There's nothing quite like the feeling of a freshly scrubbed face without a single fleck of dry skin nor a clogged pore in sight. But if you have sensitive skin, those complexion-clearing benefits of a face scrub often come served with a rather nasty side order of red, itchy irritation. (Nobody wants that.) But it doesn't have to be that way. With some scrupulous ingredient inspection and careful selection, you can find a face scrub that won't upset your temperamental skin—we promise. Keep scrolling to discover the best face scrubs for sensitive skin.
This mask has it all: peppermint leaf to calm and soothe, extracts from konjac sponge to absorb oil and impurities, and vitamin C to brighten the complexion. It really delivers on the scrubby factor, but as the sturdy beads come suspended in a silky cream, it won't leave skin feeling raw.
Estelle & Thild is up there alongside Weekday and Ganni as one of our favourite Scandinavian imports, and this face scrub contains aloe to calm down frenetic skin, as well as shea butter to replenish any moisture the exfoliation takes out.
Cranberry seeds are the grain of choice in this scrub, making for a particularly efficacious exfoliant. Plus, this formula is bolstered by firming antioxidants and white rice brand powder to soak up any excess oil that might be lurking around the T-zone.
The eucalyptus in this scrub offers an extra hit of skin purification while the super-fine grains are so gentle on skin that you could use this every day if you needed to.
Simple is known as the king of sensitive skincare, thanks to its über-gentle formulas that don't provoke badly behaved skin. And it helps that its prices are so affordable. This scrub is no different, containing teeny-tiny rice granules as well as moisturising vitamin E.