Bath & Body Works
I’ll probably catch some flak for this one. But B&BW has come a long way, in my humble opinion. Yes, the cloyingly sweet lotions and bubble bath are still there. But as a beauty potion junkie, there is some serious chemistry there as well.
Patricia Wexler, the well-regarded Manhattan dermatologist, launched a skincare line a few years ago exclusively carried by Bath & Body Works. It’s really reasonably priced compared to products with similar ingredients, like Dr. Brandt’s line. And it works. I swear by the De-puff Eye Gel.
B&BW also carries other upscale brands like Fekkai hair products and CO Bigelow. And if you’re a germaphobe, the wall of pretty smelling anti-bacterial products should make you swoon.