Exfoliators I Love


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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  1. Posted January 19, 2021

    Ahh, want to try some of these products out! Thanks for the recs! šŸ™‚

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  2. Holly says
    Posted January 19, 2021

    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?

  3. Clare says
    Posted January 19, 2021

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

  4. Alicia Barrett says
    Posted January 20, 2021

    Are there any chemical exfoliants you like?

  5. Leslie says
    Posted January 20, 2021

    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.

  6. Posted January 21, 2021

    Such a lovely post! Wishing you a fab year 2021

    Thank you so much, Kate!

    Love from India

  7. Sara says
    Posted February 23, 2021

    Thoughts on the exfoliator by Meaningful Beauty?

  8. Posted March 9, 2021

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

  9. chooseyourthings says
    Posted July 23, 2021

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