Best Exfoliators For Face & Body

Jun 02, 2021by Olivia - F&F

For many of us, regular exfoliation is a miracle practice. It increases cell turnover, unclogs pores, evens skin tone, prevents acne, and makes your skin soft, smooth and radiant!

Typically, it’s hard to find vegan, cruelty-free, and certified organic exfoliators that don’t contain any microbeads or harsh chemicals — until now! Here at Flora & Fauna, we have a huge range of physical exfoliators and chemical exfoliators for oily, acne-prone, dry, and mature skin — plus lots of gorgeous-smelling body scrubs. We also have compostable loofas and gloves for the ultimate exfoliation experience!

Face Exfoliator

Exfoliators For Face

Depending on your skin type, you’ll want to choose a physical exfoliator or a chemical exfoliator — but what’s the difference?

A physical exfoliator requires a ‘scrubbing’ action with a facial scrub or tool, like a konjac sponge or gentle face brush. Physical exfoliants have immediate results and work to increase cell turnover on the upper layers of the skin.  A chemical exfoliator uses acids (like fruit enzymes) to penetrate deep into the skin’s pores to break down dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliants don’t require any scrubbing, and they offer longer-lasting results. 

Depending on which one you choose, it’s important not to overdo it! Most experts agree that your physical exfoliator can be used 2-3 times a week, and depending on the strength of your chemical exfoliator, you might be able to use it more often.

Konjac Sponge

Best Exfoliators For Dry & Mature Skin

As we age, our cell turnover rate slows down and produces dull, dry skin. Regular exfoliation is the key to uncover radiant, youthful skin — plus, exfoliated skin allows serums, creams and moisturisers to penetrate deeper into the skin! Chemical exfoliators are really great for dry and textured skin because they deeply exfoliate the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

Mukti 2 in 1 Resurfacing Exfoliant

Mukti 2 in 1 Resurfacing Exfoliant

This deep exfoliant removes dead skin cells, encourages collagen production, and allows new cells to surface and renew the complexion. It’s formulated with bioactive native Australian AHA’s that contain antioxidants, minerals and Vitamin C, plus Jojoba Spheres and Bamboo Stem particles to gently remove surface dead skin cells. This natural exfoliator improves skin texture for an even and younger-looking complexion!

Konjac Sponge Charcoal Oily Blemish Prone

Best Exfoliators For Oily & Acne-Prone Skin

With oily and acne-prone skin, we want to find something that draws out dirt and oil from the pores without irritating the skin. Let’s take a look at these fabulous options from F&F.

La Mav Face Exfoliant

La Mav AHA Face Exfoliant

The La Mav Purify & Clean AHA Face Exfoliant works to stimulate cell turnover to leave skin fresh and smooth. It’s formulated with AHA’s, Bamboo Powder and Matcha Powder to deeply detoxify pores to provide gentle exfoliation. It’s excellent for oily, acne-prone and combination skin. Just FYI — alpha hydroxy acids (AHA’s) work to deeply exfoliate and stimulate collagen production. Plus, AHA’s provide hydration!

Want to know the best part about this product? It combines gentle physical exfoliation and chemical exfoliation to reveal clearer and brighter skin.


Acure Charcoal Facial Scrub

Acure Incredibly Clear Charcoal Facial Scrub

This deep cleansing charcoal scrub combines Charcoal, Lemon Peel, Blueberry and Plant Cellulose exfoliating crystals to reveal clean, glowy skin. Charcoal is great for acne-prone skin because it draws out dirt and impurities and reduces the build-up of sebum in the pores!

Konjac Sponge Walnut Body

Exfoliators For Body

Aside from clearing away dry, dead skin, exfoliating your body evens out your skin tone and promotes good circulation. Plus, there’s nothing better than stepping out of the shower with baby-soft skin! Body exfoliation is a crucial step in the shaving (and tanning) process. It sloughs away dead skin cells and allows for a smoother shave, plus it produces a better outcome for your fake tan. Let’s take a look at some of our favourites from F&F.

Best Exfoliators For Shaving

Noosa Basics Body Scrub

Noosa Basics Body Scrub

This detoxifying body scrub contains activated charcoal, ground coffee, apricot shell and desiccated coconut, which exfoliates and nourishes the skin and leaves it visibly firm and glowing!

Buddy Scrub Luxe Body Scrub Pink Salt

This luxury body scrub is packed with nourishing premium exfoliating ingredients, including Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, which contains over 80 minerals to support skin health, including potassium, magnesium and calcium. There’s also a beautiful blend of Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Coconut Oil to nourish the skin and prevent dryness.

NueBar Exfoliant Bar - Coffee

Adore the smell of coffee? This stimulating body exfoliant is made from recycled Coffee Beans, Organic Fairtrade Cacai Butter and Coconut oil. The course coffee grounds make an excellent vigorous scrub to remove dead skin to reveal soft, supple skin!

TIP: To get the most out of your exfoliant bar, store outside of the shower on a soap dish and allow it to dry completely between uses.

Exfoliating Tools For Face & Body

Eco Max Jute Princess Face Brush

Ever heard of dry brushing, or Garshana? Dry brushing can be done on the face to gently exfoliate, improve circulation, and enhance skin detoxification. The Eco Max Face Brush is perfect for dry brushing because it’s made out of soft, natural vegetable fibres and sustainable timber. This soft, fluffy face brush can be used 2-3 times per week.

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Bass Sisal Exfoliating Glove

This 100% biodegradable exfoliating glove is a miracle worker! It’s made from natural plant fibres, so this glove is perfect for exfoliating, massaging and promoting circulation in the shower. Use it with your favourite body wash or bar.

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Green + Kind Konjac Sponge - Walnut

This large, compostable sponge cleanses and exfoliates whilst balancing the skin's pH levels with its natural alkalinity. It’s made from 100% natural Konjac vegetable plant root and walnut shell. You can use it with your favourite body wash or soap (you don't need much) or just water.

Exfoliating regularly is such a great practice to incorporate into your skincare routine. It can be a bit tricky to find the perfect one for you and your skin type, but you’re always better off going for a vegan, cruelty-free and certified organic product — you know that what you’re putting onto your skin is natural and ethically made. 

Shop all of F&F’s Facial Exfoliators, Body Scrubs, and Bath & Shower Accessories right here.

If you’d like to learn more about natural skincare, beauty and body care, head to The Eco Hub for more! 

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