2014 Beauty Awards: 12 Best Body Products
Beauty buys for your body
If you're like most women, you pamper your face with moisturizing creams and lotions day and night. But have you been giving the rest of your body the same kind of attention?
To help you look your best from head to toe, we asked Health editors and a team of pros for their absolute favorite, top-performing products for the body. Think cleansers, moisturizers, deodorants, sunscreen, and more.
Schick Quattro for Women with Papaya and Pearl Complex
Pivoting blades give a this-close shave, while the papaya-enriched strips condition. "The fifth shave was as good as the first," says dermatologist Francesca Fusco, MD.
Take a hint from the guys: For a clean, nick-free shave, rinse your razor after each stroke to prevent dead skin and shaving cream from jamming up the blades.
Skintimate Signature Scents Mandarin Burst moisturizing shave gel
It's so hydrating that testers' razors glided over skin with no nicks—even when they snuck in a dry shave.
Coola Sport SPF 50 unscented sunscreen spray
Spray sunscreens can be drippy, causing uneven application, says dermatologist Jessica Wu, MD. Not this one: The clear mist absorbs in seconds.
Secret Clinical Strength in Invisible Solid
"This power stick got me through a scorching cocktail party with no hint of sweat or chalky-white underarms," reports beauty blogger Polly Blitzer.
Pacifica Super Hydrating hand cream
"I wash my hands constantly between patients," Dr. Fusco says, "and this kept them from getting parched, without my leaving greasy fingerprints on everything I touched."
See by Chloé Fraîche
Fresh florals and sensuous musk give this scent what Blitzer calls a "modern and sophisticated vibe."
L'Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze tinted self-tanning mousse
The weightless mousse is easy to blend, and the tinted formula keeps you from missing spots, Blitzer notes.
St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Fresh Hydration lotion
"The ultra-fine spray makes it simple to cover your entire body in a rush," Dr. Wu says.
Jergens BB Body Perfecting skin cream
This multitasker hydrates, brightens and smooths from the neck down. "It's like my skin 10 years ago!" Blitzer raves.
Nair Sprays Away Moroccan argan oil
The spray delivers a precise application, while the argan oil soothes skin.
Kat Burki Raw Sugar body scrub
Sugar and glycolic acid slough away dead skin cells; coconut and kukui oils moisturize. "It softened skin without leaving a slippery residue on me—or the bottom of my tub," Dr. Fusco says.
To get softer, more glowing skin, gently rub a gritty exfoliator over your body before stepping into the shower.
Caress Juicy Escape body wash
"Gentle and refreshing, this is what a body wash should be," Dr. Fusco says. "And the scent rinses away, so there's no strong lingering smell."