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The Best Exfoliators to Get Summer-Ready Skin, According to Us

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Here at Shop With Us, we spend most of the day hunting for the best deals, new arrivals, unique items and must-haves for our readers, but we also do plenty of shopping for ourselves, too! The same way we would never keep news of a really great sale or a versatile piece of clothing getting us through the season a secret, we aren’t shy about sharing the products we use ourselves, especially when it comes to beauty and skincare!

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Cleansing our faces is part of our daily routines, but sometimes stubborn makeup and buildup just won’t come off. That’s where a good exfoliator comes in handy! These are the best exfoliators out there that Shop With Us editors and writers swear by, all available at Dermstore!

Nadine DeNinno, Editor: Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant


“I wish I could say that with age comes less concern about acne, but I can confirm adult acne is a real thing. I always look for products that multitask in general, but specifically help to tackle pimples head on. This Paula’s Choice exfoliator has salicylic acid which can help to clear up blemishes and even prevent new ones from popping up. I also love that it includes green tea to target inflammation and reduce the appearance of pores. It’s not just my favorite either, since it’s actually the brand’s number one product worldwide, which is how I found it!”

See It: Grab the Paula’s Choice SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant for $30 at Dermstore! See even more from Paula’s Choice at Dermstore!


Suzy Forman, Writer: Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel


“I love scrubs as much as the next skincare fanatic, but the first time I tried a peeling gel, it changed my life. It was so cool (and incredibly satisfying) to watch my dead skin cells physically lift away from my skin and rinsing them off felt like a reawakening. It was honestly a lot of fun! This Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel exfoliates skin with pomegranate and pineapple enzymes for a fruity refresh. What I really love about this product, though, is how it also moisturizes skin with glycerin and hyaluronic acid to reveal a smooth, soft and hydrated complexion! Over-exfoliation can result in major irritation, but this gel makes sure to keep things calm, even when I’m freaking out about how much I love it!”

See It: Grab the Peter Thomas Roth FIRMx Peeling Gel for $48 at Dermstore! See even more from Peter Thomas Roth at Dermstore!


Bella Zaydenberg, Manager: Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub

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“I’ve been on the hunt for a gentle scrub that will get rid of my dry patches while taming the oil slick that accumulates on my T-zone the moment the temps start rising above 70 degrees. This one from Dermalogica is super light, doesn’t smell like I’m rolling in a field of flowers, and it’s made with natural corn cob meal, so it feels nourishing, not stripping. It’s mild enough to not further irritate my dry patches while still taming the oil. I use it first thing in the morning before my makeup routine, and I swear that it makes my base go on so much smoother.”

See it: Pick up the Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub for $37 at Dermstore! See even more from Dermalogica at Dermstore!


Brittany Romano, Writer: Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic


“When it comes to my exfoliator, I’m a firm believer that if it’s not broken, don’t change it, which is why I’ve been using an apricot scrub since birth (or as close to it). But with the warmer weather approaching, I find myself reaching for an extra product here and there. This Glow Tonic Toner was the perfect addition to my day-to-day routine. It removed the excess dirt, oil and impurities that my previous scrub couldn’t pick up. And, it even minimized my pores! As someone who wasn’t much of a toner enthusiast before, I’m confident in saying I am now!”

See It: Grab the Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic for $29 at Dermstore! See even more from Pixi by Petra at Dermstore!

Not into any of these? See even more cleansers and exfoliators available at Dermstore!


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