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Beauty buys for your body
Body wash, toothpaste, sunscreen, and more! After months of slathering and lathering, Health editors and a team of pros picked their absolute favorite beauty products for the face, body, makeup, nails, and hair. We selected a total of 45 amazing beauty buys, which aim high, keep it simple, and totally deliver. Here are the best buys for your body.
Expert tip: For natural, born-this-way color, apply a gradual self-tanner for five to seven days straight, then touch up every few days to maintain your desired shade. Use broad, back-and-forth strokes to blend without streaks.
Surprise by Heidi Klum
($20; at mass retailers)
A cocktail of spicy pepper, feminine magnolia and musky sandalwood. Beauty blogger, Polly Blitzer describes it as an “LBD scent”—unforgettable for little-black-dress occasions.
Eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream ($3; at evolutionofsmooth.com)
Packed with soothing skin conditioners,“it’s so lush you can shave in the shower or out,” says dermatologist Lisa M. Donofrio, MD.
Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment Razor ($10; at mass retailers)
The bar of moisturizing coconut milk and almond oil helps your razor glide smoothly. “You get a close shave without risking nicks or razor bumps,” says Dr. Donofrio.
Jergens Natural Glow + Firming Daily Moisturizer ($8; at mass retailers)
The updated formula of this crowd fave has odor-absorbing minerals—and little flecks of mica for subtle shimmer. Stearic acid helps to firm skin, too.
Degree Expert Protection with MotionSense ($5; drugstore.com)
Microcapsules burst as you move, releasing odor-blockers before you start to sweat. “I felt fresh even after a vigorous workout,” Dr. Donofrio reports.
Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer ($8; at mass retailers)
A lotion you spritz? Genius, our pros agree: “The superfine mist absorbs quickly, leaving skin silky, not sticky—your skinny jeans will thank you!” says Blitzer.
Colgate Optic White Dual Action Toothpaste ($5;
This minty paste has hydrogen peroxide to remove both surface and intrinsic stains, and produces a smile that’s noticeably brighter in just one week. Coffee addict–approved!
Nair Brazilian Spa Clay Perfect Temp Body Wax Strips ($8; drugstore.com)
These no-mess wax strips provide "stubble-free results that last for weeks," says Dr. Donofrio. The clay and mango butter soothe, warding off irritation.
Dove Deep Moisture Nourishing Body Wash with NutriumMoisture ($5 for
16 oz.; at Target)
It cleans and softens as you lather up, notes Blitzer, a wonderful thing for crazed mornings. “After the shower, I can skip lotion without worrying about scaly legs or ashy elbows,” she adds.
Aveeno Protect + Hydrate SPF 30 ($9; drugstore.com)
Laced with hydrating glycerin and soothing oat protein, this broad-spectrum protector “prevents
dehydrated post-sun skin,” says Dr. Donofrio.