Body scrubs are the ultimate sweet treats for #TreatYourself self-care nights: count on sugar and shea butter combos to make your skin feel softer and glowier then ever. Ahead, 14 exfoliating scrubs with a serious following, plus some under-the-radar goodies, that are actually worth the hype.
In terms of body scrubs that smell so good you just want a taste of what's coating your body, this is it. Scrub on a spoonful of this mixture of coffee grains, shea butter, lemon, and sugar goodness for a skin pick-me-up that leaves your skin feeling refreshed and you (in the early morning) feeling more awake.
Palermo Body Scrub, $44; anthropologie.com.
When your goals are working off all the dark spots from your summer bug bites plus sloughing off ashy skin, look to this vitamin C-enhanced scrubber that subtly brightens up your complexion.
Natura Bisse C+C Vitamin Scrub, $69; amazon.com.
If you want to smell like a heavenly dessert after a shower, soak up this coconut and vanilla-scented scrub to gently soften your skin (no rough texture here).
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub, $50; sephora.com.
Minimalists, rejoice! This company crafts their products from scratch using five or less ethically, organically sourced products. This cream scrub contains only demerara sugar, shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil.
Body Scrub, $17; swbasicsofbk.com.
Any Josie Maran fiend knows her argan oil products are no joke and this sugary body scrub is no exception. It does the work of softly rubbing off all your dry skin, while leaving your skin extra smooth and dewy.
Josie Maran Argan Body Scrub, $38; sephora.com.
For all the winos out there, this crushed cabernet scrub is deeply exfoliating, and has anti-cellulite properties.
Caudalie Crushed Cabernet Scrub, $38; sephora.com.
It's basically impossible to source a bad review of this lovely scrub, which smells of coconut oil and Moroccan rose and will leave your skin smooth and moisturized all day long.
Coco Rose Body Polish, $44; amazon.com.
This scrub is AMAZING. It smells delicious and really gets the job done, but somehow also manages to be gentle at the same time. One of our editors is so obsessed she even uses it for dry skin on her face and for exfoliating her lips.
Flake Away Body Polish, $15; ulta.com.
Locals swear by this Dead Sea scrub that works double-duty: first as an exfoliator and then as a light lotion when you add water. Bonus? It has anti-aging properties, too.
Softening Butter Salt Scrub, $24; ahavaus.com.
Burt's Bees is ubiquitous for a reason–their products are all-natural, affordable, and dependable. This scrub is no exception. Sugar crystals slough off flaky skin while pomegranate oil and shea butter lock in moisture.
Cranberry & Pomegranate Sugar Scrub, $13; amazon.com.
Holy wow, this smells good. One of our beauty editors likes to put some of this scrub on her chest while she showers for what feels like vanilla-infused aromatherapy.
Vanilla Bean Creamy Body Scrub, $30; amazon.com.
This scrub isn't fancy, but it gets the job done, getting deep into pores and exfoliating both face and body. It's also a steal, coming in at under $10 at drugstores.
St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, $5; walgreens.com.