Cheap Body Scrubs Are The Most Affordable TikTok Beauty Trend

If you've ever wondered if body care in the shower should stop at simple bar soap and water, TikTok has an answer: It doesn't. The app is flooded with elaborate shower-care routines, proving that bath time is really whatever you make of it.

In the world of TikTok, there are a handful of key shower staples — and body scrub is one of them. In just about every shower routine clip, you'll find a variety of body washes, butters, and oils, but the same few scrubs appear in nearly every lineup for a good reason. Body scrubs are considered the unsung heroes of the shower routine: Experts say scrubs help buff off dead skin that soap and water wouldn't remove otherwise.

Dove dermatologist Mona Gohara, MD, says that all scrubs aren't created equally, so it's essential to pick one with nourishing ingredients. "I like exfoliators that are coupled with moisturizers so that your skin remains healthy and nourished as you buff away the 50 million dead skin cells that we lose daily," Dr. Gohara explains. "I always advise my patients to start slowly and use an exfoliator once weekly, then gradually work your way up to more frequent use."

Ahead, we rounded up the viral scrubs on TikTok worth spending your money on, so you can add to your cart and your shower caddy to see what all the hype is about.

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Tree Hut Moroccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub

It's nearly impossible to scroll through TikTok without seeing one shower enthusiast slathering this scrub onto their legs. The cult-favorite formula is sugar-based and comes in various scents, from Moroccan Rose to Tropical Mango. Each affordable tub is saturated in blends of natural oils and shea butter, so your skin stays hydrated while you exfoliate. Fair warning: The oils in the formula may leave your bathtub feeling slippery after, so be sure to wash it down before someone gets in after you.

Tree Hut Tree Hut Moroccan Rose Shea Sugar Scrub, $, available at Target

Dove Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk Exfoliating Body Polish Scrub

Also stacked in the shower caddies of TikTokers is this Dove jar, which comes in fragrances like this fall-friendly macadamia nut and rice milk. The scrub has a creamy, whipped texture that is formulated with moisturizer, so you're hydrating your skin straight from the shower. Dr. Gohara recommends focusing this one on drier areas of your skin for added moisture. "Start by taking a healthy dollop and distribute it evenly over the body," she says. "Give extra love to drier areas like elbows, knees, and heels."

Dove Dove Exfoliating Body Polish, $, available at Target

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub

Your body scrubs aren't limited to your limbs: Try smoothing some over your hands and fingers during an at-home mani for soft, hydrated skin. This scrub is heavily vouched for by the TikTok community and smells heavenly (but not overpowering).

Shea Moisture Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hand & Body Scrub, $, available at Ulta Beauty

Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub

Inside this pouch is a blend of roasted coffee grinds, grapeseed oil, and coconut oil that is a part of many self-care routines on the app. Use it solo or mix it in with your body wash if you prefer less grit. Your skin will instantly feel buffed and polished, and your bathroom will smell like Starbucks and coconuts — it doesn't get better than that.

Frank Body Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub, $, available at Target

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