It's Dry-Skin Season and Exfoliation Is Key—Here Are the Products That Work

Simply put, it's our job to find the best beauty products out there for you. From the newest serum to the hottest lipstick color to the dry shampoo that will change your life, we will find it, test it, and let you know what we think. We're not complaining. It's a pretty fun gig, and we'll volunteer to be beauty guinea pigs any day.

But one of the cool things to come out of this is finding out what products you're loving and buying. It helps us figure out what you want to learn more about and what you're into so we can bring even more personalized recs to you.

Because we share a lot of our favorites with you every single day, we recognize it might be hard to keep up. So we've decided to put together a handy weekly list of what we love and what you love—consider this a CliffsNotes, one-stop shop of what's really trending and worth adding to your cart at this very moment.

This week, we're taking a look at all the best exfoliating products to combat dry skin season. Because it's not just about moisturizing, you also have to slough off any dead skin so your products can absorb into the skin better.  Do you have a product that we missed? We'd love to know. Send us a DM.

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I swear, this might be the most popular exfoliant out there—and for good reason! It contains 2% salicylic acid to get rid of buildup, oil, and dead skin, but it also contains ingredients that are anti-aging and hydrating.

If you prefer a mechanical exfoliant, try Aveeno's daily scrub, which is gentle enough for sensitive skin. It's also formulated with castor and jojoba oils to leave the skin so smooth.

You don't have to worry about your face getting dried out when you wash it with this cleanser, as it contains sodium PCA to prevent any dehydration. It's both a chemical and mechanical exfoliant with salicylic, lactic, and glycolic acids, plus jojoba beads.

This unique peeling gel formula has enzymes to exfoliate the skin while cellulose, glycerin, and hyaluronic acid smooths and hydrates. After massaging onto the face, you can rinse it off or leave it on for one to five minutes.

Formulated with coconut milk, virgin coconut oil, and sugar, this 100% natural body scrub is just plain nourishing and feels so luxe when you apply it.

CeraVe's body moisturizer does double-duty: For one, it contains salicylic and lactic acids for exfoliating powers, and two, it's infused with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to hydrate and calm the skin.

This super-gentle toner is formulated with lipo-hydroxy acid, which works like a peel but isn't irritating at all. And as for the hydration benefits, it's got 23% emollients and almond milk to replenish the moisture barrier.

Here's another product I see often on our best-seller lists. This body lotion is enriched with 12% glycolic alpha-hydroxy acid to help slough off dead skin cells. The exfoliation feature also encourages collagen production and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Herbivore Botanicals's serum has 100% natural exfoliators like a blend of plant- and fruit-based AHAs and BHAs naturally derived from willow-bark extract. And in terms of hydration, it's infused with rosewater to hydrate, soothe, and calm.

Use this body exfoliator once a week to get your skin softer and smoother. It's a two-for-one chemical and mechanical exfoliant with glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids, plus pumice and bamboo charcoal.

Here's another multitasking product for you. Cetaphil’s daily scrub cleanses, nourishes, and soothes. There are micro-fine granules in the formula to buff away dry and dull skin and promote cell turnover.

This drugstore body scrub is made with medium-sized exfoliating particles to reveal softer, radiant skin. It also has moisturizing properties, thanks to its moisturizing cream formula.


Not only will this dermaplaning tool get rid of dead skin cells, but it also removes any peach fuzz.

If you use an exfoliating cloth, might I suggest trying these gloves which make the process so much easier? Just lather them up with shower gel or soap and massage over your skin.

Designed specifically for sensitive skin, Foreo's Luna 3 removes dirt, oil, and dead skin so effectively. Plus, you can use the massaging tool to firm the skin.

Yes, dry brushing is a great tool for exfoliation, but it can also be used to improve blood circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system.

Give your whole body a luxe cleansing treatment with this vibrating device. It has an aluminum oxide exfoliator that works to buff away rough and calloused skin. But the best perk might be the massaging feature, which can help relieve any aches.

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