It has become commonplace for many beauty enthusiasts to have an extensive face care regime with multiple layers of cleansers, toners, serums, and moisturisers. With so many steps dedicated achieving a radiant, blemish-free complexion, it’s easy to fall into the trap of neglecting your skin from the neck down. During wintertime, this neglect goes relatively unnoticed, until of course, the sun comes out and you need to don a sleeveless top, break out a shorter hemline, or slip into a swimsuit. Spring is the ideal season to get summer skin ready. So, if you want to feel maximum confidence, we have your guide on building the perfect body care routine which (spoiler alert) doesn’t need to be nearly as complicated as your face regimen.
Below, we share our roundup of the best products you can use to keep your skin looking flawless from head to toe.
Mecca Cosmetica To Save Body SPF30 Radiant Sun Mousse 150ml, $47.
All skincare routines should begin with a quality sunscreen, and it’s essential not to overlook its application to your body, especially the areas more exposed to the sun’s rays. We’ve long been a fan of Mecca’s To Save Face sunscreen range, and thanks to their newly-released To Save Body SPF30 Mousse, covering all of our SPF bases just got easier. Formulated with antioxidant-rich vitamin E and glycerin to soothe the skin and retain moisture, this whipped mousse sunscreen dries quickly onto the skin and leaves you without that dreaded white cast that comes with many sunscreens on the market.
Paula’s Choice 2% Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid Exfoliant 118ml, $37.
Prone to bothersome chest or back acne? Anyone who has experienced either knows just how difficult it can be to deal with, especially when it pops up on those hard-to-reach areas like the upper back. A cult-favourite for a reason, this leave-on chemical exfoliant uses BHA (also known as salicylic acid) to unclog pores, help remove dead skin and even the skin tone, making it the perfect product to keep those pesky chest and back pimples at bay.
Tronque Vitamin C Body Oil, $120.
Celebrated for its hydrating, anti-aging, and pigmentation-fighting properties, Tronque’s Vitamin C Body Oil offers a concentrated dose of skin-loving goodness for your entire body. Boasting a delicate botanical fragrance and lightweight, nutrient-rich formula, this oil can be applied daily from head to toe, leaving your skin with a radiant and hydrated “lit from within” glow.
Tronque Firming Butter, $130.
Delivering long-lasting hydration to the skin, this soufflé-like body butter is a dream when paired with Tronque’s Vitamin C Body Oil. Unlike many moisturisers on the market, it has a non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula that includes hero ingredients such as Mamaku, Atlantic Ocean Kelp and New Zealand Red Seaweed to penetrate deeply into the skin’s barrier to revitalise dry, damaged areas.
Aēsop A Rose By Any Other Name Body Cleanser 500ml, $70.
Just like the face, cleansing plays a vital role in any body care routine. Scented with rose, cardamom and black pepper, this lightly-foaming cleanser from Aēsop provides an aromatic showering experience while gently washing away any dirt and build up accumulated on the skin throughout the day.
Tronque Ionic Dry Body Brush, $70.
Rooted in ancient practices like traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda, dry brushing has recently gained popularity in Western beauty spheres for its array of health benefits. While known for its ability to effectively exfoliate the skin and stimulate lymphatic drainage, Tronque’s Ionic Dry Body Brush elevates the experience with the addition of ultra-fine copper bristles, generating negative ions through friction that can help to invigorate your mood and leave you with a spring in your step.
La Mer Neck & Décolleté Concentrate, $585, from Smith & Caughey’s.
The neck and décolletage are typically two of the first places on the body to show visible signs of ageing, so an investment in these areas will never go amiss. While it comes with a premium price tag, La Mer’s Neck & Décolleté Concentrate is a must-have for those looking for a hardworking treatment. Not only does it contain the brand’s patented Miracle Broth which is touted for its cell renewing benefits, but it also delivers a hearty dose of hydration with every swipe, allowing you to keep your neck and décolletage looking radiant and dewy all day long.