The gelatine-like medium cushions skin from the grittier particles in the scrub, making it more nourishing and hydrating. What you get: gentler exfoliation with more skincare benefits.
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1 Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash, $24 for 50ml
The base: Ultra-hydrating glycerine with nourishing grapeseed oil and strawberry extracts.
The scrub factor: The brand’s key ingredient, sugar, offers gentle exfoliation as the crystals also melt into skin and moisturise it.
2 Lancome Exfoliance Clarte Fresh Exfoliating Clarifying Gel, $56 for 100ml
The base: Pineapple and papaya enzymes gently slough off dead skin while replenishing moisture.
The scrub factor: White wax microbeads containing salicylic acid give you effective mechanical exfoliation while taking on acne too.
3 Avene Gentle Exfoliating Gel, $35.90 for 75ml
The base: Cellulose cushions the skin, zinc gluconate soothes, and Avene thermal spring water softens and calms.
The scrub factor: Biodegradable jojoba wax beads provide mechanical exfoliation, and are coupled with sodium salicylate to dissolve dead skin cells.
4 Huxley Secret of Sahara Scrub Mask Sweet Therapy, $40 for 120g
The base: A powerpacked gel that has prickly pear seed oil, hyaluronic acid and cactus extract to deeply hydrate skin.
The scrub factor: Sucrose and walnut shell powder, both natural exfoliators, give a mild but thorough scrub.
PHOTOGRAPHY FRENCHESCAR LIM
STYLING SHERLI CHONG