Bethany Biron
December 31, 2018 11:55 am
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Oh, winter. It’s a time to make snow angels, bake holiday cookies, and snuggle up next to the fire pit. But with the cold weather also comes the never-ending battle against dry, cracked skin. When that temperature drops, it’s important to give your skin extra love and attention. We’re not just talking about your face and hands, but everywhere your body could use some much-needed hydration. We all know that during the winter months, exfoliation and moisturizing are more important than ever.

Say goodbye to dry patches, itching, and flakey skin, because we listed our favorite body care products for you to shop this time of year. From drugstore favorites to luxe lotions, get ready for skin that’s happy, healthy, and hydrated. 

1OGX Extra Creamy Coconut Miracle Ultra Moisture Lotion, $6.79


This lotion is the best of both worlds: It’s infused with coconut oil and vanilla bean extract (which means it has a heavenly scent) and its rich, creamy blend will keep your skin feeling soft and smooth.

2Dove DermaSeries Body Lotion Replenish, $10.89


Dove body products are classic, and for good reason. Its Dermaseries Body Lotion, specifically, is designed to help protect the skin’s outer layer over time. It has a powerful, yet gentle formula that tackles the driest and itchiest of skin.

3Ren Clean Skincare Atlantic Kelp and Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Toning Body Oil, $50


Ren’s body oil formula locks in moisture to prevent “loss of suppleness” in order to keep the skin nourished. It also helps increase circulation and alleviates muscle tension. Sign us up!

3Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Body Cream, $33


If you want to feel like you’re in a spa, get your hands on this heavy-duty body cream. The lotion includes organic fresh eucalyptus, known for its healing and stimulating traits, and an ingredient found in Turkish baths, known as hammam. There’s also a bit of rosemary for an extra boost of aromatherapy.

4Nubian Heritage African Black Soap Body Lotion, $12.99

Nubian Heritage

This body lotion is jam-packed with nutrients to help revitalize parched skin. Its blend includes African black soap extract, jojoba oil, oats, vitamin E, and shea butter.

5Olive and M Antioxidant Face + Body Balm, $36

Olive + M

If you’re looking for a product that does it all, look no further. Designed for both the face and body, this balm will keep your skin feeling soft, supple, and radiant. Even better? It’s made with plant-based oils.

6Jergens Brilliance Skin Illuminating Hand and Body Lotion, $10.99


This Jergens lotion will not only moisturize your skin, but it will give it an extra bit of shimmer. It’s enriched with pure minerals and freshwater pearl powder. Give your skin the glow-up it deserves.

7Eos Berry Blossom Body Lotion, $6.49


On a beauty budget? This EOS body lotion is a great option, especially since it promises 24 hours of moisture. Along with its hydrating powers, it smells like a bouquet of flowers.

8Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Body Butter, $12.99


Brimming with shea butter and aloe vera, this lotion will ensure head-to-toe softness.

9Kiehl's Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil, $34


This body oil mist is designed to help you “achieve a more refined skin texture,” according to the brand. Tbh, we like the sound of that. Plus, it has notes of vanilla and almond so you’ll smell like a real treat.

10Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter, $9.99


Bliss out (see what we did there?) with this fan-favorite. It’s made with a formula that deeply nourishes and hydrates skin.

11L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil, $50


This fast-absorbing body oil is beloved by skin care devotees everywhere. Not only will your body feel soft, smooth, and supple, but this product also firms it.

12Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream, $8.99


This gentle, fragrance-free body gel cream is great for people with sensitive skin. The hypoallergenic blend is also free of oil, dye, alcohol, and parabens.

13True Botanicals Pure Radiance Body Oil, $48

True Botanicals

This oil is loaded with antioxidants and fatty acids that are intended to prevent skin damage and hold maximum moisture.

14La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Body Cream, $19.99

La Roche-Posay

This cream helps fight the most dry skin with its intense repair formula (it features a unique prebiotic action on the skin microbiome). Even better? It’s accepted by the National Eczema Association, and is so gentle that babies as young as two weeks can use it, according to the site.

15CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion, $9.29


Protect and restore your dry skin with this daily moisturizing lotion. Formulated for the face and body, it’s lightweight and easy-to-apply.

16Acqua Di Parma Chinotto Di Liguria Body Lotion, $50

Acqua Di Parma

If you feel compelled to mix it up, this Acqua di Parma is a fast-absorbing lotion spray. It includes almond, olive, and grape seed oil for extra richness and hydration.

17Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, $45

Sol De Janeiro

We love açaí bowls, so why not put an açaí oil on your body? In all seriousness, this cream also includes a rich blend of ingredients like Guaraná, Cupuaçu butter, and coconut oil for luscious skin.

18Aveeno Positively Radiant Body Lotion, $8.99


No body cream list would be complete without an Aveeno product, and we love this classic. This lotion includes total soy complex and natural light diffusers to help your skin shine.