Best of Black Body Care
Best Body Scrub
Best Bath Product
Oui the People Big Mood
Best Body Butter
Agrestal Repair Healing
Whipped Body Butter
This year’s beauty equivalent to taking your bra off after a long day: the Oui the People Big Mood Bath Soak ($28). The bath salts offer the same instant relief, thanks to the blend of magnesium, potassium, and calcium that alleviates all tension or stress the moment you step in the tub. The light bergamot scent is, in a word, heavenly, and the oil leaves skin feeling silky soft.
Like a DJ who perfectly crafts his playlist based on the vibe in the room, the Agrestal Repair Healing Whipped Body Butter ($28) is strategic in healing dry skin. The hydrating body butter is formulated with shea butter to lock in moisture, while the jojoba and sunflower oils work simultaneously to hydrate and add shine. To show off, it also relieves the skin of any itchiness or flare-ups.
Best Nail Polish
Pear Nova Nail Polish
The cruelty-free, vegan Pear Nova Nail Polish ($13) had us at naming all polishes after female icons. While each lacquer is long-wearing, opaque, and easy enough for even the biggest at-home manicure novice to apply, we especially love the soft brown shade “Michelle Our Mama,” aptly named after former first lady Michelle Obama.
Brown Girl Jane Velvet Moon Perfumed Candle
A good scent has the ability to transport you, but the Brown Girl Jane Velvet Moon Perfumed Candle ($54) will make you want to stay just where you are. Hints of warm amber, sweet vanilla, and woody sandalwood will waft generously for 65 hours of burn time, wrapping you up like a soft, cashmere blanket.
SkinButtr Honey Almond Scrub
As self-care continues to trend this year, it seems like you can’t scroll social media without seeing a body scrub or two. Still, the SkinButtr Honey Almond Scrub ($28) was a definite standout in our highlight reels. It has a long-lasting scent that reminds us of flaky Nutella croissants fresh out the oven, and the addition of shea butter and coconut oil will leave your skin feeling baby smooth after just one use.
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