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BEST Bath and Body Products

2014 BEST Bath and Body Products

Follain

This pretty, well-appointed South End apothecary caters to your beauty needs, but with a conscience. Owner Tara Foley selects only the healthiest and most environmentally friendly products, including locally made goods from Shamanuti, Farmaesthetics, and Amber Blue, to line her… read more »

2013 BEST Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

At Fresh—where shelves are sparse but gracefully arranged, and all the products are silky smooth and lusciously scented—quality reigns over quantity. Our favorite indulgence? The Brown Sugar Body Polish, a decadent exfoliant that leaves skin feeling smoother than a fine… read more »

2012 BEST Bath and Body Products

Lush

Boston

Here’s where you’ll find the perfect impromptu pick-me-up between spa visits. All of Lush’s products are handmade with earth-friendly ingredients—think: organic bananas, avocados, and ground almonds—so you can fully relax in a Bath Bomb’d tub, knowing that you’re doing your… read more »

2011 BEST Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

There’s skin care, and then there’s skin-care shtick. Thankfully, lab coats and “cosmeceuticals” have no place at Fresh, which keeps our lips pucker-ready and our skin smooth and smelling divine. With products that get rave reviews and staffers who never… read more »

2008 BEST Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

Going on a fashion bender along Newbury can leave even hard-core shoppers feeling a tad wilted. Good thing Fresh is close at hand: With white-tiled walls and elegant white fixtures, the locally based chain’s recently renovated Back Bay outpost soothes… read more »

2006 BEST Bath and Body Products

C.O. Bigelow

Boston

Cracked elbows, oily T-zones, and damaged locks all require different care routines, which is why C.O. Bigelow fills its floor-to-ceiling shelves with enough creams, soaps, balms, masks, and bath salts to satisfy even the biggest product pack rat. Favorites include… read more »

2004 BEST Bath and Body Products

Waterworks

Boston

Essentially a shrine to all things bath-related, Waterworks stocks handcut crystal sink accessories, refreshing grapefruit and ginger soaps, seductively quilted robes, and chrome faucet spouts so shiny you can see yourself in the reflection. With everything from cast-iron claw foot… read more »

2002 BEST Bath and Body Products

Waterworks

Boston

Your bathroom never had it so good. Every inch of Waterworks is dedicated to the senses, and every item—each perfectly placed and folded—is luxury incarnate. The sweet aroma of French soaps welcomes you first. Then come bath towels so soft,… read more »

2000 BEST Bath and Body Products

Fresh

Boston

To consider Fresh simply an emporium specializing in soap is cleanly missing the point. This Boston-based business has revolutionized the beauty product industry with its French milled soaps, perfumes, skin care products, makeup line, scented candles, and bathroom accessories. Smelling… read more »

1999 BEST Bath and Body Products

Fresh 21st Century

Boston

This is a store devoted to pampering and designed for those who are partial to a good tub soaking. Fresh is stocked with more tan 300 French milled soaps, oils, bathroom accouterments, perfumes, and makeup—so expect an olfactory assault of… read more »