Face Scrubs – The Ones I’ve Been Using


I love a good face scrub, I use one most days and the three products pictured above are the ones I go to on a regular basis and each (in my opinion) offer a different treatment and result for my skin.

L – R:

Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator 

This is definitely my favourite scrub which is so gentle and soothing it can be used every day. I have dry sensitive skin and very sensitive eyes so I have to be careful with my skincare choices as I often find products really irritate my eyes which can be very annoying and uncomfortable. This is why I love this scrub and all of Liz Earle’s skincare in general as I have never experienced any irritation or breakouts from using this fabulous brand. 

The ‘scrubby’ component of this cream exfoliator is fine jojoba beads which very gently buff the skin and the nourishing cocoa butter, almond and eucalyptus oils leave the skin feeling soft, moisturised and revived. This scrub has a subtle and calming menthol scent from the eucalyptus which I just adore. A real treat for your face which leaves my skin refreshed, brightened and looking more radiant.

I tend to mostly use this scrub in the evenings after cleansing to give my skin a boost and prepare it for absorbing heavier serums and face oils I use in my night time routine. Also, on occasions I use this in the morning to perk up my skin – this is such a gentle scrub it can be used in the morning with no issues. Lovely lovely scrub!

I have a 50ml tube costs £11.00 which I think is reasonable for such a great product which I see consistent results with. I have repurchased this many times and a 50ml tube lasts ages as you only need a tiny amount of this scrub for the whole family.

Origins Modern Friction – Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion 

I really love the Origins face masks and I do like this face scrub however I have to be very careful when I use this as if I get any near my eyes they get very red, sore and irritated – so if you have sensitive eyes use this with caution.

I tend to use this when I am having a shower as I have plenty of water to rinse my eyes if needed! This has a thick cream texture and has lots of ‘scrubby’ grains which are rice starch. This contains lemon oil and vitamin c and does give my skin a lift in the morning. It is better to use on wet skin and the scrub will release a gentle foam.

This 50ml tube costs £12.50. This was my first time using this scrub and I won’t repurchase purely because it irritates my eyes and I don’t experience this issue with the other two scrubs.

Lush Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

I love Lush products and this has been a staple in my skincare routine for years and has delivered great results even as my skin evolved from oily to combination to its now dry yet sensitive state. 

This scrub smells amazing – think zesty limes – a real zingy zesty vibrant wake up for your face. The fine salt granules gently buff the skin and the avocado butter, coconut oil and seaweed absolute soothes and leaves the skin brighted yet conditioned.

I tend to use this 2-3 times a week or more if my skin is particularly congested as this will calm it down and clear it up quickly. A gorgeous scrub that I can’t live without – I don’t know what I would do if Lush ever discontinued this! 

This 120g pot costs £7.75 which is affordable and packs a punch for your skin. Love it!

I am a big face scrub fan and will definitely be repurchasing the Liz Earle and Lush scrubs; I’m on the fence with the Origins one, just doesn’t suit my sensitive eyes!

Do you have a favourite face scrub?

Love reading and replying to your comments – let me know your thoughts.

xXx Em 



23 responses to “Face Scrubs – The Ones I’ve Been Using

  1. Thanks for the list! I used to love St. Ives Peach scrub, but since I picked up the Clarisonic, I have less need for an exfoliator. Mario Badescu does make this almond scrub that’s divine though

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  2. I love the Liz Earle one, it’s the one I’ll keep repurchasing over and over. I have it in the pump dispenser which is pretty handy! I also like the clarins gentle refiner. That’s really grainy and gets all the dry bits off. Xxx

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    • It’s great isn’t it? I will get the pump next time – it’s handy for using the exact right amount each time. I have been window shopping a lot of clarins stuff – definitely on my wish list xxx


  3. Great review, I am definitely going to try the Liz Earle and the Lush scrubs. I have been using a sample size Clarins scrub (one step gentle exfoliating cleanser with orange extract) which I got as a gift when buying a Clarins moisturiser. I thought you might like to know that Good Housekeeping magazine has a code for 20% off full size Liz Earle products, you visit lizearle.com and enter code GHK20. I’m going to buy this scrub definitely x

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    • Thank you for your lovely comment 😊 I love Liz Earle products – they are so great to use and you see results! That is good to know about the good housekeeping code as I want to buy a full size of the superskin concentrate as I’ve been using a sample and it’s amazing xxx


  4. I am loving the new Benefit skincare range at the moment and the exfoliater is brilliant. A gentle scrub but I find it leaves a lovely base for applying moisturiser xx

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  5. I love their eye cream is amazing 🙂 I think it would be gentle enough for sensitive skin. Mine is fairly normal with the odd breakout but I react to Ocean Salt now so I would imagine it’s trial and error. It’s more of a polisher than a scrub. I love it 🙂 xx

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