It could be said that when we pamper our skin we feel better about ourselves. I definitely enjoy taking good care of my skin, and the daily luxury skincare regime I have including moisturisers, serums, lotions, potions peels and masks are my favourite monthly investment.
I have a strong awareness on the health of my skin and that includes all over my body.
Actually, research tells me that Dermatologists advise to start at the nipples; meaning we should take care of our chests and necks (which is where we start to see first signs of skin ageing), as well as our foreheads, under-eyes, and cheeks. In my opinion our entire bodies crave this attention especially our hands and feet.
in the interest of our legs, arms, elbows, and toes, find the very best skin-smoothing body products with acids (and one with retinol because it’s really spectacular) below:
Ren Skincare AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum (£35.00)
This new 10% AHA exfoliating body serum delivers full-body exfoliation without (often damaging) scrubbing. It’s super lightweight with a lotion-gel hybrid texture. The serum is rich in lactic acid and xylitol, which are able to draw water molecules within the skin to the surface, and probiotics, which boost the skin’s defense barrier.
Just gently massage the serum into clean skin after a shower, and the formula will exfoliate away dull skin—leaving your body softer, smoother, and far glowier.
Glytone Exfoliating Body Lotion (£72.00)
This smoothing moisturiser (with 17.5% glycolic acid) evens your skin’s texture, reduces the appearance of uneven skin tone with each application, and genuinely leads to a healthier, brighter appearance.
The formula includes vitamin E to condition your skin as well as provide antioxidant protection to shield the skin against environmental aggressors.
It’s ideal for those with keratosis pilaris (Keratosis pilaris is a skin condition that causes small bumps and rough patches on areas of your body, like your arms, thighs, cheeks, and more). It works to tighten, tone, hydrate, and exfoliate any skin type. Gently massage it onto your arms, legs, and any other parts that may require special attention.
SkinCeuticals Body Tightening Concentrate (£87.96)
Apply this treatment to retexture any damaged skin on your body, as the gel combines sodium lactate, a lactic acid derivative with niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, to provide exfoliation with a ton of hydration.
Cool upon application, it’ll smooth rough skin on your elbows, knees, and heels as well as provide a glow all over your body. The gel formula is ideal for massaging into skin after a bath or shower.
Mario Badescu A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap (£16.48)
The formula is enriched with fresh fruit extracts to exfoliate and cleanse. Papaya and grapefruit extracts help break down dead skin cells to leave skin feeling soft and smooth while ginseng extract rejuvenates, and oat protein soothes sensitive and irritated areas. Plus, it smells like citrus and makes mornings all the more pleasant.
DermaDoctor KP Duty Body Scrub (£50.00)
Both a physical and chemical exfoliant (a serious skin-smoothing combo), this dermatologist-formulated dual-action exfoliator combines the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion into a single formulation. It’s especially helpful for those with Keratosis pilaris; but also incredible for pretty much everyone else too.
Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Corps
Similar to the face product, the tingly, vinegar-scented formula exfoliates your skin while nourishing it with botanical extracts and vitamins. It balances your skin’s pH, smooths rough patches, tightens pores, and boosts hydration levels.
Chantecaille Retinol Body Treatment (£110.00)
With a base of pure rosewater, it smells floral, feels thick and hydrating, and incorporates encapsulated retinol to treat and fill fine lines and uneven skin.
Stacked Skincare TCA Lactic and Glycolic Body Peel (£105.00)
I attribute this magic treatment to the glycolic, lactic, trichloroacetic, and salicylic acids working together to kill acne bacteria, dissolve dead skin and sebum, as well as even out skin tone. You don’t even need to rinse it off afterward either—just apply and go. It’s truly a miracle in a bottle.
Bliss That’s Incredi-Peel Pads ($24.00)
They offer a spa-quality peel that gradually releases glycolic acid to target fine lines, discoloration, and any skin roughness for smoother, brighter skin by morning. Why not have those results on your body as well as your face?
Cane + Austin Body Retexture Pads 10% Glycolic Acid Body Treatment (£49.20)
These easy-to-use, one-step daily treatment pads for your body contain 10% pharmaceutical-grade glycolic acid—that’ll lead to some serious anti-aging results.
They’re gentle enough for sensitive skin types (and everyday use) to reduce age spots, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.
Lancer The Method: Body Nourish (£54.40)
Adapted from Dr. Lancer’s facial skincare, his body treatment cream is a blend of marula oil, kigelia extract, Kalahari melon seed oil, and glycolic acid to restore moisture, tighten, and tone. Oh, and don’t forget about that ever-elusive glow.