1. Barbie by Cake Sugar Coated
Created by Cake Beauty for the 50th anniversary of Barbie, this fragrant brown-sugar scrub contains vitamin-rich oils.
“As someone who waxes and sugars my legs to remove hair, I use a body scrub to prevent ingrown hairs. My bathroom smelled like a bakery after I used this, but it dissolved in the shower, leaving no sticky mess.”
-Lisa Hannam, associate editor
$34, 540 g, cakebeauty.com
2. Sally Hansen Smoothing Foot Scrub
To be massaged onto feet after shower or bath and then rinsed off, it contains antiseptic tea-tree oil, along with pumice.
“I was hoping this (very pleasantly scented) scrub would soften the rough skin on my heels-but no luck. So I doubled my efforts by exfoliating with a pumice in conjunction with the cream, and that did the trick.”
-Bonnie Munday, editor
$8, 100 mL; at drugstores
3. Dermalogica Exfoliating Body Scrub
Scented with essential oils, this uses pulverized olive, fig and date seeds; rice bran; and papaya enzymes to exfoliate.
“When I opened the tube, there was a lovely light scent of lavender-real lavender, not that synthetic stuff. (I love lavender.) This creamy body scrub is gentle, has a foaming action and rinses off easily. My skin felt soft and refreshed, and the scent lingered for a couple of hours. I could use this product every day.”
-Catherine Korman, researcher
$47, 150 g, dermalogica.ca