It is officially winter — and that means that for the next three months your skin is going to be on a protest campaign that takes the form of dryness, surprise creping, maybe even flakes. No way around it. That’s just the kind of relationship that winter and skin have.
Except, actually... there is a way to help them get along. How do I know? Thousands of experts (aka real life customers) told me so in store reviews of their favorite super-moisturizing body creams that are honest (ahem, sometimes to the point of being TMI) and give credit where credit is due.
And right now I, for one, really need their advice, which is why we here at The Lookbook dredged through hundreds of products around the interweb to find the most hydrating body creams that these helpful strangers can’t stop raving about. Ahead are 10 products everyone loves — along with quotes that sum up the depths of their love.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
What Dermstore customers are saying: “This is the most incredible smelling lotion! Everytime I use it I get asked about the scent. It is also very moisturizing. One of my favorite products!!!”
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion
What Sephora customers are saying: “This is a true miracle cream! I have used it on sore muscles post workout and it makes the pain melt away almost immediately. I also used it on eczema on my arms and it made it go away in a matter of days. I've tried other CBD creams, but this one is the most legit.”
Juara Candlenut Body Creme
What Birchbox customers are saying: “My skin feels like a dream after applying this. The scent is lush! I love this body cream after a night shower before bed. Already on my 2nd full size! Highly recommended.”
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
What Nordstrom customers are saying: “Best moisturizer I’ve ever used. I’ve been using this moisturizer for several years now and it’s pretty much the only one I’ll use. It’s not only great for your body, but your hands and even face if you have dry skin. It has virtually no scent, absorbs readily and delivers long-lasting moisture. It’s worth every penny.”
Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion
What Bloomingdale’s customers are saying: “I have been using Clarins for well over 10 years and can safely say that this cream definitely works. I use it in the mornings and at night to keep 'crepey' skin at bay, especially important when you near 70. Leaves skin soft and smooth.”
Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter
What Macy’s customers are saying: “I have such sensitive skin, and I struggled throughout high school & now into my 20's trying to find something that did not make me break out with a rash. This was my solution, and the best part is you don't even need a lot.. a little goes a long way. I have dry skin and this has already made those issues almost dissapear. If you have sensitve skin to scented lotions or have dry skin, this stuff is AMAZING!”
Noodle & Boo Super Soft Lotion
What Dillard’s customers are saying: “This is the best baby lotion. It smells amazing without irritating the skin or giving me s headache and it makes my whole families skin crazy soft. Even my husband uses it! Thank you!!!”
Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer
What Ulta customers are saying: “This is a must try for anyone looking for great moisturization, non-greasy & great absorption. Your skin will feel like silk (no kidding!). You know how some lotions feel heavy?, not this one. I am really loving this. The original has a slight fragrance of banana/strawberry - think tropical. I also have the pomegrante & like it very much too. As a hand lotion, it helps with dry cuticles & brittle nails. I know its a bit expensive, but you don't need alot & its performance is well worth the price. Super product!”
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
What Target customers are saying: “I completely underestimated this lotion. It’s perfect for an eczema breakout with dry skin. I had my very first breakout with dry flakes and extremely dry skin....THIS STUFF is God sent. After just ONE time using it, my skin started healing. Now my skin is super smooth and soft. This is my forever lotion now. Im never going back lol. I love this lotion.”
Aquaphor Healing Skin Ointment
What Walgreens customers are saying: “I use this in the harsh winters. It's great. My skin always dries out in the cold NYC winters, and other lotions left me feeling greasy. Not Aquaphor. Love this stuff. Now I don't look like leather in January!
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