Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on Face Scrubs

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top face scrubs. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on face scrubs. Consideration must be given to:

  • Crystal Peel Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Face Crème
    Formulary for Physicians, Inc

    “This product is a highly effective facial scrub for patients with thick skin. Its exfoliating ingredient is corundum, another name for aluminum oxide, the crystal used by most microabrasion machines.”— Mark G. Rubin, MD, Beverly Hills, California

  • Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub

    Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York

  • Olay Regenerist Regenerating Cream Cleanser
    Procter & Gamble

    “Oxygenated beads in the creamy formula help to gently exfoliate the skin without overdrying and stripping the skin’s outer layer, leaving the skin soft and fresh.”—Jeannette Graf, MD, New York, New York

  • PRESCRIBEDsolutions: Starting Up/Face, Surface Improvement
    Biopelle, Inc

    “I use Starting Up/Face as my daily cleanser, as it contains salicylic acid and helps improve the overall texture plus minimize bumps from shaving, and Surface Improvement about every other day on my face in the shower.”—Joel L. Cohen, MD, Greenwood Village, Colorado

  • St. Ives Apricot Blemish Control Scrub

    “It exfoliates and has salicylic acid. After exfoliating, I recommend allowing it to sit on the skin for 5 minutes before washing off.”—Anthony M. Rossi, MD, New York, New York

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Athlete’s foot treatments, cleansing devices, and redness-reducing products will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to the Editorial Office.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc. endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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