This article was first published on 6 January 2022.
As much as we love having a smooth facial complexion, we mustn't forget about pampering the skin on our body too. One way you can elevate your bodycare routine is through body scrubs that gently remove dead skin cells and reveals the smooth, brighter skin underneath. They also help prep the skin for other products such as body lotions and oils.
How to use body scrubs
Dermatologists recommend using a body scrub at least once a week to remove any dead skin. However, you can up this number up to once or twice daily if you deal with body acne or rough skin. Just remember to apply a rich body lotion or cream after you shower to replenish moisture in your skin.
If you want to have smooth skin all over, these are the best body scrubs in Singapore you need to know.
1. Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub
Like the smell of coffee? Then you'll want to have and use the Drunk Elephant Sugared Koffie Almond Milk Body Scrub. This exfoliating body scrub is made with coffee beans that were roasted and powdered and mixed with brown sugar crystals for a fine exfoliating blend.
Why it's great: Coffee bean extract, coffee seed oil, passionfruit, and marula oils deliver antioxidant activity against environmental aggressors that age the skin fast, while nourishing almond milk keeps the skin smooth and soft.
It's priced at SGD48 per 270ML at Sephora Singapore stores and online.
2. Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub
The Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub is on the pricier end when it comes to body scrubs, but its luxurious formula more than makes up for it. It contains smoothing natural bamboo powders and retexturising ginger that’s great if you wish to get rid of flaky and textured skin.
Why it's great: It also contains moringa to detoxify and shea butter to nourish.
It's priced at SGD72 per 200ML on the Clarins Singapore website.
3. Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Body Scrub
If you've been envying Rihanna's smooth glowing skin, you can achieve the same radiance with the Fenty Skin Buff Ryder Body Scrub. Its gentle exfoliating formula is made with sugar, salt, and superfine sand as physical exfoliators (typically granules that manually remove texture), while fruit enzymes provide the chemical exfoliation (break down the chemical bonds of dead skin cells) for a silky smooth complexion.
Why it's great: It is also infused with shea butter and other conditioning oils to keep the skin soft and pampered.
It's priced at SGD50 per 170G on Sephora.sg and at Sephora Singapore stores.
4. The Body Shop Shea Exfoliating Sugar Body Scrub
Looking for a nourishing body scrub? This The Body Shop scrub is formulated with Community Fair Trade shea butter to pamper your skin while its sugary texture smooths out any flakiness.
Why it's great: It also has a subtle nutty scent that's pleasant to the senses.
It's priced at SGD24 per 100ML at The Body Shop stores and on the brand's website.
5. Frank Body The Original Coffee Scrub
Looking for an all-natural option? The Frank Body The Original Coffee Scrub is a coffee body scrub that you can use to improve scars, cellulite and dark marks. It has a blend of vitamin E and antioxidant-rich oils that help boost the effects of the exfoliating coffee grinds.
Why it's great: It has a vibrant orange scent that will liven up your spirits.
It's priced at SGD27 per 200G on Sephora.sg.
6. Coco & Eve Glow Figure Bali Buffing Sugar Exfoliator
Turn your shower into a tropical getaway with the Coco & Eve Glow Figure Bali Buffing Sugar Exfoliator. It has Balinese coconut flower sugar and shell powder as its physical exfoliators.
Why it's great: It's infused with a botanical blend that reduces pigmentation and stretch marks.
It's priced at SGD55 per 240G on Sephora.sg.
7. First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub With 10% AHA
If you're used to using retinol on your face, you can treat the rest of your body to the same exfoliating experience with this cult-fave body scrub from First Aid Beauty. It contains glycolic and lactic acids that loosen and dissolve the dull top layer of the skin.
Why it's great: Pumice buffing beads are also added to help declog your pores.
It's priced at SGD49 per 226G on Sephora.sg.
8. Lush Magic Crystals Shower Scrub
Want a magical and sensorial treat? The Lush Magic Crystals Shower Scrub contains aniseed oil, fine sea salt and Epsom salts to brighten, buff and polish the skin while rosemary and sage extract cleanse and tone the skin.
Why it's great: Once rinsed off, peppermint and spearmint oils leave a refreshing tingling sensation that lasts after your bath.
It's priced at SGD48 per 300G and SGD70 per 600G on lushsg.com.
9. L'Occitane Almond Shower Scrub
If you're searching for an exfoliating body scrub that you can use on a daily basis, then look to the L'Occitane Almond Shower Scrub. Crushed almond shells exfoliate impurities and dead skin cells, while sweet almond oil gives it a gel-like texture and keeps the skin nourished and smelling delicious.
Why it's great: The almond tree flowers infused into the formula give it a fresh and delicate scent.
It's priced at SGD42 per 200ML at L'Occitane boutiques and online.
10. OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub
For smooth skin from head to toe, look for a body scrub like this one from OUAI that you can use on your body and scalp. It’s a foaming scrub that contains sugar crystals that cleanse and soften the skin.
Why it's great: It’s also infused with probiotics to promote a healthy skin microbiome.
It's priced at SGD65 per 250G on Sephora.sg.
11. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub
Get beach-babe-worthy smooth skin with the cult-fave Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub! It's made with crushed cupuaçu seeds and sugar crystals to buff away dead skin. In addition to its exfoliating blend, this body scrub contains caffeine-rich guaraná, nourishing coconut oil and a subtle shimmer for a subtle, healthy glow.
Why it's great: It's scented with the brand's Cheirosa ’62 fragrance that has notes of pistachio, almond, jasmine, vanilla, and salted caramel. Yum!
It's priced at SGD67 per 220G at Sephora.
12. AQUA RINE Japanese Aroma Bath Sea Salt Scrub Milk
The AQUA RINE Japanese Aroma Bath Sea Salt Scrub Milk harnesses the exfoliating powers of natural sea salt to unveil healthy, supple skin. It promises to remove dead skin, prevent ingrown hair, and relieve itching and inflammation with its nourishing formula.
Why it's great: It's formulated with milk and coconut oil to keep your skin moisturised.
It's priced at SGD11 per 400G at Watsons.
13. Dove Pomegranate Ice Cream Body Scrub
Here's a treat for your skin and senses! The Dove Pomegranate Ice Cream Body Scrub offers moderate exfoliation strength that's perfect for removing dead skin without drying it out in the process. Plus, its refreshing sakura fragrance leaves a lovely floral scent on the skin.
Why it's great: It also contains glycerin and 1/4 moisturising cream to keep your skin oh-so-soft.
It's priced at SGD12.90 per 298G at Watsons.
Don’t forget to apply sunscreen too! These are the best body sunscreens in Singapore.
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