The IMAGE Beauty Awards: This year's best exfoliants

If your skin is rough or stained with last week's tan, a good exfoliant will leave you feeling clean and soft. The 15th annual IMAGE Beauty Awards supplement lists the best beauty launches of the last year, in partnership with Boots. The awards are independently judged by Ireland's leading doctors, dermatologists, beauty professionals, make-up artists, hair experts and influencers.

IMAGE contributing editor Melanie Morris says, "I hope we've included some familiar favourites here, along with some future heroes you'll consider valuable new additions to your beauty bag. We've also made sure to pick up plenty of insider pro tips from our expert judging panel and have shared the best with you in the IMAGE Beauty Awards supplement."

Check out the five winning exfoliants chosen by Liz Dwyer, journalist and founder of Beauty Bootcamp; Careena and Lorraine Galligan, directors of the Galligan Beauty College; and Trudy Hayes, founder of the Raven Beauty app.

Gallinee Face Mask & Scrub, €25.90

"This made the skin feel really good, was gentle and felt milky."
- Trudy Hayes

Gallinee exfoliant


Shiseido Waso Soft and Cushy Polisher, €28

"Don’t overuse it, try twice a week. Good for all skin types."
- Lorraine Galligan

Shiseido exfoliant

Nuxe Reve De Miel Nourishing Body Scrub, €26.50

"My favourite of the bunch for a body exfoliator."
- Trudy Hayes

Nuxe exfoliant

Jo Malone Exfoliating Shower Gel, €35

"This is beautifully fragranced. Perfect for date night."
- Carina Galligan


Jo Malone exfoliant

Marks & Spencer Rosie for Autograph Divine Sugar Scrub, €13.50

"This smells great. Put it on before you get into the shower, rub it in, and then turn the shower on."
- Liz Dwyer

Rosie for Autograph exfoliant


Photo: Jason Llyod-Evans

The IMAGE Beauty Awards supplement was included in the April issue of IMAGE magazine. Our May issue is on shelves now.



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