The 10 Best Exfoliators for Sensitive Skin


Just because you have sensitive skin, doesn’t mean you can’t get a deep, exfoliating clean. From body scrubs to gentle face scrubs, these products are our best picks for your delicate skin.


1 / 10

Elemental Herbology Macadamia & Papaya Radiance Body Scrub

This effective, yet gentle scrub boasts ingredients like Kombuchka, macadamia, papaya and buriti oil to deliver nutrients to your skin while nourishing it simultaneously. $72, elementalherbology.com

2 / 10

TATCHA Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder

This powder exfoliator features Japanese Indigo, which is a natural anti-inflammatory that is scientifically proven to effectively treat reactive skin. $65, tatcha.com

3 / 10

Purity of Elements Daily Detox Exfoliating Cleanser

This cleanser’s blend of soybean oil, jojoba oil, goji berry and white tea extract is formulated to exfoliate skin without stripping away essential hydration. $29, nordstrom.com

4 / 10

Joanna Vargas Skincare Exfoliating Mask

This ultra-fine liquid treatment uses natural ingredients like kaolin clay and volcanic ash to gently exfoliate skin and leave it silky smooth. Use it as an exfoliating cleanser or leave it on for 15 minutes and use it as a mask! $75, joannavargas.com

5 / 10

Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Daily Scrub

This oil-free scrub is gentle enough to use every day, yet effective enough to deep clean pores. Microbeads gently exfoliate sensitive skin while betahydroxy acid leaves skin soft and smooth. $6, neutrogena.com

6 / 10

Caudalie Gentle Buffing Cream

This luxurious scrub uses jojoba micro beads, grape oil and honey to buff away dead skin cells and excess oil to leave your skin ultra-soft and looking renewed. $35, us.caudalie.com

7 / 10

Neal’s Yard Remedies Honey & Orange Facial Scrub

This 77-percent organic scrub uses rice powder and kaolin to remove impurities while honey and orange flower oil tone and balance skin. Because it’s so dense, be sure to mix it with a small amount of water in the palm of your hand before massaging it onto skin. $26, us.nyrorganic.com

8 / 10

EVE LOM Rescue Mask

This multiuse exfoliating mask works to boost skin’s complexion while ridding it of impurities without drying it out. Use it as a regular deep-cleanse treatment two to three times a week or as an emergency mask for sluggish, stressed out skin to reduce irritation. $50, evelom.com


9 / 10

Avène Gentle Body Scrub

This body scrub deeply cleanses sensitive skin using nonabrasive microbeads to eliminate impurities and dead skin cells and leave your skin looking polished and feeling soft. $24, aveneusa.com

10 / 10

boscia Tsubaki Oil-Infused Exfoliating Powder

This thorough, yet extremely gentle exfoliating powder instantly provides baby-soft, brighter skin. It removes debris and oil from pores and your skin’s surface while providing long-term deep hydration and anti-aging benefits. $36, sephora.com

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