Six Exfoliators to Give You Smooth Skin this Season

Microbead-free Exfoliators The Point Hudson's Bay

Get yourself glowing with products that are free of plastic-microbeads.

Did you know that as of July 1, products that contain plastic microbeads will no longer be sold in Canada? The government introduced this ban last year to help protect our waterways and marine life.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t keep exfoliating. There’s a great range of skin care products containing effective exfoliants like red seaweed, jojoba beads, grape seeds and sugar cane that will buff away dead skin cells on your face and body.

Here are six options to keep you glowing all spring and past July 1.

In the Buff
Thanks to red seaweed, jojoba esters and Dead Sea minerals, this body polish helps to stimulate cell turnover while it buffs away any rough, dry patches.

Ahava Mineral Body Exfoliator, $31

Take Me Away
The perfect travel companion, this cleansing stick utilizes the powers of white and purple rice to leave your skin clean, soft and glowing.

Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Stick with Exfoliating White & Purple Rice, $34.50

About Face
A cult classic from Bobbi Brown, this grain-based powder can be added to water or your favourite cleanser for extra exfoliating power. Made with Japanese adzuki bean powder to help remove skin cells and prompt cell turnover.

Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for Face, $56


Smooth Moves
A shower must, this body scrub contains Moroccan argan shells, grape seeds and sugar cane for a delicious addition to your daily routine.

Ahava Smoothing Body Exfoliator Deadsea Plants, $38

Rosy Outlook
Paraben-free, and made with 94 percent ingredients of natural origin, this rose-infused gel is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.

Nuxe Gentle Exfoliating Gel, $25

Baby Skin
Bring your complexion back to life! With jojoba seeds, avocado oil, marigold bloom and carrot seed extract to nourish while it cleans pores and sloths away impurities.

Antipodes Reincarnation Facial Exfoliator, $49

Photography by David Pike.