Andrea Lavinthal, Author, Your So-Called Life
Andrea's beauty stats: Just turned 30 and obsessed with fending off fine lines; naturally curly hair that I torture with heat-styling and highlights; addicted to anything coconut-scented"As much as I'd love to hit up the spa regularly for professional body treatments, my wallet just isn't having it. But I've found a bunch of great products that keep my skin soft and smooth: no appointment or $20 tip necessary!"
The Body Shop Coconut Body Scrub
"The secret to super-soft skin is weekly exfoliation, but some scrubs are so gritty it can feel like you're rubbing your body with sandpaper. That's why I'm a huge fan of this thick, moisturizing body scrub. It gets the job done without scratching your skin and the coconut scent is completely addictive."
$20 for 6.9 fl oz; thebodyshop.com
Aveeno Advanced Care Body Wash
"This is the creamiest, most hydrating body wash Ive ever used. The soap-free, hypoallergenic formula contains oatmeal to soothe dry, itchy skin. And since its fragrance-free it doesnt compete with my other products."
$6.79 for 12 fl oz; drugstore.com
Kiehl's Deluxe Hand and Body Lotion in Coriander
"I discovered this lightweight, fresh-smelling moisturizer years ago when I borrowed it from a friend. And even though I didn't have the faintest idea what coriander was (FYI: it's the seed of a plant in the parsley family), I was totally hooked."
$19.50 for 8.4 fl oz; kiehls.com
Yes To Carrots Deliciously Rich Body Butter
"Ill admit that the quirky name was what initially attracted me to this moisturizer. That aside, it happens to be one of the best paraben-free, shea-butter creams out there. I slather the stuff all over my body at night and it sinks right in. As for the scent, who knew that carrots could smell so delicious? And FYI: Theres also a Yes To Tomatoes and Yes To Cucumbers version."
$12.99 for 8.45 fl oz; drugstore.com