Best Body Products of The Knot's 2020 Beauty Awards
When thinking about pre-wedding #selfcare, taking time to pamper yourself with the best body products is just as important as tending to the skin on your face—especially if your dress is strapless, short or has a plunging back.
Start by reframing how you think about the shower or bath: Rather than a quick necessity, this is a time to invest in yourself, relax and wash away any wedding planning stressors (think: lingering RSVPs, your in-laws, assembling 150 welcome bags). Once you're in a more zen state of mind, use our fave for best body wash and turn your bathroom into an aromatherapeutic sanctuary. Then, incorporate our pick for the best body scrub into your showering routine twice a week to exfoliate away dead skin cells and give your whole body a refresh. Follow up with our pick for best body lotion, which both hydrates and tones.
If you're looking to get a sunkissed glowbefore your walk down the aisle, use our editor-approved best self-tanner two days before your wedding. If your day is on Saturday, for example, apply the self-tanner on Thursday night. You'll have a full night for the tan to develop and Friday to wash off the guide color and do any touch-ups.
Shop all the winners for best body products for your wedding below.
Best Body Wash
What's better than just getting clean? Having a sensory experience while doing it. Enter: our pick for the best body wash. Lathering up with this vitamin-enriched rinse makes you feel squeaky clean, while the sandalwood scent satisfies your senses. Use it the morning of your day for an energetic boost or add to running water for a foamy, aromatherapeutic bath that's instantly relaxing.
Nécessaire The Body Wash in Sandalwood, $25, Sephora.com
Best Body Scrub
The best body scrub won't just polish your skin, it's also a full-on sensory experience. The luxe-looking pastel packaging makes it almost too pretty to use. But you'll be glad you did once you feel how the gently exfoliating formula of virgin coconut oil and floral morrocan rose leaves your skin feeling revived and supersoft. Use once or twice a week to slough away dead skin cells, perk up dry patches on your elbows and knees and give yourself an allover glow. Pro tip: If you usually skip more abrasive body scrubs, this finely-milled one even works for sensitive skin.
Herbivore Coco Rose coconut oil body polish, $36, Sephora.com
Best Body Lotion
You'll probably feel naturally radiant on your wedding day, but slathering on this über-rich pick for best body lotion certainly doesn't hurt. Basically a spa day in a jar, this whipped moisturizer melts into skin. Just a little of this buttery body lotion goes a long way and leaves you feeling hydrated for up to 24 hours. Bonus: Its unscented, so it won't compete with your favorite fragrance.
Avène Moisturizing melt-in balm, $30, Dermstore.com
Keeping the best deodorant on hand (we recommend stashing it in your emergency kit in case you need to reapply) is an easy way to ensure you stay smelling fresh—no matter what temps or crazy after-party moments your celebration throws your way. And let's be real: There's bound to be some stressful moments during the wedding planning process in general. This stick swipes on smoothly, works for sensitive skin, comes in a range of clean scents can keep you dry for up to 48 hours.
Secret Clinical strength invisible solid deodorant, $8, Target.com
There's no shortage of self-tanning products, but the best self-tanner should give you naturally sunkissed color that stays put and doesn't rub off on your sheets—or even worse, your wedding dress. Get a believable bronze glow with a streak-proof foamy mousse that develops into a deep tan in just a few hours.
St. Tropez Self Tan Extra Dark bronzing mousse,$45, Ulta.com
Best Body Sunscreen
Throwing an outdoor affair? Shield yourself with a fast-absorbing formula that won't leave behind a chalky residue.
COOLA Mineral Body organic SPF 50 sunscreen, $32, Sephora.com
Shaving is no one's favorite bath time activity, but this adorable and affordable winner for best razor, with five super-sharp, aloe-encased blades, makes for a smooth experience.
Billie Razor starter kit, $9, MyBillie.com
Best Shave Gel
The difference between a close shave and razor burn can be choosing the best shave gel. Enter: this foaming one that conditions skin, softens hair and adds a buttery buffer for your razor.
Flamingo Foaming shave gel, $5, Flamingo.com