The Best Body Lotions For Parched Skin

Looking For The Best Body Lotion? Start Here!

Your skin is dry, flakey, dull, and pasty.

Your legs are lizard like.

Your elbows are white.

You feet resemble the Sahara.

You need to moisturize (duh), but don’t even know where to begin, which is why we are here!

As usual, we tried and tested the best of the best to bring you this handy guide to finding the best body lotion for your wintery weathered skin.

The Best Body Lotion For You

The Richer, The Better.

When skin is need of 911-level resuscitation, get your hands/toes/legs/everything else on The Body Shop’s Spa Of The World Japanese Camellia Cream ($36). Packed with camellia oil, which has been a soft-skin-secret of Japanese women since the 18th century, and lightly scented with relaxing botanicals, this whipped body cream is sure to become a bedtime ritual.

Obsessed With Oils.

Prefer a body oil? Check out Fleur’s Nutri-Enhancing Oil ($71), a dry oil packed with pomegranate seed oil, sesame oil, macadamia oil, and buriti oil for softer, smoother skin both instantly and over time. In fact, 100% of volunteers agreed that their skin was “as soft as satin” after 28 days of use!

Like Your Lotion Lightweight.

For a fast-absorbing, lightweight, won’t-even-know-it’s-on (until you touch your super-soft skin) body lotion, try eos Berry B.ossom Body Lotion ($6.49). The barely-there finish is ideal for all of you who don’t like the feel of lotion, but still want soft, hydrated skin – and, packed with shea butter, vitamin E, and avocado oil, this body lotion will give you hydrated skin (for a full 24 hours, no less!).

You’re Sold On Scent.

If the fragrance is what sells you on a body lotion, check out & Other Stories’ Botanic Whisper Body Lotion ($15). The orange blossom and coriander lotion is lightweight (so it’s better for maintaining hydrated skin rather than rescuing skin on the brink of a California-esque drought), smells like springtime in a bottle (and who doesn’t want that in the dead of winter?!), and absorbs quickly (making it ideal for midday touchups).

You’d Rather Be On The Beach.

Sigh. Wouldn’t we all?! Well, now you can transport (your mind, at least), with H&M’s Caribbean Crush Body Lotion ($5.99), which smells like mango and coconut and hydrates with shea butter and vitamin E. The lightweight formula is ideal for maintaining moisture (with a scent suited for helping you to maintain cubicle sanity!), making it an ideal addition to your desk decor (promise we’re not just saying that because we’re crushing on the neon orange bottle!).

All About The Anti-Aging.

If you want your body lotion to do more than just moisturize, try Supergoop! Forever Young Body Butter SPF40 ($34), which is formulated with sea buckthorn, an omega-7 fatty acid that helps to reduce the appearance of age spots, improve skin texture, and boost skin elasticity, all while restoring dry skin, protecting you from environmental aging, and dosing you with SPF40 too!