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Top 10 Best Sugar Scrubs for the Body | Updated March 2021

top 10 best sugar body scrub in india

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Giovanni Sugar Scrub, Hot Chocolate
  • Warm And efficient exfoliation
  • Best for winter times
  • Intense hydration

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Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub
  • Tropical fragrance
  • Smooth, nourished skin
  • Gentle exfoliation

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Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish
  • Intense exfoliation
  • Long-lasting
  • Concentrated formula
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Have you ever seen a snake shed its skin? It does a thorough and admirable job at it, but us humans, not so much. To prevent clogged pores and dry flaky skin, we are advised to do a process called exfoliation which swiftly removes all the dead cells from our body, this is where sugar scrubs come to play.

Here, I bring to you guys the best and brightest of  sugar scrubs out there, that is exclusively used for the body and assures you a soft, supple, healthy and nourished skin.

TOP 10 BEST SUGAR SCRUBS FOR THE BODY

  1. Giovanni Sugar Scrub

Critik Overall Rating
90%

Our Review

This scrub is drool-worthy and will leave you wanting more each time, you and everything around you will be left with a decadent and rich chocolate fragrance.

  • Quantity: 260 g
  • Best for winters
  • Soft, smooth, nourished, hydrated skin

EXFOLIATION

96%

CHEMICAL-FREE

95%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

88%

BRAND TRUST

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

92%

USER REVIEWS

88%
Pros : Cons :
Leaves you with soft skin Gives you deep hydration
Gives you deep hydration Feels a little warm
Absorbed quickly into the body
The product is vegan friendly

About product :

On a cold winter day, when you want to curl up into a burrito and read a book, the one thing that you are guaranteed to crave, is a hot chocolate. Just the smell of it will give you warm and cosy feelings in your heart, this scrub from Giovanni, is hot chocolate flavoured and for that alone, I believe you should give it a try. The decadent, rich scent of the scrub is going to leave you drooling over yourself. The scrub contains an exclusive Giovanni Eco chic technology that will give you a deluxe skin, hydrated and smoothened with essential oils. The sugar in the product is gentle and will buff up your skin leaving it to look polished.

Product Features :

  • The classy looking jar contains 260 gram of the product and the scrub feels gentle under the fingers.
  • The scrub is formulated with organic ingredients including aloe vera, shea butter, safflower, almond, macadamia, cocoa extracts. Are you drooling imagining the scent yet?
  •  The scrub is also enriched with vitamin E extracts and to top it off, it is a cruelty free brand as well.

  1. Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish

Critik Overall Rating
86%

Our Review

This rough and heavy sugar scrub is so intense that along with exfoliating dead skin cells it exfoliates all your stress and worries as well.

  • Quantity: 408 g
  • Best for intense exfoliation
  • Extremely hydrating and long lasting

EXPLOITATION

83%

CHEMICAL-FREE

88%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

87%

BRAND TRUST

75%

VALUE FOR MONEY

85%

USER REVIEWS

86%
Pros : Cons :
Provides a brilliant hydrating effect Expensive
Leaves your skin well exfoliated
Budget-friendly product
Dry patches are removed
The product is quite concentrated
The product is fully natural and original and provides an unrivalled treatment for extremely soft skin

About Product :

Fresh beauty came up with a sugar scrub that is beautifully formulated and is thick, yummy and decadent. It is completely original and all the rich oils in them will give you a long-lasting hydrating and healthy effect. If you are the one wanting a fully equipped and thorough exfoliation then this is the one for you. The scrub has a subtle and refreshing scent which is going to make you an absolute slave to this product. The formula is oil based and will get rid of all your dry patches. The scrub leaves you with a baby smooth skin and the best part is the smoothness lasts for days.

Product Features :

  • The jar contains 408 grams of the product.
  • The key ingredients in the scrub include Brown sugar, Sweet almond oil, Apricot kernel oil, Jojoba seed oil, Evening Primrose oil, Ginseng root extract, Grapefruit, lemon, orange, bergamot oil
  • The sugar crystals in the product are quite large, they are heavier and bigger and size, due to this the sugars often settle down at the end so you have to mix it well before each use

  1. Herbivore Botanicals - All Natural Body Polish

Critik Overall Rating
85%

Our Review

This scrub is a god sent, give yourself a chance, buy it and relish the results it provides you. Your skin will be left feeling nourished and hydrated with a natural radiance.

  • Quantity: 567 g
  • Best for dry and combination skin types
  • Extensive hydration, gentle exfoliation and natural sheen

EXFOLIATION

80%

CHEMICAL-FREE

83%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

88%

BRAND TRUST

80%

VALUE FOR MONEY

88%

USER REVIEWS

92%
Pros : Cons :
The scrub is oil-based Expensive
Provides a thorough moisturising Not suited for excessively oily skin
Made with all-natural ingredients
Refreshing scent

About Product:

Coconut oil is probably one such ingredient that is constantly advertised in your household, especially by your mother. There is no ailment that cannot be cured by some swift use of coconut oil. This sugar scrub from Herbivore has made use of this magic ingredient quite efficiently and is providing us a product that we cannot ignore. If you aren’t too careful, you might end up getting addicted to the product. Imagine sitting in a bathtub filled with coconut milk and rose petals, that is the kind of diviness this scrub offers. The scrub is formulated with virgin coconut oil, rose oil, vit E extracts and shea butter which when combined together gives you a shiny, nourished, exfoliated, smooth, silky and hydrated skin.

Product Features :

  • The sturdy looking jar consists of 567 grams of the product
  • The key ingredients in the scrub include, virgin coconut oil, floral Bulgarian rose absolute, shea butter, vitamin E extracts and gentle sugar crystals. The product contains absolutely no artificial ingredients, alcohol, fragrances, animal ingredients, artificial colours, preservatives etc
  • The product claims to be highly exfoliating and gently moisturising

  1. Roots & Herbs Ayurvedic Body Scrub

Critik Overall Rating
76%

Our Review

This scrub contains within itself so much potential that you will be left gawking with awe at the radiant and tightened skin this one will leave you with.

  • Quantity: 100 g
  • Radiant glow and tightens skin
  • 100% natural with cold pressed oils and herbs

EXFOLIATION

77%

CHEMICAL-FREE

72%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

75%

BRAND TRUST

75%

VALUE FOR MONEY

77%

USER REVIEWS

84%
Pros : Cons :
Consists of cold-pressed oils The quantity is only 100 grams
The serum is purely herbal
Free from paraben
Cold pressed oils save all the nutrients

About Product :

When any product states 100% ayurvedic, I am automatically attracted to it, because if they live up the claims I am sure the product is a real winner and this sugar scrub from roots and herbs lives up to its promises making it an amazing addition to our list of top 10 best sugar scrubs for the body. This scrub is 100% vegan and is infused with a natural blend of various potent herbs. The ultra-luxurious, exfoliating scrub is packed with antioxidants that enrich your skin. The coffee beans and tonka beans in the formula help tighten the skin, reducing cellulite, brighten your skin and give it a natural glow. It also has Baobab and argan oil that provides vitamin A, D and E. When all these qualities combine together the results are nothing short of magic.

Product Features :

  • The jar comes with 100 grams of the product
  • The scrub is formulated with the goodness of coffee beans, tonka bean oil, almond oil and nagarmotha, each of these encompassing within themselves enormous benefits to the skin.
  • The scrub claims to rejuvenate and tighten the skin, give it a natural glow and help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

  1. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub

Critik Overall Rating
74%

Our Review

This scrub is one of the best, it is gentle and loving on the skin, it will make you feel relaxed and luxurious throughout the day.

  • Quantity: 156 g
  • Best budget buy
  • Gentle exfoliation, hydrating and luxurious fragrance

EXFOLIATION

74%

CHEMICAL-FREE

74%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

72%

BRAND TRUST

75%

VALUE FOR MONEY

70%

USER REVIEWS

84%
Pros : Cons :
All-natural ingredients. Comes in big jar
Skin feels soft Might make skin a little dry
Decent hydration
Quite affordable

About Product :

The brand tree hut comes with a whole bunch of sugar scrubs exclusively formulated for your body. You can go through the selection of flavours they have and choose the one that attracts you the most, for me, being a tropical gal, the coconut lime flavour attracted me the most. The scrub is infused with certified organic Shea butter, Coconut and Lime extracts and an array of natural oils. The fragrance alone can be extremely relaxing and makes you feel like you are on a beach, all that will be missing will be a big glass of pina colada. The sugar grains in the scrub will buff away all the dead cells, leaving your skin soft and smooth and polished.

Product Features :

  • The tub comes with 156 grams of the product
  • The scrub is formulated with certified organic ingredients, including coconut and lime extracts, shea butter and an array of natural oils, including Evening Primrose, Safflower Seed, sweet Almond, Avocado, Macadamia Seed and Orange oil
  • The sugar grains and ground coconut shells work together for exfoliation, washed away dead and damaged skin, leaving you with a smooth, polished, radiant skin

  1. Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Sugar Scrub

Critik Overall Rating
74%

Our Review

This scrub along with its beautiful sugar crystals and vitamin E will leave your skin beautifully soft and scented.

  • Quantity: 450 g
  • Suitable for dry and sensitive skin
  • Gentle exfoliation and removing toxins

EXFOLIATION

70%

CHEMICAL-FREE

75%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

75%

BRAND TRUST

68%

VALUE FOR MONEY

68%

USER REVIEWS

88%
Pros : Cons :
Scrub is gentle on the skin Expensive
Quantity available is huge
The product is beautifully packaged
Decent hydration
Scrub leaves your skin soft

About Features :

Bath and body works are another brand that produces the best body scrubs in the market, hence it was inevitable that they made it to our list. The scrub is designed beautifully with an oil base and non-soluble sugar crystals, the sugar crystals are well polished thereby less abrasion and gentle on the skin. The fragrance of the scrub is a mix of flowery and fruity note and is not too overpowering and just the right amount. Another beautiful aspect of the product is after use, it leaves your state in a state of neither dry nor too hydrated. The scrub is going to get you rid of all the dead skin and toxins and leave you with a soft, smooth and juicy skin.

Product Features :

  • The tube contains 450 grams of the product
  • The scrub is formulated with Asian Pear, Fuji Apple, Ume Plum, Japanese Cherry Blossom, Butterfly Lily, Kyoto Rose, Mimosa Petals, Vanilla Rice, Imperial Amber, Silk Musk, Cinnamon Incense, Himalayan Cedarwood, Creamy Sandalwood. There is also an oh-so-fresh blend of Japanese cherry blossoms, crisp pears, mimosa petals & sweet sandalwood
  • The product contains gentle soluble particles to remove dead cells and impurities, it gently exfoliates the skin getting rid of toxins, blackheads, pores and pigmentations

  1. Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

Critik Overall Rating
73%

Our Review

This scrub is long lasting leaving you with a soft, nourished and hydrated skin. It gives wonderful results around the more dry and flaky areas of the skin.

  • Quantity: 460 grams
  • Best for sensitive skin
  • Long lasting results

EXFOLIATION

77%

CHEMICAL-FREE

67%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

67%

BRAND TRUST

75%

VALUE FOR MONEY

75%

USER REVIEWS

82%
Pros : Cons :
Works well in dry patches The packaging is a jar
The scrub is fine and grainy Scent is a little too overpowering
Rich and sweet citrus scent
Skin feels softer
Removes tan to an extend

About Product :

This sugar scrub from soap and glory makes into our top 10 best sugar scrubs list for the excellent and long-lasting results they deliver. The scrub is formulated with crushed brown sugar with a fruity lime fragrance that blends well with all the essential oil present in it. One of the best things about the product is that it works wonders on dry, flaky and sensitive skin, it does a good job at not breaking out the skin or causing irritation. As I type this, I have this picture in my head which is a good long hot bath with this citrusy goodness followed by some Netflix and pizza, if this doesn’t say relaxing, I don’t know what does.

Product Features :

  • The tub consists of 460 grams of the product, which is considerably a good quantity
  • The product is infused with a blend of smashed brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil and macadamia grains, and is formulated without parabens, sulphates and phthalates
  • The scrub leaves your skin feeling ultra-smooth and soft for a long time, the product works well on sensitive skin

  1. Hempz Original Herbal Sugar Body Scrub

Critik Overall Rating
73%

Our Review

This sugar scrub is going to make you feel like a yummy fruity meal, your skin will be left with a soft, smooth and radiant glow.

  • Quantity: 259 g
  • Super soft, smooth and hydrated skin
  • Best herbal sugar scrub

EXFOLIATION

65%

CHEMICAL-FREE

61%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

60%

BRAND TRUST

65%

VALUE FOR MONEY

59%

USER REVIEWS

82%
Pros : Cons :
The scrub is paraben-free Fragrance might be a tad overpowering
Leaves your skin smooth Little fluid-y
Your skin smells bubble gummy
The scrub applies easily
Sugar crystals are of the right size

About Product :

Hempz’s original sugar scrub is a decent product that demands to be included in the list of top 10 best sugar scrubs for the body. The scrub is made with 100% hemp seed oil, now the thing that you should know about hemp seed oil is that it is one of nature’s richest sources of essential fatty acids and contains some key amino acids, vitamins and minerals significant for the rejuvenation of the skin. The product conditions and hydrated the skin leaving it feeling smooth and healthy. The serum has a sweet fragrance that is a blend of floral and fruity with a pinch of banana, which is an inevitable and enjoyable combo.

Product Features :

  • The jar contains 259 grams of the product
  • The scrub is formulated with natural hemp seed oil with a blend of natural sugar crystals. Other key ingredients involved are glycerin, safflower oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E extracts, sunflower oil, cannabis sativa oil and aloe leaf extracts.
  • The product claims to gently lift away the dry and dull skin, and give your skin a polished appearance.

  1. Inatur Himalayan Salt & Sugar Scrub

Critik Overall Rating
71%

Our Review

This scrub is sultry and sweet at the same time, it gets you rid of all toxins and impurities and leaves behind a  polished skin.

  • Quantity: 100 g
  • Gentle exfoliation for both body and face
  • Deep conditioning and hydration

EXFOLIATION

63%

CHEMICAL-FREE

100%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

60%

BRAND TRUST

60%

VALUE FOR MONEY

60%

USER REVIEWS

84%
Pros : Cons :
The scrub is gentle Less quantity
Leaves behind polished skin Not for people with blackheads
Smells heavenly with an orange zesty note
The scrub is paraben-free
Provides excellent exfoliation

About Product :

Inatur’s salt and sugar scrub was begging for my attention as I was researching the products for top 10 best sugar scrubs for the body. I had to include her in as the scrub is so beautifully designed and executes itself in a stoic manner. The scrub is made of microcrystalline wax formulated with tiny granules that are neither too subtle or too abrasive on the skin, this is the reason why the product suits well for both body and face. The product provides an intense conditioning and hydration to the skin leaving it feeling polished, fresh and supple. It also does a decent job in clearing blocked pores and reducing excessive sebum build up.

Product Features :

  • The pot consists of 100 g of the product and is completely natural and vegan
  • The active herbs of this scrub are – Orange, Bergamot, Pink salt, Sugar & Shea Butter. These ingredients together nourish, energises, hydrates and relaxes the skin. It also has a bit of an antiseptic property as well.
  • The scrub claims to get rid of toxins and impurities meanwhile promoting speedy turnover of skin cells

  1. Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub

Critik Overall Rating
68%

Our Review

This scrub is a must-have, it nails down all the features you are looking for in a sugar scrub and will leave you wanting more.

  • Quantity: 159 grams
  • 100% argan oil and delicate sugar crystals
  • Hydrating and brighter looking skin

EXFOLIATION

60%

CHEMICAL-FREE

71%

FRAGRANCE-FREE

71%

BRAND TRUST

65%

VALUE FOR MONEY

65%

USER REVIEWS

76%
Pros : Cons :
Removes patches of flaky skin Not best for sensitive skin
Pleasant, subtle fragrance Comes in a very simple jar
The skin feels hydrated
Leaves skin smooth and moisturized
Free of paraben

About Product :

Josie Maran’s argan oil sugar scrub, though is dressed up as a school kid for a fancy dress competition, is a shoo in into our list of top 10 best sugar scrubs for the body for the excellent results they exhibit. The scrub does wonders in exfoliating dry and dead skin cells, moisturising the skin as well as eliminating dry and flaky patches on the skin, doesn’t this tick all the boxes you are looking for? The sugar crystals are gentle enough for exfoliation and the power of the 100% argan oil helps to keep the skin hydrated. After using the product, you will be left with a softer, brighter and juicy skin that you will fall in love with.

Product Features :

  • The simplistic jar contains 159 grams of the product
  • The scrub is formulated with 100 percent pure argan oil and delicate sugar crystals, it contains a combination of argan oil, coconut oil and shea butter blended together with a nourishing balm that rejuvenates the skin
  • The product claims to leave the skin softer, smoother and brighter

Few Tips for Proper Sugar Scrub Etiquette:

Too much of something is always dangerous, same goes with sugar scrubs as well, there are certain things that you have to keep in mind before indulging yourself into the world of sugar scrubs.

  • The sugar scrubs designed for the body should never be used for face as the skin on the face is more sensitive and can be hurt by the rougher and coarser scrub particles from the product.
  • Too much scrubbing can disrupt the first layer of the skin which is usually the protective layer which makes you more susceptible to sunburns, tans, rashes etc.
  • If a part of your skin is injured make sure to not use scrubs in the said regions till the wound is healed as scrubs can aggravate the condition
  • Make sure to apply your scrub in gentle circular motions, do not be too hard on the skin, pressing too hard on the skin will end up irritating the skin.
  • If you have sensitive skin, be uber careful about the kind of scrubs you choose and it is better to scrub your skin once in 7- 15 days rather than doing it every third and fourth day.

Conclusion

The products listed above are reviewed based on its fragrance, moisturisation and chemical-free composition.Everyone has certain issues with their skin but when corrected, one can potentially get the best version of their skin. So it’s time to get ready for nourishment. Go for glow!

FAQ: Common concerns regarding Sugar scrubs

1. What type of sugars are used in these scrubs?

The most common kind used is pure cane sugar, which is the unrefined version of your table sugar, the other one that is popularly seen is brown sugar, it causes the least abrasion to the skin meaning you won’t end up hurting your skin in the process of exfoliating. There is also turbinado sugar, the coarse one with large granules. This sugar is the least processed one of them all.

2. Can exfoliation be done on a daily basis?

It is not in your best interest to exfoliate your skin daily; it might make your skin hypersensitive and prone to irritation and breakouts. Exfoliating twice or maximum thrice a week is more than acceptable to provide you the best results.

3. Should sugar scrubs be used before or after soap?

It is best to use sugar scrubs after a soap wash because this way your skin will be clean and fresh for the sugar scrub to work on and after the scrub, it’s better to not apply soap for a while and let the skin soap in the goodness of sugar scrub.

4. Should sugar scrubs be applied on wet or dry skin.?

Dry your skin and then use the scrub, this way it applies well without being washed away or being non adhesive. Then you can wash off the scrub with water and pat dry softly.

5. Which one is better for use, sugar or salt scrubs?

While both are excellent options for exfoliation, sugar crystals are more rounded and less abrasive than salt crystals which makes them a better option for sensitive skin. Sugar crystals also dissolve quicker in water.