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The Best Salt Scrubs on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots of scrubs and exfoliants before — including the best scalp scrubs, Rio’s favorite 2-in-1 scrub, and the best chemical exfoliators — here we’ve rounded up the best salt scrubs, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated salt scrub

“I have horribly dry skin to the point I thought there was something seriously wrong. It looks like I have fish scales on my legs. And the itching, it’s like the itchiest mosquito bite ever but all over my legs,” writes one reviewer, who says this salt scrub is what eventually gave them relief. “The first time I used this, it felt like having my worst itch scratched. I had goosebumps it felt so good.” Customers with sensitive skin even felt this scrub, unlike others they’ve used, didn’t irritate their skin further after removing dead skin. One calls this body scrub, “a miracle for my skin. I have had three psoriasis patches on my elbows and behind one ear for over 14 years. I have tried dozens of different things to keep it under control. Nothing even remotely handled it until this product. Within 4 days you can hardly see that I even have a grapefruit sized area of psoriasis on each elbow. No flaky skin.” Dozens also comment on how invigorating the cucumber scent is, one writes, “This one has the most intoxicating, gorgeous scent of any I have tried. Using this stuff in the shower makes the whole bathroom smell amazing.” A few complain about the price, but most feel it’s worth every penny, like this reviewer writes, “If you’re thinking of buying a cheaper alternative, definitely do not. I made that mistake and bought something online and it wasn’t effective at all. This really helps to calm, soothe, smooth, and hydrate your skin.”

Best-rated (less expensive) salt scrub

Vivo Per Lei Body Salt Scrub

Dozens rave about how gentle yet effective this salt scrub is, especially for the price, like one writes, “I’ve tried time and time again to find a really good exfoliant that I felt got the dead skin off my body without being so abrasive I might as well have just used sandpaper. That is, until I found Vivo Per Lei. My skin not only feels great but it looks great. Already after only two weeks worth of use my skin is looking younger and firmer!” Another reviewer who says the price is “out of this world,” felt her skin looked rejuvenated and younger, writing, “my ‘maturing’ chest and neck area looks like a 20-year-old’s again. I was noticing some creasing between my breasts. It was pretty obvious, I felt. Gone! Just totally gone. I look smooth, healthy and glowing from my neck and shoulders and chest to my hands, elbows and feet.” One provided her favorite tips for using the scrub, saying, “At the end of my shower I turn off the water, rub the salt scrub on my arms, legs and chest, turn the shower back on and rinse.”

And now for some micro-picks for every type of salt scrub you might be looking for.

Best Himalayan salt scrub for the body

Majestic Pure Himalayan Lychee Pink Crystal Salt Scrub

Reviewers with sensitive skin hopped on board with this salt scrub to gently remove their dead skin without causing irritation. One reviewer, who claims to have bought this scrub four times, says, “I have keratosis pilaris on my arms, butt, and my legs. This is one product that I can use to help moisturize and get rid of excess dead skin. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth afterwards that when I do use it, I don’t typically use lotion because it’s not necessary.” A few were hesitant of the fragrance initially but most came around, like this reviewer who notes, “I was reluctant to try this simply because I have scent sensitivities and was afraid the ‘light fresh scent’ might be too much for me. Because it’s all natural (and very light), the scent has not bothered me at all and the scrub is incredible for my skin.” One reviewer likes the Majestic salt body scrub so much that they consider exfoliating a treat, calling it “a nice, simple way to treat yourself now and then after a hard workout or a tough day at work. It is lightly scented and leaves your skin feeling absolutely fantastic: soft, supple, and invigorated. It’s just right for massaging those tired aching muscles after a strenuous workout, and can provide some much-needed relaxation after a stressful day.”

Best Himalayan salt scrub for the face

More mature women tended to rave about this scrub, which they claim helps to diminish signs of aging and dryness. “I thought this would be another regular, run-of-the-mill scrub, but how I was wrong. I have been using it on my face and neck every night for the past week and I was pleasantly surprised,” writes one reviewer, explaining, “I have combination, menopausal facial skin, and this product is doing wonders clearing up topical imperfections and dryness.” One mom used this to zhuzh her normal routine, writing that she, “started feeling ‘kinda’ old and wanted to revamp my beauty routine to make me feel better. This product changed my life! I love the relaxing feeling I get scrubbing in the shower. I instantly feel better. All dead skin is gone and I’m left with super soft amazing looking skin.” Even one man who call only using soap and water “skincare” became enthralled with this scrub for his face, writing, “As a male, I’m not used to products as such for my skin, usually some soap and water cleans me right up, but I thought it’s time to give my skin the love and care it truly deserves. This is definitely everything it’s said to be and now more. I’m telling you now, my skin felt refreshed, smooth, extremely clean, and overall, my pores look smaller.”

Best salt scrub for feet