Exfoliators I Love

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Using a facial exfoliator with a little bit of grit feels *SO* good on my flake-prone skin. It may be one of my favorite skincare processes, well other than slathering on the thickest moisturizer I can find.

I recently added Ole Henricksen’s Lemonade Smoothing Scrub into the mix and have been really pleased with the results. It’s a fine-textured exfoliator that polishes the skin and leaves it feeling clean and smooth. A grittier exfoliator is the Ole Henricksen Transforming Walnut Scrub that I don’t use daily (usually once a week!) for a really deep exfoliation.

If you are looking for a drugstore version of an exfoliator that feels gritty without being too weak, the No7 Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator is fantastic. I grabbed it on a whim when looking for some drugstore options and have been really pleased with how well it works!

As far as body scrubs go, I’ve used a handful of different ones in my adult life and am currently working through this Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub. It’s great! I’m not terribly picky when it comes to body scrubs and this one is a really nice option. It has a lot of great reviews too!

Lastly, that little sponge you may have noticed above the Kopari product is a sponge that came in an Ole Henricksen purchase. You can find them easily on Amazon. I like using it for removing exfoliator, whether in the shower or doing a bit of skincare at your bathroom sink!


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 01.19.21

Ahh, want to try some of these products out! Thanks for the recs! 🙂

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Holly says · 01.19.21

Thank you so much, Kate! I’m going to try some of these. How many times do you use one of the sponges before replacing it?

Clare says · 01.19.21

I’ve used the No7 one for years, love it for a good bit of grit that gives me baby soft skin!

Alicia Barrett says · 01.20.21

Are there any chemical exfoliants you like?

Leslie says · 01.20.21

Agree with you on exfoliating, love it. I struggle with exfoliating products that have an oily base to them. Almost feel like it leaves a gross coating my my face. I have all the other Ole Henriksen products but am curious to know if the new one is oily.

Earthy Selections says · 01.21.21

Such a lovely post! Wishing you a fab year 2021

Thank you so much, Kate!

Love from India

Sara says · 02.23.21

Thoughts on the exfoliator by Meaningful Beauty?

Katie Avis says · 03.09.21

You need to try R+F microdermabrasion paste… a salt/sugar scrub that works great to exfoliate!!! Happy to share a sample!!

chooseyourthings says · 07.23.21

Well-organize your things! I have noted down your scrub product name. I will try it. http://chooseyourthings.com/contact/