With additional reporting by Chantel Morel & Robyn Moreno
We swiped, brushed, primed, slathered, and tested hundreds of new beauty products to pick this year’s standout stars. From Olay to Cool Suncare here are the award winning buys in body care.
1. You Are Amazing Beauty
Slathering on this creamy coconut-scented lotion will take you back to la playa…if only in your mind. You Are Amazing Hello Beautiful Skin Body Lotion in Coconut Water ($4, target.com)
Sprays on clear (no yucky white marks), is water-resistant (go on, jump in that surf!), is made of more than 70 percent organic ingredients, and smells like the tropics. Score! Coola Sport SPF 50 Guava Mango Sunscreen Spray ($36, coolasuncare.com)
Need a jolt in the a.m.? Lather up with Olay’s Fresh Outlast Energizing Lime & White Tea body wash ($5, walmart.com). It won’t just give you a moisturizing cleanse; the citrusy scent will perk you right up.
4. First Aid Beauty
Shed that dead skin! Active charcoal draws out impurities, lactic and salicylic acids encourage cell turnover, and soothing argan oil makes sure your cuerpo stays smooth while you’re buffing all that gunk away. First Aid Beauty Cleansing Body Polish with Active Charcoal ($28, ulta.com)
The safest way to get your bronze on. Rub on this fast-drying mousse for a tan on-the-go. Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Sunless Tanning Mousse ($12, ulta.com).
Sick of getting deodorant on your clothes? Dove’s Original Clean Dry Spray Antiperspirant ($6, target.com) sprays on clear and dry and will keep you sweat and smell proof for 48 hours.
7. Sally Hansen
If you love long-lasting gel polishes but hate sealing them with a UV light, this might be your new Mani Monday go-to. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ($7.59, target.com) is more chip-resistant than regular polish, and the color and shine last forever! Okay, maybe more like 14 days, but you know what we mean.
The Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet & Dry Rechargeable Foot File ($60, target.com) lets you soften dry, cracked heels (even when they’re wet) for a pretty at-home pedi.