Best Women-Owned Body Care
Best Bath Soak
Best Body Cream
Josie Maran Whipped Argan
Pro-Retinol Body Butter
Best Body Oil
Bawdy The Bawdy Oil
Someone has heard our prayers,
because Josie Maran Whipped Argan Pro-Retinol Body Butter ($46) is everything we've been looking for in a body treatment. For starters, it isn't a serum (who the eff has time to layer their body care?). Second, it's packed with retinol, a powerhouse ingredient scientifically proven to brighten and tighten. Finally, it is beyond hydrating but absorbs in seconds. Within a minute, we could easily put our clothes back on without sticking to the fabric.
Bawdy The Bawdy Oil ($75) is the
body oil for people who hate body oils.
The soothing, vitamin-rich liquid with
CBD oil sinks in fast, leaves no slick residue, and has that sweet woody
scent of a chic hotel lobby. Our favorite
way to use it: in the shower with the
water turned off over our still-damp
skin. That way we're getting maximum absorption with minimum oily mess.
Freedom Jasmine Orange
Blossom Natural Deodorant
Navigating the natural deodorant market for an effective option is like finding a needle in a haystack (or like 100 haystacks, TBH), but we have good news. Freedom Jasmine Orange Blossom Natural Deodorant ($14) kept our pits dry and odor-free all day without irritation or any harsh chemicals. The stars of the show: magnesium hydroxide and arrowroot powder to absorb sweat, and baking soda to soak up all the smells.
Best Nail Tool
Jinsoon Extract Honeysuckle + Primrose Cuticle Oil
Jinsoon Extract Honeysuckle + Primrose Cuticle Oil ($35) is the perfect representation of founder Jin Soon Choi: utterly chic yet totally approachable. The soft rose scent is better than any rose perfume we've ever smelled, and the luxurious liquid is hydrating and then some. One application made our days-old paint job look brand new, and the flattering glossy finish lasted all through the next day.
After one swipe, we did a double
take. The color was so pigmented
and went on so smoothly (even the
white-based pastel shades, a feat for any polish line), there was no way this stuff was clean. Turns out, we were wrong. Nails.Inc Plant Power Vegan Polish
($10) is free of 21 (!) potentially harmful chemicals. Days into our wear test,
we're still chip-free and glossy.
Best Nail Polish
Nails.Inc Plant Power
Naturally London Refuge Cleansing Foot Soak
First, Naturally London Refuge Cleansing Foot Soak ($20) smells like a straight-up spa. Seriously, when we closed our eyes and took a deep breath, we were instantly transported to a candlelit room full of whale sounds, fluffy robes, and cucumber water. Plus, the epsom salts and blend of oils left our skin feeling soft and transformed. Pro tip: save this for after a long week to set your self-care intentions for the weekend ahead.
Next month, we're sharing the best beauty products that put
conscious consumerism at the forefront — from sustainable packaging
to ethically sourced ingredients and more.