Smooth, soft skin requires a bit of effort and little product intervention can go a long way. Designed to slough away dead cells, refine surface texture and reveal radiant, healthy-looking skin, these celeb-approved exfoliators make for smooth sailing from head to toe.
Lancer The Method: Polish
Dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer has a cult-like celebrity following, not just at his Beverly Hills clinic, but in his product line as well. The essential first product in Dr. Lancer’s famous three-step “method,” this exfoliating polish removes surface debris and infuses the skin with oxygen to promote a healthy glow. Victoria Beckham, Glenn Close, Mena Suvari and countless other celebs credit Dr. Lancer with their flawless, soft skin, so why wouldn’t you?
Tatcha The Rice Polish: Classic
This recently revamped Tatcha bestseller whisks away dull, dead cells with a combination of super-fine Japanese rice bran and papaya enzymes for two modes of exfoliation in one jar—plus nourishing pearl protein and anti-aging Japanese “superfoods” (i.e. green tea, rice and algae). The powder transforms to a fluffy foam upon contact with water and delivers effective scrub-free cleansing without irritating the skin. Pair with the Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil for a thorough double-cleanse (as brand fans Meghan Markle, Karlie Kloss and January Jones likely do), and it’s also available in Deep, Gentle and Calming formulas so there’s a version for every skin type!
La Prairie Cellular 3-Minute Peel
For all the exfoliation you want with none of the friction, rubbing or scrubbing, simply use this potent peel once a week. With a blend of alpha-hydroxy, beta-hydroxy and fruit acids, it refines, refreshes and revitalizes the skin in no time flat—and the tingle means it’s working. Charlize Theron has said this is one of her must-haves for soft skin, and we bet La Prairie devotees Chloe Grace Moretz, Lucy Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have it among their skincare stash.
Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Body Scrub
A treat for the skin and your sense of smell, this luxurious fragrant body scrub energizes the skin as it smooths and softens. Its blend of Kenyan coffee, sugar, shea butter and baobab oil sends dry skin packing to boost radiance and suppleness—all while leaving a sexy sheen and long-lasting moisture behind. If you’re into indigenous African ingredients and formulations that have been passed down from generation to generation, this skincare range is for you (and apparently Shailene Woodley, Molly Sims and Ali Larter as well).
Eau Thermale Avene Gentle Body Scrub
Sensitive skin doesn’t mean having to shy away from exfoliation, and this non-abrasive skin-smoothing gel serves up physical exfoliation with jojoba beads, chemical exfoliation with a gentle form of salicylic acid and superior skin-soothing courtesy of Avene’s signature thermal spring water. With brand fans that include Kim Kardashian, Rosario Dawson and Amy Adams, you can see why it’s a French pharmacy favorite.