A Seriously Succulent Shower Gel

I'm always a little bit skeptical of “energizing” bath products. Sure, most of them smell good, but I'll stick to my morning cup of coffee to wake me up. Besides, how much power can a little bit of soap, water and some suds really pack in the shower?

Babor's new Beleza do Brasil Energizing Shower Gel has the answer: a lot. As part of the company's Spa Around the World range, the gel draws upon time-tested ingredients from the Amazon (superantioxidant priprioca plant, vitamin-rich araucaria tree seeds and intensely moisturizing yacon plant, to name a few) to get your skin glowing and to get you going in the morning. While it's cleansing, the gel is also working at softening, retexturizing and providing the skin with a punch of powerful anti-aging ingredients. But it's the scent, a tangy-lime exotic floral fragrance (that's not at all sweet), that makes it a standout. You'll be bolting out of bed even on your most overtired of mornings just to give it a sniff. Seriously, it's that good.