There’s something so indulgent about slathering on body oil after a shower, and the Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil ($52) takes that act of self-care up a notch. It has the same tropical scent you know and love from the brand’s original body cream but in a nourishing, nongreasy oil that leaves behind the prettiest sheen and silky feel.
Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Body Firmeza Oil
Best Body Oil
It can be hard for a body lotion to stand out from the crowd, until you try the Gente Lymphatic Drainage Effect ($34). Yes, it has the perfect amount of slip, hydration, absorption, and slight blueberry scent, but it’s also meant to mimic the benefits of Brazilian lymphatic drainage massage — a nod to its Latinx heritage — when used in conjunction with the brand’s body contour tool. Plus, the little QR code on the box leads you to an easy-to-follow tutorial for the technique.
Gente Lymphatic Drainage Effect
Best Body Lotion
Hanni Splash Salve In-Shower
Best In-Shower Body Lotion
Like a hair mask for your body, the Hanni Splash Salve In-Shower Moisture Treatment ($34) delivers all the hydrating benefits of a body butter without the mess, thanks to the in-shower application. It’s packed with natural oils and butter that do a damn good job at moisturizing, but the whipped texture makes them super easy to work in. Even better? Your skin will feel soft enough after you rinse to skip the body-lotion step.
One use was enough for us to declare the Oui the People Full Disclosure Cream Body Polish ($48) a winner — and we haven’t stopped using it since. The combo of physical exfoliating bamboo powder with chemical exfoliants (like lactic acid) gave us a full-body microdermabrasion effect with the bright and smooth results to match. It felt so gentle as we were working it in that we were surprised by how well it worked after we rinsed.
Oui the People Full Disclosure
Cream Body Polish
Best Body Scrub
If you’re a fan of silky cleansing oils for your face, then the Lux Unfiltered N°16 Opulent Shower Oil ($30) will completely transform your body-care routine. It's a shower oil meets body wash meets shaving gel meets aromatherapy bath oil, all in one. However you use it, it’ll be the star of your shower.
Lux Unfiltered N°16 Opulent Shower Oil
Best Shower Oil
Tatcha Hinoki Body Wash
Best Body Wash
We’re obsessed with the multitasking Tatcha Hinoki Body Wash ($34) and the spa-like scent that lingers in our showers when we use the body wash/scrub combo. The eco-friendly cellulose scrubby beads are gentle — read: not harsh at all — but still slough away any roughness on elbows or heels with ease.
Finally, a body sunscreen that’s just as good as our go-to face SPF. The Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Sunscreen Body Serum SPF 50 ($13) checks all the boxes. It is incredibly lightweight, doesn’t feel greasy, sinks in almost immediately, offers high SPF protection, and leaves a luminous, clear finish with zero white cast in sight. You’ll practically count down the minutes until you can reapply.
Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch
Sunscreen Body Serum SPF 50
Best Body Sunscreen
Meet the next gen of at-home tanners: the Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Oil Mist ($32). The quick-drying formula and ultrafine spray mean you can tan your entire body in less than two minutes. Even better, the faux glow it left behind was so convincing, if we hadn’t tested just one arm the first go-around, we’d have fooled ourselves. Pro tip: spritz this on in the shower (with the water turned off, obviously) for a mess-free application.
Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Oil Mist
First Aid Beauty Anti-Chafe Stick
Best Body Treatment
The search for a solution to your chafing ends now. The First Aid Beauty Anti-Chafe Stick ($20) lasts way longer than any other formulas we’ve tried, so you don’t have to reapply. The best part: it doesn’t just sit on top of our skin feeling oily but rather leaves a smooth, nongreasy glide that’s so seamless, we almost forgot it was there.
Why should disposable razors leave
your skin feeling the burn? Luckily,
the Schick Intuition Sensitive Care Disposable Razor ($13) is so good, we’re not even saving it for our travel bag. The genius aloe-rich built-in lather bar saved time and our legs. We were left with zero razor bumps, knicks, or irritation.
Schick Intuition Sensitive Care Disposable Razor
Blame it on laziness or the avoidance of paying for the real thing, but we have tried nearly every single at-home waxing kit, and none works quite as well as the Billie The Wax Kit: Body & Underarm ($10). We’ve tested them all over — even on a leg that had been slathered with body lotion — and the strips took off every strand of hair, every time.
Billie The Wax Kit: Body & Underarm
Best Hair Removal
Salt & Stone Leon Bridges
Powder fresh? Clean cotton? Faux floral? As if! The Salt & Stone Leon Bridges Natural Deodorant ($20) is infused with the brand’s bestselling black rose and vetiver fragrance for an elevated swiping experience. Plus, its extra-strength, probiotic-powered formula protects against stink for the entire day without aluminum, alcohol, parabens, or dyes.
We know, we know: since when was hand wash sexy? But the Sidia The Hand Exfoliant ($42) is so much more than just a step in your post-potty checklist. It’s decor (thanks to the sleek black-and-white packaging); it’s a fragrance (which smells like a trendy spa lobby filled with bouquets of fresh lavender); and it’s a treatment (the tiny exfoliating beads left our hands smooth and squeaky clean).
Sidia The Hand Exfoliant
Best Hand Wash
Loved01 Shave Cream
Best Shaving Cream
John Legend really looked at shaving cream and thought, “I can do this better” — and you know what, he was right. The Loved01 Shave Cream ($10) left our legs feeling silkier and smoother than ever and gave us a super-close shave we hadn’t been able to achieve at home.
When we say no foot or body exfoliator has ever made a measurable difference on our calluses, we (embarrassingly) mean it . . . until now. The Tenoverten The Sole Scrub ($50) is gritty enough to slough away every bit of that dryness but also has enough hydrating oils built in to help feet feel smooth afterward. Plus, the yummy citrus scent helped elevate the whole experience.
Tenoverten The Sole Scrub
Best Foot Scrub
Moroccanoil Hand Cream
Best Hand Cream
Hand creams can be love (or hate) at first swipe, and the Moroccanoil Hand Cream ($22) had our hearts at the jump. This argan-oil- and hyaluronic-acid-rich formula is decadent enough to feel like it’s actually hydrating the skin, yet the formula magically absorbs in a flash, so we can get back to things fast without battling greasy fingers.