The 2016 “I Recommend” Beauty Awards: Body Care Winners

Cult classics, perennial favourites, new innovations—this is your best in beauty


What products do Canada’s beauty experts recommend the most? Every year, we ask you, our readers—the savvy pros who see, sample and swatch tons of options on the job.

Here are this year’s winners in our body care category, and why our voters said they’re sure to impress:

Photography and styling (throughout): Erik Putz

Photography and styling (throughout): Erik Putz


1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light Lotion SPF 60, $29.
It checks all the boxes for sunscreen needs: trusty broad-spectrum coverage, non-greasy feel and no white marks. “Great protection, and never heavy or sticky.”

2. Dove Body Wash, $5–$8.
Made with a mild cleansing ingredient typically found in face washes, this helps maintain the skin barrier. “Gentle, nice price and available in great scents.”

3. Reversa Skin Smoothing Body Lotion, $36.
A high level of glycolic acid (10 percent) promotes cell turnover, while vitamin E and provitamin B5 increase moisture levels. “Minimizes ingrown hairs. It’s really good on rough skin.”

4. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $24–$54.
This faux glow dries fast for natural-looking results that last up to 10 days. “Never goes orange and no gross scent. Easy, streak-free application using the mitt [sold separately].”

5. Biotherm Celluli Eraser, $60.
Caffeine and algae extract encourage the breakdown of fat. “Smooths the skin well and smells fresh, not medicine-y.”

6. Silk’n Flash&Go, $212.
This DIY gadget uses HPL (home pulsed light) to hinder hair growth. “Really works, with permanent results.”