The best multi-tasking body lotions that do more than just moisturize

We all know we need moisturizer. The complicated part? How many products can one slather on? Our solution, find one that moisturizes plus comes power packed to address one key concern area say sun damage or wrinkles. Yes, that’s one formula that’s good for your bank balance too, since it saves the added cost of an additional product.

“You need to extend your moisturisation beyond your face. Your body skin is an extension of your facial skin, just a little thicker. So you need to keep your skin hydrated with a good moisturiser. In fact, moisturisers with sunscreen or anti ageing actives is just as essential for your body as they are for your face,” says Dr Rashmi Shetty, dermatologist and cosmetic physician, Ra’s Skin Clinic, Mumbai.

Since we use moisturizer every single day, it’s important to find an affordable one that really works. We’ve handpicked these top six multitasking body lotions so you can find your match.

Brightening + Sun Protection + Moisturising

Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 PA++ Lotion

What is it: A protective body lotion with sunscreen and vitamin B3 that restores your natural complexion and prevents darkening due to sun exposure. It has micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly that heals dry skins. Vitamin B3 inhibits excess melanin production so that your skin appears even toned, and brighter.

Why we like it: It is body lotion with a broad spectrum sunscreen, what could be better. It protects the skin from UV damage and restores lost moisture. Feels non-greasy and skin looks radiant within a week.

Deep Hydration + Wellness

Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter and Warm Vanilla Body Lotion

What is it: A creamy lotion with Dove’s unique DeepCare Complex that helps skin absorb the nutrients from the emollients. It has skin soothing shea butter and sunflower oil that creates a protective barrier on the skin and heals dryness. Lactic acid allows faster skin turnover and gives the skin a soft feel. Suitable for all skin types.

Why we like it: Even though it has a creamy texture, it does not feel sticky and leaves the skin with a sexy sheen. The calming scent of warm vanilla gives such a luxurious feeling.

Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter and Warm Vanilla Body Lotion

Anti-Pollution + Hydration

Natio Wellness Body Lotion

What is it: A quick absorbing lotion that suffuses your skin with the goodness of pomegranate extracts, jojoba oil, soya bean, and aloe vera. The lotion rich in vitamins B, E, C and K help in keeping the skin soft, and supple. The antioxidants protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Why we like it: It simply smells heavenly with light floral notes. It is lightweight but the skin feels soft and supple minus the dry patches. Since it is non-sticky, you can use this whenever you want to, to ward off dryness on your arms and legs.

Exfolitating + Smoothening + Moisturizing

Jergens Skin Smoothing Gently Exfoliating Body Lotion

What is it: A skin smoothing body lotion with alpha hydroxy acids extracted from lemon, pineapple, and grapefruit juices that gently slough away dead skin cells and improves skin’s natural ability to attract and retain moisture. It promotes cellular turnover and evens out rough, dry skin.

Why we like it: The body lotion softens rough skin within three days of application. Skin gleams and looks polished. Feels smooth to the touch, and roughness due to skin dehydration vanishes even when used just once. Skin stays soft through the day.

Anti-Ageing + Toning + Hydration

Nivea Q10 Firming Lotion

What is it: A firming body lotion that tones up dry, wrinkly skin on your arms and legs. It has Coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant that repairs and supports the skin’s basic cellular structure. Hydra IQ technology supports skin’s own hydration capabilities to retain deep non-stop moisture that lasts more than 24 hours.

Why we like it: It restores moisture to the skin almost immediately and dry, wrinkly skin on legs and arms look smooth and feel soft to the touch even after one application. Firms and tonnes skin within two weeks of regular application

Soothes Sensitivity + Deep Moisturising

Cetaphil Restoraderm Skin Restoring Body Moisturiser

What is it: It is a gentle lotion that relieves itchy, dry allergy-prone skin. It provides intensive hydration to help restore the skin’s natural barrier. It contains Arginine that heals minute fissures on dry skin. Ceramide nourishes skin and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Why we like it: It is light weight and non-greasy but keeps the skin soft, and supple. It relieves itchy red skin and calms inflamed sensitive skin. Shea butter and vitamins B and E further help in soothing and repairing skin.