Quality skincare doesn’t always have to break the bank, expensive salon facials and brand named skincare products don’t necessarily mean healthier skin. To keep your skin hydrated and glowing all you need is a quality body scrub that moisturizes and exfoliates. Body scrubs should remove dead skin cells and dirt while making your skin smell great. Regardless of your age, body scrubs will help you get the smooth, glowy skin you always dreamed of.
In fact, you can get an amazing body scrub for under $17! We’ve narrowed it down to the five best body scrubs that will cost you less than a dinner for two. With these products, which come from the best skincare brands out there, you won’t have to visit the salon for a facial. We’ve even ordered them from least to most expensive, but at less than $17 none of them are really over budget. These are the best exfoliating body washes for dry or sensitive skin and they all are natural, mineral-based body washes without harsh chemicals.
St. Ives Purifying Exfoliating Body Wash
Body wash that’s cheaper than a Subway footlong—we were also skeptical at first. At just $4 (it’s on clearance for $2.79 at Target) what’s not to love about this body wash? You’ll feel like your at the beach with the 100% sea salt and Pacific kelp extracts that exfoliate the skin making it smooth and moisturized. You’ll leave the shower feeling smoother than ever! It’s one of the best exfoliating body washes for sensitive skin.
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub
With over 20 varieties available including Tropical Mango, Coconut Lime, Mocha & Coffee Bean, Passion Fruit & Guava, and Pomegranate Acai, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to a tropical island for just $5.99. The Italian Mocha and Mocha & Coffee Bean scrubs are among the best coffee body scrubs! The scrubs contain caffeine and the coffee grains help remove dry and damaged skin. This shea butter sugar scrub is available on Amazon, Ulta, and select health and beauty stores. Sugar is the main exfoliating ingredient and the other ingredients include Vitamin C, brown sugar, Japanese yuzu, coconut oil, vanilla bean, honey, and charcoal.
An ingredient found in all of the sugar scrubs is shea butter and they also have other natural oils that soften and nourish the skin like evening primrose, orange, and sweet almond.
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish
Dove has all your skincare needs and this scrub comes in three scents that sound soothing and almost good enough to eat—Crushed Lavender and Coconut Milk, Pomegranate Seeds and Shea Butter, and Kiwi Seeds and Cool Aloe. The body polish is a deep moisturizer with exfoliating ingredients that remove dry, dead skin cells and other dirt. The moisturizer nourishes and hydrates the new skin cells, which leaves your skin soft and healthy.
Only the best ingredients are used in Dove’s body polish. Lavender is super calming and it’s known to relax the muscles and fight inflammation with it’s antibacterial and antifungal properties. Coconut milk soothes itchy skin, heals infections, and it moisturizes dry skin. The fruits used, pomegranates and kiwis are antioxidants and they’ll get rid of the dead skin. Lastly, shea butter is commonly used in the skincare and beauty industry because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
The best part of this polish is that it’s around $6 for a 10.5-ounce container and it can be found in most drugstores.
Bliss Hot Salt Scrub
Are you craving a spa-like experience without having to leave your house? The retail price for this scrub is $20, but it’s available at Ulta for $15. This spa-strength scrub warms on contact with your skin while the natural sea salt exfoliates and the seaweed extract softens your skin leading to smooth, glowing skin. The rosemary and eucalyptus extracts give you the aromatic experience you’d expect from a high-quality salon. Expect softer and healthier skin after using the scrub just two to three times a week.
Bath & Body Works Whipped Body Scrub
We’re always overwhelmed by the amazing skincare products, candles, soaps, and beauty products at Bath & Body Works. But, have you tried the whipped body scrubs? The body scrubs are great for men and women of any age and the whipped body scrubs come in a limited selection of scents—varying based on the season. They just added one of their signature scents Japanese Cherry Blossom!
At $16.50, all the whipped body scrubs contain sugar exfoliants, shea butter, and Vitamin E. You probably won’t end up paying full price for these scrubs as the Bath & Body Works is always offering amazing discounts and promotions, especially during the holiday seasons. Bath & Body Works suggests using the sugar scrub two or three times a week and within a minute or two of gentle scrubbing, your dead skin cells with disappear.