6 of the best body scrubs that keep your skin soft and smooth, plus they all smell amazing

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If you’re not using a body scrub on the regular, you’re doing it all wrong. In the same way, all good skin care regimens include some form of exfoliation, so should your body care routine. After all, your arms, legs, back and feet are all covered in skin, too!

Luckily, finding a great body scrub isn’t too difficult. There are lots of great options depending on what you’re looking for. People looking for serious exfoliating power should start with coarser scrubs made with sugar crystals, while those looking to start a little gentler should try a sand formulation at first.

When it comes to the best body scrubs, they shouldn’t just help buff away dirt and dead skin cells. They should offer hydrating and nourishing benefits. And, of course, the best body scrubs of all should smell downright amazing. That will make you more likely to use them, just so you can get a whiff.

If you’re ready to add a body scrub to your beauty routine, start with six of the best body scrubs below. As an avid lover of body scrubs, I’ve used them all on multiple occasions and can attest, they are incredible.

1. The Ritual of Sakura Body Scrub, $17.50

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Using a Rituals body scrub is a truly transformative experience. This one is made with sugar and softening oils, smells like cherry blossoms and is designed to “rejuvenate mind, body and soul.”

2. Bath & Body Works Creamy Body Scrub, $16.50

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No body care product round-up would be complete without some goodness from Bath & Body Works. This scrub is on the gentler side Creamy Body Scrub and foams up almost like a soap once you start spreading it on your body. This hibiscus scent is pure summer-like heaven.

3. frankbody Original Coffee Scrub, $9.95

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Whenever you’re feeling sluggish, use this frankbody Original Coffee Scrub during your morning shower. It smells like the best cup of coffee you’ve ever encountered but also works wonders on your skin. The combination of ingredients doesn’t just exfoliate, but they can also reduce the appearance of “breakouts, scars, cellulite, and stretch marks.” Umm, yes, please!

4. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub, $42

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If you want to splurge, go with Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Scrub. Inspired by their best-selling Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream, this body scrub is made with crushed cupuaçu seeds and sugar crystals. It’s great if you have sensitive skin that can’t handle a rougher texture.

5. Soap & Glory Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub, $15

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Soap & Glory makes a few stellar body scrubs, but the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub is one of the best. The sugar exfoliates while the oat and shea soothe and nourish skin for a truly top-notch formulation.

6. Honey Body Scrub, $17.50

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Honey scrubs are a bit controversial because they leave your skin feeling a bit different than most scrubs. That said, honey is so good for you, so this one is worth a try if you want super smooth and radiant skin.

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