How to Choose Your Scrub

Rough and tough or a gentle touch?
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When your skin is feeling a little dull, there’s nothing like a good scrub to get it looking vibrant and feeling refreshed again.

At Lush, we use naturally exfoliating ingredients like salt, ground almonds and charcoal in all our scrubby cleansers instead of plastic microbeads, so you can scrub up without harming the environment. These natural ingredients give our scrubby products a variety of textures and effects, so how do you choose the best one for you?

There are a few things to consider before choosing: how intense you like your scrub, which part of your body you’ll be scrubbing and how often.

The gentle touch

For everyday exfoliation, we suggest choosing a scrub with gentle ingredients, like the charcoal you’ll find in Dark Angels. Charcoal gently rids your skin of dead skin cells, and absorbs excess oil to leave troubled skin clear and balanced.

The maize flour in Let the Good Times Roll is another favorite that’s gentle enough for everyday cleansing. It gives this cleanser a soft consistency while also gently scrubbing away excess dirt, leaving skin clean and soft.

Ground almonds and ground aduki beans are gentle exfoliants that offer a little more scrubbing action than charcoal or maize flour. Our Love Lettuce Fresh Face Mask and Buffy Body Butter each contain one or both to slay those dead skin cells. They remove the buildup of dry skin that can clog your pores and cause blemishes, while polishing the skin so it looks healthy and renewed.

Like it rough?

One of our bestselling products, Ocean Salt is a polishing superstar. This invigorating face and body scrub can be used all over for a serious glow. The perfect mix of coarse and fine sea salt to slough away dead skin to leave it looking smooth and soft, and the addition of toning, brightening lime juice gets complexions glowing.

Another serious scrubber is our Sandstone Soap – in fact, it’s the scrubbiest soap we make. Sandstone was inspired by bathing beach beauties in Brazil who mix sand with their tanning oil and scrub up to keep their skin as smooth as silk. This one is so scrubby, we recommend using it only on your not-so-sensitive bits.

There's also Scrubee. This cute, innocent-looking little bee means bzzness when it comes to buffing your skin smooth. Ground almonds and coconut shells scrub away dryness, while soothing honey and shea butter soften skin to leave you absolutely glowing and smelling gorgeously sweet.

For extra tough areas

Looking for something to treat those tougher spots like elbows and heels? Try Sugar Scrub or Pumice Power. Sugar Scrub features coarse granulated fair trade sugar to buff away dead skin, while the pumice Pumice Power is excellent for exfoliating your soles.

Kiss dry lips goodbye

Lips feeling cracked or dry? We’ve got exfoliating products for that, too! Pick up any of our lip scrubs; castor sugar is the first ingredient that helps keep those kissers smooth and ready for lip balm, lipstick … or kissing. And the best part? You simply lick the delicious flavor off when you’re done.

Need more help finding a scrub that's right for you? Make your way to your local Lush shop or contact our Customer Care team at 1-888-733-5874 to learn even more about natural exfoliants.

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