2013 Best High-End Body Wash

These are my not-so-secret obsession. I have a total “gotta try ’em all” mentality with these, because they’re constantly coming out with new, limited scents. I find that one big 16 oz. bottles lasts two people (me and my boyfriend) over a month, and let me tell you, the boyfriend has no concept of skimping whatsoever! I just love how often they hit the nail on the head with the scents. Pumpkin Spice for the win!

2013 Best Budget Body Wash

Shea Moisture Three Butters Wash and Scrub was a surprise winner!  I picked it up on a whim, but it’s very effective, gentle enough for every day use, and smells like sandalwood all day long.  It’s very, very fragranced, but it helps keep skin clean and hydrated post-shower, too.

2013 Best High-End Body Moisturizer

I think what makes Crème de Corps so remarkable is how lightweight and lotion-like the texture is when it delivers heavy duty hydration; the effect it has on my dragon scaled legs is what I see with a body butter or cream. The hydration continues all day long, and it doesn’t feel greasy or oily. It’s scent-free (smells like lotion but no added scent I could detect), which is a big bonus if you love to wear perfume (or don’t want any scents at all!).

2013 Best Budget Body Moisturizer

Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Body Lotion is a great three-in-one kind of product. It contains AHAs which help with skin renewal by removing dead skin cells, but it also keeps skin super moisturized and therefore smooth. I like that it does live-up to its three-in-one claims. I love this as a gentle but effective moisturizer.

2013 Best High-End Body Scrub

This is a very fine scrub, so it doesn’t have a really heavy grit that might be too much for some. It’s thick, almost creamy, and applies easily over damp skin. It leaves my skin feeling super smooth and ready for moisturizer. It’s a very no-frills kind of product!

2013 Best Budget Body Scrub

Haus of Gloi’s Bubbling Scrubs have a lightly foaming base with both fine and medium grain sugars, and then they add shea butter so you feel moisturized post-scrub, too. I love that you can buy a sample size (2 oz.) for $3.50; sample sizes are probably the best part (my opinion, of course) about shopping with smaller companies. This scrub has a nice mix of sugar granules that really do melt while you’re massaging the product against the skin, but it doesn’t melt instantaneously–about thirty to forty-five seconds of massaging and most of the granules have dissolved.