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Top 10 Facial Exfoliators

Scrub your way to glowy perfection!

Scrub your way to glowy perfection!
Exfoliating your face has infinite benefits and is a highly recommended staple of your skincare routine. While skin sheds naturally, a good facial exfoliator can provide much needed help with this proces, boost skin tone, prevent acne and reduce dry, flaky skin. Finding the right exfoliator is key; some are specifically designed for oily, blemish prone skin and others are better suited for parched faces. Scroll through and (gently) scrub and buff your way to a shinier, happier complexion with the Top Ten facial exfoliators.
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February 11, 2013

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The Rankings


Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

Our Score

Vasanti's BrightenUp! Face Rejuvenator is known for its instant (brightening, smoothing and hydrating) results thanks to a formula rich in papaya enzymes, aloe vera and coconut extract.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

Our Score

An all around favorite, Kate Somerville's Intensive Exfoliating Treatment is designed to deal with acne, blackheads, discoloration and general dullness for all skin types, except extremely sensitive complexions.

Aveeno Skin Brightening Daily Scrub

Our Score

A drugstore favorite for good reason, Aveeno's Skin Brightening Scrub is gentle enough for daily use and made with soy extracts to remove impurities and leave skin soft to touch.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Peel

Our Score

An exfoliant specifically focused on anti-aging, Dr. Dennis Gross's Peel delivers strong concentrations of alpha beta acids to reduce fine lines and pore size.

Dr. Brandt microdermabrasion exfoliating cream

Our Score

Known (and consistently favored) for its gentle, "spa like" effects, Dr. Brandt's exfoliating cream is an effective alternative to expensive microdermabrasion treatments.

Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

Our Score

Containing salicylic, lactic, and glycolic acids for deep cleansing and removal of dead skin, and jojoba beads to hydrate and retexture skin, Murad's Exfoliating Cleanser is specifically formulated (and effective) for all skin types.

Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash

Our Score

A gentle cleanser that is mild enough to use daily, Philosophy's Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash manages to clean deeply without causing irritation or dryness.

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub

Our Score

Designed for oily skin types, Clinique's top rated Exfoliating Scrub is known for its pore unclogging powers.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

Our Score

A bestseller and bloggers' favorite, Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant contains rice enzymes and salicyclic acid which make it ideally suited for acne prone skin.

Fresh Sugar Face Polish

Our Score

Suitable (and effective) for all skin types, Fresh's Sugar Face Polish is a considered a "best" by many for its nourishing anti-oxidant formula made with brown sugar and wild strawberries.

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