From our favorite salons to miracle eye creams and everything in between, we’re giving you the scoop on our favorite beauty booty this year. Careful to be an equal opportunity judge, we’re finding you splurges and steals, eco-friendly products, the best innovative stuff…and MORE. Once we’ve tested, scrubbed and applied countless beauty loot, we’re presenting the best in beauty at Beauty Night Out in NYC and L.A. (stay tuned for tickets to L.A.) this fall. Buy your tickets for New York Beauty Night Out NOW! They’re $10 off till July 22.
Each week, we’ll be featuring our faves in every category. While we think we’ve found some pretty great products, we want to hear YOUR opinion. Check out our faves below, then use the form at the bottom to VOTE. Choose wisely—we could use your submission in our Beauty at Its Best Awards announced this fall. Today’s edition is all about…body care (take two!).
Body Powder: For instantly smoother skin with no greasy residue left behind, body powder by Caswell-Massey is the answer. The product comes in numerous fragrances. Our favorite, Pomegranate Talc ($9 ), dries skin and leaves it soft to the touch with an ever-so-subtle pomegranate scent.
Body Wash, Soap: The Healthy Body Wash ($20) by Lavanila cleans skin while keeping the moisture it needs intact. A unique combination of coconut oil, willow bark and goji berry plus whatever scent tickles your fancy, works to naturally refresh and restore skin.
Body Wash, Soak: Spa Wisdom’s Plunge and Purify Soak ($15) at The Body Shop uses Epsom salt, Kaolin clay, Stoneroot extract and Community Trade organic babassu oil to clean, nourish and relax skin. Emerge from your soak feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed.
Body Wash, Scrub/Exfoliator: The Soy Face Exfoliant ($42) by Fresh works to immediately remove dead skin cells and reveal radiant and more refined skin. The powerful formula is extremely subtle, intensely scrubbing without feeling too harsh.
Fragrance: Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb ($52 at Amazon.com) exudes sensuality. Its feminine, floral notes, including white tea, orchid, rose and freesia, instantly intoxicate even the most innocent passerby.
Hand Cream: Kiehl’s Unusually Rich-But Not Greasy At All Hand Cream with SPF 10 ($16) pretty much says it all in the name alone. Avocado oil helps ensure that hands feel softer without the slightest hint of oilyness, and it protects your epidermis from the sun.
Hand Soap: Dial Liquid Hand Soap ($2.79 at Drugstore.com) in White Tea & Vitamin E scent cleans and hydrates hands, while the eponymous active ingredients foster your softest skin yet.
GIRL TALK TIME: What are your favorite products in each category? Have you used any of our picks? Use the form below to vote in the Reader’s Choice Awards for our Beauty at Its Best 2010 Awards.
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