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Exfoliators That Really Work For People With Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin and you're searching for an exfoliator that won't irritate your skin, check out these products.

I have such sensitive skin that even the slightest touch turns it red. Naturally, this makes exfoliating my personal hell. I still can’t deny that how radiant my skin looks after a nice, gentle exfoliation, though. After searching and testing top-selling ones, I found eight favorite exfoliators that are perfect for those with sensitive skin. *raises hand*

1. Kate Somerville Exfolikate exfoliates in the strangest, most soothing way. Instead of scraping the skin with a physical exfoliant or stinging with a chemical one, it foams up like a soft, sudsy cleanser.

It feels so beautiful you'll want to use it often, but you should still only use it a couple times a week. Get it on Sephora for $38.
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It feels so beautiful you'll want to use it often, but you should still only use it a couple times a week.

Get it on Sephora for $38.

2. Mario Badescu Keratoplast Cream Soap is a brand favorite. It unclogs pores to brighten your complexion while reducing inflamed redness.

Now that’s one hell of a sensitive-skin exfoliator.Get it on Mario Badescu for $12.
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Now that’s one hell of a sensitive-skin exfoliator.

Get it on Mario Badescu for $12.

3. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid is a liquid exfoliator is a cult favorite and total game-changer. After using regularly, my skin feels so much smoother, looks brighter and without feeling vulnerable.

It helps minimize the size of pores while beta hydroxyl acid gets rid of dead skin cells. Get it on Paula's Choice for $29.
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It helps minimize the size of pores while beta hydroxyl acid gets rid of dead skin cells.

Get it on Paula's Choice for $29.

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4. Now this is technically a physical exfolitant, but Philosophy's Microdelivery Exfoliating face wash is one of my favorite face washes on the market. It’s made gentle enough to use everyday (although I wouldn’t recommend it for people with sensitive skin).

It was one of the first physical exfoliants I tried where I saw a huge improvement without further irritating skin. Get the 8 ounce on Amazon for $28.
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It was one of the first physical exfoliants I tried where I saw a huge improvement without further irritating skin.

Get the 8 ounce on Amazon for $28.

5. Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant uses multiple acids and fruit enzymes help speed up cell renewal, leaving your skin with only the brightest skin cells. However, lavender, aloe vera and coneflower help tone down any irritation that comes from the harsher ingredients, balancing out for an ideal exfoliating mask.

Not to mention, it feels smooth and wonderful to wear. Get it on Amazon for $34.47.
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Not to mention, it feels smooth and wonderful to wear.

Get it on Amazon for $34.47.

6. There’s many of these cool Japanese rice powders, but the one that’s perfect for sensitive skin is Tatcha's Indigo Soothing Rice Enzyme Powder.

The non-abrasive powder lathers into a creamy cleanser that uses multiple enzymes to both gently exfoliate while also calming inflamed skin at the same time.Get it on Amazon for $96.
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The non-abrasive powder lathers into a creamy cleanser that uses multiple enzymes to both gently exfoliate while also calming inflamed skin at the same time.

Get it on Amazon for $96.

7. Don’t let the name of e.l.f.'s Gentle Peeling Exfoliant fool you. This $10 product isn't a peel, but a cleanser that helps slough away dead skin cells in an incredibly mild manner.

Use it a couple times a week and your skin will feel softer and look brighter. Get it on e.l.f. Cosmetics for $10.
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Use it a couple times a week and your skin will feel softer and look brighter.

Get it on e.l.f. Cosmetics for $10.

8. Grape oil and honey hydrate the skin while Jojoba Beads gently scrub away dead skin cells in Caudalie's Gentle Buffing Cream.

Its creamy texture relieves the feeling any harsh scrubbing physical exfoliants typically have. Get it on Jet for $25.26.
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Its creamy texture relieves the feeling any harsh scrubbing physical exfoliants typically have.

Get it on Jet for $25.26.

Do you have another exfoliator you love? Tell us in the comments below!

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