Exfoliating used to be reserved as a once a week ritual that more often than not left skin feeling raw and irritated. Yet these days there’s some clever products out there that are gentle enough to allow for daily use, leaving skin renewed and glowing (with no signs of redness or aggravation). Whether it’s a full body scrub or a facial exfoliant that feels like you’ve just had a facial, these are the products that really work:
GO-TO EXFOLIATING SWIPEYS
All hail the ingenious invention that is Go-To’s Exfoliating Swipeys! These ‘foolproof exfoliating pads for glowing skin’ are the invention of ex beauty editor and fun loving wife of Hamish Blake, Zoë Foster Blake. Working in the beauty industry for so many years clearly gave Zoë some incredible insight, which led her to create her own beauty brand Go-To Skincare. Go-To’s Exfoliating Swipeys are just one product from this incredible range but clearly a game-changer. Similar to a face wipe but oh so much more, these pads are infused with exfoliating goodness, making it easy to swipe over the face and cleanse the skin thoroughly.
GO-TO EXFOLIATING SWIPEYS | 50 Pads | RRP $46 | Available at www.gotoskincare.com
SISLEY GENTLE FACIAL BUFFING CREAM
Smoothing this over the face feels more like you’re in the midst of a luxurious facial rather than scrubbing in the shower at home. It’s fluffy, light and smells like heaven, but more importantly, it works. It doesn’t feel like it’s taking layers off your face, rather just gently buffing (like the name suggests) away dead skin cells and any excess dirt and sebum. Formulated with Bamboo micro-particles made of natural origins, combined with German Chamomile extract and other hard working ingredients, these work together to gently buff away and smooth skin texture. Results are renewed, glowy skin that feels like you’ve just stepped out of a beauty salon.
SISLEY GENTLE FACIAL BUFFING CREAM | 50ml | RRP $110 | Available at www.sisley-paris.com/en-AU
CAUDALIE GENTLE BUFFING CREAM
This creamy formulation is another skincare hero that leaves the face looking (and feeling) like it has just spent an hour in the beauty salon. Gentle yet hard working, Caudalie’s Gentle Buffing Cream eliminates impurities, buffs away dead skin cells, and draws out excess oil whilst supporting natural cell renewal. What’s left is a radiant complexion that feels smooth, soft and clean.
CAUDALIE GENTLE BUFFING CREAM | 75ml | RRP $39 | Available at Sephora.
BOBBI BROWN BUFFING GRAINS FOR THE FACE
Besides the adorable package these grains come in (which makes it the kind of thing you want on your bathroom shelf), Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for the Face are the ultimate addition to your skincare routine. Perfect for adding into your cleansing or smoothing over face on their own, these buffing grains help to remove dry surface patches and encourage skin cell turnover. Formulated with Japanese adzuki bean powder, they’re a unique take on exfoliation that leaves skin vibrant and renewed.
BOBBI BROWN BUFFING GRAINS FOR THE FACE | 28gms | RRP $71 | Available at www.bobbibrown.com.au
ENDOTA SPA DAILY RENEWAL EXFOLIANT
Containing 99% of natural origin ingredients, Endota Spa Daily Renewal Exfoliant is infused with rosehip oil, bamboo and amla berry to create a dual action, creamy exfoliant that really works. Gentle enough for daily use, it works hard to not only remove dead skin cells and impurities, but to help defend the face against signs of premature ageing. The results are cleansed and smooth skin that resembles a post facial face. ENDOTA SPA DAILY RENEWAL EXFOLIANT | 90ml | RRP $45 | Available at www.endotaspa.com.au
FORMULA 10.0.6 ONE SMOOTH OPERATOR PORE CLEARING FACE SCRUB
The name says it all with this one smooth operator leaving skin smooth and clear. Infused with Zinc, Oat and Pumice, this purifying scrub buffs away dead skin and draws out impurities, whilst working to control excess oil and defy that dreaded shine. Perfect for those with troublesome skin, Formula 10.0.6 One Smooth Operator Pore Clearing Face Scrub is the kind of product that you’ll add to your ‘can’t live without’ list.FORMULA 10.0.6 ONE SMOOTH OPERATOR PORE CLEARING FACE SCRUB | 100ml | RRP $9.99 | Available at Priceline, Target and Big W.
BEAN BODY COFFEE SCRUB
Perfect for all over body exfoliation, Bean Body Coffee Scrub leaves skin feeling fresh, smooth and glowing. Natural ingredients of ground coffee beans infused with coconut oil and Vitamin E – Sea Salt combine to make a powerful scrub that improves skin’s imperfections and even out overall skin tone. Besides being a must-have practical body scrub, it smells heavenly (literally good enough eat it – but don’t do that)! Just smooth all over the body and gently buff away impurities and dead skin cells.BEAN BODY COFFEE SCRUB | 220gms | RRP $22.95 | Available at www.ausnz.beanbodycare.com
ELLA BACHÉ TOMATE GRANULE FREE MICRO EXFOLIATANT
Feeling more like a beautiful moisturiser than a hard working exfoliant, Ella Baché’s Tomate Granule Free Micro Exfoliant is up there with one of the best exfoliators out there. A gentle, grain free scrub, it’s packed with antioxidants and enzymes that activate when water is introduced. The ingredients work together to remove skin impurities and excess sebum, leaving skin brighter, smoother and literally glowing.ELLA BACHÉ TOMATE GRANULE FREE MICRO EXFOLIATANT | 75ml | RRP $75 | Available at www.ellabache.com.au
LUX AESTIVA WILD AT HEART SCRUB
Lux Aestiva’s Wild at Heart Scrub is here to change the way you scrub for ever. A gentle, yet powerful exfoliant, Lux Aestiva’s Wild at Heart Scrub will boost the skins appearance, leaving you with soft, supple and glowing skin. Using nature’s own ‘Botox plant’ – the Hibiscus Flower, and combining it with nature’s most effective, yet gentlest exfoliant, natural sugar crystals, Lux Aestiva’s Wild at Heart Scrub will leave your skin silky smooth and ready to set hearts racing. The essential oils of patchouli and mandarin intertwined with oils of grapeseed, pomegranate and meadowfoam can help to calm your mood and relieve anxiety and depression. Not to mention – the aesthetics! Who wouldn’t want that sitting proudly on display in their bathroom.LUX AESTIVA WILD AT HEART SCRUB |400GM | RRP$46.00 | Available at www.luxaestiva.com
SKINSTITUT GLYCOLIC SCRUB
Formulated with ingenious ingredients that renew and resurface tired and dull skin, Skinstitut’s Glycolic Scrub is one of those facial exfoliators that you know is working as soon as you put it on your skin. Infused with Jojoba Beads, Glycolic Acid and Tea Tree Oil, it gently resurfaces the skin and leaves it feeling fresh and incredibly clean. Assisting in skin renewal, it effectively removes clogging oils without stepping the skin of it’s natural oils needed for the perfect complexion.
SKINSTITUT GLYCOLIC SCRUB | 200ml | RRP $49 | Available at Skincare Store.