The Best Body Scrubs for Illuminating Summer Skin

best body scrub skin shimmer
Image courtesy of Shutterstock
When you buy something through our retail links, we may earn commission and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.

* Summer is here but you can keep that shimmer all year long
* Get your skin in pristine shape
* Get glowy, soft skin by using any of the products below

Summer is on its way out but soft, smooth skin is de rigueur any time of year. Skin that is free from dead cells and is well-moisturized leads to a brighter, tauter complexion, makes self-tanner go on evenly and overall just feels and looks better. We have rounded up some great body scrub options that smell incredible, are made with clean ingredients and will give you the gleaming, healthy skin you were born with.

1. Shea Moisture Hand & Body Scrub

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub is a skincare product that gently removes dead skin cells while adding moisture through shea butter and coconut oil. This natural body scrub helps your skin stay taut, keeps stretch marks in check, brightens dull skin and is a great prep for shaving your legs.

2 years
You missed Mira's Hand Moroccan Savon Noir as the best body scrub

2 years
You missed Mira’s Hand Moroccan Savon Noir as the best body scrub
Hand & Body Scrub Shea MoistureImage Courtesy Target


2. Buddy Scrub Coffee

The benefits of including coffee in a body scrub are endless: exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, temporary reduction of cellulite, improved circulation, reduced puffiness and all-over smoother skin. The Buddy Scrub Coffee Scrub contains coffee and coconut oil to revitalize the natural glow of your skin, while sea salt and brown sugar work to exfoliate, and grape seed oil keeps you feeling hydrated and nourished throughout the day. Twice per week use promises to reveal more radiance in your overall skin tone and texture.

Body Scrub Buddy ScrubImage Courtesy Target


3. Shea Moisture Charcoal Scrub

Shea Moisture’s African Black Soap Bamboo Charcoal body scrub deeply cleans and exfoliates skin. Bamboo Charcoal is a wonder for the skin as it helps to draw out bacteria and purify skin and when blended with the African Black Soap, this scrub will help balance your skin, moisturize and soothe while gently buffing away dead skin.

Charcoal Body Scrub Shea MoistureImage Courtesy Target


4. Olivina All-In-One Scrub

Made especially for men, the Olivina All-In-One-Scrub exfoliates, hydrates and purifies in one, simple step. Ground Walnut Shell will exfoliate away the dead skin, organic aloe vera juice hydrates for a smooth finish and organic white birch extract will purify for balanced cleansing. This scrub will deep clean you from head to toe, making shaving and moisturizing that much more effective.

Body Scrub OlivinaImage Courtesy Target


5. Dr. Teal’s Salt Scrub

Himalayan salt is the healthiest, purest salt on earth with endless health benefits including improved hydration, reducing muscle cramps, balancing blood sugar, detoxing the body and even improving overall air quality. Dr. Teal’s Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub blends this mineral-rich salt and Pure Epsom Salt to exfoliate and smooth skin, while the Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil leaves skin soft and moisturized.

Salt Scrub Dr. Teal'sImage Courtesy Target


6. Beauty & Planet Creamy Body Scrub

Peace & Glow Sugar and Rose Body Scrub is a full-service body scrub that will exfoliate, relax and rejuvenate while leaving behind soft, moisturized skin. Organic Coconut Oil and ethically sourced Bulgarian Rose work to moisturize and leave your skin with a subtle floral fragrance that will leave you feeling fresh all day long. Feel great knowing this clean scrub is free of sulfates, parabens and dyes and even boasts a jar made from 100% recycled plastic.

Body Scrub Love Beauty PlanetImage Courtesy Target


7. Raw Sugar Scrub

Raw Sugar’s Natural Raw Coconut + Mango Sugar Scrub blends raw coconut with the Vitamin A found in mango to help brighten and even skin tone while leaving behind the slightest of tropical scents. These scrubs are all ethically made, sustainably sourced and use a ColdPress Technology to extract all the essential vitamins and minerals to ensure the most wholesome product.

Sugar Scrub Raw SugarImage Courtesy Target


8. Urban Hydration Sugar Scrub

Infused with products designed and proven to promote circulation, moisture retention and cellular regeneration, The Urban Hydration Sugar Scrub gives you a bang for your buck. Pineapple extract, Vitamins A and E, and Coconut Oil all work hard to leave your skin feeling soft and smoother, while the scrub’s incredible smell makes you want to take a vacation in paradise.

Sugar Scrub Urban HydrationImage Courtesy Target


9. Herbivore Botanicals Body Polish

Herbivore Botanicals Body Polish is not your everyday body scrub. This body polish contains a highly moisturizing and gently exfoliating blend of coconut oil and Moroccan rose that leaves the skin soft and hydrated. The coconut oil, which is rich in proteins, works to keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated while also contributing to cellular health and tissue repair. The Moroccan rose has high levels of antioxidants that work to fight aging and cellular damage in the skin. When used together, these ingredients will give you silky soft, lightly fragranced, touchably soft skin that is also cruelty-free and vegan.

Body Polish HerbivoreImage Courtesy Nordstrom


10. Kiehl’s Gentle Body Scrub

Kiehl’s Gentle Body Scrub gently and effectively exfoliates to remove dead surface skin cells without over-drying. Containing natural apricot seed exfoliation particles that are micro-bead-free and nourishing emollients, this scrub will leave skin soft, smooth and primed for your favorite oil or body moisturizer.

Body Scrub Kiehl'sImage Courtesy Nordstrom


11. Exfoliating Mitt

If you are adverse to using a ready-made body scrub or are just too skin sensitive than an exfoliating mitt might be a great alternative. The Bamboo Cleansing Mitt is an extremely soft mitt made from bamboo and cotton that is soft enough to be used on the face as well as the body. Use this mitt wet or dry, with or without product to cleanse, exfoliate and boost circulation for silky soft skin.

Exfoliation Mitt Hydrea LondonImage Courtesy Nordstrom

The Best Loofah and Shower Sponges for Exfoliating Your Skin