PEOPLE's Beauty Awards: See Our Favorite Body Products of 2023!

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PEOPLE staffers tried dozens of bars, scrubs, deodorants and sunscreens to come up with this ultimate list of 13 body winners

People Beauty Awards 2023 body
People Beauty Awards 2023 body

Scrubs that made our showers smell like a spa, deodorants that stood the test of time, sunscreens that felt like, well, nothing at all. Those are just a few of the products People and Today staffers sought out and found while trying 52 new body products. These 13 rose above the rest, earning them a spot on the official PEOPLE Beauty Award winners list.

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Best Cleansing Bar: Dove Dry-Cracked Skin Replenish Beauty Bar

Packed with pro ceramides to nourish, this bar for extra-dry skin types was so moisturizing, one tester noted they didn’t need to put on body lotion after using it.

Dove Dry-Cracked Skin Replenish Beauty Bar for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Dove Dry-Cracked Skin Replenish Beauty Bar for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$5

Best Fragrance-Free Body Wash: Naturium The Purifier Niacinamide Body Wash

It got a perfect score for hitting the “just right” balance of cleansing without stripping and lathering well without being too sudsy.

Naturium The Purifier Niacinamide Body Wash for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Naturium The Purifier Niacinamide Body Wash for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$16

Best Fragranced Body Wash: Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Renewing Body Wash

Testers raved about how this creamy cleanser hydrated the skin (thanks to vegan squalane oil). Bonus: the “gorgeous subtle scent” of jasmine, pink dragon fruit and vanilla.

Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Renewing Body Wash for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Sol de Janeiro Beija Flor Renewing Body Wash for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$26

$26

Best Body Scrub: Hairitage Sugar Coated Body Scrub in Mint & Yuzu

"I never want to be in the shower without a jar of this,” one tester declared of this gentle sugar-based skin-smoother, which smells like a fancy spa.

Hairitage Sugar Coated Body Scrub in Mint & Yuzu for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Hairitage Sugar Coated Body Scrub in Mint & Yuzu for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$10

Best Fragrance-Free Body Lotion: Aveeno Calm + Restore Oat Repairing Lotion

If you have sensitive skin, it doesn’t get better than this soothing oat-infused find. “LOVE” was
one tester’s enthusiastic reaction.

Aveeno Calm + Restore Oat Repairing Lotion for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Aveeno Calm + Restore Oat Repairing Lotion for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$17

$12

Best Fragranced Body Lotion: Olay Regenerist Body Lotion

Olay Regenerist Body Lotion for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Olay Regenerist Body Lotion for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$12.5

$40

This rose above competitors thanks to its “light, fresh scent” and the fact that it “rubs in easily,” with one tester dubbing it a “moisturizer for all seasons.”

Best Body Oil: Caudalie Smooth & Glow Oil Elixir

This nongreasy, glow-inducing oil was a fan favorite. One tester called it a “magic elixir” and gushed, “I am going to purchase (and hoard) multiple bottles so I don’t run out.”

Caudalie Smooth & Glow Oil Elixir for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Caudalie Smooth & Glow Oil Elixir for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$49

$49

Best Antiperspirant: Dove Ultimate Dry Spray Cucumber Water & Mint

This quick-drying spray, which has an uplifting scent, moisturizes skin while it curbs sweat.

Dove Ultimate Dry Spray Cucumber Water & Mint for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Dove Ultimate Dry Spray Cucumber Water & Mint for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$10

Best Deodorant: Secret Aluminum Free Clear Solid

Made with pH-balancing minerals, this got top marks for being long-lasting, applying smoothly, having a “great” lavender aroma and not leaving behind even a hint of residue.

Secret Aluminum Free Clear Solid for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Secret Aluminum Free Clear Solid for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$7

Best SPF Spray: Pixi SPF 50 SunMist

Packed with aloe vera, vitamin E and avocado oil, it won for having a high SPF (50) and for its breathable feel.

Pixi SPF 50 SunMist for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Pixi SPF 50 SunMist for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$15

$13

Best SPF Serum: Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Serum SPF 30

“A game changer” is how one tester described this find because of its silky texture and how quickly it absorbed.

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Serum SPF 30 for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Serum SPF 30 for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$12

$15

Best SPF Gel: Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Body SPF 40

Why this sunscreen got comments like “Wow, wow, wow” and “Best ever”? The crystal-clear formula.

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Body SPF 40 for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Body SPF 40 for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$42

Best Self-Tanner: St.Tropez Luxe Body Serum

If you’ve sworn off self-tanner for being too streaky or smelly, this one will win you back, thanks to its incredibly even results and what one tester called a “shockingly good” scent. 

St.Tropez Luxe Body Serum for PEOPLE Beauty Awards
St.Tropez Luxe Body Serum for PEOPLE Beauty Awards

$48

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