Body Scrub Vs. Body Polish — What’s The Difference?

Written by Sanya HamdaniSep 16, 2023
Body scrub vs. body polish — What’s the difference?

Take a walk in the skincare aisle or browse through the skincare category on a beauty website and you’ll notice a plethora of moisturisers, scrubs, serums and whatnot. Each of these products are available in so many different variants that picking the right one can get super confusing. Take, for example, body scrub and body polish. Apparently, while both have almost similar jobs, they offer different results.

Did you think they were basically the same product? ‘Cause same. That’s why we decided to put this confusion to rest and give you a lowdown on the difference between the two. Check it out.


Body scrub

Body polish

A body scrub contains one exfoliating ingredient that when massaged against the skin, helps removes dead skin cells as well as increase blood circulation in the body. This makes the skin supple and glowing. Body scrubs are slightly abrasive as compared to face scrubs since the skin on your body is thick and gentle exfoliators won’t work on areas like knees, elbows and ankles. If you’re looking to get fresh and rejuvenated skin or wish to remove tan, a body scrub is an ideal choice.


Body polish

Body polish

A body polish is more like a facial for the body. While the main job of body polish is not to cleanse the skin, it does slough away dead skin cells like a body scrub. It is hydrating, so it leaves your body soft, moisturised and smooth. However, a body polish goes one step further, which makes them quite popular in spas. It stimulates and helps build a fresh layer of skin cells as well as calms the body. Using a body polish like the Dove Exfoliating Crushed Macadamia and Rice Milk Body Polish will replenish, exfoliate and brighten your skin — the perfect body polish for a spa night at home.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.


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