Skincare: My Favorite Body Products.

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I’ve gotten this question a few times over email recently so today I wanted to dedicate a post to my winter *BODY* skincare. My skin (especially on my body) tends to get quite dry (especially during the winter) so I try really hard to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize… and give my body a good exfoliation at least a couple times a week.

The first step in all this though is dry brushing. I have and use this brush, and I did a whole tutorial about dry brushing here. It’s the best. It sloughs off dead cells, boosts circulation, AND reduces the appearance of cellulite so what is not to love!?

My favorite body wash

Glossier Body Hero is my favorite body wash, hands down. It is THE BESTTTTT. I wrote a review of it here but it’s just the greatest body wash ever, I’ve gone through 3 bottles now and buy it with my own money and just love it so much. It’s a shower oil, so it glides on, hydrating as it cleanses (never stripping the skin which I need as my skin gets so dry). Since it’s an oil it’s also amazing for shaving your legs. But the best part (hands down) is how it smells. I can’t even get over the fragrance. It’s the most perfect orange blossom fragrance EVER. I look forward to showering simply for the fragrance. Magic.

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My favorite body scrub

The Seaweed Bath Co is another (really affordable) brand that I love and have featured here quite a bit! (Read this blog post for all of my favorites.) The detox body scrub is amaaaaazing. It’s just the right consistency to really get your skin good and polished, and the Awaken scent is super energizing (really similar to Aveda’s Rosemary Mint fragrance which I’ve always loved). This is another product that I buy again and again because it’s just so good. I also love that it’s a) in a tube and b) not greasy or super oily. I love all of my jars of scrubs but it’s nice to just squeeze it out of a tube vs. scraping it out of a jar with your fingers.

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My favorite body serum

I go through Ren’s body serum like candy. It is everything and maybe a problem as I use SO MUCH of it – definitely a holy grail item. It’s lightweight but super hydrating (so it’s fine on it’s own most of the time) and it’s packed with (10%!!!) AHA’s to gently exfoliate. Oh and it smells a little bit like a creamsicle. I have been using this nearly every day since it first came out and have noticed a big difference in my skin (mostly in texture/smoothness and radiance). For silky skin, this is a must!

My favorite body butter

I know you’re going to ask why I’m not including the Body Hero cream here. It’s amazing (that fragrance!!!!) but it’s not all natural so I stopped buying it after I went through the first tube. I have a weird thing where I’m less obsessive about products you wash off (i.e. shower gel, face wash) being natural as opposed to body washes and oils which sit on the skin. I may be totally off-base but it’s more important me to have a natural body moisturizer than a wash as you leave it on your skin.

So anyway in the summer the Ren Body Serum is more than enough for me. It’s suuuuuper hydrating. But in the winter I like to layer something on over it. It’s either my beloved Everyday Oil or this body butter from Weleda. This stuff is SO hydrating and just feels heavenly putting it on your skin. I’ll usually let the serum sink in for a few minutes (I like to apply the serum and let it sink in while I do my face stuff) and THEN apply it. So hydrating, so luxurious, it was an instant favorite.

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photography by Carter Fish.

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  1. I’m so lazy when it comes to skincare for my body – which is bad, because whenever winter rolls around, my skin gets so dry it starts shedding like a crocodile, lol! The seaweed body scrub sounds so nice. I hardly ever exfoliate my body so it’d be a nice thing to get and start making a habit of… ✨

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  2. Chelsea says 12.4.18

    Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve just started to get really into skincare so I’ve been on the hunt for new products to try – I’ll definitely check these out!

    xx Chelsea
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  3. Cy says 12.4.18

    Grace, I’m pretending this is a gift guide! 🙂 I’m going to get my sister the Ren , as one of her gifts. Looks great. I love the Body Hero too. Not in love with all the Glossier products, but this is a winner! I ordered another bottle during their 20% cyber sale. I love it, the smells is so good.

    • grace at the stripe says 12.4.18

      Aw I love that!

      And agreed – Glossier is def hit or miss for me as well but when they do something well, they do it really well!!!!

  4. MarciaMarciaMarcia says 12.4.18

    I love that you included the Weleda body butter. I’ve been a fan of the original Skin Food for ages, so when I saw recently that they’d added to the Skin Food line, I immediately ordered the light cream and the body butter. They haven’t arrived yet, but I can’t wait to try them.

    • grace at the stripe says 12.4.18

      You are in for such a treat. I LOVE the body butter! (Also really like the light skin food too, it’s a fantastic daily moisturizer).
      Please keep me posted on how you like them… I personally love both but it’s always nice to hear what others think.

  5. Megan says 12.4.18

    Grace! You should try the orange blossom shower gel from Griffin Remedy—it smells amazing (the orange blossom lotion is awesome, too) and the ingredients are all-natural: water, saponified coconut oil, olive oil, organic jojoba oil, vegetable glycerin, vegetable gum, rosemary extract, MSM, and orange blossom essential oil blend. I found out about it from kaleandcaramel.com and just love it. An 8 oz. bottle is $7 and a 32 oz. one is $20, so it’s all wallet-friendly, too. xoxo

  6. Logan Christine says 12.4.18

    Need to get that Detox scrub! I keep meaning to but my Target is horrible at restoring Seaweed Bath Co. Another thing I mean to do but never do is dry brush. How did you get the habit to stick?

    xoxo Logan
    http://www.habitsandhues.com

    • grace at the stripe says 12.5.18

      Order it on Amazon! So speedy!!!!
      I keep my dry brush near the shower so that I see it and remember!

  7. Noemi says 12.5.18

    I’d like to try REN serum, I love this brand so much but so far I’m using only the products for the face. That serum seems to be another great product of the brand.

    • grace at the stripe says 12.5.18

      You have to try it! I love their face products so much but this serum is the BEST.

  8. Sarah Kahn says 12.5.18

    Hi grace,

    Thanks so much for this post. Im in need of body wash and moisturizer so the timing is perfect. May i ask what is probably an obvious question? the glossier body wash and seaweed body scrub are used in the shower and Ren serum is used out of the shower? I’ve never used a body serum but am in need of all 3 products. Thank you

    • grace at the stripe says 12.5.18

      you’re correct! wash and scrub are for the shower, serum and body butter are for after 🙂