Due to the coronavirus, washing hands with a good liquid hand wash for 20 seconds became a habit and this posed new challenges. Dry hands, chafing, peeling skin, and other issues are common occurrences and to do my bit, I’m here to inform you of the best hand scrubs in India that will not only help clean your hands but heal as well.

Fact: Did you know that 90% of the dust found in your home is your own dead skin? And your expensive beauty regime products will work twice as better when applied on the skin that has been exfoliated with a good scrub? Yes, both of these are true and now you know what to do.

10 Best Hand Scrubs in India to Buy Online

Anyone who has used a scrub knows that no other product shows results as quick. Exfoliating, scrubbing, and massaging your skin from face to feet is not just a pleasureful process but a recommended routine.

Finding the right scrub for your specific skin type can change your life for the better so strap yourself in and read this article till the end, as I explain the specifics of the best hand scrubs available in the Indian market.

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Forest Essentials Revitalising Kashmiri Walnut Scrub

  • Quantity: 50g

  • Ideal for: All skin types

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Ayurvedic & handmade

Oriflame Sweden Milk & Honey Gold Scrub

  • Quantity: 75g

  • Ideal for: Normal & Dry skin

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Sugar-based scrub

WOW Skin Science Ubtan Face & Body Scrub

  • Quantity: 200ml

  • Ideal for: All skin types

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Soap-free & nourishing

mCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Scrub

  • Quantity: 100g

  • Ideal for: Normal & Oily skin

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Removes tan

Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub for Hands & Body

  • Quantity: 510g

  • Ideal for: Dry & Normal skin

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Real sugar granules

SEESEE Mineral Body Scrub (Ideal for Hands too)

  • Quantity: 400g

  • Ideal for: All skin types

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Free from mineral oil

The Body Avenue Rose Geranium Scrub

  • Quantity: 60g

  • Ideal for: All skin types

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Contains rose petals

FABEYA Biocare Natural Activated Charcoal Scrub

  • Quantity: 340ml

  • Ideal for: All skin types

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Naturally activated charcoal

Lotus Professional Pedicure & Manicure Scrub

  • Quantity: 300g

  • Ideal for: All skin types

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Freshness of citrus

BodyHerbals 1-Minute Manicure Hand Scrub

  • Quantity: 100g

  • Ideal for: All skin types

  • Sulphate & Paraben: No

  • Removes dead skin

1. Forest Essentials Revitalising Kashmiri Walnut Scrub

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One of the most popular luxury Ayurvedic brands in India, Forest Essentials offers a revitalising scrub which is based on walnut and aloe vera. Walnuts are renowned to provide excellent exfoliation for the skin and it also contains oils which work intensely to cleanse the skin from deep within.

Aloe vera on the other hand is known to hydrate, soothe and its moisture retaining properties are more popular than the desert plant itself. Add vitamin E to the mix and what you have at your disposal is a brilliant concoction of a scrub which also protects your skin from harmful UV rays of the sun. Vitamin E is also rich in antioxidants and acts as a natural preservative for the product.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 50g
  • Ideal for: All skin types
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Walnuts, Aloe vera, Bael root powder, Karchoor rhizome extract
Reasons to Buy:
  • Ayurvedic & handmade
  • Kasmiri walnut used
  • Removes blackheads & whiteheads
  • Removes dead skin
  • Improves skin texture

My Verdict: If you want a single product that works brilliantly at removing dead skin, blackheads, and whiteheads, leaving your skin smooth & soft, this is the right product (and don’t forget to follow it up with their hand cream too). So, without a doubt, this is one of the best hand scrubs in India.

2. Oriflame Sweden Milk & Honey Gold Scrub

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An old yet classy brand, Oriflame offers a dermatologically tested scrub which works wonders on your skin. Infused with milk and honey gold is luxury sugar scrub which acts like a natural exfoliant, and smoothens & moisturises the skin in the process.

Honey helps in locking the moisture in the skin and this in turn pampers & improves the appearance of the skin. Recommended to use this once or twice a week, this gentle exfoliate nourishes your skin like no other cream at this value.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 75g
  • Ideal for: Normal & Dry skin
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Milk, Honey, Luxury sugar
Reasons to Buy:
  • Oriflame reputation
  • Works for sensitive skin
  • Makes skin smooth & soft
  • Remove blackheads & whiteheads
  • Luxury sugar based scrub

My Verdict: Oriflame has been doing a lot of things right in the last couple of decades and in the process has amassed loyal customers who refuse to replace this product with anything.

3. WOW Skin Science Ubtan Face & Body Scrub

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Taking the Indian consumer skin care market by a storm, the brand ‘WOW’ is rapidly making a name for itself. With its skin science ubtan face & body scrubs, it uses profound ingredients to give you the best exfoliating experience ever.

Using almonds, turmeric, saffron extracts, sandalwood oil, rose water and chickpea flour, this is an ideal concoction to exfoliate dead skin and leave you with a smooth textured skin. Also removing deep seated dirt from the pores of the skin, this soap-free, non-drying scrub is inspired from traditional ubtan recipe which is tailor made to make your skin healthy & glowy.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 200ml
  • Ideal for: All skin types
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Almonds, Turmeric, Saffron, Sandalwood oil, Rose water, Chickpea flour
Reasons to Buy:
  • Moisturises the skin
  • Protects skin from pollution
  • Soap-free and nourishing
  • Traditional ayurvedic recipe
  • Smoothens & cools skin

My Verdict: I am quite literally in loss for words and ran out of space to explain the advantages of using this product from WOW. I can only say that this product solves 95% of all scrubbing issues so go for it without thinking twice. So, undoubtedly, this is one of the best

4. mCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Scrub

best coffee hand scrub in india

The “Cosmopolitan Beauty Award” winner, mCaffeine is so much in love with coffee that it wants you to wear it on your skin. Made with coffee and coconut oil, this naked & raw body scrub has a cult following across the country because of the unusual combination of products and the unparalleled benefits it provides.

The Arabica coffee powder used in this product exfoliates, smoothens, polishes skin, whilst regulating blood flow, and preventing signs of ageing from appearing. Add coconut oil to this and the nourishment, hydration, deep cleansing, mark reduction, skin softening is like no other scrub in the market. Get younger looking skin that doesn’t dry easily with this one of a kind exfoliating body polish.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 100g
  • Ideal for: Normal & Oily skin
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Arabica coffee, Coconut oil
Reasons to Buy:
  • Removes tan
  • Improves collagen
  • Perfect sized particles
  • SLS free & no parabens
  • Deep cleansing

My Verdict: This award winning product seems to have cracked the code for the perfect scrub that works wonders for all skin types.

5. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub for Hands & Body

best sugar scrub for hands in india

Using Moroccan argan oil, Moroccan roses fragrance, avocado oil, almond oil, and most of all, shea butter, the Tree hut body scrub has a completely different take on the ingredients for this product. Using real sugar granules as scrub you would almost be tempted to eat this scrub but let me verbalise and ask you not to do this at any cost or situation.

Wonderful at exfoliating the skin, the real sugar granules intensely moisturizes it as well, and organic shea butter is the key ingredient that ensures your skin stays smooth and perfectly hydrated. Natural oils like evening primrose, safflower seed, sweet almond, and orange oil remove dullness from the skin and make you glow like the evening sun.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 510g
  • Ideal for: Dry & Normal skin
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Shea butter, Sugar, Moroccan argan oil, Avocado oil, Almond oil
Reasons to Buy:
  • Baby pink colour
  • Shea butter
  • Real sugar granules
  • Various natural oils used
  • Moroccan rose fragrance

My Verdict: The list of best hand scrubs in India would have been incomplete if I hadn’t mentioned this brand. As if the enticing sweet ingredients weren’t enough, the baby pink colour and grainy texture of this scrub makes you want to swim in it.

6. SEESEE Mineral Body Scrub (Ideal for Hands too)

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Seesee is another reputed company that had to take its rightful place in my best hand scrubs list. Having dead sea minerals as the key ingredient, grape seed oil, rosa canna, sunflower, sweet almond oil, argan oil, lemongrass oil and sesame constitute to the majority of content for this scrub.

Showing visible results immediately after application, the scrub softens dry skin & heals cracks, freshens the skin, moisturises naturally, hydrates, prevents ageing, improves texture, and also assists in the renewal of skin cells. The dead sea mud draws toxins from the skin, tightens, oxygenates, and even helps reduce inflammation.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 400g
  • Ideal for: All skin types
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Dead sea mud, Grapeseed oil, Argan oil, Sunflower oil
Reasons to Buy:
  • Helps skin cells renewal
  • Hydrates
  • Dead sea mud used
  • Mineral oil free
  • Natural fragrance
  • Brilliant ingredients mixture

My Verdict: Whoever came with the idea of using dead sea mud as the key ingredient & adding others ingredients to complete the product deserves a major hike and a promotion.

7. The Body Avenue Rose Geranium Scrub

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Rose geranium used in this product is special. Known to draw out dirt, dead skin, blackheads and other impurities from the skin, The Body Avenue has outdone itself with this product. Giving you refreshed & hydrated skin, rose geranium is a genius ingredient used in a scrub.

Rose water, glycerin, walnut shell, beeswax, geranium oil, corn starch, and shea butter being the other contents of this product, the scrub is tailor made for tightening the pores, exfoliation, brightening the skin, detanning, and other advantages. Leaving your skin glowing with youthfulness after a few uses, rose geranium oil also helps fade out stubborn scars left behind due to pigmentation and other reasons.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 60g
  • Ideal for: All skin types
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Rose petals, Walnut shell, Shea butter, Beeswax
Reasons to Buy:
  • Contains rose petals
  • Antiseptic properties
  • Unclogs pores
  • Astringent properties
  • Tightens skin

My Verdict: I was sold when I saw rose petals, beeswax and shea butter in the list of ingredients of this scrub.

8. FABEYA Biocare Natural Activated Charcoal Scrub

the best hand scrub brand in india

While companies are trying to R&D the most profound organic ingredients that work like a miracle, Fabeya has simply taken the proven qualities of naturally activated charcoal and has added walnut shell, glycerin, aqua, emulsifying wax and a few other contents to create this miracle in a bottle.

Safe for hands, body and face, activated charcoal skin care treatment is proven to be among the best in treating dead skin cells. Making your skin smooth & radiant, this borderline face pack detoxifies, rejuvenates, cleanses pores, and removes toxins & impurities from deep within.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 340 ml
  • Ideal for: All skin types
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Activated charcoal, Walnut shell, Glycerin
Reasons to Buy:
  • Naturally activated charcoal
  • Can be used as facepack
  • Premium quality
  • Makes skin radiant
  • All skin types

My Verdict: Walnut shell has the perfect texture for a scrub and when added with other moisturising agents like glycerin, it boosts the value of activated charcoal ten fold.

9. Lotus Professional Pedicure & Manicure Scrub

best hand scrub in india

Who hasn’t heard of Lotus Professional? The company that makes the best sunscreen lotions in the country, Lotus’ mani & pedi scrub is here to impress, yet again. Made for professional parlour personnel, the citrus hand & foot scrub is all you need if you’re looking for a product that heals your heels for good.

Made with citrus, all you need to do is take a midge of the scrub and the granules are made to work their magic on your rough hands and heels. Just apply it on the rough areas and massage for 5 minutes and rinse it off.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 300g
  • Ideal for: All skin types
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Citrus
Reasons to Buy:
  • Lotus reputation
  • Perfect for cracked heels
  • Professional pedicure
  • For all skin types
  • Freshness of citrus

My Verdict: This may seem bare minimum, but if you need a nonchalant scrub that heals your cracked heels and makes your hands soft, you have to look no further or before than this.

10. BodyHerbals 1 Minute Manicure Hand Scrub

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Bodyherbals scrub is yet another product that contains the goodness of a few great ingredients. Grapefruit, walnut, honey, strawberry, and seabuckthorn leaf extract are the products that bring glory to the company. To get the benefits of these ingredients, all you have to do is apply it on your damp hands and scrub.

Reducing fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, roughness, tan, and pigmentation, the Bodyherbals 1 minute scrub nourishes & hydrates your skin as well. Removing dead skins & blackheads alike, regular usage of this product is sure to return the lost youthfulness to your face, hands, arms, elbows & knees.

Specification:
  • Quantity: 100g
  • Ideal for: All skin types
  • Sulphate & Paraben: No
  • Key Ingredients: Grapefruit, Strawberry, Honey
Reasons to Buy:
  • 100% natural
  • Seabuckthorn leaf extract
  • Removes dead skin
  • Returns youthfulness
  • Moisturizes

My Verdict: The combination of strawberry, grapefruit and honey is used for healing purposes for generations now so this product is sure to be a good hand scrub.

Conclusion

These were some of the most unapologetically best scrubs in India and if a scrub works for your face, it works for your hands so do not be doubtful.

Most scrubs work for all skin types but if your skin is dry, you can specifically look for products with shea butter, products with oils, glycerin and other natural moisturizers. Scrubs work great for oily skin but use warm water before the scrub and rinse it off thoroughly with cold water, after the scrub.

Sound off your comments & suggestions below and let me know the product you bought from the list above.

Happy scrubbing.

About the Author

Dr. Anupama Sharma

Dr. Anupama Sharma not only holds a Ph.D in Medical Biochemistry but also has served for 3 years as a guest lecturer in S.O.S in Biomedical technology & Department of Biochemistry at G. R. Medical College (Gwalior). She has a huge passion for medical writing and has published 15+ international research papers.

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