With winter creeping in, keeping our skin soft, flake-free, and hella smooth is at the top of our list of beauty priorities, along with glowing skin, a fresh beat, and killer claws, but that’s another story.
When it comes to body lotions, we’ll be real with you guys; since we apply our lotion from head to toe daily, we typically rely on drugstore finds and save our beauty splurges for more delicate skin, like our face. So we’re sharing our fave drugstore formulas that literally never let us down.
1. SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Body Lotion, $11
This creamy lotion will save even the driest skin while working overtime to improve uneven skin tone and brighten dull skin that hasn’t seen the sun in, well, forever. Enriched with coconut oil and shea butter, which are two of the richest moisturizers on the planet, and vitamin E and hibiscus, it’s super nourishing and will leave your skin feeling silky soft. Oh, and it smells SO good.
2. Cocokind Sake Body Lotion, $18
If you want something a little more luxe, this is the product for you. Formulated with sake, a fermented rice wine rich packed with skin-smoothing enzymes, and microbiome-friendly prebiotic sugar, this lotion will gently exfoliate while supporting skin moisture for uber-smooth skin. The formula also boasts shea butter, which is rich in fatty acids that seal in moisture and improve skin elasticity.
3. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, $11
If you’re looking for guaranteed results, this nourishing lotion is clinically proven to improve the health of dry skin within just one use and significantly improve skin if used continuously for two weeks. What makes it so impactful is the hero ingredient; colloidal oatmeal, as well as other rich emollients, that when combined, strengthen your skin’s barrier and protect it from moisture loss. It’s also super gentle and helps soothe aggravated or sensitive skin, making it perfect for post-shave. Plus, it’s fragrance-free and non-comedogenic. We love it as it never leaves our skin feeling greasy.
4. The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt, $12
As soon as you apply this lotion, not only does it absorb into your skin in minutes, but it smells so. damn. good. The formula is jam-packed with goodness, from fair trade almond milk that’s rich in vitamin E, to hyaluronic acid, AKA the hydrating hero that can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. The results? It delivers 48-hour hydration.
5. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Skin Therapy Body Lotion, $12
We couldn’t do a roundup of our fave drugstore moisturizers without including this cult-fave. All we can say is: it’s loved and adored worldwide for a reason. The rich coconut scent is utterly heavenly. Plus, the ultra-rich formula never fails to hydrate and soften dry, flaky skin.