2017 Beauty Awards: Body

Buff, bathe and bronze with these body boosters and you’ll feel confident in even the most skin-baring wedding gown.
by Katie Livanos
2017 Beauty Awards: Body

Readers' Choice: Best Deodorant 

The Knot pick for best deodorant is the Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid

There’s bound to be some stressful moments during the wedding planning process. Swiping on this clean-scented deodorant before bed ensures you stay dry all day—even when you’re running from appointment to appointment.

Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Solid, $8, Secret.com


Best Self Tanner

The Knot pick for best self tanner is the St. Tropez Tan Self Tan Express advanced bronzing mousse

In as little as an hour you can apply this sunless-tanning mousse, shower and be out the door, and a golden glow develops throughout the day. For a deeper bronze, wait up to three hours before you rinse. 

Editor's Note: "It's very natural looking—it deepens your skin tone without looking orange. Plus, it doesn't smell or come off on clothes." —Stephanie Cain, Real Weddings Editor

St. Tropez Self Tan Express advanced bronzing mousse, $44, StTropezTan.com


Best Body Bronzer

The Knot pick for best bronzer is the Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Finish

Tan lines, streaky self-tanner and uneven patches are easily camouflaged with this water-resistant face and body makeup. Its light-reflecting pigments create a glistening, airbrushlike finish you can easily shower off later. 

Editor's Note: "This product made my skin look practically flawless. It appeared smooth, healthy and totally even and toned (even where it actually isn't)." —Andie Fowler, Assistant Editor

Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Finish, $45, VitaLiberata.com


Green Pick: Best Moisturizer

The Knot pick for best moisturizer is the Korres Jasmine body butter

Even though the combo of shea butter, quince extract and vegetable oils makes for a heavier cream, this one absorbs instantly into skin, making it feel refreshed and silky smooth.

Editor's Note: "This beat out my go-to body moisturizer for its amazing scent. It goes on smoothly and it's really hydrating." —Cassie Kreitner, Senior Editor, The Studio @ XO

Korres Jasmine body butter, $29, KorresUSA.com


Green Pick: Best Scrub

The Knot pick for best body scrub is the Herbivore Coco Rose body polish

This luxe-looking pastel-pink scrub is almost too pretty to use. But you’ll be glad you did once you feel how the gently exfoliating formula revives your skin and leaves it supersoft and fragrant.

Editor's Note:  "I loved how smooth and soft my skin felt for hours after using this scrub. The sugar went to work and then melted away, unlike salt-based scrubs that usualy leave a messy residue in the tub." —Katelyn Baker, Senior Designer

Herbivore Coco Rose body polish, $36, HerbivoreBotanicals.com


Budget Pick: Best Body Wash

The Knot pick for best body wash is the Nivea Cocoa Butter moisturizing body wash

Lathering up with this creamy cocoa butter rinse not only makes your skin feel happy and moisturized, it also satisfies your senses thanks to its deliciously sweet scent. 

Editor's Note: "This body wash was so moisturizing I didn't need to use lotion after showering. Plus, the cocoa butter smell is pleasant but not overwhelming." — Shelley Brown, Fashion & Beauty Editor

Nivea Cocoa Butter moisturizing body wash, $6Target.com 

Check out more of The Knot 2017 Beauty Awards winners here

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