Fall is that time when mother earth does her cleaning – the dead leaves drop and the rain washes everything away. It’s also a good time to slough off dead skin cells and rejuvenate the face, since drying electric heating can play a toll on your glow. Since fall is a good time to get a good exfoliation regimen down pat, I’ve put together the best natural exfoliators on the market together for you to peruse.
Why exfoliate? Well, it’s good for uneven skin tone and texture, congested pores, blemishes, dullness and even fine lines!
I try to aim for 2-3 times a week this time of year, to keep things fresh and glowy.
I’ve been trying and testing high and low the best natural exfoliators and facial scrubs, and I’ve collated for you the best of the best in the market right now (and of course, with the most pure ingredients). My faves for the face? Lina Hansen, May Lindstrom, Saison Beauty and Root Science – with a little Henné Organics on the side for keeping flaky lips at bay.
Root Science’s Polish
Your exfoliating heroes in this facial polish are rice flower, kaolin clay, bentonite clay, coconut and French pink clay. It’s a light exfoliator including vitamin-rich herbs, roots, flowers (many sourced from the Nordics – Iceland to be specific) that help replenish the new skin cells. It’s super gentle and not overly abrasive in anyway – it’s great for all skin types (but for overly sensitive skin, please avoid exfoliators all together).
To use, place one teaspoon of treatment in the palm of your hand and add water drop by drop to form a thick paste. Massage onto damp skin, then rinse and pat dry.
Shop Online for $60 USD
Lina Hanson’s Global Face Trio
Lina Hansen’s trio of Cleanser, Exfoliator and Mask is a beautiful powder of Kaolin, Thanaka Wood Powder (used by the Burmese women for its effective skin care properties — it tightens pores, clarifies skin and removes blackheads), Orange Peel Powder and Rice Bran Powder (which has been cherished by Japanese women for centuries for its ability to smooth and brighten skin).
To get the triple threat experience: add more water for use as a daily cleanser and light exfoliation, less water for a deeper exfoliation and for a mask, simply add a little water and let it sit on the skin as it removes impurities, clarifies the skin and tightens pores.
Shop online at The Detox Market for $70 USD.
Saison’s Sumer Foaming Cleansing Powder
An exfoliant that foams? Yup! This gentle cleanser naturally removes dirt, oil and dead skin cells, and foams! A combination of organic rice powder (one of the best natural exfoliators), corn starch, pineapple powder and Kaolin Clay all work together for this multi-tasking product.
The essential oil blend is super lovely in this product and the foaming is great when you’re trying to rid yourself of the last remnants of makeup.
Shop this handmade product online for $30 USD.
May Lindstrom’s The Clean Dirt
This has been a long-time love of mine and is a product I always keep in my bathroom cabinet no matter what else I’m testing at the moment. Including white halloysite clay, red moroccan rhassoul clay, red alaea sea salt as well as baking soda, this exfoliator is an essential when it comes to needing the big guns.
Warming spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg and turmeric also stimulate the skin while calendula is soothing. It’s a serious powerhouse exfoliator and I can’t recommend it enough.
Shop online at The Detox Market for $70USD.
Henné Organic’s Lip Exfoliator in Nordic Berries
And then there’s the lips. Henné Organics has been owning the natural lip care scene since they came onto market a few years back. Their USA-made sugar and coconut oil based lip exfoliators are my faves when it comes to keeping lips smooth and soft. They have created a few variations including nordic berries, rose diamonds and lavender mint. I’m loving the nordic berries for this time of year (plus, living in Norway).
Shop online at The Detox Market for $24 USD.
Alright beauties, enjoy your next scrub!