Best Luxury Exfoliants

Sloughing away dead cells ensures the natural glow of your skin can be revealed, keeping blemishes at bay and your make-up finish smooth. Rejuvenate your complexion and keep it in tip-top condition, with one of these luxury exfoliants.

QMS MEDICOSMETICS Skin Perfecting Exfoliant Enzyme Powder

A Skin Perfecting Exfoliant Enzyme Powder, this provides an intensive peel using active ingredients including papaya extract. It boosts cell regeneration and while powerful in effect, is gentle on sensitive skins.

DERMALOGICA Daily Microfoliant Exfoliator

Combating signs of ageing, oiliness and uneven skin tone, this rice-based powder activates upon contact with water. Papain, salicylic acid and rice enzymes polish the skin, while phytic acid, white tea and liquorice balance and colloidal oatmeal and allantoin soothe. This product is suitable for daily use.


Boosting circulation, the horse chestnut in Dr Barbara Sturm’s super creamy formula stimulates microcirculation in the skin, thus strengthening blood vessels. Its peel quality reduces fine lines and improves the appearance of the skin, as vitamin A and purslane encourage the regeneration of the epidermis.

BIOEFFECT Volcanic Exfoliator

Featuring Icelandic micro-crystalline lava alongside ground apricot, this clarifying exfoliator combats uneven skin tone. Ideal for mature skin, it creates the perfect dermal base for make-up by removing dead cells and dry skin.

LA PRAIRIE Cellular Mineral Face Exfoliator

Apply this silky translucent gel with mineral-rich gem powders, rosa centifola and La Prairie’s own cellular complex to see both immediate and long-term results. By effectively removing dead cells, the complexion is left brighter and more even.

KATE SOMERVILLE ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

Keep ageing at bay with this chemically exfoliating treatment. AHA Lactic Acid & BHA Salicylic Acid work together to loosen stubborn dead skin cells, papaya, pineapple and pumpkin enzymes reveal your natural glow, aloe vera, honey and vitamin E smooth, while rosewood and cinnamon extracts work their magic on fine lines and wrinkles.

DR BARBARA STURM Enzyme Cleanser

This is one of the brand’s newest and most innovative products on the market today. It follows a two-step process, cleansing and exfoliating oily to combination skin types. Simply add water and watch as the finely grained powder develops into a soft foam capable of sloughing off dead skin, while cleaning and smoothing.

MARIO BADESCU Botanical Exfoliating Scrub

Finely ground Ecuadorian Ivory Palm seeds and botanical extracts feature in this exciting new product that works in just 30 seconds. Suitable for all skin types, it can be used two or three times a week for a more youthful complexion.

RODIAL Vit C Papaya Enzyme Scrub

Packed with vitamin C and papaya enzymes and presented in a bright tube, this scrub from Rodial has a summery vibe. High-performing and invigorating, it leaves the skin feeling revitalised and conditioned.

DIOR Prestige Le Sucre de Gommage Face Scrub

Prestigious in name and presentation, this beautiful glass jar with a gold-coloured lid contains a pretty pink face and lip scrub that’s full of sugar micro-crystals and uber-luxe. When massaged onto the face it forms a mask, infusing the skin with nourishing oils, waxes and butter, illuminating the skin.

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