You exercise. You eat right. You do all that you can to keep your body looking good. But sometimes it doesn’t seem like enough and you need a little help. Well just in time for summer, the team at Prevention magazine have compiled a list of six beauty products that will help you achieve your best body in its “Celebrate Your Beauty” awards.
To determine the winners, a panel of judges reviewed more than 1,700 beauty products launched from April 2011 to June 2012 and chose 130 finalists. The winners of the “Best Body” beauty products category are featured in the magazine’s July issue. Want to know the best part? Each product that won is less than $50.
“Readers rely on Prevention to sort through the new beauty choices that flood the marketplace every year, and to report authoritatively on which ones really deliver and should be on their list of must-haves,” said Prevention Editor-in-Chief, Diane Salvatore. “Prevention’s ‘Celebrate Your Beauty’ Awards are specifically designed to help women choose and enjoy beauty products that are effective and compatible with a healthy lifestyle.”
So which products should you be adding to your arsenal of body beauty aids, according to Prevention? See below for the full list.
Best Body Wash
SheaMoisture Olive & Green Tea Body Wash ($10, Walgreens)
This all-natural cleanser impressed judges because of its lack of skin-irritating fragrances and sulfates, and readers raved about the rich, creamy lather and fresh honeysuckle scent. Green tea extract helps protect skin from damage, and avocado oil is rich in vitamins and minerals that help moisturize and regenerate skin cells.
Best Body-Hair Removal
Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($10, drugstores)
This slick-looking razor improves the condition of skin thanks to the water-activated moisturizing serum surrounding the razor’s blades. As you shave, the serum delivers proteins, vitamins, and shea butter to rejuvenate skin. Testers also loved the easy-to-grip handle and maneuverable head, which made shaving tricky areas like knees and ankles a breeze.
Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad for Body with Active Vitamin D ($45, Sephora.com)
In addition to delivering a beautiful bronze glow, this unique self-tanner also speeds cell renewal and kick-starts collagen production.
L’Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Hydra Lotion Spray SPF 50+ ($11, drugstores)
In addition to blocking UVA and UVB rays with a blend of photostabilized sunscreens, this product has vitamin E and white grapeseed extract, which work together to protect against free radicals and keep skin looking healthy
Best Body Lotion
AVEENO® Positively Ageless® Skin Strengthening Body Cream ($10, drugstores)
Extracts of algae, mushroom, and flowering southernwood deliver antioxidants that can help protect skin from damage and dehydration, and before-and-after photographs clearly showed that this lotion delivered improvements to the texture and elasticity of skin.
Best Hand Cream
philosophy hands of hope hand and cuticle cream ($18, Philosophy.com)
This rich cream wowed both testers and judges by delivering noticeable enhancements in roughness, scaling, and brown spots in just six weeks. Testers also loved that this cream hydrated without making hands slippery or smelly.
Visit prevention.com/celebrate for your chance to win all of Prevention’s 2012 “Celebrate Your Beauty” Awards winners (an $800 value). Sweepstakes ends June 27.