We spoil our faces with all the masks, serums, oils and treatments we can get our hands on, but what about the other 90 percent of our bodies? Isn’t that skin important, too? Short Answer: Yes. And people are catching on: You may have noticed there’s been a shift in body care as of late, and it goes well beyond your silky body washes and sugary scrubs. Think exfoliants with AHAs, serums that reduce cellulite and treatments that target crepey skin.
We were curious about the rise in body care, so we reached out to board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Shari Sperling, who says, “I think people are now more conscious of their appearance and of the damaging effects of the sun. Skin care in general has been on the rise, and with that education comes the desire to improve the skin’s appearance everywhere (not just the face) by keeping it looking healthy and youthful.”
You heard the woman. Suddenly have a desire to mask from head to toe? Here are ten delightfully indulgent products to get in on the body care revolution. Go ahead, treat yoself.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
An oldie, but a goodie—this drugstore moisturizer comes highly recommended by Dr. Sperling herself. She says, “This is a great body product because it hydrates and relieves dryness, while replenishing moisture for softer, smoother skin. Plus, it’s fragrance free, non-greasy and non-comedogenic so it’s safe to use on even the most sensitive skin.” Aka, it won’t clog your pores or cause any irritation. Huge.
C & the Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub
Physical exfoliants are great, but this one went a step further and added AHAs to the mix for ultimate cell regeneration. Formulated with a healthy blend of coconut, sweet almond and jojoba seed oils, it sloughs off flaky skin and reveals new, youthful cells beneath, while helping to clean blocked pores and prevent ingrown hairs. Oh, and it’s made with food-grade vanilla, so just try not to drool.
Bawdy Bite It Butt Sheet Mask
There’s a mask for everything now—including your derriere. This sheet mask not only moisturizes skin, but it also helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles for a plumper, smoother backside. Plus, it’s full of ingredients that we typically use on our faces, like toning and firming collagen.
Agent Nateur Holi(Skin) Ageless Body Serum
Ok, all bodies are beautiful—dimples, lumps and all. But we love that this body serum helps to visibly tighten skin and reduce the appearance of any unwanted cellulite. Plus, all the ingredients are natural, organic and non-GMO, so we feel good about slathering it on nonstop.
Tatcha Indigo Soothing Silk Body Butter
We’d venture to guess that Meghan Markle has this body butter stashed in her bathroom vanity (it is one of her favorite skin-care brands after all). The rich Japanese indigo formula does so much more than just moisturize parched skin—it reduces irritation and helps it heal. All you’re left with is a silky-smooth texture worthy of royalty.
Nécessaire The Body Cream
Yes, this multi-vitamin moisturizer is great for a quick hydration fix, but it’s also wonderful for boosting long-term skin benefits. Use it regularly and you’ll notice a difference in the tone, texture and firmness of your skin.
Caudalie Divine Body Oil
If you think “greasy” when you hear the term body oil, think again. This dry formula is the total opposite. Yes, it goes on like oil, but it sinks deep into skin—rather than sitting on top—to hydrate and nourish without the slick after effect.
Ulta Brightening Vitamin C Body Scrub
Vitamin C isn’t just for your face—it has the same benefits for your body, too. This scrub is also packed with AHAs to dissolve old cells and reveal a brighter, smoother, more radiant complexion—your legs deserve it.
Crepe Erase Advanced Body Repair Treatment
Think of this product as a face-lift for your entire body—except with none of the painful parts. Made with TruFirm complex, it helps bring back hydration and restore bounce, and it’s clinically proven to improve the look of crepey (or sagging) skin anywhere its applied.
SkinCeuticals Body Retexturing Treatment
You know those rough spots that form on our elbows, knees and feet when we forget to moisturize? This gel treatment uses exfoliating acid and hydrating hyaluronic acid to soften rough skin.
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