exfoliant creams

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for exfoliant creams.

If you're looking for a way to smooth out the wrinkles in your skin, an exfoliant cream might be just the ticket. These products are designed to remove the outermost layer of skin, which is made up of dead cells and impurities. They're especially helpful for people with dry skin, as they can help improve the condition of your skin by removing the excess surface layer.


Been using this cleanser 2-3 times a week for a gentle exfoliant too and my sensitive skin has been loving it!...That's how creamy and hydrating it is. The exfoliant is gentle on my super sensitive, dry skin. ...If face cream was a soap- a must have!

What it is: An AHA cleanser that gently exfoliates to prevent pore buildup and purge environmental toxins without damaging the skin barrier for a radiant glow.

Skin Type: Dry and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Scrub

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Konnyaku: A vitamin-rich Japanese tuber plant that purifies pores and tightens the look of skin.
- Phytic Acid: A gently exfoliating AHA in Japanese rice that improves the look of tone and pore size.
- Tea Tree Oil: A powerful antibacterial that targets breakouts and soothes irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


Holy Grail Chemical Exfoliant...A great chemical exfoliant at an awesome price! It keeps my texture in check and helps reduce breakouts. ...I stopped using physical exfoliants and using this lactic acid exfoliant has done wonders on my skin's texture.

What it is: A high-strength lactic acid peeling formula for smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines/Wrinkles, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tasmanian Pepperberry: Reduces visible signs of inflammation and sensitivity that are often associated with exfoliation.
- Lactic Acid: An alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without oil.


My fav exfoliant...The actual grains are very small and smoother that other abrasive exfoliants. I've been using this for years and will continue to use it. ...Simple Physical Exfoliant...I bought this because I was looking for a physical exfoliant to add to my skincare routine, because my chemical exfoliants were taking the skin off, but not all the way.

What it is:
A gentle skin polisher that smooths and refines skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This dermatologist-developed exfoliating scrub gently brushes away roughness and flakiness. It smooths skin to lessen the appearance of fine lines while clearing the way for moisture.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is allergy tested, dermatologist developed, and free of fragrance, mineral oil, alcohol, SLS, talc, silicone, and gluten. It is comprised of 100 percent vegan ingredients.


Liquid exfoliant - worth a try...Definitely follow up with a good moisturizing cream!...Exfoliant that doesn’t break you out...I absolutely adore the Paula’s choice liquid exfoliant. I have extremely textured skin but find that most exfoliants make it worse.

What it is: Best-selling 2% BHA is a gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid & green tea that unclogs pores & controls oil for clear skin.  

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Liquid

DermalogicaHydro Masque Exfoliant

ITEM: 2354819

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50 mL

321 Reviews


It’s also very gentle on the skin so I like that this exfoliant isn’t harsh at all since some other exfoliants are harsh on the skin. ...The physical exfoliants are very small yet effective.

What it is: A two-in-one hydrating and exfoliating mask that intensely moisturizes and visibly retexturizes to reveal smooth, healthy-, luminous-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Rich Mask

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Touch-Activated Bamboo Spheres: Exfoliating, mineral-rich spheres that dissolve upon activation for a targeted yet gentle exfoliation, delivering smooth, even-looking texture and a visibly glassy complexion.
- Snow Mushroom: Hydrates and provides high levels of vitamin D and plant sterols to plump, firm, and restore the look of aging skin.


I’ve always loved the 2% salicylic acid exfoliant from Paula’s Choice but this seems like an upgrade for me. ...This leave on exfoliant literally helps to exfoliate my face plus also calm down my redness of the face.

What it is: A liquid leave-on exfoliant with two percent salicylic acid (BHA) to unclog congested pores and visibly fade red marks for clearer-, healthier-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Redness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid (BHA) 2%: Penetrates pores to help reduce blemish-causing debris, dead skin, and excess oil.
- Allantoin: Skin-soothing ingredient calms redness and sensitivity
- Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate): Provides lightweight hydration and helps skin retain moisture.


It doesn't smell the best but it's not discussing and I can tolerate it because it's the best. I use the serum, eye cream and this moisturizer and my skin looks amazing. ...Finally found my hg cream!...Totally inlove with this cream! I have super sensitive skin and unfortunately many creams dry out my skin or irritate it but not this one....

What it is:
A moisturizer with breakthrough Telo-5™ technology that supports antiaging, targeting the appearance of wrinkles, fines lines, and the signs of aging.

What it is formulated to do:
As we age, fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and sagging skin occur. Age Arrest’s advanced formula is improves the appearance of skin’s firmness and elasticity, skin discoloration, while it significantly moisturizes skin.


My soulmate cream...First I use Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip cleanser, then Kiel’s Calendula Toner, Paula’s Choice BHA liquid exfoliant, then I use Sunday Riley good genes lactic acid, sometimes at night I add in Kiel’s Retinol micro dose serum , then I use the Aquarius face cream, and top it off with Super Goop MatteScreen. ...So far, I only tried this cream as a "mini" tester that was available for free.

What it is: A lightweight moisturizer—powered by soothing blue tansy and clarifying willow bark BHA—that purifies pores and visibly balances skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blue Tansy: Soothes and visibly balances skin.
- Willow Bark BHA: A source of salicylic acid that purifies pores and gently and visibly resurfaces skin.
- Zinc PCA: Moisturizes and visibly minimizes shine.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Oilier skins need moisture, too. This soothing


Love this skin cream - not oily!...I typically hate creams that leave my skin feeling or looking oily and this cream goes on so nicely and leave it feeling moisturizer. ...Good cream...There are other creams I prefer to this one.

What it is: A lightweight gel moisturizer that blurs pores and mattifies skin while providing optimal, up-to-all-day hydration.

Skin Type:
Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Santorini Grape Extract: Minimizes appearance of pores.
- Salicylic Acid: Unclogs pores, aids in blemish reduction.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Locks in and increases hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


Great cream for rosacea...I have sensitive skin and rosacea, I have tried some much more expensive creams with much dissapointment, but this has really helped keep the reddness and flare ups under control, I am staying with this one!...My chin was red and flaky but normal creams would break me out. This cream has caused zero breakouts and my chin is not longer bright red and irritated.

What it is: An extra-gentle, oil-free moisturizing cream that instantly calms skin with visible redness—even skin with rosacea.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Probiotic (Lactobacillus): Helps strengthen skin’s natural barrier and restore balance to its microbiome, visibly calming irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil.

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