BEAUTY AWARDS 2017 – BODY
Our columnist Alex Hatton brings you a collection of the most effective buys in skin and body care. These gems are a must for every beauty buff.
BEST SHOWER FOAM
The Handmade Soap Company, Grapefruit & May Chang Shower Gel, €11.95
Delicately infused with essential oils, this gorgeous shower gel moisturises skin as it cleans, leaving nothing behind but the most delicious scent.
BEST BATH SALTS
Wild Oats, Tender Bath Milk in Lavender & Goats Milk, €12
Soothing milk and oats nourish, while the gentle scent of lavender relaxes the body and mind. Very Cleopatra!
BEST BODY MOISTURISER
Seavite by Doctors Mulrooney, Super Nutrient Intense Moisture Body Cream, €27.50
Powered with the healing energies of seaweed extract and nourishing anti-ageing botanicals, this reparative dream cream, hydrates and comforts.
BEST BODY LOTION
Urban Veda, Soothing Body Lotion, €18.99
An RSVP beauty desk favourite! Smooth, soothe and soften your skin with moisturising bio-oils, organic extracts and vitamins.
BEST BODY BUTTER
The Body Shop, Spa Of The World, Japanese Camellia Cream, €39
A cult classic, this deeply nourishing rich emollient is packed with relaxing camellia oil to soften and moisturise skin. It also smells incredible!
BEST DAYTIME BODY OIL
Liz Earle, Superskin Dry Oil for Body Spray, €46
Get a gorgeous radiant glow with this uber luxurious and fast-absorbing dry body oil. Add to your morning ritual to leave you divinely scented and silky soft all day.
BEST EVENING BODY OIL
Holos Skincare, Good Night Body Oil, €18.95
This elixir is packed with calming essential oils including lavender, chamomile and rose to rewind body and mind. A real beauty treat.
BEST BUST TREATMENT
Clarins, Bust Beauty Firming Lotion, €45
Tightens and revitalises skin that has become slack due to breast weight and UV exposure. If you’re over 35 you need this in your life!
BEST BODY TREATMENT
The 3 D Ultimate Lift, from €400
Want a perkier derrière? Get the best booty makeover with the non-invasive 3 D Ultimate treatment that is the latest celebrity craze.
BEST HAND WASH
Green Angel, Irish Seaweed Soap with Lavender Essential Oil, €5.95
A gorgeous seaweed soap laced with lavender oil to cleanse and nourish.
BEST HAND CREAM
Brooke & Shoals, Hand Cream in Grapefruit & Geranium, €22.95
Bring the spa home with this beauty: it’s totally natural with the most luxuriously scented fragrance.
BEST FOOT CREAM
Eucerin, UreaRepair Plus Footcream, €13.00
Our fave foot treatment. Slather on and cover with cotton socks and wake up to softer, smoother feet.
BEST HAIR REMOVAL PRODUCT
Waxperts, Wonder Pads, €9.99 for 40 discs
We’re dedicated fans of these little wonder pots. Use daily in between waxing or after shaving to avoid ingrown hairs.
BEST TOP COAT
CND, Vinylux, Weekly Top Coat, €1-€1.95
Bring the salon home with star buy that guarantees a week of polish perfection.
BEST BEAUTY GADGET
Spotlight, Teeth White Strips, €39.95
Created by Irish dentists Lisa and Vanessa Creaven these strips contain hydrogen peroxide– the magic teeth whitening
ingredient. Just use these super strips for an hour every day to notice a real difference and begin to love your smile again.
BEST NAIL VARNISH RANGE
Nails Inc, Mindful Nail Polish Collection, €18
The salon trend leader: this season it’s about the mindful mani with rose quartz and crystal-infused nail polishes for positive vibes.
Eco Sonya, Coconut Deodrant, €13.75
Stay cool and dry with this anti-perspirant made from natural organic coconut.
BEST BODY EXFOLIATOR
Ripe, Coffee Scrub by Roz Purcell, €18.95
This power player polishes and smoothes your skin but it also helps to combat cellulite through the caffeine in the coffee beans. Result!
BEST BATH OIL
Ren, Tranquillity Bath & Shower Oil, €45
Heaven in a bottle: luxuriate with this delicious Moroccan Rose Otto Oil. Breathe deeply as you bathe as the scent of rose is also known for its stress relieving and harmonising properties.
BEST BODY SHAPER
Thalgo, Expert Correction, €36
A must have weapon in the fight against cellulite. Apply this cool gel to target areas in a clockwise motion until the cream is completely absorbed.