While the most relaxing moment of your day may be shower or bath time, sometimes it can feel like you aren’t getting quite as clean as you may want to. A shower sponge can help with that. Loofahs and shower sponges are a great way to make quick work of your bathing routine, while also ensuring your soap works harder and cleans deeper.
We’ve rounded up a bunch of the best loofahs and exfoliating sponges, as well as solutions that let you scrub your back and other hard to reach places. In fact, while there’s no reason to buy all of these, you might want to pick up a few. That’s because some of them work better for certain tasks, whether that’s gently cleaning your face or exfoliating your body. A few of the option include:
- Loofahs are bushy, porous and effective at making soap lather.
- Washcloths are small terry towels, and they are great because they can be washed.
- Silicone scrubbers are durable and mold-resistant.
- Scrubber gloves are easy to use
- Sea sponges hold a lot of water and soap
Whether you choose a more traditional loofah, sponge ball or even a shower towel, these items will gently exfoliate your skin as they clean, leaving you feeling great and looking as radiant as possible.
1. Aquis Exfoliating Back Scrubber
Deep clean and exfoliate your skin with the Aquis Exfoliating Back Scrubber. One side is textured to remove damaged surface skin, the other is soft to leave you feeling invigorated. Two handles make it easy to use on your back and feet. This is one of our favorite shower accessories, and it’s a great solution if you want to wash your back.
2. Salux Nylon J-Beauty Wash Cloth
This patented Japanese designed nylon fabric scrub is machine washable, dries quickly and is considered to be softer than a loofah, but will still give your entire a body a great exfoliating experience. This cloth is great for stimulating blood and skin circulation and because if that it is considered a great tool to have in your arsenal for combating cellulite.
3. Baiden Mitten Superior Exfoliator Glove
The Baiden Mitten Superior Exfoliator Glove boasts the ability to help eradicate your skin’s imperfections by working with your skin’s natural healing abilities and not against them. In addition to exfoliating your skin, this tool acts as a gentle microdermabrasion to help treat skin discoloration, soften stretch marks, firm your skin and even helps with blackheads & large pores for your face. Using this tool once weekly will help keep your skin healthy.
4. Loofah Shower Sponge
These exfoliating shower sponge loofahs will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Included in this generous pack are six beautifully-colorful loofah sponges. Just one will create a truly enjoyable amount of lather every shower time. This pack would make a great stocking stuffer for a partner who loves time in the bathroom.
5. Soft Silicone Body Brush
BEST HAND BRUSH
Silicone to exfoliate your body? Absolutely. Unlike traditional sponges, silicone boasts the ability to thwart bacterial growth and is easy to clean, drys quickly and doesn’t leave behind residue that breeds bacteria. This FDA-approved, BPA-free silicone body brush will not only exfoliate your skin but also give you a comfortable massage; a great way to incorporate self-care into your daily shower routine.
6. Exfoliating Body Wash Cloths
This dual-side soft terry cloth washcloth and exfoliating scrub offers a convenient two-in-one solution. You can use this on both your face and body and helps to promote soft silky skin that glows all throughout the year, and best of all this washcloth is delicate enough to feel like you’re in a spa, but also gives your skin the gentle exfoliation your skin needs.
7. Lulu Essentials Natural Loofah Pads
Available in a pack of four, these premium loofah pads are hand-sized to provide ideal body coverage. And they boast a two out of five on the roughness scale, so you’ll find exfoliating comfortable — even if you have sensitive skin. Each pad contains hand-picked luffa seeds which have been sewn together to form a pad, and, combined with an easy-to-use band, they provide maximum control as you wash.
8. SoapSleeve Exfoliating Loofah
The SoapSleeve introduces a whole new concept to exfoliating. This towel-like product brings together the benefits of a washcloth, pouf, exfoliator and loofah — all in a single product. As you bathe with the SoapSleeve it cleans and exfoliates. It also makes those harder-to-reach areas easier to reach than standard sponges or loofahs. And once you’re finished, the SoapSleeve is easy to hang up to dry until your next bath time.
9. Mesh Pouf Shower Sponge Loofahs
BEST RANGE OF COLORS
If you’re looking for the best loofahs, these basic mesh loofahs will get the job done. Enjoy the feel of this gentle shower mesh against your skin as it exfoliates and scrubs away dead skin cells. Create a rich lather by wetting and adding your soap/body wash and work the sponge loofah over your body to regain a natural glow. Four different colored loofahs are included in the pack.
10. Delicate Girl Loofah Pads
BEST FOR FACE
While most loofahs are designed for cleaning and exfoliating your entire body, these loofah pads are designed for the skin on your face. Made from 100% natural loofah combined with soft terry cloth, these pads can be used with a cleanser for a deep clean, or they can be simply rubbed over your face on their own to remove dry skin. However you intend to use them, soak the pads in warm water first to soften the loofah and protect your skin. Clean the pads every week, and replace them every month to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
11. BAIMEI Bath and Shower Sponge
Somewhere between a loofah and a shower sponge, the BAIMEI Bath Sponge is a great skin cleaning shower sponge tool to keep in your shower. The one-piece loofah sponge lathers well with a minimal amount of soap and dries out quickly thanks to its porous construction and hanging handle. Plus, the size, which is just under six by five inches, fits easily into one hand. This pack includes two sponges of different colors, which means there’s one for you and one for your partner, too.
12. Crafts of Egypt Natural Loofah Sponges
Although most of the loofahs we see are made of synthetic materials, the concept is based on a natural material. The loofah is actually a gourd in the cucumber family which can be dried to create a naturally exfoliating material. For centuries, people have been using this plant to clean their bodies. To try out the natural version of the popular shower tool, consider these Crafts of Egypt Natural Loofah Sponges. Each of the three loofahs in this pack measures six by six inches and has a 100% cotton handle attached for easy hanging and drying.
13. YOOVE Loofah Back Scrubber
If you want your loofah to do more than clean and exfoliate your skin, you’ll love the idea of the YOOVE Loofah Back Scrubber. This shower sponge is infused with bamboo charcoal to draw out excess oil from your skin, eliminate toxins and deodorize while you wash. This pack includes one normal loofah pouf, one loofah pouf on a 15.5-inch handle and one self-adhesive hook so you can hang up your loofahs directly in your shower.
14. Greenrain Bath Body Brush with Long Handle
If you have a hard time reaching your back or bending over to reach your legs, this scrubber can be a good addition to your morning routine. It has an extended plastic handle with a scrubber head, and the entire scrubber is a generous 14 inches long. It comes in a variety of colors, too, so you can stock up for the whole family. The hole at the base of the handle makes it easy to hang.
15. Utopia Towels – Luxury Washcloths Set
You know how at hotels they always have stacks of freshly washed towels in different sizes? This set from Utopia Towels comes in a pack of 12, making it easy to stock up and have a pile ready to go every time you shower. The towels themselves are 12 x 12 inches, making them a good size for washing in the shower or as a face towel after showering.
16. Beach Bum Foam Bath Sponge
These bath sponges from Beach Bum have a natural yellow sea sponge look (although they are synthetic), giving them a rustic beach house look. The pack includes two sponges, and each sponge has a hanging loop for easy storage in the shower.
17. EvridWear Exfoliating Dual Texture Bath Gloves
BEST SCRUB GLOVES
Bath gloves are a great way to scrub because they’re as versatile as your hands, allowing you to reach small areas like between toes and behind your ears. The gloves come in different textures to suit your skin’s needs, whether you need something exfoliating or gently cleansing.
18. Shower Puff 4 Pack Black Bath Sponge
Loofahs need to be replaced fairly regularly, which is why this four-pack is a good option. You can get them in all black or in different color sets. Each puff is 4.7 inches across, which is a large enough size to scrub your entire body without being unwieldy.