Best Conscious Body-Care Buys
Best Body Wash
Cleanlogic Sensitive Skin Dual-Texture Body Exfoliator
Best Body Lotion
Summer Fridays Summer Skin Nourishing Body Lotion
The Cleanlogic Sensitive Skin Dual-Texture Body Exfoliator ($5) will transform your body-wash routine. Just one session with this dual-sided scrubby pad left our skin noticeably softer and smoother (one tester even saw an improvement with her keratosis pilaris bumps). We love that it's made from recycled and reclaimed plastic, and the packaging includes Braille descriptors
of benefits and usage.
The Summer Fridays Summer Skin Nourishing Body Lotion ($26) passed the ultimate body-lotion test: putting on your pants right after. Thanks to the nongreasy, fast-absorbing formula, we're happy to report our jeans slid right on with zero stick — an impressive feat for something packed with so many (cruelty-free and vegan) hydrators like ceramides, plant-derived butters, and oils. Oh, and the coconut, vanilla, and almond scent? Pure bliss.
The 7 Virtues Santal Vanille
Eau de Parfum
If cuddling up in front of a crackling fire wrapped in a cashmere blanket had a scent, it would be The 7 Virtues Santal Vanille Eau de Parfum ($79). This sexy, woody, and warm fragrance is made using sustainably sourced sandalwood and black pepper oils from Sri Lanka — these fair-wage oils support the local farmers and provide education for the community — that linger all day. (Seriously, we got compliments hours after the first spritz.)
Tom’s of Maine Natural Strength Plastic-Free Deodorant
Nobody wants to smell like the pits, but we can't help but feel wasteful every time we trash an empty tube of plastic deodorant. The Tom's of Maine Natural Strength Plastic-Free Deodorant ($6) takes the guilt out of living a stink-free lifestyle. The hard-working, aluminum-free formula comes in a tube made entirely of paper, a nice alternative to the 28,000 tons of plastic deodorant packaging sold in the US each year.
Introducing a body cream for people who hate body creams: the Juara Candlenut Body Creme ($35) has
a blend of oils, butters, and vitamins
that offer intense moisture to dry, dehydrated skin, but somehow, the
rich formula is not at all greasy and easily works in. The best part? The warm, tropical scent will transport
you with just a whiff.
Conscious Body Care
Hall of Fame
Juara Candlenut Body Creme
Plus Body Wash
In the US each year, 42.1 billion bottles are used to ship products that contain mostly water — and the Plus Body Wash ($17) is one way to put that statistic to rest. Not only do the solid body-wash sheets reduce water and bottle waste, but the sachet packaging is sustainable, too. It's made from ethically sourced wood pulp and water-based ink that dissolves in your sink and rinses down the drain . . . after you've sudsed up in the shower,
To borrow a line from The Beatles: "Here comes the sun" — that's
why next month we're breaking down the best SPF and block stars that
will have you covered all year long.