The sad truth about most people’s skincare regime, even for the most devoted skincare veterans amongst us, is that the majority of us overlook the body. Regularly exfoliating helps to speed up the skin’s regeneration process, allowing dead skin cells to be more rapidly flushed away, and new skin cells to be produced more quickly. And it’s especially important for the skin of the body. Using a body scrub a handful of times per week is a crucial step fight against blemishes and blocked pores, and leaves your skin feeling soft and supple. In this post, we answer the question ‘What is the best body scrub for men?’.
Recommended for: anyone looking for an eco-friendly choice, anyone looking for an intense exfoliation experience
The Baxter of California Exfoliating Body Bar is ideal for those whose skin responds well to scrubs. Used 2-3 times per week, its Jojoba Meal, Crushed Olive Seed and Pumice make the perfect mix for refreshing and rejuvenating your body.
Recommended for: those with sensitive skin
The Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub from Anthony contains soothing and protective Aloe Vera Gel and Nutmeg Extract, meaning it repairs and replenishes your skin while exfoliating. This makes it the perfect choice for those who are sensitive to scrubs.
Recommended for: the natural skincare lover
Mio Skincare are specialists in skin fitness, and their high intensity Heavenly Body Radiance Salt Scrub is the perfect thing to ensure your skin is strong and healthy. Notable for a high content of natural actives, including Bitter Orange Peel, which smells incredible and nourishes the skin, Almond and Coconut Oil, and Sea Salt.
Recommended for: the scent lover
Molton Brown are truly the experts when it comes to scent. Their bodycare products are all in possession of a distinctive, luxurious scent, and their Re-charge Black Pepper Bodyscrub Bar is no exception. Formulated with Black Peppercorn Oil, Basil and Coriander, this exfoliating bar is both earthy and refreshing.
Recommended for: the caffeine addict
Coffee grounds are the beating heart of Bean Body, imparting the benefit of improved blood flow, toning the skin, and sloughing away dead skin cells. The conditioning ingredients in the Coconut Coffee Bean Scrub, Coconut Oil, Organic Cacao, and Vitamin E, ensure that the exfoliating effects of the Coffee Grounds, Himalayan Pink Rock Salt, and Demerara Sugar are perfectly counterbalanced.
Recommended for: great results with minimal fuss
The Blackspice Body Scrub from ManCave is a catch-all product that we’re huge fans of. Combining highly effective Charcoal, which absorbs impurities, Pumice, which acts as an exfoliant, with soothing Aloe Vera and strengthening L-Arginine, it’s an entry-level product that ticks all the boxes.
Recommended for: the minimalist
The Shearer’s Soap from Triumph & Disaster is a simple product that does what it sets out to do exceptionally well. Using an extremely nourishing base that’s high in Glycerine, and Poppy Seed Exfoliating granules that stimulate the skin and deeply cleanse into the pores. Using a bespoke natural fragrance that you’re sure to appreciate and environmentally friendly packaging, this product comes highly recommended.
Recommended for: the skincare expert
Highly effective natural ingredients combine in our next best body scrub for men, the Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Salt Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub from REN. Designed not only to effectively remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, but to impart anti-fatigue benefits, its Atlantic Kelp extracts and Microalgae Oil help to nourish and condition the skin as well.
Recommended for: the Instagrammer
While there may not be a more Instagrammable skincare brand than Aesop, skincare expertise earned them their reputation. Their Geranium Leaf Body Scrub uses Bamboo Stem, Pumice, and a range of fragrant and nutritive botanicals such as Bergamot and Mandarin Peel.
Recommended for: Keratosis Pilaris sufferers
Keratosis Pilaris, hard, red bumps on the skin’s surface, affects a huge number of people. If you suffer from it, it’s really important to change up your skincare routine to accommodate for it. Heavily perfumed soaps, harsh cleansers, and harsh scrubs can all aggravate it, which means you need to take a very specific approach to combating it. Ameliorate specialise in Keratosis Pilaris, and their Smoothing Body Exfoliant uses gentle Lactic Acid and biodegradeable Bamboo Granules to lightly but effectively exfoliate, and natural oils to protect the skin. Use on dry skin before showering to clear away residue 2-3 times per week and see fantastic results.
Read more about skincare with our posts on the top Facemasks for men, our favourite moisturisers, and our top face washes for men. For more male grooming expertise, make sure to keep up to speed with the Mankind blog.
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