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The 2012 Beauty Awards: The Best Body Breakthroughs

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Wash

    Caress Endless Kiss Silkening Body Wash ($4, drugstores). Readers praised this cleanser's moisturizing beads and the yummy vanilla-and-sandalwood scent. "It's my go-to wash because it leaves me moisturized head to toe," one said. Plus it doubles as shaving cream in a pinch. $

    Runner up:

    Dove VisibleCare Toning Crème Body Wash ($7, drugstores) $

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Scrub

    Nivea A Touch of Renewal Lathering Body Scrub ($6, drugstores). This multitasking sudser packs a one-two punch of gentle exfoliation and intense hydration. "The formula is mild enough to use daily," a voter told us. $

    Runner up:

    Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub in Tropical Mango ($8, Ulta stores) $

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Bath Soak

    Farmhouse Fresh Honey Magnolia Sparkling Soak ($20, farmhousefreshgoods.com). The blend of olive, jojoba, and apricot kernel oils nourishes parched parts. "My skin still feels supersilky hours later," one fan said.

    Runner up:

    Aveda Stress Fix Soaking Salts ($40, aveda.com)

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Lotion

    Organix Nourishing Coconut Milk Hibiscus Creamy Body Lotion ($8, drugstores). Testers were hooked on the rich texture and tropical fragrance. "I feel as if I've been whisked off to an exotic beach vacation every time I put it on!" one said. $

    Runner up:

    Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Body Cream ($10, drugstores) $

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Hand Healer

    Aveeno Positively Ageless Skin Strengthening Hand Cream ($6, drugstores). This hydrator's natural sugars help bind water to your skin so your hands stay moisturized and callus-free. "It's thick, but it soaks in almost immediately," a reader reported. $

    Runner up:

    L'Occitane Almond Smooth Hands ($48, loccitane.com)

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Foot Fixer

    Manicure/Pedicure by OPI in Chamomile Mint Scrub ($10, Ulta stores). The buffer is "soft and sugary and gently removes stubborn calluses," a volunteer said. $

    Runner up:

    Julep The Best Pedi Crème Ever ($22, julep.com)

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Shaving Cream

    Gillette Satin Care With a Touch of Olay ($3, drugstores). The shea butter in this gel delivers a luxurious texture and helps smooth skin as you shave. "My legs feel so hydrated that I can skip applying my usual body lotion," a user said. $

    Runner up

    Lavanila The Healthy Body Wash 2-in-1 Shower & Shave ($14, Sephora stores)

  • Lisa Shin

    Best Hair Remover

    Schick Hydro Silk Razor ($10, drugstores). A water-activated serum moisturizes your skin with each stroke, protecting you against nicks. "It's comfortable to grip, and the five blades give me a close shave every time," one reviewer told us. $

    Runner up:

    Gillette Venus & Olay Razor ($11, drugstores)

    Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2012.