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skin prep scrub

refining power scrub

A skin polishing scrub for all skin conditions. Finely-granulated Corn Cob Meal gently removes dulling surface debris, allowing for improved absorption of moisturizing treatments. Skin is left with a smooth, healthy-looking finish.Learn More

A skin polishing scrub for all skin conditions.Learn More

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skin prep scrub

A skin polishing scrub for all skin conditions. Finely-granulated Corn Cob Meal gently removes dulling surface debris, allowing for improved absorption of moisturizing treatments. Comforting botanical extracts of Mallow, Ivy and Cucumber plus soothing Aloe Vera help to prevent over-stimulation of the skin. Skin is left with a smooth, healthy-looking finish. Not recommended for users of medically- prescribed exfoliation products.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Removes clogging surface debris.
  • Polishes to create a smooth surface.

how to use

Perform the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that begins with PreCleanse, followed by prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser. Apply with damp hands to damp face and throat, avoiding the eyes. Massage gently onto face, avoiding eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and sponges. Use three times a week.

quick tip

Combine with Special Cleansing Gel or Dermal Clay Cleanser for an exfoliating power cleanse.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Glyceryl Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Cob Meal, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Citric Acid, Malva Slyvestris, (Mallow) Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.

Very useful scrub for my sensitive skin


Yes, I have sensitive, allergic skin, but use this scrub. It has very gentle consistency and action. It cleans my black spots. Dermalogica makes me feel confident in my look. Even without makeup!





I use this Mon, Wed, and Friday and I use another scrub from Dermalogica the other days. This scrub is amazing, gentle, and does the job! I highly recommend. I have sensitive, acne prone skin-and in my 40's. Great products!

Topeka, KS


Awesome product!


I have been using this product for almost 3 years. My face changed so well, I had dry skin. Since I used skin prep scrub my skin controls the oils on my face, so I feel fresh, soft and clean the entire day!!! Love this product so much. I use that one a day, every day. You should tried, you'll love it

Frisco, Colorado


Beware if you have Sensitive Skin


So I'm just connecting the dots and realizing that this scrub makes my rosacea flare up. I use the other dermalogica products just fine (intensive moisture cleanser and moisturizer). But I just noticed that my cheeks become red and flushy within hours after I use the skin prep scrub. I don't use any other products except witch hazel, so I know that this scrub has to be the culprit. If you have sensitive skin that is prone to redness, I really think that another type of exfoliant (not the seedy, gritty consistency) would be better.





Worth every penny my go to scrub gentle on skin and leaves you glowing!



The best scrub I have ever used!


This scrub gets out the blackheads and makes your skin look radiant! My new favorite!



Gives an incredible clean!


The best exfoliator I've ever used, really gritty and thoroughly cleans your skin. I use it 3 times a week and it has lasted months and months.



yes! I would buy it again again and again


I do it twice a week and this is my second week and I already see the different. My skin is soo smooth and feel really fresh. Love this!



Absolutely love


Love this product. Can't live with out it. Such a five exfoliating prep. Helps clear my skin from breakouts.



Love this!


I love this scrub. I've been using it on and off for 12 years and it makes my skin feel so smooth and clean.




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1. will this product help my acne? 2. what order should I incorporate this product? For example my normal skin care is pre cleanse, dermal clay, active moist.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Skin Prep Scrub 3 times a week after cleanser and before toner. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Are the ingredients safe for pregnant ladies?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, however, you should always check with your doctor. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi there! I was wondering if SKIN PREP SCRUB is a masque or an exfoliator? I have combination skin and I have use Derma's Special cleansing gel, Daily microfoliant, and Active Moist as routine but I am looking for a masque or something similar ? Can you help? Thanks in advance!!!


Hello Vee, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Prep Scrub is an exfoliant. You may like Sebum Clearing Masque. Kind Regards, Bernadette

How many ounces is in this product?


Hello, It is 2.5 ounces.

Is the corn cob meal (the exfoliant) rounded, or are these more in the natural state (possibly jagged pieces?) thanks!


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Is is a finely granulated corn cob meal, and is therefore not harsh or jagged on the skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Does this product replace the body exfoliating scrub - i have used it for years and it appears not to be available anymore?


Hi Dana, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Exfoliating Body Scrub has been discontinued. I do apologize. We discontinued several items to make way for our innovations in 2017 and beyond. Skin Prep Scrub is a physical exfoliant that contains corn cob meal. It is for the face, neck and chest. Kind Regards, Bernadette

how often exfoliate with this product on oily skin


Dear Daniela, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this product 1-3 times per week. Kind Regards, The Dermalogica Team


Do your exfoliants contain any plastics?: I would like to know if in particular the two chosen products contain any plastics?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The exfoliants do not contain plastics. Thanks.

Which exfoliate would be best for dry sensitive skin?: I use the current products - Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster Dermalogica UltraCalming Barrier Repair Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance But would also like to exfoliate at least once a week to get rid of the dry/flaky skin. What would you recommend with my current system I'm using?


Hello Ruff, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may like Daily Microfoliant. Try it every other night to start. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Cleanse before using?: Should I be cleansing my skin before using this?


I recommend using this product before you cleanse, then use a cleanser to wipe it off.


Yes, we recommend using this on a cleansed skin.


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