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The Best Face Scrubs for Glowing Skin

MIRA BEAUTY • updated Dec 15, 2020
The Best Face Scrubs for Glowing Skin

Exfoliate and radiate with these face scrubs for glowing skin

Listen, we know that the best face scrubs for glowing skin can’t exactly wash all your troubles away… but it sure can seem that way. There’s something therapeutic about lathering these exfoliators into your skin, and knowing that you’re actively pulling out dirt, oil, dead cells and other impurities that get trapped within the pores.

As a result, the cell turnover rate speeds up as you notice less acne and imperfections, and more smoothness and glowing skin. So much glowing skin. And these face scrubs don’t just bring out your brightest complexion, they also deliver anti-aging benefits, hydration, and protection against free radicals while boosting the effects of your glowing skin moisturizers and serums. Pretty cool.

Deep clean and get ready to glow with the best face scrubs for glowing skin!

Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub by Yes To, $2

Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub by Yes To
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Yes, you just read the price correctly for this top-rated facial scrub. $2. Two dollars. But don’t let the cost fool you, as the Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub has all the exfoliating and brightening power of products way more pricey. It’s formulated with Lemon Balm to calm down and repair the most dry or damaged skin, and the Grapefruit in this scrub can pretty much do it all. Even out skin tone, enhance brightness, reduce acne and blemishes, and hydrate to leave you with a more smooth and soft complexion. Nobody likes the junk that gets trapped within your pores, and the Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub is the ultimate “brightness on a budget” product that restores your natural radiance. The low cost and easy application also make it a great beginner product for teens and tweens, as 96% of MIRA guests say that this scrub is good for acne and a must-have for sensitive skin.

Extra Gentle Daily Scrub by Cetaphil, $10

Extra Gentle Daily Scrub by Cetaphil
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Cell turnover is the name of the game when looking for the best face scrubs for glowing skin. Or just the best exfoliators to get all the junk out of your pores, really. And Extra Gentle Daily Scrub will remove every last bit of makeup, dirt, oil and dead skin cells with micro-fine particles to cleanse (but not dry out!) your skin and help bring your natural glow back. Cetaphil is known for their incredibly simple, yet effective skincare products… staying gentle on your skin while buffing away every impurity and adding incredible radiance and hydration. If you think you love the brand’s Gentle Skin Cleanser or Daily Hydrating Lotion with Hyaluronic Acid, just wait until you see the skincare magic that happens with this scrub - infused with conditioners and a vitamin complex for healthy, hydrated, and glowing skin.

Oil-Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub by Neutrogena, $9

Oil-Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub by Neutrogena
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Finding the best face scrubs for glowing skin isn’t always easy when you’re naturally oily. There’s often a thin line between glowing and greasy, and you need a product that absorbs excess oil and contains strong brightening ingredients… but won’t clog your pores. As always, Neutrogena is here to help. Oil-Free Acne Wash Daily Scrub features blemish-fighting Salicylic Acid, along with exclusive MicroClear® Technology to reach deep into your pores and increase the effectiveness of this ingredient. Add in gentle exfoliants to remove dead skin cells and go from dull to dewy in just a few uses, and you’ve found one of the best face scrubs for glowing skin that even the most oily and acne-prone will love.

Face Buff Energizing Scrub by Jack Black, $30

Face Buff Energizing Scrub by Jack Black
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Ever caught yourself stealing your boyfriend’s facial scrub? You’re about to. Jack Black is one of the top men’s skin care brands ever, and this pre-shave cleanser and facial scrub is designed to lift even the deepest impurities from your skin for a smoother and cleaner canvas. As you lather into your skin, the bamboo powder and mineral rich, eco-friendly granules help to unclog pores by removing dirt, oil, and dead skin - even when you haven’t shaved in a while and these things get trapped under your beard. It also features Licorice Extract and Allantoin to calm down and soothe even the most stressed skin, as the cult favorite Vitamin C fights free radical damage and works its brightness magic for glowing skin. Guys deserve to feel beautiful, too… and Face Buff Energizing Scrub will wake up your complexion while deep cleaning, hydrating, and brightening.

The Method: Polish Normal-Combination Skin by Lancer, $75

The Method: Polish Normal-Combination Skin by Lancer
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The first reason you should bring Lancer into your skin care routine? The brand is a favorite of Jennifer Lopez, the 51-year old who could easily pass for 30, thanks to her beauty regime. The second? The Method: Polish, as it’s one of the best face scrubs for glowing skin that will leave you looking luminous. And refreshed. And radiant. And all kinds of things. It’s formulated with Pumpkin and Pomegranate Extracts to buff away dead skin cells and infuse the skin with Vitamins A, C, and E - along with natural minerals like Magnesium, Sodium and Quartz Crystals and Brown Sea Algae to lock in hydration. The Method delivers incredible results, as you wake up to your most smooth, hydrated, and glowing skin that even a superstar like J.Lo would love.

Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Face Scrub And Mask by St. Ives, $5

Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Face Scrub And Mask by St. Ives
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Just like our friends at Yes To, the St. Ives family of scrubs and masks is extremely affordable and has all the glowing skin and exfoliation power of a luxury product. And it’s just so good for sensitive skin! Gentle Smoothing Oatmeal Face Scrub And Mask features oatmeal and honey, with calming properties that reduce redness and restore your natural glow. Meanwhile. walnut shell powder gently exfoliates and removes dead cells, dirt, oil and other impurities that are known to cause dullness. Your skin will be healthy, hydrated, and always glowing with this St. Ives skin care product, which can also be used as a face mask or a scrub depending on how you’re feeling! 99% of MIRA guests with sensitive skin say this product works great with their skin type, and 100% saw a noticeable difference in their skin’s brightness.

Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator by no7, $18

Total Renewal Micro-Dermabrasion Exfoliator by no7
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“This is the first microdermabrasion product I have tried and it is awesome. You feel and see results immediately. It's perfect for taking away that old, dead skin and revealing a bright face! I have sensitive skin and No. 7 products have not failed me.” For context, the microdermabrasion process generally takes place in a spa, and consists of using an exfoliation device to remove dead skin cells while evening out texture, reducing signs of aging, and fading dark spots and discoloration for glowing skin. Now imagine all of that power in one $20 tube! Total Renewal is dermatologist-approved to remove impurities and amplify your skin’s brightness factor, and that’s not all… it also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, balances out tone, and leaves your skin feeling silky-smooth and refined. It’s as close as you’ll get to a perfect facial scrub, and the top MIRA ratings for brightness, pore minimizing, redness relief and acne reduction prove it.

Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica, $59

Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica
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“Exfoliating my very sensitive skin was a challenge until I found Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant. I use it once a week and it brightens my complexion without negative reactions. Love this product.” Dermalogica knows all about exfoliation, and you can trust the brand’s Daily Microfoliant to cleanse your skin, remove impurities, and bring radiance back into your beauty routine. This facial scrub contains a blend of Licorice, Grapefruit, and Phytic Acid from Rice Bran to exfoliate and even out tone, leaving you with visibly glowing skin after just a couple days. Minimize pores and draw out excess oil with Papain Enzymes and Salicylic Acid, and enjoy the Colloidal Oatmeal in this exfoliant for all the hydration and none of the inflammation. Even if you deal with a skin condition eczema or rosacea. The powder formula of this exfoliant is more gentle on your skin than a scrub, and foams up into a creamy paste upon contact with water. 98% of our community says that Daily Microfoliant is pore-minimizing, brightening, and delivers smooth application!

Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Scrub by Bliss, $15

Micro Magic Microdermabrasion Scrub by Bliss
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“I love how it works. It has very fine micro beads that gently exfoliate the skin very nicely. It also has this minty scent but it’s very subtle and fades away after washing.” Ah, Bliss… both the brand and what you’ll be feeling as you apply this exfoliating product into your skin. Micro Magic is a spa-quality scrub with so many nourishing ingredients, we don’t even know where to start. Maybe with Volcanic Pumice, a mild exfoliant that purifies and cleanses your skin by removing dead cells, or Kaolin Clay… a trendy ingredient that absorbs oil and impurities to tone and balance. Pro Vitamin B5 helps to rejuvenate your skin while sealing in hydration, as Jojoba Seed, Soybean Oils, Peppermint Oil and more help to moisturize and protect. Bliss is one of the best affordable skincare lines that could totally pass for a luxury brand - thanks to adorable packaging and a selection of ultra-effective products, and you’ll join the Bliss fam right after you try this amazing facial scrub.

The Rice Polish: Classic by Tatcha, $65

The Rice Polish: Classic by Tatcha
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We’ll never stop talking about Tatcha, the luxury skin care brand that combines ancient Japanese beauty rituals with cutting edge technology to create glowing skin. And seemingly make you age in reverse, as evidenced by celebrity fans like Jennifer Lopez and Meghan Markle. But for now, let’s talk about The Rice Polish. It’s unlike any exfoliation product you’ve ever tried, a powder-to-foam formula that melts into the skin and removes toxins and impurities for your brightest complexion. Japanese Rice Bran is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and nourishing moisturizers to promote cell turnover and get brighter skin, Rice and Papaya Enzymes sweep away dead skin cells, and Pearl hydrates with amino acids, collagen, and minerals. And we can’t forget  Hadasei-3™, a Tatcha-exclusive trio of anti-aging Japanese superfoods (green tea, rice and algae) for youthfulness and glowing skin. While this is the original version of The Rice Polish, you can choose from four types: Classic, Deep, Gentle and Calming.

Find all the best face scrubs for glowing skin on MIRA.