While a spa visit isn’t always in the cards, a shower with pleasant-smelling, sensory-boosting body washes for summer is, so here are five that HKI thinks you should be showing some serious love to…
Prep for a nice out or “in” with Kama Sutra Luxury Bath Gel – Ocean Blu ($15.99, kamasutra.com). Laced with sexual overtones, Kama Sutra is a brand of body care products that make sensuality hero. Close your mind and let the thickness of the satiny lather and subtle fragrance moisturize and smooth your skin as it contains vegetable oils and Vitamin E-rich wheat germ.
Besides a stiff alcoholic beverage, the scent of lavender is the key to calming nerves and rendering you a tranquil, more relaxed you. And to aid you in seeking out that state of nirvana, HKI suggests you try Dr. Teal’s Ultra Moisturizing Body Wash Soothe & Sleep with Lavender ($5.99, amazon.com) which is made with Shea butter, Vitamin E & Aloe Vera to soften skin, while the Epsom salt-infused creation relaxes your entire body. Comes in two fragrances.
A drugstore favorite of this blogger-in-chief, St. Ives does it again with a $3.99 winner – St. Ives Revitalizing Pear & Soy Body Wash (target.com) – a refreshing scent that does what it’s meant to do – lift your senses. Contains pear extract & soy to smooth your skin’s texture.
For some inane reason, the pharmacy-like label of c. Booth has got HKI gripped, but luckily the contents of c. Booth Triple Action Bath, Shower & Hair Wash Hydrating Acai Berry ($5.99, freemanbeauty.com) is even more reason to become obsessed. ‘Triple Action’ is a multi-tasking gem that helps you unclutter your bath! Shower with it, shampoo your hair with it and even take a big, giant bubble bath if the mood strikes you all the while the Rosemary stimulates, refreshes and rejuvenates.
The newbie on the block among this group of standouts is the fashion-fragrance brand Lulah, created by the parent company Thymes. Lulah Magnolia Body Wash ($11.25, lulah.com). Developed for the stylish woman (which means you), the assortment of flirty fragrances are filled with luxe aromatics like Magnolia and Tamarind Ginger among others which contain skin-enhancing ingredients. The entire collection includes body wash, body lotion, body mist and hand cream from $9-$13. Pump included.