Best Body Products of The Knot's 2019 Beauty Awards

Bathe and bronze your way to head-to-toe confidence with the best body products.
by Shelley Brown
Best Body Products

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.

  1. Best Body Wash

    Best Body Wash

    What’s better than just getting clean? Having a totally invigorating moment while doing it. Enter: our pick for the best body wash. Lathering up with this hydrating body wash with a super-hydrating combo of moisturizing Vitamin E and soothing aloe makes you feel squeaky clean, while the fresh eucalyptus 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. 

    H2O+ Beauty eucalyptus and aloe body wash, $18, Amazon.com

  2. Best Body Scrub

    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

  3. Best Body Lotion

    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 enriched with almond milk melts into skin. Just a little of this buttery body lotion goes a long way and leaves you feeling hydrated for up to 48 hours. Bonus: Its formula also including a skin-firming complex that tightens as it hydrates.

    L'Occitane almond smoothing and beautifying milk concentrate, $54, Sephora.com

  4. Best Deodorant

    Best Deodorant

    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 Fresh invisible solid, $6, Secret.com

  5. Best Self-Tanner

    Best Self-Tanner

    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. Unlike other self-tanning products we've used, this clear liquid magically turns into a mousse and stays put. The fast-absorbing formula develops into an even, glowing tan within four to six hours and lasts for up to seven days. We also loved it’s neutral scent—no cheesy tropical fragrances or chemical odor here.

    Vita Liberata Invisi foaming tan water, $39, Ulta.com

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