19 Body Exfoliators That'll Keep Your Skin Glowing

Just when we think we've finally developed a skin-care routine for our bodies that's both effective and practical, the seasons change and throw us all off-kilter. Or, the seasons stay the same and you end up holed up indoors during winter storm Toby at the tail-end of March.

Regardless of the season, with temps still dipping below freezing, now is the time to take extra precautions against rough, dry skin — including a regular exfoliating routine which will keep flakes away, and make serums and creams soak in better.

To help, our editors have rounded up a list of our favorite exfoliators, scrubs, and body polishers. From high-end grabs to drugstore staples, here's everything we plan on using from now until... well, hopefully not much longer.

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If we were handing out awards for the “most Instagrammed beauty products of 2018,” Herbivore’s Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish would definitely be in the running. Aside from looking pretty in your shower, the millennial pink scrub delivers on its promise of leaving skin soft, supple, and smelling great.

Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish, $36, available at Sephora.
This cult classic proves that brown sugar is, hands down, one of nature’s best exfoliants. Combined with a sweet array of essential oils, the body polish provides a subtle sheen while locking in moisture for hours at a time.

Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, $67, available at Sephora.
The Seaweed Bath Co. knows its stuff — even Kim Kardashian is reportedly a fan. This particular scrub is formulated with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as seaweed, green tea, and coffee bean extract to instantly revitalize dull, tired skin for just under $15.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Awaken Exfoliating Detox Body Scrub, $14.99, available at The Seaweed Bath Co.
While it might be unbearable outside, this product — along with its crushed Tahitian coconut shells and premium coconut oil — will transport you straight to the beach. Don’t worry about feeling greasy: Unlike other brands' formulas, this oil is lightweight and absorbs quickly.

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub, $38, available at Sephora.
Back in April of 2017, indie brand Frank Body released a limited-edition, coffee-based Shimmer Scrub that reportedly had over 50,000 (yes, really) people waiting in line to get their hands on it. Restocked and now with even more glitter than before, you can finally experience the hype for yourself.

Frank Body Shimmer Scrub, $38, available at Frank Body.
If glitter isn't your thing, Lush has a scrubby face and body mask that shares a similar coffee scent, but with an added twist: cocoa. Simply leave the mask on for about 15 minutes, then massage it into your skin while rinsing to reveal smoother skin.

Lush Cup O’ Coffee Face and Body Mask, $11.95, available at Lush.
Reviewers of this oil-free exfoliating gel claim it works miracles to remove dead skin cells and helps clear up troublesome bacne.

Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator, $28, available at Sephora.
Transform your Sunday ritual into a more-luxurious experience with Argan oil. Josie Maran's Sugar Balm Body Scrub is made with sugar crystals to gently buff away flakes while natural oils keeps your sin from feeling stripped dry.

Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub, $38, available at Sephora.
If we’re being real (really, really) real, our butts rarely get the love and attention they deserve when it comes to exfoliating in the shower. That’s where Anese’s popular Booty Scrub comes into play. Walnut shell powder evens tone through gentle buffing, while vitamin E and several cold-pressed oils target dryness.

Anese That Booty Tho. Booty Scrub, $28, available at Anese.
This powerful scrub uses both chemical and physical exfoliation to smooth bumps, patchy skin, and spots while also reducing redness.

DERMAdoctor KP Duty Body Scrub, $46, available at Sephora.
This scrub’s primary ingredients — almond milk imported from Spain and community-trade honey — protect dry, sensitive skin from being overworked.

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Gently Exfoliating Cream Scrub, $24, available at The Body Shop.
Shea Moisture does wonders for naturally curly hair, but the brand also carries a line of amazing bath and body products for head-to-toe hydration. This scrub is a drugstore favorite thanks to its contouring, firming, and smoothing properties.

Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Hand and Body Scrub, $9.99, available at Target.
Bliss brings the spa to your home with this self-heating scrub blended with sea salt, rosemary, and eucalyptus.

Bliss Hot Salt Scrub, $20, available at Bliss.
Who needs a three-leaf clover when you can slather this orange and cedar wood blend onto your skin for good luck?

Rituals Good Luck Scrub, $29, available at Rituals.
Transport yourself from the shower to the spa with one use. The creamy scrub packs walnut shells to slough off your roughest spots.

Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus & Spearmint Smoothing Body Scrub, $16.50, available at Bath & Body Works.
This vegan formula is good for the environment and your skin, thanks to natural sugar and açai seeds.
Natura Açai Body Scrub, $25.00 Buy
There's nothing super fancy about this scrub — which is why we love it. It smells like a delicious pomegranate smoothie, and is made up of one-quarter moisturizing cream so your skin feels immediately softer, even before you smooth on lotion.
Dove Dove Body Polish Pomegranate and Shea Butter, $5.99 Buy
The delectable scent of this all-natural sugar scrub is almost tempting enough to try a taste, just like the rest of the bakery-themed line.
Kaike Sugar Scrub, $15.00 Buy
You can't go wrong with a classic. Moms and beauty editors have sworn by this apricot extract and walnut shell combo for years on end — though we prefer it on our bodies, since the physical exfoliator can be a little harsh on our face.
St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, $5.99 Buy
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