Collection: Face Scrubs, Exfoliants & Peels
Unclog congested pores, remove dead skin cells, dirt, and debris and reveal brighter skin underneath with Dermalogica’s professional-grade exfoliators and face scrubs.
Did you know, the human skin produces about one million skin cells every 40 minutes?! As skin cells are produced from the deepest layer and move towards the surface, older cells harden, lose moisture, and detach from skin. This process is called desquamation, and it helps eliminate damaged, contaminated cells that carry environmental pollutants.
As we age, cellular turnover slows, and can cause skin dullness, congestion, and dryness. Through exfoliation, dulling skin cells are effectively removed, and newer cells are revealed for a fresher, healthier appearance.
Physical exfoliator or a face scrub removes dead skin cells through friction. We advise avoiding exfoliators made of nut shells or ground-up fruit pits, as these will scratch skin. Rather, choose gentler ingredients such as Rice Bran, Charcoal or Oat Powder to polish and smooth skin.
Chemical exfoliators work by dissolving the intercellular "glue" that attaches skin cells, allowing separation and removal from skin. Chemical exfoliators include Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid and come in varying strengths, offering gentle exfoliation through to advanced chemical peeling.
Exfoliators can also help minimise the signs of skin ageing and hyperpigmentation (dark spots), by lifting dull, discoloured cells that give skin a mottled, uneven appearance. Pair with targeted treatment serums and/or treatment face masques for maximum skin smoothing and brightening.
Dermalogica exfoliators combine multiple resurfacing ingredients for sophisticated formulas that lift dulling cells to brighten and refresh all skin conditions. The exfoliator range features a variety of options to suit your skincare regime from exfoliator peels to exfoliator masks, exfoliator face scrubs and more.
an exfoliator to treat and correct every skin concern
With an extensive range of facial exfoliators, there’s something for every skin. Choose from weekly and daily exfoliators, or both! Weekly facial exfoliators deliver a deeper exfoliation, whilst daily exfoliators provide microexfoliation, targeting the uppermost, loosest layers of the skin.
Weekly exfoliators can be used 1 - 3 times a week and are ideal for addressing skin concerns such as skin ageing, hyperpigmentation, and breakouts.
Daily exfoliators are designed for once-a-day use, using either in the morning or evening. They are ideal for those with sensitive skin or new to exfoliation, or they can be used to power up a routine, alternating with a weekly exfoliant. You’ll find our daily exfoliators in our award winning foliant range. These powder-based exfoliators combine a gentle blend of both physical and chemical exfoliants, along with targeted botanicals and actives for specific skin benefits.
Our original foliant and Dermalogica icon, Daily Microfoliant smooths and brightens skin with a rice-based powder formula. Addressing skin ageing pollution, Daily Superfoliant is a charcoal-based powder exfoliator that resurfaces skin, absorbing impurities and environmental pollutants that leads to early skin ageing. Featuring Oat and vegan Coconut Milk powder, Daily Milkfoliant exfoliates, calms, and replenishes skin.
For an exfoliator and hydrator in one, select our facial exfoliator and masque in one, HydroMasque Exfoliant, that’s powered by Bamboo Powder and infused with skin-loving hydrators like Jojoba Oil and Snow Mushroom.
shop Dermalogica’s cruelty-free range of facial exfoliators in Australia
Developed by the International Dermal Institute and free from common irritants that can disrupt the skin, our professional-grade face scrubs and exfoliators are suitable for every skin type — even the most problematic. Every vegan-friendly and cruelty-free formula we offer is powered and supported by proven actives and enriching botanicals that work to promote barrier renewal - removing dead, tired, dull skin cells and stimulating healthy new glowing skin cells. Explore our collection of face exfoliators online today to transform your skin with advanced formulas that deliver on skin health and results.
Exfoliators & Face Scrub FAQs
can Dermalogica help me find the right face scrub for my skin type?
Whether you’re after a physical face scrub or a chemical (acids and enzymes) exfoliator, the skincare specialists at Dermalogica can help you find the right products to target and treat your unique concerns. If you’re unsure what exfoliator is best for your skin, take our professional skin analysis online, book a free skin consultation with our professional skin therapists or get in touch with our expert team for further guidance.
what does an exfoliator do?
Incorporating regular exfoliation into your skincare routine is the key to maintaining soft, luminous, and healthy-looking skin. Exfoliators and face scrubs work to purify the skin by removing excess dirt, oil, dead skin cells for a clearer, smoother, and brighter skin.
why does Dermalogica offer the best exfoliants online?
Free from artificial fragrances and colours that can cause irritation and redness, our exfoliators and face scrubs are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Every professional-grade product we formulate is supported by extensive scientific research, making our skincare solutions the ideal choice for professional skin therapists around the world.
how to use exfoliator?
To use an exfoliator on your face:
- Start by cleansing your face with a targeted facial cleanser. Pat dry and apply a thin layer of exfoliator on the skin.
- Gently massage the exfoliant onto your skin using circular motions. Avoid scrubbing too hard, as this can cause irritation.
- Rinse your face with lukewarm water and gently pat dry with a clean towel.
- Follow up exfoliating with a hydrating moisturiser to help retain moisture and soothe the skin.
However, it is always recommended to follow the specific instructions and directions provided on your exfoliator product for the best results.
when to use an exfoliator?
Exfoliators are typically used once a week; however, this frequency will change depending on the specific exfoliator product you are using. Our weekly exfoliators provide a deeper exfoliation and can be used up to 3 times a week, while our daily exfoliants are gentler on the skin and are perfect for incorporating into your daily skincare routine.
how to use a face scrub?
Using a face scrub is another great way to exfoliate and invigorate your skin. Face scrubs are typically harsher than exfoliators, so be careful not to use them too often or in excess. To use a face scrub, simply wash the face and apply a thin layer of face scrub to the skin. Next, massage it into the skin using circular motions and wash off with lukewarm water.