Face Exfoliators

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A good face exfoliator is hard to come by. Plenty of products claim to do the job, but some are too severe for your sensitive skin. By knowing what’s in your face exfoliator you can make sure you’ve got the product that’s just right for you.

Best For Face Exfoliators

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Good Ingredients

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Unfavorable Ingredients

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InstaNatural Skin Brightening Scrub - Age-Defying Exfoliation

27/35 Best Ingredients
7/35 Good Ingredients
1/35 Unfavorable Ingredient
26/35 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • pumice
    Pumice. Pumice stone, abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
14
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • sucrose stearate
    Sucrose Stearate. Cleansing agent
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
9
  • wildcrafted bladderwrack
    Bladderwrack. A type of seaweed, used to treat burns, insect bites and other skin conditions.
  • wakame bioferment (undaria pinnatifida cell culture extract)
    Wakame Bioferment. Skin-healing properties, promotes healthy skin funcitons
  • apricot kernel seeds
    Apricot Kernel Oil. Rich in vitamins. Used as an emollient with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • (2s) 2 amino 5 guanidinopentanoic acid
    (2s)-2-amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid. Stimulates skin regeneration
  • blue tansy
    Blue Tansy. Skin conditioning agent, helps heal and soothe skin.
  • organic turmeric
    Turmeric. Skin healing plant extract
  • lecithin
    Phospholipids. Improves dry skin and is an essential structural components of cell membranes
  • organic gotu kola
    Centella Asiatica. Wide therapeutic actions. Recommended for the treatment of various skin conditions
  • wildcrafted propolis
    Propolis. Heals damaged skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • niacinamide (vitamin b3)
    Vitamin B3. Moisturizes skin and improves skin appearance.
  • jojoba beads
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
Protective Ingredients
2
  • wildcrafted dandelion
    Dandelion. Antibacterial and fungicidal properties
  • wild geranium
    Wild Geranium. Antibacterial properties
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • wildcrafted hydrangea
    Hydrangea. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
4
  • acrylates/c10 30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer
    Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer. Useful for combining ingredients, film forming, emulsion stabilizing, viscosity controlling
  • wild cherry
    Wild Cherry. Fragrance
  • polyglyceryl 10 laurate
    Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate. Skin conditioning agent
  • ethyl hexyl glycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
Unfavorable Ingredients
1

Baebody Coconut Milk Body Scrub

10/10 Best Ingredients
0/10 Good Ingredients
0/10 Unfavorable Ingredients
10/10 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • sea salt
    Salt. Nourishing ingredient, skin-conditioning agent, abrasive when in granules.
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • grapeseed oil
    Grape. Antioxidant
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
5
  • safflower oil
    Safflower. Lubricant, heals dry and damaged skin.
  • sunflower oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
  • apricot kernel oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil. Rich in vitamins. Used as an emollient with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • avocado oil
    Avocado. Moisturizes and heals damaged skin.
  • dead sea salt
    Dead Sea Salt. Salt from Dead Sea has not been scientifically proven to heal skin conditions, however people from all over the world visit the Dead Sea because of its reputed therapeutic effects.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • coconut milk
    Coconut Milk. Moisturizing properties
  • almond oil
    Sweet Almond. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient

Baebody Arabica Coffee Scrub

10/10 Best Ingredients
0/10 Good Ingredients
0/10 Unfavorable Ingredients
10/10 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • dead sea salt granules
    Dead Sea Salt Granules. Abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • organic grape seed oil
    Grape. Antioxidant
  • coffee arabica seed oil
    Coffea Arabica Seed Oil. Oil from coffee seeds has shown to possess antioxidant and anti-aging properties. It promotes collagen production and noticeably improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • dead sea salt
    Dead Sea Salt. Salt from Dead Sea has not been scientifically proven to heal skin conditions, however people from all over the world visit the Dead Sea because of its reputed therapeutic effects.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • organic sweet almond oil
    Sweet Almond. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • organic shea butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • cacao extract
    Cacao Oil. Emollient, skin protecting properties
  • organic coconut extract
    Coconut Oil. Skin-conditioning agent, moisturizing properties

First Botany Arabica Coffee Scrub

10/10 Best Ingredients
0/10 Good Ingredients
0/10 Unfavorable Ingredients
10/10 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • dead sea salt granules
    Dead Sea Salt Granules. Abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • organic grape seed oil
    Grape. Antioxidant
  • coffee arabica seed oil
    Coffea Arabica Seed Oil. Oil from coffee seeds has shown to possess antioxidant and anti-aging properties. It promotes collagen production and noticeably improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • dead sea salt
    Dead Sea Salt. Salt from Dead Sea has not been scientifically proven to heal skin conditions, however people from all over the world visit the Dead Sea because of its reputed therapeutic effects.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • organic sweet almond oil
    Sweet Almond. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • organic shea butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • cacao extract
    Cacao Oil. Emollient, skin protecting properties
  • organic coconut extract
    Coconut Oil. Skin-conditioning agent, moisturizing properties

PUNCH Skin Care Exfoliator

21/25 Best Ingredients
3/25 Good Ingredients
1/25 Unfavorable Ingredient
17/25 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
3
  • salicylic acid
    Salicylic Acid. Used to treats numerous skin conditions including eczema and acne. Also has exfoliating properties.
  • ananas sativus (organic pineapple juice)
    Pineapple. Exfoliator
  • botanical extracts of fine grinding walnut grain
    Walnut. Abrasive properties
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
7
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
6
  • sesamum indicum (organic sesame seed oil)
    Sesame Seed Oil. Heals broken skin
  • chamomilla recutita (chamomile leaf extract)
    Chamomile. Anti-inflammatory properties. Rare cases of chamomile allergy exist.
  • tilia cordata (linden leaf extract)
    Linden. Healing agent
  • algae extract
    Algae. Plant extract, skin healing properties
  • lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle flower extract)
    Lonicera Caprifolium. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
  • lonicera japonica (japanese honeysuckle extract)
    Lonicera Japonica. Anti-inflammatory properties
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
5
  • caprylic/ capric triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond oil)
    Sweet Almond. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba wax seed)
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
  • organic plant oils of butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
Neutral Ingredients
3
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • glucoside
    Glucoside. Plant derived, unknown qualities
  • hydroxypropyl starch phosphate
    Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate. Thickener
Unfavorable Ingredients
1

Uptown Cosmeceuticals AHA Cream Cleanser, Exfoliator

17/25 Best Ingredients
6/25 Good Ingredients
2/25 Unfavorable Ingredients
19/25 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
8
  • vaccinium myrtillus (organic bilberry) extract
    Bilberry. Great antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory properties
  • vaccinium macrocarpon (organic cranberry) extract
    Cranberry. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • mangifera indica (mango) butter
    Mango. Anti-photoaging properties (protection against skin aging due to sun exposure)
  • azadirachta indica (neem) oil
    Neem. Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties. Used to treat a variety of skin diseases.
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
3
  • palm stearic acid
    Vegetable Stearic Acid. Surfactant, softening agent.
  • citrus aurantium dulcis (organic orange) extract
    Orange. Fragrance, cleansing ingredient
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil. Rich in vitamins. Used as an emollient with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • salix alba (willow bark) extract
    Willow. Skin soothing properties
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
3
  • elaeis guineensis (organic palm) oil
    Palm Oil. Moisturizer
  • saccharum officinarum (organic sugar cane) extract
    Sugar Cane. Skin-conditioning and moisturizing properties
  • butyrospermum parkii (organic shea) butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
Protective Ingredients
1
  • rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract
    Rosemary. Antimicrobial, skin-conditioning agent
Conditioning Ingredients
3
  • acer saccharinum (organic sugar maple) extract
    Sugar Maple. Skin clearing ingredient
  • tartaric acid
    Tartaric Acid. Buffering agent, maintains pH levels.
  • malic acid
    Malic Acid. Buffering agent, maintains pH levels.
Neutral Ingredients
2
  • emulsifying wax
    Emulsifying Wax. Emulsifier
  • xanthan gum (polysaccharide gum)
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
2

Dead Sea Mud Mask by Pure Body Naturals

8/11 Best Ingredients
3/11 Good Ingredients
0/11 Unfavorable Ingredients
10/11 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
3
  • dead sea mud
    Dead Sea Mud. Being rich in minerals, dead sea mud is claimed to possess anti-aging and moisturizing properties.
  • aloe vera juice
    Aloe. Skin-conditioning agent, helps smooth wrinkled skin
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • sunflower oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
  • calendula oil
    Calendula Officinalis. Skin-healing and moisturizing properties
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
3
  • shea butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • jojoba oil
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
  • hickory bark extract
    Hickory Bark Extract. Moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties
Neutral Ingredients
3
  • deionized water
    Aqua. Water
  • kaolin
    Kaolin. Absorbent agent
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent

OZNaturals Ancient Orient Bamboo Dermafoliant

5/5 Best Ingredients
0/5 Good Ingredients
0/5 Unfavorable Ingredients
3/5 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • bamboo
    Bamboo. Used as a moisturizer or abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • vitamin b5
    Vitamin B5. Heals broken or itchy skin

Pure Body Naturals Himalayan Salt & Sweet Almond Pink Scrub

7/8 Best Ingredients
0/8 Good Ingredients
1/8 Unfavorable Ingredient
6/8 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • sodium chloride (himalayan salt)
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • glycerin (vegetable glycerin)
    Glycerin. Effects include significant improvement in the hydration of the outer layer of skin, reduction of small wrinkles
  • vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil
    Grape. Antioxidant
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
2
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil
    Sweet Almond. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
Unfavorable Ingredients
1

Retseliney Gentle Exfoliant Cream

12/14 Best Ingredients
0/14 Good Ingredients
2/14 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/14 Natural Ingredients
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Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • aluminum silica (bauxite)
    Aluminum Silica. Abrasive agent
Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
4
  • vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil
    Grape. Antioxidant
  • cannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil
    Hemp Seed. Antioxidant
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • stearic acid
    Stearic Acid. Surfactant, softening agent.
Healing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
1
  • persea gratissima (avocado) oil
    Avocado. Moisturizes and heals damaged skin.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Face Exfoliators)
5
  • glyceryl monostearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
  • caprylic/capric triglycerides
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • caprylyl glycol (96% natural)
    Caprylyl Glycol. Skin conditioner, moisturizer
Unfavorable Ingredients
2