A moisturiser is a staple in every skincare routine. But to be honest, how many of us actually slather the formula below our necks? Little do we care about ‘glowing hands and feet’ and the only time we reach out for those bottles is when our skin shows up scaly or patchy from dehydration. Given that things are getting chillier and drier outside, it is time to retrieve body moisturisers that have been stashed away for a long time. And, if you’re looking to replenish your stock, here’s what we recommend you lay your hands on.
Nivea Aloe Hydration Body Lotion
Your first encounter with a moisturiser was probably that of a quaint, circular blue tin with white lettering and a thick, greasy cream inside. Nivea has come a long way since but still remains the favourite in many households for body moisturisers. From an entire range of lightweight lotions and scented products offering a myriad of skin benefits, here’s one that we think you’d love. Made with a deep moisture serum and aloe vera, this formulation nourishes intensely and keeps the skin hydrated for up to 48 hours while leaving a fresh feel.
Goat Moisturising Lotion
Goat is a fairly recent addition to the Health & Glow line-up, and we love their cruelty-free, ethically-sourced-and-manufactured products for being packed with the goodness of Australian goat’s milk. This body lotion in the original fragrance is an ideal pick for daily use, for it moisturises the skin, but without greasy residues. No concerns about nasties either, because it is free of parabens, detergents, petrochemicals, sodium lauryl sulphate, and sodium laureth sulphate.
Palmer’s Olive Oil Body Lotion
When your body needs round-the-clock moisture, this body lotion is your go-to product. A blend of antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil, vitamin E, and a unique Anti-Ageing Peptide Complex, this formula provides up to 24 hours of moisture and improves firmness and elasticity of the skin. The result – touchably soft and silky body delicately scented with a light, fresh fragrance.
Vaseline Derma Care Advanced Repair Body Lotion
When winter begins to take a toll on your skin, leaving it dry and parched, ditch your regular moisturiser and reach for this lightly scented, non-greasy body lotion by Vaseline. Fortified with a unique Barrier Repair Complex and microdroplets of Vaseline jelly, this formulation is clinically proven to restore very-dry skin in 5 days.
Yves Rocher Fresh Rose Body Lotion
Those who rely on their olfactory capabilities to select a body moisturiser can definitely not give this one a miss. A lightweight formulation infused with natural oils and cornflower water, this lotion absorbs easily and nourishes deeply, leaving the skin soft and smooth to touch. The highlight – a refreshing fragrance of rose extracts that transports your senses to a mesmerising rose garden every time to slather it on.
Tree Hut Shea Moisturizing Body Lotion Mango
As the weather gets drearier outside, cheer things up by treating your skin and senses to an indulgent, tropical mango scent and the goodness of certified organic shea butter. An extra-rich yet non-greasy formulation, this lotion hydrates deeply, helping to protect the skin’s moisture barrier for up to 24 hours. What’s more, this paraben-free product is made in the USA by a brand that takes pride in being a no-formaldehyde-donor.