub in the shower.

Body scrubs exfoliate the skin to make it softer and get rid of any dead skin cells. Choosing the right one is crucial, because the scrub should be gentle enough that it won’t irritate the skin, but robust enough that it will still exfoliate. Even though scrubs are particularly helpful in colder weather, they should be used all year round, especially before shaving. But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some of the best body scrubs below for you to use in your updated skincare routine.


Nécessaire – The Body Exfoliator $30

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This fragrance-free scrub exfoliates, softens, and renews the skin. The formula is built with glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, bamboo charcoal, and volcanic pumice, using a multi-exfoliant treatment. It’s encouraged to use once or twice a week, or as much as you desire.


Drunk Elephant – Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub $28

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Made with coffee, almond milk, sucrose, virgin marula oil, passionfruit oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and more, this scrub exfoliates and buffs the skin. With the scent of an almond milk coffee, this scrub will leave your skin with a soft finish.


Herbivore Botanicals – Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish $36

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The Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish is perfect for all skin types, and targets dryness and dullness in skin. With scents of coconut and subtle rose, it’s made with Moroccan rose, Shea butter, pink clay, coconut oil, and more.


Caudalie – Crushed Cabernet Scrub $38

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Caudlie’s signature Vinothérapie spa scrub, the Crushed Cabernet scrub is created with crushed grape seeds, brown sugar for exfoliating, honey for softening the skin, lemongrass essential oil for toning and reducing the look of cellulite, rosemary essential oil for toning and purifying, and more.


Jo Malone London – Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub $60

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Made to complement every Jo Malone London fragrance, this scrub is gentle but will buff the skin, leaving it smooth as can be. With hints of geranium and walnut, it should be used once or twice a week.


Fresh – Brown Sugar Body Polish $67

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Fresh will give you a total spa glow with this body scrub. Delivering 24-hour moisture, the scrub will exfoliate and nourish your skin while adding radiance. With brown sugar, citrus oils, evening primrose, sweet almond, apricot kernel, jojoba oils, and ginseng root extract, your skin will love this formula.


African Botanics – Café Noir Body Exfoliant $100

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The African Botanics body scrub is non-abrasive and formulated with AHA, BHA, black coffee beans, volcanic pumice, and crush marula nut shell powder to enhance cellular renewal and improve blood circulation. This formula is perfect for skin with dryness, dullness or an uneven texture, a lack of firmness and elasticity, and poor circulation.


Dermalogica – Thermafoliant Body Scrub

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Made with licorice, white tea, coffeeberry, chamomile, tea tree oil, and grapefruit peel oil, this scrub will provide your skin with antioxidants while exfoliating. Plus, the papain and lactic acid will dissolve dead skin cells and promote natural cell renewal, so you’re glowing in no time.


Dove – Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk Exfoliating Body Polish $6.34

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Dove has several types of exfoliating body polishes, but the rice milk and macadamia body scrub has a particularly velvety scent. Formulated with a quarter of moisturizing cream and naturally derived cleansers, this scrub will exfoliate your skin and help you achieve your glow.


Neutrogena – Body Clear Body Scrub $7.59

The Body Clear Body Scrub by Neutrogena is great for fighting body acne, as it contains salicylic acid. It’s oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores, but it will help rid your body of dead skin cells and clear up any breakouts in the process. This scrub can be used daily in the shower or bath.


Beautycounter – Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass $55.90

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This citrus-scented scrub contains brown sugar for buffing the skin, almond for hydration, apricot kernel, sunflower oils, and evening primrose to exfoliate but also give your skin minerals. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free.


Shea Moisture – African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal Body Scrub $11.99

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Shea Moisture’s body scrub is built to remove dirt and impurities from the skin using the bamboo charcoal, and it will moisturize and sooth the skin by using raw shea butter. This one might be best for folks with dry skin, as the mango, coconut, tea tree, and jojoba oils will give extra moisturization. This scrub should be used once or twice a week as you see necessary.


Lancer Skincare – The Method: Body Polish $65

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Formulated with quartz crystals and bamboo stem powder for physical exfoliation and salicylic acid, ascorbic acid, and retinol for chemical exfoliation. The Shea butter counters the exfoliants, making sure your skin is hydrated and looking brand-new after each use. This body polish should be used once a day.

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