Body-Care Products of 2021

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

With so much attention focused on finding the best face serum to fade hyperpigmentation or a rich moisturizer that packs a punch of hydration, our body care can be left to fend for itself. But skin care is a full-body agenda.That's why we took testing the ishonest Best of Beauty: Body category very seriously. Our editors were tasked with testing the latest body washes, scrubs, razors, and bath products, giving us an excuse to upgrade our normal bathing routine — and handpick this year's winners.The standouts from this year's Best of Beauty Award-winning body products cover all the bases, from head to toe, including body washes that will leave you feeling cleansed and refreshed, sunscreens to apply all day, every day, and a full-body bronzer that gives off an oh-so-supple glow.Below are the beauty products that came through and delivered a total reset to our body-care routines. Once you've taken a look through, be sure to check out our full list of 2021 Best of Beauty winners here. —Michella Ore

Deodorant: Dove 0% Aluminum Refillable Deodorant

With its stainless-steel case and compact size, Dove 0% Aluminum Refillable Deodorant feels like a small piece of sculpture in our hand — and puts a generous dent in our carbon footprint.

Antiperspirant: Secret Derma+ Fragrance Free Antiperspirant

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An invisible gel in a squeezable tube, Secret Derma+ Fragrance Free Antiperspirant goes on clear and keeps skin bone-dry for up to 48 hours.

Body Wash (Liquid): Dove Care & Protect Antibacterial Body Wash

By eliminating 99 percent of bacteria and reducing dryness, Dove Care & Protect Antibacterial Body Wash is as close as we're ever going to get to living in our own little bubble.

Body Bar (Every Day): Type: A Moisturizing Bar Soap in The Darling

For persnickety skin, Type: A Moisturizing Bar Soap in The Darling unleashes a heap of lather that's coddling enough for everyday use.

Body Bar (Exfoliating): Glossier Exfoliating Body Bar

The bamboo-powder buffers in Glossier Body Hero Exfoliating Bar tackle dullness (with a supple assist from sunflower seed oil).

Body Scrub: True Botanicals Pure Radiance Sugar Scrub

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True Botanicals Pure Radiance Sugar Scrub is like an all-inclusive retreat for your skin. Organic sugar, sandalwood powder, and kaolin clay work in concert to polish rough spots and detox pores, while an invigorating orange scent helps circulation get its groove back.

Body Lotion (Light): Summer Fridays Summer Skin Nourishing Body Lotion

Silky and coconutty, Summer Fridays Summer Skin Nourishing Body Lotion disappears into skin, delivering a powdery finish that feels more liberating than a long weekend.

Body Lotion (Rich): Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream

Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream is exactly what it sounds like: a decadent, buttery emulsion. The lightweight finish, however, defies explanation.

Body Lotion (Exfoliating): Cetaphil Daily Smoothing Moisturizer Rough & Bumpy Skin

In lieu of alpha hydroxy acids that can irritate sensitive skin, Cetaphil Daily Smoothing Moisturizer Rough & Bumpy Skin gently dissolves dry patches with urea, a moisture-boosting emollient.

Body Oil: Keys Soulcare Sacred Body Oil

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A drizzle of Keys Soulcare Sacred Body Oil turns moisturizing into a ritual. Scented with sage and rich with fatty acids, the delicate elixir soothes skin, calms the senses, and bestows an outer glow to match those beautiful souls.

Body Lotion (Rinse Off): Olay Rinse-Off Body Conditioner + Shea Butter

Olay Rinse-Off Body Conditioner + Shea Butter cocoons skin in shea butter while you're still in the shower, stopping dryness and tightness before they start.

Spot Treatment: Megababe Thigh Rescue

Because "feeling the burn" shouldn't apply to the skin on our thighs, Megababe Thigh Rescue glides on to prevent chafing.

Spot Treatment: Vaseline Jelly Stick

Vaseline Jelly Stick attacks chap wherever it occurs (lips, cuticles, knees) — and it now also comes in cooling menthol (Refreshing) and a beachy glow (Cocoa Shimmer).

Body Sunscreen (Mineral): Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sheer Lotion SPF 50

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If we didn't have to reapply sunscreen every two hours, we'd forget all about Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen Sheer Lotion SPF 50. The zinc sunscreen goes on without a trace (said testers with all different skin tones).

Body Sunscreen (Chemical): Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

We honestly can't tell if Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Sunscreen LotionSPF 30 is a broad-spectrum sunscreen parading as a weightless moisturizer or a weightless moisturizer parading as a broad-spectrum sunscreen. The antioxidant- rich formula is that light and comfortable.

Self-Tanner (Traditional): St. Tropez x Ashley Graham Ultimate Glow Kit

You can't botch St. Tropez x Ashley Graham Ultimate Glow Kit, even if you tried (and, believe us, we tried). The velvety mitt distributes the airy foam for an immediate, uniform glow that dries on contact and continues to deepen over eight hours (rinse off earlier if you want less color).

Self-Tanner (Gradual): Bondi Sands Pure Gradual Tanning Lotion

A gradual bronzer with the soul of a moisturizer, Bondi Sands Pure Gradual Tanning Lotion transforms skin into dewy, glowy perfection with hyaluronic acid and a subtle tint.

Body Bronzer: Elaluz Stick Bronzer with Camu Camu

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Packed with fine shimmer and natural oils, Elaluz Stick Bronzer with Camu Camu produces a luminous sheen that warms our skin — and has never stained our clothes.

Bath Product: Kneipp Goodbye Stress Water Mint & Rosemary Mineral Bath Salt

The satisfyingly coarse crystals in Kneipp Goodbye Stress Water Mint & Rosemary Mineral Bath Salt release essential oils and a herbaceous scent as they dissolve, making our skin feel smoother and our breathing feel deeper

Hair Removal (Shaving Cream): Skintimate Bloom Shave Gel

Skintimate Bloom Shave Gel lathers up into a luxurious, floral-scented whip that feels so darn good, you'll actually look forward to de-fuzzing (no, really).

Hair Removal (Razor): Gillette Venus Deluxe Smooth Sensitive Razor

The five tightly spaced blades of Gillette Venus Deluxe Smooth Sensitive Razor glide over skin and slice through stubble with minimal pressure, resulting in a nick-free shave.

Hair Removal (Laser): SmoothSkin Pure IPL Hair Removal Laser

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Using the same technology wielded by dermatologists, SmoothSkin Pure IPL Hair Removal Laser permanently reduces unwanted growth by targeting the pigment in your hair follicles and disabling the root. The device automatically adapts to your skin tone, producing results that last a lifetime.

Hand Cream: AVYA Skincare Nourishing Hand Treatment

The orange-derived stem cells in AVYA Skincare Nourishing Hand Treatment boost collagen and fade dark spots over time. The greaseless formula absorbs in half a snap.

Hand Sanitizer: Dove Nourishing Hand Sanitizer in Deep Moisture

Dove Nourishing Hand Sanitizer in Deep Moisture is so hydrating, you'd never guess the gel also obliterates over 99 percent of common germs with over 60 percent ethyl alcohol (the CDC-recommended amount).

Teeth Whitener: Crest Whitening Emulsions with Wand Applicator

Whitening treatments used to require fooling with sticky strips and laying low for at least 30 minutes. Crest Whitening Emulsions with Wand Applicator makes all of that seem like ancient history. The minty gel-like formula contains a potent form of hydrogen peroxide that absorbs in seconds, removing stains while you do... whatever it is you want to do.

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