If you’re all about transparency and nothing but good quality, hard-working ingredients, Paula’s Choice is the brand for you. This no BS exfoliator removes dead skin cells and prevents blackheads in one swipe. Sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin will love this.
Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, £26, Paula’s Choice
Brightening Cleanser, £39, Bea Skincare
Absorbing that exfoliation step into your daily skincare routine, this brightening cleanser teams natural antioxidants with Mandelic acid to gently exfoliate and lift dead skin cells.
Le Polish, £85, RéVive
Rub this fine polish over your chops and watch in horror/delightful satisfaction as the dirt lifts off and forms little clumps in your hands. So pleasing, as is the baby smooth skin you’re left with after.
Refining Skin Polish, £30, ESPA
With packaging to complement any shelfie, Espa’s polish is luxe in appearance and luscious in feel. Better for those who suffer from dry skin, it has a sand-like texture that gently exfoliates, while shea butter and damask rose keep it hydrating.
Exfolikate, £72, Kate Somerville
She’s one of the most coveted facialists on the celebrity circuit and her range of results-driven products have recently launched in the UK, meaning we can benefit from her skincare skills at home. This marvel has been dubbed ‘the 2-minute facial’ and takes on a dual action, featuring both physical and chemical exfoliants for next level radiance.
The Method: Polish, £60, Lancer
Want skin like Kim’s? Well, start with this granule exfoliator, the first step in Lancer’s three-step everyday skincare regime. It’s pumped with algae and fruit extracts to deeply clean, nourish and refresh the skin.
Multi-Action Penta Peel, £58, DCL
Beloved by beauty insiders and skincare addicts, these peel pads pack a punch with a five-acid formula (mandelic acid, lactic acid, phytic acid, hyaluronic acid and salicylic acid) for unparalleled results. The combination of acids is able to diminish fine lines, clear-up any blemishes and restore elasticity.
Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream, £55, Sisley Paris
The fact that this buffing cream contains matricaria, a botanical extract that has soothing and softening properties, means it can be used on the most sensitive of skins. Plus, it dries like a mask and then you roll it off to remove, which is supremely satisfying.
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment, £85, Space NK
Fake you have good genes with this daily treatment, which rejuvenates and brightens complexion. Ideal for blemish-prone skin.
Refine Polish Miracle Balm, £57, Aurelia Skincare
Bio organic ingredients make this gentle cleanser ideal for sensitive skins. You can use it as an exfoliant thanks to the rice bran beads in it, or as a mask. It’s beauty 2-4-1.
Colbert MD Intensify Facial Discs x 20, £60, Net-A-Porter
A cult product for city girls, these disks are ideal for dull, dry skin that’s constantly exposed to pollution’s toxins. Also great as an in-flight treatment for restless skin.
REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask, £36, Space NK
This should be your go-to for seamless skin. The glycol combined with natural fruit acids renews skin cells for spotless youthful complexion. Ideal for mature skin.
Gentle exfoliator, £26, Clarins
This gentle exfoliating toner is ideal for sensitive skin, which reacts badly to harsh face scrubs and strong liquids. It also smells pretty delicious, too.
Daily microfoliant, £49.50, Dermalogica
Fancy a scrub with a difference? Then give this a go. Simply pour some of the powder into your hands, add some water and exfoliate away!
Liquid gold, £33.50, Alpha-H
With a name like this, you can expect big things. This is a liquid exfoliant that totally delivers, and is a favourite of beauty bloggers and stars alike. Liquid Gold is perfect for skin on the oilier side.
Gentle rose exfoliator, £31, Elemis
Perfect for sensitive, dry skin, this gentle skin polish smells divine and leaves the skin feeling fresh and extra clean.
Glow Tonic, £18, Pixi
This cult product is one of the most dreamy liquid exfoliants, with glycolic acid, aloe vera and ginseng.
Pineapple papaya facial scrub, £24, Kiehl’s
This is a great all-rounder as it is finely-ground and suits all skin types. It’s also the perfect fruity exfoliant.
GinZing refreshing scrub cleanser, £16.50, Origins
If you’re a fan of the Origins GinZing eye cream or moisturiser (both of which are iconic in the beauty world), this is most definitely for you. As an exfoliating cleanser, this is ideal for regular use.
Kind to skin smoothing facial scrub, £3.49, Simple
There are so many great things about this scrub, the first of which being the price. A snip at £3.39, Simple’s exfoliator is all-natural, affordable and suitable for all skin types.
Gentle apricot scrub, £6.99, St. Ives
A classic, this gorgeous scented product is another affordable high-street scrub. Our favourite version is this one, for sensitive skin.
Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Formula, £81, Dr Dennis Gross
For the ultimate resurfacer look no further than Dr. Dennis Gross’ famous two-step chemical exfoliant. Having used this product personally I can attest to its strength and results, with significantly reduced pores and fine lines. If you are an acid beginner, Dr Gross’ universal strength version is where you need to start.