Scrub, moisturise, tan and boost your skin to beach-ready perfection with the best body lotions and potions, as voted in our 2017 Best in Beauty Awards.
We gathered some of the biggest names in the South African beauty industry to test a wide range of body products and here is their verdict on the top 9.
Best Body Lotion
When women get wind of the fact that our “Best Body Lotion” is available in your local supermarket, we predict it will be flying off shelves.
Dove Instant Hydration Nourishing Lotion, R66,95 for 400ml got our judges’ vote with our Beauty Editor Tracey Kroukamp saying: “It glides onto your skin, leaving it silky soft”.
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DIY self-tan can be a risky business but with Caribbean Tan Gradual Tan In A Can, R99,95 for 200ml, you can be assured of an “easy to use” product that’s “streak-free, with no tell-tale aroma,” according to beauty blogger Chereen Strydom.
After showering and exfoliating, it takes just 20 minutes to apply and your natural-looking tan will last for up to a week – perfect for your next holiday or a special occasion.
Best of all, it comes with an application glove so you can avoid orange hands.
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Best Body Wash
Start your day right with a shower wash that will have you dreaming and smelling of tropical islands. Satiskin Cocoa Butter Shower Creme, R29,95 for 400ml got our readers’ vote thanks to its “delicious scent and luxurious lather” not to mention its great price.
Best for Legs
One of our judges used this winning product on her models’ legs before a shoot. “Their legs looked smooth and glistened on camera,” said makeup artist Storm Catherine Pass.
NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser, R33,95 for 250ml is a rich formula with almond oil to soften your skin and restore lost moisture from within. We love that it lasts all day and night.
Best Bust Care
A boob lift without surgery? We want it! Justine Transform Body Bust-Lifting Serum, R350 for 150ml “effectively firmed and smoothed” the décolletage of beauty writer and judge, Grace Mantjiu.
It boosts your skin’s production of elastin and collagen, firming up your neckline. It’s also great for reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Best Body Bar
You know that luscious smell that wafts out of Lush stores when you walk past? Now you can enjoy it at home thanks to the Lush Pearl Massage Bar, R120 for 50g.
Voted our “Best Body Bar”, this rose jam-scented product will help you massage away aches and pains with its tapioca and sago bubbles. Argan and rose oils leave your skin smelling beautiful and feeling smooth.
It’s the new fave of makeup artist Storm Catherine Pass who commented that it “smells divine and leaves skin so soft – a joy to use”.
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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream has been topping the charts for over 80 years and Penelope Cruz credits it for her flawless skin. Now the brand has launched Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, R425 for 100ml and it’s been ranked as the best multi-tasking product on our judges’ list.
Aesthetic GP Dr Natasha Champan tried it on her face, body and hair and says it “has a gorgeous scent and gives you a healthy sheen”. You can’t argue with that!
Best After-Shower Oil
Lock in moisture and avoid winter dryness with Lipidol After Shower Oil, R79,95 for 175ml. It helps replenish the skin’s natural oily layer that you might have scrubbed off in the shower.
Beauty blogger Chereen Strydom tested it and had this to say: “It moisturises and softens. A real bath-time treat.”
Best Body Scrub
Buff away your dry skin using this decadent scrub with a heavenly scent.
Jo Malone Geranium & Walnut Body Scrub, R785 for 200g got gold in the “Best Body Scrub” category and rightly so.
It’s “gentle enough for daily use,” says our Beauty Editor Tracey Kroukamp, and “thick and creamy, it makes skin feel smooth and totally polished”.
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