7 of the Best Gentle Exfoliators for Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin and struggle to find an exfoliator that won't totally ruin your face, you've come to the right place.
With so many exfoliators on the skincare market that promise to be safe for sensitive skin, it's hard to weed out the ones that simply don't get the job done. Lucky for you, we've tried out tons and have been able to narrow it down to the best of the best. Keep scrolling to get a look at seven of the best gentle exfoliators for sensitive skin!
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads: $36
First Aid Beauty is an affordable brand you can get your hands on at Sephora, and it's always one of the first stops we make when entering the store. Our absolute favorite product from First Aid Beauty has to be their Facial Radiance Pads. They come in a set of 60 and feature a non-irritating formula. Made with AHA, cucumber, lemon peel and licorice root, they'll drastically improve your skin's texture and brighten your tone.
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DYUTIH Organics Glow Boosting Bamboo Exfoliating Scrub: $69.95
Clean beauty brand DYUTIH Organics has a scrub that's perfect for the person looking to get glazed donut skin. The Glow Boosting Bamboo Exfoliating Scrub is formulated with bamboo silica, kaolin and activated charcoal, and gently removes dead skin cells to leave you with baby-soft skin. After a few uses, you can expect to have a smoother, more radiant complexion.
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Pixi Beauty Glow Peel Pads: $22
We've never met a Pixi Beauty product we didn't like, and that's especially true when it comes to their Glow Peel Pads. Coming in a set of 60 and enriched with glycolic acid, vitamin E and aloe vera, these treatment pads will reduce the appearance of pores and leave you with an even skin tone. With consistent use, you'll notice smooth and glowing skin.
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Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant: $32
If you're on Beauty TikTok, you're likely familiar with Paula's Choice hero product, the 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant. It's a cult favorite for a reason—this stuff works. Thanks to BHAs, salicylic acid and green tea, this product soothes even the most sensitive of skin while removing dead layers of skin. Not only will your skin look brighter, but it will be so smooth your makeup application will look amazing.
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Peter Thomas Roth Peptide 21 Amino Acid Exfoliating Peel Pads: $55
The Exfoliating Peel Pads from Peter Thomas Roth are made with peptide-building amino acids and can be used every other day (or more, if your skin can handle it). Formulated with a blend of phytic acid, salicylic acid, sodium lactate, chamomile and green tea, these fragrance-free pads will target uneven skin tone and texture. With repeated use, your skin will look super glowy and revitalized.
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SkinCeuticals Retexturizing Activator: $86
While SkinCeuticals is best known for its vitamin C serum, we think the Retexturizing Activator deserves recognition, too. Free of oil and safe for sensitive skin, this exfoliant comes in a serum form and will leave you with smooth and radiant skin. If you suffer from things like discoloration or dehydrated skin, this serum made with kombucha and hyaluronic acid will work wonders.
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NassifMD Dermaceuticals Gentle Detox Facial Pads: $46
We love that NassifMD Dermaceuticals took their best-selling Detox Facial Pads and made a gentle version for people with sensitive skin. Coming in a pack of 60, these pads can be used daily and will clean pores, minimize inflammation and smooth the skin. Ingredients like mineral salts and aloe vera work together to exfoliate the skin without irritating it.
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