Listen: If you’ve been all about above-the-chin skincare and been neglecting the rest of your body, it’s time to get your act right, boo. Your below-the-chin skin is begging you for some attention, and with summer upon us; this is the time to give it some much-needed TLC.
So, to help you start a comprehensive and effective body care routine, we scoured the internet and found some of the most-transformative body care brands on the market. And since they’re all Black-woman-owned, you know they’ll definitely give you that warm, luxe-bih-typa’ summer glow.
Let’s get into it, shall we?
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Riri just gets it. And if you haven’t been coaxed into the Fenty frenzy yet, this Fenty Skin Body Vault might just do the trick.
It’s the perfect AM + PM body care kit and allows you to love on your body like you’ve never done before. You can cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and purify those pores, revealing deeply-nourished, radiant skin.
So. what’s in this luxe body care bundle?
- The Fenty Cocoa Cleans’r Soothing All-Over Cleansing Bar helps you cleanse, clarify, and condition.
- The Fenty Skin Soap Dish (where else would you store your Cocoa Cleans’r?)
- The Buff Ryder Exfoliating Body Scrub With Superfine Sand & Fruit Enzymes – three uses, your body will feel smooth, polished, and pretty pampered all summer.
- The Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream With Tropical Oils – renews and replenishes intense moisture instantly and over time.
- The Fenty Hydra’ Reset Intensive Hand Mask – (it’s just the hand mask of every Black Queen’s dream). It keeps your hands feeling like royalty.
Had a shit day? Check. Skin feeling moody and uncooperative? Hun, we’ve all been there. But lucky for you, Ms. Abena Boamah of Hanahana Beauty created this luxe and scrumptious body care butter to help get your body back to 100%.
Add it to your evening routine and experience a one-of-a-kind euphoria (plus all the serenity your mind, body, and soul needs).
Oh, and you can choose from amber vanilla, bamboo coconut, eucalyptus, lavender vanilla, lemongrass, or the unscented version.
Wait. A gentler, more luxe, and soothing alternative to waxing? Ummm…yes, please! And who else than the sugaring Queen herself to get you the best you started on this soft-girl era of sugaring? Ummm… we guess no one.
Sugardoh (launched by Aliyah Marandiz) offers every waxing-phobic babe a fancy head-to-toe at-home sugaring kit that allows you to eliminate all unwanted hair without the pain of wax.
The firm sugaring paste works on coarse hairs like pits and pubes, while the medium works on your lady stache (or three beards), armpits, and legs.
And don’t worry about the instructions. The body care kit has cool tools and instructions that help you become an at-home hair removal expert!
The body care brainchild of Ms. Toni Michelle Braxton, the Nude Sugar Plum Elixir is a boon for dry, texturized skin. The proprietary blend of humectants deliver deep, lasting hydration and restores the texture of your skin, leaving it feeling like it can “breathe again.”
The signature scent of creamy vanilla, golden amber, honeyed musk, orange blossom, Peruvian lime, and tonka milk is an added #hotgirlsummer bonus!
We have a million and ten awesome things to say about this body lotion, but first, add it to your cart ASAP because you can’t get anything better than this!
Now, for the deets: The EleVen by Venus Williams Body Lotion has broad-spectrum protection, SPF 50, that absorbs quickly on all skin tones and is paaaacked with skin-loving ingredients like allantoin.
Fifteen minutes before sun exposure, slather this luxe body care gem and reapply after every two hours or after 80 minutes of swimming.
A good shower pouf/loofah is a body care game-changer. It can help transform a not-so-sudsy shower gel into the luscious foam of your bath dreams, and it can buff away all the gunk, stress, and anxiety to leave you with good vibes and Inshallah!
This Luv Scrub pick is influenced by a West African beauty ritual and is everything you need for a refreshing and stress-wrangling body care routine. Experts recommend it for ingrown, dead skin, body acne, and more.
For all the chill spa vibes, you should def get this gorgeously-scented, non-greasy body oil from Ms. Alicia Keys herself.
Made with a healthy blend of baobab, jojoba, manuka honey, and marula oils, this mind and body care product is all skin types-friendly, deeply hydrating, and incredibly calming. Hence, your skin goes back to its natural glowing and centered self.
The subtle scent of sage and oat milk is just a cherry on top (said to bring comfort, clarity, and balance).