These Gentle Skin-Smoothers Are Your Newest Summer Staples
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
When rough, dull skin surfaces, reaching for a body scrub is usually the first course of action. But when skin needs a little more TLC, these options deliver the same smoothing results without any of the harshness or redness scrubs can leave behind. From tools to must-have moisturizers, say hello to your newest summer musts.
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Part shower oil, part body wash, this comforting cleanser is made with 84-percent naturally derived ingredients. It transforms from a luxe oil to a milky foam once it hits water to keep skin’s moisture level intact and leaves behind a slight scent of natural coconut.
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These body-wash infused buffers are all you need for your most serene shower yet. Choose from invigorating scents including Coconut Verbena, Ginger Bergamot and Bulgarian Rose to put your mind at ease while completely cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating rough skin in one step. Even better, each lasts for at least 14 uses and hangs just like your old-school loofah.
Annoying bumps, redness and irritation are no match for this rich butter infused with glycolic and salicylic acid to exfoliate and improve tone, texture and clarity—perfect for showing some extra skin.
Natural bladderwrack seaweed, green coffee extract and French clay detoxify and cleanse skin for a firmer, cellulite-free appearance while spirulina nourishes and coconut oil deeply hydrates in this must-have cleanser that truly does it all.
Large enough to scrub your entire back and lasting for 18 months at a time, this unique method of exfoliation (the mesh exfoliator looks like a fishing net) has been used in West Africa for centuries. One try—use it with your favorite soap or shower gel—and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t tried it sooner (then you’ll proceed to toss all your loofahs out).
Packing a punch against dull, dry skin and a stressed-out mind, this body oil tackles both naturally. Rosemary and bergamot essential oils relax and sharpen a cloudy mind while a base of sunflower and apricot seed oils nourish, protect and soften even the most sensitive skin types.
Your ultimate shower go-to, this battery-operated rotating brush comes with five interchangeable heads for every skin-smoothing need: a loofa for daily cleaning, a body brush for gentle exfoliation, a microdermabrasion head for heavier exfoliation, a massaging brush for sore muscles, and a pumice stone for areas like elbows and feet.