Dermatologists all agree that scrubbing your skin can slow down the rate at which skin ages.
As the skin ages, the cell cycle slows down and as a result skin cells accumulate on the surface making the skin look matte and lacking radiance, which in turn makes it difficult for skincare products to penetrate effectively.
Cleansing alone doesn’t change this, however, exfoliating helps to slough off these dead cells as well as encouraging new cell formation.
How frequently you should exfoliate depends on your own skin-type as well as the climate. It’s always best to start gently to see how your skin reacts. The body has 1.6 trillion skin cells and sheds about 40,000 every hour…..
If you have sun-damaged skin use products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), those with oily skin, rosacea or acne should use products containing try salicylic acid-based products as they break down sebum in blocked pores and soothe inflammation.
In this article we review the Top 10 Exfoliators ranging from powders to electrical brushes giving you the information you need to find what you’re looking for.
1. Proactiv Solution Deep Cleansing Wash
- Perfect for occasional use when you want an extra deep clean
- Soothing botanicals calm skin as it exfoliates
- Special formula containing 2% salicylic acid
A deep cleansing exfoliator containing salicylic acid. Ideal for oily or acne prone skin and those living in hot and humid climates. Designed to attack existing acne blemishes and help prevent new blemishes from forming.
2. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
- Micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter
- Balances uneven skin pigmentation
- For all skin types
- No artificial fragrance or color
This unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. The unique Skin Brightening Complex of Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation while a super-smoothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal helps to calm the skin, leaving it extraordinarily clear and refreshed. Gentle enough to use on a daily basis.
3. Acure Organics Brightening Facial Scrub
- Organic Sea Kelp and Walnut Shell
- Removes impurities and stimulates new cell growth
- Suitable for all skin types
This all natural ingredients exfoliator will leave your skin smooth and bright. Helps clean up and prevent acne, gently polishes away dead skin cells without irritating the skin.
4. Vivite Exfoliating Facial Cleanser
- Enhances the natural moisture levels in skin
- Visibly reduces the appearance of signs of aging
- Contains 15% glycolic compound
Create soft, clear and bright skin! An intensely exfoliating cleanser containing 15% glycolic compound & exfoliating microbeads. Helps to eliminate excess oils, debris and dirt while loosening the top layer of dead skin cells. Enhances the natural moisture levels in skin. Visibly reduces the appearance of signs of aging. Unveils a suppler, sleeker, fresher, brighter & more transparent complexion.
5. Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
- Gently exfoliates and revives your skin
- Leaves skin unbelievably smooth & radiant
- Perfect for all skin types
This gentle exfoliating cleanser strips away dead cells, impurities and make-up, leaving your skin bright and clear. Also helps to clear up and prevent acne outbreaks and blackheads.
6. Vernal Age-Defying Microdermabrasion
- Long term age defying benefits
- Delivers powerful exfoliating action for a refined, revitalized, luminous complexion
- Helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne marks, and skin discolorations
This is a powerful at-home product which will give you a youthful glow. Vernal microdermabrasion scrub treatment earns results parallel to a professional, clinical visit. This formula contains pharmaceutical-grade crystals, lactic acid and soothing botanicals to polish away dead skin cells, remove blackheads and smooth the skin’s texture.
7. Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub
- Cleans deep down to the pores without clogging
- Exfoliating beads soften and smooth surface skin
- Cool, refreshing tingle
New! CLEAN & CLEAR Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub is designed to invigorate skin by cleansing pores deep down and gently exfoliating surface skin. The CLEAN & CLEAR Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub provides a tingly, cooling sensation as you gently massage the scrub onto skin – the unmistakable, revitalizing feeling of a deep cleansing action. This scrub is gentle enough that it can be used daily to remove dirt, oil, and even make-up. Completely oil-free, rinses clean, and wont clog pores.
8. Konjac Facial Sponge by pureSOL
- Improves Skin Texture
- Prevents Spots, Blackheads and Breakouts
- 100% Natural and Eco-Friendly
This Konjac Facial Sponge by PureSOL gently exfoliates while cleansing deep and removing toxins and impurities. Soft and gentle for everyday skin care, it is suitable for all skin types. Pores will become smaller and skin will be tighter and brighter. 100% natural, the added Activated Bamboo Charcoal has been in use in Asia for centuries, it absorbs minerals, toxins, impurities and other harmful substances, leaving you with stronger and healthier skin.
9. Kyoku for Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub
- Balances the natural oils in the skin
- Deep cleans pores
- Quickly heals blemishes
This exfoliating scrub for men is designed especially to deep clean pores, clear up blackheads, free ingrowing hairs and helps to prevent blemishes, remove excess oils and toxins from the skin. Exfoliating: volcanic ash pulls excess oils and toxins from the skin while Japanese adzuki bean powder gently exfoliates to remove dead skin cells and ingrown hairs that can clog pores. Toning: rice bran is an ancient Japanese secret for smooth, soft skin. It is said to prevent wrinkles, quickly heal blemishes, absorb dirt and oil from pores, balance the natural oils in the skin, and moisturize.
10. Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System
- Delivers daily deep cleansing and gentle exfoliation
- Purifies and renews your skin’s texture for a refreshed, smooth feel
- Water-resistant for use in the shower
Working 6 times better than basic cleansing, the Olay Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System takes your facial cleansing routine to a whole new professional level. The 2-speed rotating facial cleansing brush delivers Olay Professional Pro-X Exfoliating Renewal Cleanser to your skin (a lathering micro-bead formula which thoroughly cleans as it gently exfoliates). Each rotation gently clears away make-up, oil and dirt, leaving your face clean, exfoliated and primed for hydration. With 2 speeds, you can control how it treats your skin and being water resistant, it can be used in the shower.