Exfoliants play a major role in natural skin care. As dead skin cells build up on our skin, they trap toxins, excess sebum, and dirt. This can result in rashes, breakouts, uneven skin texture, and even infection. It’s important to keep your skin healthy, scrubbed, and glowing. Choosing the right exfoliant for each part of your body matters a lot. These are some of our most popular exfoliants, keeping exfoliation covered from head to toe.
Salts are the most popular exfoliants for body scrubs. Rich in minerals, insoluble in oil, and varied in color, texture, and origin, Salts give formulators a wide range of choices when creating both standard and creative body scrubs. Salts are also wonderful for use in soap making. Salt bars produce rich lather and superb exfoliation.
Natural sugars come in at a close second for use in body scrubs. These sweet crystalline exfoliants contain trace minerals and nutrients that help make body scrubs more appealing. Unlike salt, sugar will not irritate small scrapes or cuts on skin. It doesn’t seize in soap either. That makes sugar scrubs a great choice for body scrubs and exfoliating body washes.
Plant-Based Exfoliants tend to be used in specialty formulations, facial cleansers, and fine grain body polishes. There is a huge variety of them available, coming mainly from fruit seeds, grains, and nuts. Natures bounty provides a multide of textures, particle sizes, and nutrient benefit with these ingredients.
14. Tahitian Volcanic Black Sand
Reserved for only the most powerful exfoliation, like pedicure and dermabrasion formulas, natural minerals and sands provide intense scouring power. Try using these intense exfoliants in soaps and scrubs for maximum scrubbing action.