Ever wondered what the best body moisturizers are?
You spend a lot of time and money looking for the best creams and serums to keep your face bright and flawless, but what’s the point if the rest of your body gives away your real age?
Skincare doesn’t stop at the face. Your body needs some TLC, too. So here they are, the best body moisturizers to banish dry skin, reduce sun damage and even soothe eczema:
- Best For Antiaging: Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin Smoothing Body Treatment ($33.00)
- Best For Body Acne: Paula’s Choice Resist Weightless Body Solution With 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid ($26.00)
- Best For Eczema: Eucerin Relief Body Cream ($9.78)
- Best For Normal To Dry Skin: CeraVe Moisturising Lotion ($13.99)
- Best For Very Dry Skin: The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Butter ($21.00)
Best For Antiaging: Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin Smoothing Body Treatment ($33.00)
Your body ages more slowly than the rest of your face, but eventually wrinkles will make an appearance there, too. Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin Smoothing Body Treatment is enriched with antioxidant and retinol to keep them at bay. While antioxidants destroy free radicals before they can give you wrinkles, retinol boosts the production of collagen to firm skin and speeds up cellular turnover (the skin’s exfoliating process) to fade away dark spots. It’s perfect for those areas that are most exposed to the sun – wether they’ve started showing the signs of aging or not. Oh, it’s very moisturising and make your cellulite look less obvious, too.
Available at: Dermstore and Paula’s Choice
Related: The Complete Guide To Retinol: What It Is, What It Does And How To Use It
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Best For Body Acne: Paula’s Choice Resist Weightless Body Solution With 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid ($26.00)
Acne is a job for salicylic acid. This oil-soluble exfoliant dissolves the glue that holds skin cells together on the surface of the skin and then gets inside the pores to remove all that crap that’s clogging them up and giving you breakouts. Paula’s Choice Resist Weightless Body Solution With 2% Beta Hydroxy Acid is formulated at the ideal pH for salicylic acid to work its best. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants that prevent premature wrinkles. Did I mention it’s moisturising, too?
Available at: Paula’s Choice
Related: Why Salicylic Acid Is Key To Spot-Free Skin
Best For Eczema: Eucerin Relief Body Cream ($9.78)
Do you suffer from eczema or just dry, itchy skin? Eucerin Relief Body Cream is your new BFF. The cream contains 1% colloidal oatmeal (yes, I’m talking about oats) and a sprinkle of licorice to calm down redness, reduce irritation and relieve the itching. Plus, a mix of oils to create a protective barrier on the skin that keeps it hydrated and protects it from germs and harsh weather.
Available at: iHerb and Walmart
Related: Why Are There Oats In My Skincare Products?!
Best For Normal To Dry Skin: CeraVe Moisturising Lotion ($13.99)
Lighter than the cream version, CeraVe Moisturising Lotion sinks in quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy residue behind (or on clothes). It’s loaded with ceramides, hyaluronic acid, cholesterol and all the good stuff that makes up your skin’s protective barrier. They help strengthen it so your skin won’t dry out when it’s exposed to extreme cold or hot temperatures, boiling hot baths and showers (or is that just me?) and all kinds of irritants. It’s a great basic lotion for every day.
Available at: Dermstore, Feel Unique and Ulta
Related: Are Ceramides The Key To Healthy Skin?
Best For Very Dry Skin: The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Butter ($21.00)
I have very dry skin and Shea butter’s the only thing that keeps it happy. Shea butter is even more moisturising than mineral oil (what derms consider the gold standard!) and leaves your skin soft and smooth for more than 8 hours! It works by creating a barrier on the skin that slows down water loss. Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants that keep your skin young. The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Butter is loaded with Shea and cocoa butter, so you get a double dose of moisture. That’s just what the doctor ordered.
Available at: The Body Shop and Ulta
Related: Why Shea Butter Is The Best Moisturizer For Dry Skin