Now that having an actual skin care routine is pretty much de rigueur, it makes sense that true beauty lovers are finally extending the same level of careful consideration to the rest of the body. After all, the skin is the body’s largest organ so it makes sense to pay it some quality attention.
And unsurprisingly, brands are stepping up to the plate, introducing luxury body products with the same active ingredients you would find in your favorite face cream. Think hyaluronic acid, retinol, and peptides.
Last year brought the launch of instant cult-favorite Necessaire, whose mantra is to “treat your body like you treat your face.” It also brought the introduction of beauty editor obsession Augustinus Bader’s body cream and many other worthy mentions.
Basically, it’s never been easier or more enjoyable to take care of all of your skin. Read on to discover some of luxury body products we think are worth the splurge. When we talk about a spa-like experience, this is it.
We’ve seen lots of body products touted as serums, but this is one of the first that actually matches the type of silky product you typically use on your face. The hyper-hydrating, hyaluronic acid-packed treatment features vitamins B3 and B5, plus ceramide NP, to smooth and soften skin.
You’ve probably never moisturized like this before. The body stone is a solid blend of hydrating ingredients that dissolves as it comes into contact with dry skin. It’s rich in deeply nourishing ingredients like cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil, to name a few, but doesn’t leave skin feeling greasy or slick.
This body butter practically epitomizes luxury — it’s so rich, it feels like frosting. That’s because it’s seriously packed with skin-loving ingredients like essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Founder Hope Smith formulated the first iterations of Mutha while pregnant and trying to find natural, efficacious ways to prevent stretch marks. It worked and friends wanted in, leading to the birth of the brand. The result is a concoction mothers and non-mothers alike will enjoy.
Another kitchen-grown runaway success, Carson Meyer’s body scrub turns your shower into an aromatherapeutic bakery (it smells like vanilla and brown sugar). That brown sugar packs naturally occurring AHAs to help slough away dead skin cells, and once the scrub is washed away, skin is left feeling totally moisturized, thanks to the sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, and coconut oil.
The first thing you’ll notice about this luxe but affordable body oil is its intoxicating scent. A blend of ginger and citrus, it’s the perfect mood booster. The oil itself is just as good, with grapeseed and ginseng (which tighten and brighten) and antioxidant-rich Vitamin E.
Being sensitive to essential oils or fragrance doesn’t mean you should miss out on experiencing a sensorial body oil. Enter this one by Peet Rivko, which hydrates with cold-pressed, organic botanicals like jojoba, sunflower seed, olive, avocado, and baobab oils. Plus, in our opinion, all products used in the shower should have big pump dispensers like this one.
This is, without a doubt, a massive splurge for a body cream — but when a brand inspires the mass adoration Augustinus Bader has, it gets deemed splurge-worthy. Like the exalted face cream, The Body Cream features Professor Bader’s patented TFC8, a complex that signals dormant skin cells to wake up, and therefore, regenerate for younger, smoother, and healthier appearance.
As it gets increasingly colder, dry patches are bound to show up, but they won’t stand a chance against luxe new oil balm. The hero ingredient, meadowfoam seed oil, mimics our own sebum which allows it to absorb deeply and provide serious hydration. This is an occlusive treatment, meaning it helps lock in hydration, too. It’s already secured a spot on our nightstands all season long.
True rose lovers will instantly fall in love with the gentle aroma of delicate Moroccan rose. The scrub is just as good as it smells — sugar exfoliates and rose oil and coconut oil leave skin hydrated even after the scrub is washed away.
Aman is one of the most luxurious spas in the world, and their at-home products follow suit. In this purifying scrub, quartz works to amplify healing energy. And if you’re not into crystals, you’ll still appreciate that it’s rich in the mineral silica, which is important for healthy skin. It’s meant to be massaged on to the body, like any scrub, but unlike others, rather than rinsing it right off, you’re meant to relax in a soaking tub for 20 minutes. The fresh citrus and herbal scent makes it easier than ever to bring the resort home with you.
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