Under $20 Carolle Bedard of Pierrefonds, Que., loved how this mandarin-scented lotion worked OT on her skin thanks to hydrating shea butter and antioxidant-rich sea-buckthorn oil. “This cream is perfect. My skin stayed hydrated for at least 24 hours.” Lotus Aroma Mandarin Velvet Body Lotion ($18) Over $20 Made with exfoliating oats and omega-fatty-acid-rich kukui oil, this milk is as nourishing as a cream, but it absorbs faster than it takes you to down your first Americano of the day. Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion ($44)
Readers tested this prod at the gym, during yoga and while running after the kids—all to rave reviews. “It didn’t leave any white marks, the scent is awesome and I didn’t need to reapply it,” said Lisa McGraw of Conception Bay South, NL. Nivea Invisible for Black & White Stick ($4). For details, see Shopping Guide.
Kaytlyn MacKenzie of Calgary dubbed this exfoliant from the Parisian beauty brand “the body-scrub holy grail.” The sugar exfoliates skin, and beeswax locks in hydration. Dans un Jardin Mirabella Sugar Scrub ($19.95)
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Olay rejigged the formula of this body wash to be gentler on skin, but readers also fell for its summery scent. Olay Fresh Outlast Cooling White Strawberry and Mint Body Wash ($5.49). Bioderma’s soap-free cleanser makes scaly winter skin obsolete. Intrepid readers also used it as a shaving cream and bubble bath. Bioderma Atoderm Shower Gel ($19.95)
This French brand is a well-decorated BGP veteran. This time, you gave the thumbs-up to its anti-aging hand cream, made with skinprotecting polyphenols. Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream ($20)