7 of the best exfoliators for your skin type

Are you using the right exfoliator for your skin type?

Exfoliation is a key step in any skin care routine. Why? Sloughing away dead skin cells can help unclog pores, prevent breakouts, and reveal more radiant-looking skin.

“Exfoliating is important to promote cell turnover in the skin and to remove the dead layers of epidermis (stratum corneum). Cell turnover is important as it renews and refreshes the skin,” explains Amy Cameron, Dermal Therapist at FacePlus Medispa.

But how do you choose the right product? It all comes down to your skin type. So whether you’re dry, oily, acne-prone, or somewhere in between, we’ve tracked down the best exfoliator for you. You can thank us later

All skin types

St Ives Fresh Skin Invigorating Apricot Scrub (Bianca’s fav)

St Ives Scrub, apricot scrub, normal skin exfoliator

Buff and brighten your skin with this award-winning Apricot facial exfoliator. Formulated without parabens and phthalates, this gentle and non-irritating product is perfect for most skin types.

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Mukti 2-1 Resurfacing Exfoliant
Mukti scrub
Made with bioactive native Australian alpha hydroxy fruit acids, this deep cleansing exfoliant works to remove dead skin cells, encourage collagen production, and improve skin texture.

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Zk’in Clarifying Exfoliator
ZK'in scrub, exfoliator
zk’in Clarifying Exfoliate uses only 100% natural oat kernel flour and coffee seed powder to help polish and revitalise your skin.
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Blemish prone skin

NIP+FAB Glycolic Scrub Fix

Nip And Fab Exfoliate, face scrub
This 3-in-1 micro exfoliant is packed with 3% glycolic acid and salicylic acids. These ingredients will not only cleanse pores, but also improve skin’s texture and help repair acne scaring.
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Combination skin (normal – oily)

SUKIN Oil Balancing Plus Charcoal Pore Refining Facial Scrub

Charcoal scrub, oily skin scrub

If you’re on the oily side, Sukin’s Pore Refining Facial Scrub is for you. Rooibos tea, willowherb and coconut oil help purify and balance the complexion, whilst also keeping  pores clear of impurities.

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Dry skin

Beechworth Bush Honey & Macadamia Gentle Scrub

Beechworth Honey, gentle scrub, exfoliator

This ultra gentle facial scrub is rich in 100% Australian Beechworth Honey as well as nut, botanical and plant extracts and oils, which helps nourish and soothe dry skin.

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Dull skin

Goldfaden MD Doctor’s Scrub
Doctors scrub, microderm

Combat lacklustre skin with Goldfaden’s Doctor Scrub. It is made with pure ruby crystals, which remove dead skin cells and allow antioxidant-rich organic red tea and skin-soothing seaweed extracts to directly impact new skin cells for a healthy glow.

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Top Tip: “You should exfoliate no more than two to three times a week depending on your skin type. People with oily skin need to be conservative, as over exfoliating can initially dry out the skin resulting in an over production of sebum, which is the skins natural sebaceous fluid,” says Amy Cameron, Dermal Therapist at FacePlus Medispa. 

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