The 2018 Indie Beauty Awards: Body Winners
Here’s what to use to get the best bod ever, without stepping foot in a gym. They won’t give you a six-pack (sorry), but they’ll make your skin feel and look better than ever.
The Best Body Wash: The Seaweed Bath Co. Detox Body Soap
Finely ground Arabica coffee beans gently buff dry skin, and the earthy, spa-like scent is divine. “I sudsed up with it in the morning and it was like an energizing espresso for my skin and my senses,” said Pamela Masin, BLINK's audience development strategist. “It left me so velvety that I didn’t need to follow up with lotion.”
The Best Body Exfoliator: True Botanicals Resurfacing Body Mask
Guys, body masks are now a thing. This one uses alpha hydroxy acids like lactic acid and glycolic acid to whisk away dead skin cells, while green tea and sandalwood oil quell irritation. Let it sit for ten minutes, rinse, done.
The Best Body Lotion: Go-To Exceptionoil
Everything we love about a body oil in a less messy balm. “I was skeptical about the solid texture at first, but it melted right into my skin and smelled like a Hawaiian vacay,” raved Pamela. “Plus, it comes in a slim tube that’s easy to travel with.”
The Best Body Sunscreen: Sun Bum SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Spray
An easy spray formula that's not too sticky and not too greasy. While most mineral SPFs leave a chalky cast on the skin, this one blends in seamlessly.
The Best Natural Deodorant: Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Stick
It seems like mission impossible to find an all-natural deodorant that really stops sweat, neutralizes odor and isn’t irritating. “I put this baking soda-free formula to the test with a few intense workout classes, and my underarms stayed completely dry and fresh,” said our commerce editor, Brianna Lapolla, who has basically tried all the non-toxic deodorants on the market with no success. Mission accomplished.
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The Best Hand Cream: Lano Coconutter Hand Cream Intense
About as thick and buttery as a hand cream can get without being greasy, and the subtle coconut scent reminds us of the beach every time we slather it on.