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    13 Face Scrubs You Can Get On Amazon That People Actually Swear By

    "Dear face scrub, please rid my clogged pores of trapped dirt, oil, and makeup..."

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    1. An apple cider vinegar scrub here to kick acne's derriere. This stuff exfoliates, tones, and absorbs excess sebum that would have otherwise lead to *gasp* a total pimple apocalypse. / Via @freemanbeauty

    It should be noted that this does not have a vinegar smell (it just smells like freshly-picked apples), and can also be used as a clay mask โ€” just leave it on for about ten minutes!

    Promising review: "This product is a miracle worker! I have been struggling with cystic acne and this product cleared it all up. Whenever I use this consistently, my blackheads also clear up. It can be a little drying, but not overly so. Just make sure to moisturize after! Such a game-changing product." โ€”Maura LawStudent

    Price: $6.19

    2. A skin-renewing scrub you should consider ~step one~ in your makeup routine. This provides a smooth, even surface to prevent foundation from looking totally cake-y.


    This hypoallergenic scrub contains sea clay, plant enzymes, and walnut to exfoliate, as well as licorice root, aloe vera, cucumber, lavender, and rosemary to soothe and nourish.

    Promising review: "I have had problems with my combination skin, in that whenever I apply makeup, there are always areas where the foundation gets cakey. I have tried multiple things (including moisturizing my skin), but nothing seemed to work. This scrub, however, does a great job! It smoothes my skin and prepares it for makeup." โ€”Fawziah

    Price: $10.49

    3. A facial polish formulated with glycolic acid (3%!) to remove dead cells, salicylic acid to fight blackheads and blemishes, and a grapefruit scent that will make you feel AWAKE. / Via @nipandfab

    This subtle scrub is ideal for people with sensitive skin prone to irritation! This product is strong enough to give you a deep clean, but gentle enough that it won't make your face feel dry or look red and angry.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this scrub. My skin is very sensitive, so finding something that can exfoliate my skin without irritation is hard... but this scrub does the trick. It has really helped my skin clear up and begin to glow, and since using it, I have noticed that I get significantly less pimples and blackheads, plus my old acne scars are fading. The fine lines on my face have started to fade, too. The product lasts a long time (one tube has lasted me over five months and I use it about twice a day) because you only need a pea-sized amount. Iโ€™ve thrown out all my other exfoliants because this one beats them all!" โ€”Summer

    Price: $6.74

    4. A foaming cleanser ideal for overpopulated city dwellers (hello, fellow New Yorkers). This purifying wash contains volcanic ash to protect your skin from havoc wreaked by pollution!


    The volcanic ash is sourced from Jeju island (#fancy) and also rids your face of excess sebum that leads to acne, blackheads, whiteheads, and other terrible things.

    Promising review: "This is an amazing exfoliator scrub. It has gotten so much dead skin, oil, and blackheads out of my pores that they feel like they can actually breathe now. Also, my acne scars have faded by about 90% because of this and the other products I use. This just works so well!" โ€”Jackie

    Price: $11.94

    5. A vegan brightening scrub made with argan extract and chlorella to gently remove dirt AND restore your skin cells. This will get rid of all the sneaky, remaining makeup that REFUSED to be slowed with your face wipe. / Via @acurebeauty

    Promising review: "Who'd have thought you could get excited about a facial scrub? I love this stuff! The ingredients are natural โ€” nothing synthetic! It doesn't dry out my skin, and my cheeks are always baby soft after using it. This is my third time ordering this tube of green scrubbing greatness!" โ€”BBQ222

    Price: $8.98

    6. A peach and willowbark scrub that will deep clean the crap out of your pores without making your skin feel painfully dry. ๐ŸŽถ Miracles happen once in a while...๐ŸŽถ *


    Promising review: "My skin apparently needs this intensive exfoliation (it it a little rough for some people) because my acne clears up as soon as I use this.

    It makes my skin soooo smooth and it smells like HEAVEN. I love this stuff and will honestly not use anything else. It doesn't dry out my skin, I follow up with a simple toner to easily finish my routine, and it's so worth the money." โ€”E. Bridges

    Price: $6.29

    **That is a reference to the iconic song from The Princess Diaries.

    7. A three-in-one wash, scrub, and mask formulated with kaolin clay and tea tree oil. This magical combo is heaven for acne-prone complexions, as it will mattify your skin and reduce blackheads to zilch. / Via @thebodyshop

    This cleanser, scrub, and mask trio also comes in a set complete with a tea tree oil serum, also amazing for blemish-prone skin!

    Promising review: "This stuff saved my face. I've been suffering from adult breakouts for the past year or so and been trying everything I could get my hands on. Nothing really helped! I've been using this for only 10 days and it's made such a huge impact on my skin, it seems unreal. My chin (where my breakouts always appeared) is now totally blemish-free and smooth. No signs of breakouts or clogged pores! My skin hasn't looked this good in forever. Plus it doesn't dry me out and the serum absorbs quickly. It's magic!" โ€”Shannon S.

    Price: $19.55 (comes with a tea tree oil)

    8. A facial scrub to slough away the dead skin cells that have marked your chin as their final resting place. This grapefruit and lemon balm formula will work to exfoliate and brighten your skin without any pimple disasters. / Via @yesto

    This facial scrub can be used on the daily, but you know your skin best! Only use this when *you* think it's necessary.

    Promising review: "I have oily, acne-prone, sensitive skin and this is a gentle (yet deep) exfoliator that does exactly what it advertises; my skin feels softer, smoother, cleaner, and brighter. Itโ€™s great for blackheads and dryness, but it doesnโ€™t strip the skin of moisture and can be used daily." โ€”Nat

    Price: $4.89

    9. A sea algae enzyme scrub free of parabens, phthalates, and harsh sulfates. This cruelty-free concoction slathers away dullness with the help of (a gentle) walnut shell powder.


    Promising review: "At 63-years-old, I have finally found a product that cleans my skin effectively and gently. I've been using it for almost a year now, and my face has never felt so soft or smooth! Even though my skin is dry, this scrub does not dry out my complexion." โ€”BeckySue

    Price: $6.57

    10. A splurge-worthy brown sugar scrub that can be used on both face and body to curb breakouts, dark spots, and holy-crap-it's-beginning-to-flake dryness., Amazon

    This jar contains a magical elixir made of pure coconut oil (sourced from the Philippines), vitamin e, and crushed Tahitian coconut shell that will give you the appearance of smaller pores AND softness you wouldn't believe. And for those of us with dreaded bacne โ€” back acne, please keep up with the times โ€” this scrub will work wonders! (It'll give you a deep clean without leaving your back/chest super dry.)

    Promising review: "Just reordered this scrub! My skin feels hydrated, clean, and it even cleared out breakouts on my back! The smell is also so wonderful and sweet. Cannot get enough of this product. It might be a bit pricy, but it is totally worth it. Your skin will thank you after using this scrub." โ€”Valentina Arestova

    Price: $38

    11. A nourishing scrub for people with skin prone to dryness. This is packed with coconut shell powder and grapeseed oil to give you a good pore detox โ€” all while infusing your skin with some much-needed ๐Ÿ’งHYDRATION๐Ÿ’ง.


    Just an FYI that the above-mentioned grapeseed oil is packed with fatty acids and vitamin e your skin will ~drink~ right up.

    Promising review: "This exfoliates and cleans skin well without stripping it of moisture. In fact, it adds moisture. Since my skin is typically dry, this product helps me avoid that extremely dry, tight feeling that I get with other cleansers. If your skin needs a hydration boost and you still want that classic exfoliation, this is a winner." โ€”L. Olivieri

    Price: $6.34

    12. A foaming scrub that is the skincare equivalent of a York Peppermint Patty โ€” in other words, this stuff will make your face feel unbelievably minty fresh. You'll find yourself wondering how you managed to live without it. / Via @neutrogena

    This glycerin-fueled exfoliating cleanser transitions from a gel formula into a bubbly foam, removing every trace of dirt, oil, and makeup as your continue to lather.

    Promising review: "I have used this face wash for over 10 years and it is the ONLY product that has consistently and successfully controlled my oil and kept my breakouts to the minimum... without over drying my skin. I love the tingling sensation and exfoliating beads. The formula also changed to make the beads biodegradable, so it is better for the environment." โ€”HLT

    Price: $4.65

    13. A hypoallergenic daily exfoliant here to improve your overall complexion. Striving for luminous, even-toned skin? The soy extract, jojoba oil, and castor oil in this bottle has answered your prayers.


    Promising review: "This is a skincare staple in our bathroom. We switched to Aveeno products when we began having skin allergies to fragranced face washes. The 'grain' in this scrub is very fine and not abrasive at all. It is a good physical exfoliant without being too drying and it doesn't scratch your skin." โ€”Kristen

    Price: $5.28

    *uses an invigorating facial scrub once*


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