Below Beauty Editor Kim recommends 6 of the best body scrubs around at the moment …
Get set to glow for summer!
Take your pick from our six super-scrubs. Apply all over the body (paying particular attention to knees and elbows) to slough away dead cells. This will improve your circulation and leave your skin smooth, supple and ready to accept a generous layering of moisturiser or self-tan.
Top Tip: for a gentle exfoliation, massage into moistened skin. For a more abrasive effect, massage your body scrub into dry skin before hopping into the shower to wash off.
6 Of The Best Body Scrubs
AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES REVIVE ENERGISING EXFOLIATOR
Prepare for sensory overload (…in a good way). This is a heavenly scented melange of massage-in mineral-rich Dead Sea salt with fragrant essential oils of juniper, rosemary and grapefruit plus a shot of cold-pressed oil from green coffee for zing and maximum moisturisation. £38, aromatherapyassociates.com
LUSH COOKIE DOUGH BODY SCRUB
Truly scrumptious…this scrub is truly scrumptious! The closest you’ll get to eating biscuits in the bathroom, this concoction is a delicious mix of vanilla absolute with cocoa powder, granulated sugar and superfine sesalt, plus plenty of hazelnut oil to help smooth things over.
TEMPLE SPA SUGAR BUFF MEDITERRANEAN BODY SCRUB
Bring some sunshine into your shower with this luxe scrub, stuffed full of Med-inspired ingredients including antioxidant-rich figs and pomegranates soaked in olive and grape-seed oils with sweet almond shell powder and sugar grains, plus essential oils of lavender, rosemary and eucalyptus. Holiday heaven without leaving home. £23, templespa.com
GERMAINE DE CAPUCCINI PHYTOCARE OIL TONIC SCRUB
Here’s your new hero for dry and extra-dry skin. It’s infused with ethically sourced Baobab Seed oil – known for its high content of fatty-acids and skin-soothing omegas and vitamins – plus Baobab seed shells which ever-so-gently turn over dead skin cells. You’re left with skin that’s oh-so-silky. £38.10, germaine-de-capuccini.co.uk
MOR MARSHMALLOW SUGAR CRYSTAL BODY SCRUB
Perfumed with MOR’s sweet-smelling Marshmallow fragrance, this sugary scrub also contains apricot and chamomile flower extracts plus a moisturising oil blend of peach, rosehip, macadamia, soybean, avocado, ginger root and sunflower, resulting in a nourishing treat to condition skin and cocoon it in flowery fragrance. Comes in a generous 600g pretty pink and gold-embossed pot. £23, feelunique.com
PALMER’S COCONUT SUGAR BODY SCRUB
Packed with medium chain fatty acids and proteins, coconut oil is a cracking ingredient for your skin. This scrub contains a mix of coconut, peppermint and monoï oils plus raw coconut sugar for a soft and subtle exfoliation. £8, Boots and Superdrug