2016 Shape Beauty Awards: The Best Workout-Friendly Beauty Products for Your Body
2016 Shape Beauty Awards: The Best Body Products
To see the latest and greatest, check out the best body product picks in the 2017 Shape Beauty Awards
Loyalists may have their favorite tried-and-true gym bag products, but if you're like us, trying out a new lotion, body wash, or sunscreen often ends with a half-full bottle in the trash. Luckily, our beauty editors tested endless products to select the best of the best, so you don't have to have another drugstore dilemma. And, thanks to the help of dermatologist David Banks M.D., we can also say that these products are actually good for your skin too. So look no further. Next time you shop you'll be buying two of everything.
Best Sunscreen: Neutrogena
Athletes, take note: Rackets and clubs won't slip out of your hands after applying this stick SPF, plus an invisible micromesh lets your sweat evaporate while the sunscreen stays put, keeping you cool and protected.
Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($11; drugstores)
Best Hair Remover Silk'n Flash
Best Self-Tanner: NKD SKN
Best Scrub: Origins
Best Body Wash: Caress
The only thing we love more than this satinwood and honeysuckle scented body wash is that we get to smell it anew each time something or someone brushes up against our skin, even hours after we've showered.
Caress Enchant Forever Body Wash ($4; drugstores)
Best Hand Cream: Tata Harper
Best Oil: Aveda
Best In-Shower Moisturizer: Eucerin
A bottle of this should be wall-mounted in every shower in every gym in every state. It makes moisturizing so easy and so speedy—simply apply, rinse, and dry off, then get dressed and back to work—that we predict it will increase the GDP by billions.
Eucerin In-Shower Moisturizer ($13; drugstores)
Best Lotion: Curél
The application is novel but effortless: Just apply it post-shower to your still-wet body, towel off, and you're done. (Really!) This ceramide-stocked lotion hydrates instantly and without slipperiness, so you feel nothing but healthy skin.
Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer ($8; drugstores)
Best Cellulite Treatment: Kayo
When workouts and weight loss haven't made as much of a dent in the dents on our thighs as we'd like, we turn to this topical skin-toning solution. Firming ingredients plus circulation boosters, like caffeine, make bulges look better in as little as a month.
Kayo Concentrated Slimming Serum ($46; kayobetterbodycare.com)
Best Antiperspiran: Secret
We tested this deodorant, made to keep you odor-free for up to 48 hours, during an especially intense heat wave. An inconspicuous sniff at the end of the day confirmed that our pits smelled like ... absolutely nothing.
Secret Outlast Xtend Invisible Solid ($4; drugstores)