Tried-and-tested: body scrubs

Spring is here and what better way to kick-off the season than with some much-needed pampering! Often neglected during winter’s long, cold months, your skin would surely benefit from some TLC. Exfoliating should be at the top of your beauty to-do list. Not only do exfoliants scrub away dryness and rough spots, they also stimulate cellular renewal. As a bonus, they optimize the benefits of your body moisturizer, too. Check out our top picks to get a smooth start to warmer weather.

Sugar scrub

FORMULA
A pretty pink gel packed with fine, sugary crystals.

INGREDIENTS
In additon to sugar, this scrub contains beeswax, which provides an instant moisturizing effect. Its lovely fragrance is a delicate fruity-floral bouquet of pineapple, prune, jasmine and primrose.

RESULTS
Skin is soft and velvety, with a non-greasy feel and a lightly sweet note.


Mirabella Sugar Scrub, $19.95 at Dans un Jardin

Oil and salt scrub

FORMULA
True to its name, it contains tiny salt crystals laced in oil, providing a rich and decadent experience, inspired by traditional hammams.

INGREDIENTS
A cocktail of oils (flaxseed, grape seed, sesame and borage), honey extract and Dead Sea minerals.

RESULTS
It leaves a silky veil on the skin with a subtle smell of sea breeze.


Salt & Oil Scrub in Milk & Honey, $64.99 at Seacret.

Scrubbing milk

FORMULA
A thick, buttery cream with ultra-fine grains, it transforms into a milky texture upon contact with water.

INGREDIENTS
A combination of white perlite stones sourced from volcanic rock, olive oil and vitamin E, with an energizing and addictive citrus scent.

RESULTS
Skin feels smooth, while the invigorating citrus notes add a pleasant boost of freshness.


Biotherm Lait de gommage Gentle Exfoliating Milk, $37 at Hudson’ Bay.

Sensual body scrub

FORMULA
Fine sugar cane in a rich gel that transforms into a silky oil when applied to skin.

INGREDIENTS
Shea butter, glycerin, organic sugar cane and Bourbon vanilla extract, which lends a lush fragrance to the scrub.

RESULTS
Satiny-smooth skin with a sweet hint of vanilla.


Sensual Sugar Body Scrub in Bourbon Vanilla, $16 at Yves Rocher