Salud Spa Bar
943 E. University Blvd., No. 165, 396-3298, saludspabar.com
This newish store on University Boulevard near the UA campus offers a carefully chosen selection of face creams, soaps, cosmetics and lotions from around the world. We love the French line Nuxe, which is hard to find in the United States, and Salud has a luscious array of their products, along with cleansers from Iceland and creamy hand salves from Provence. The owner is very knowledgeable about all of the items in her store and has the rare quality of being helpful but not at all pushy. Salud also has a dreamy selection of scented oils, so you can design your own perfume or body spray. The staff at Salud will help you create your own signature fragrance--how cool is that?