The 19 Best Body Lotions of All Time, According to Doctors (2023)

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We tapped the pros to get their expert picks.

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It’s pretty easy to remember to apply your daily facial moisturizer each morning, especially if it’s got built-in ‘block that will help shield your skin from harmful UV rays. However, it’s definitely safe to say that we often forget to give the skin on our body the same attention and care as our face. While that deeply moisturizing body wash can definitely keep your skin feeling smooth with each wash, it may not be enough to stand tall against those rough spots and dry patches. With that in mind, we tapped the skin-care pros to break down the best body lotions of all time.

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Environ Alpha Hydroxy Derma-LAC Lotion, Environ Body Oil Forte and CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($16)

“My favorite body home treatment is Environ Alpha Hydroxy Derma-LAC Lotion and Environ Body Oil Forte,” says Duxbury, MA plastic surgeonChristine Hamori, MD. “The lactic and acetic acid toner exfoliates dead skin and the oil locks in moisture.”Also on her list: CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. “It’s my fav for elbows and knees,” she adds.

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Hermes Body Lotion ($71)

New York plastic surgeonMokhtar Asaadi, MD opts for luxury with the Hermes Body Lotion. “It smells great and is a good moisturizer,” he says.

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Alastin TransFORM Body Treatment ($195)

“I have incorporated this treatment for body contouring procedures as it has anti-bruising properties as well as the ability to stimulate skin tightening post-procedure,” says Grand Rapids, MI plastic surgeonDr. David R. Alfonso.

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Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Cream ($40)

“For a luxurious skin boost, I use this cream,” says Vero Beach, FL plastic surgeonAlan J. Durkin, MD. “It has such a wonderful sensation on your skin. This botanically based product provides outstanding moisture to dry, stressed body skin without any film or cracking.Also, nothing brightens your day like the smell of frangipani!”

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream ($9)

According to Davie, FL dermatologist Marianna Blyumin-Karasik, MD, this cream has “hydrating and plumping hyaluronic acid and it’s lightweight, silky and easy to apply.” New York dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD also loves this formula because “it offers long-lasting hydration from hyaluronic acid.”

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Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($9)

Pasadena, CA plastic surgeonLily Lee, MDsays this has been her favorite body lotion for years. “When I was in medical school, during my dermatology rotation, I raided the sample closet and tried pretty much every lotion out there. I tend to have sensitive skin and can be allergic to a lot of lotions, but I found Aveeno to be the most soothing one. Many years later, I am still using it!”

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ZO Skin Health Body Emulsion ($95)

“We really like this product,” says Irvine, CA plastic surgeonAndrew Smith, MD. “It does a really good job with hydration, exfoliation and smoothness.”

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La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream ($20)

“With shea butter, glycerin, niacinamide, aqua posae filiformis and thermal water, this cream helps repair and maintain a healthy skin barrier, which provides an optimum microbiome,” says Dr. Waldorf.

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Alastin TransFORM Body Treatment($195)

More than a lotion, Santa Monica, CA dermatologistAva Shamban, MDsays this product is more of a bonafide treatment as it promotes the production of skin-boosting hyaluronic acid. “This body lotion has a highly unique formulation, which promotes production of hyaluronic acid within the body,” she explains. “This helps capture and maintain moisture levels, aids with sagging skin and smooths texture.”

Unlike other body lotions on the market, Dr. Shamban suggests that this product is formulated to deal with all those tough-to-treat areas including spots above the knee, in the upper arm, and around the stomach and breasts.

“In addition to being moisturizing, its effect on collagen and elastin production has been shown to reduce skin sagging and improve texture,” adds Dr. Waldorf.

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PSD Antioxidant Total Body Moisturizer and CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($17)

New York dermatologist Jody Levine, MD loves the PSD moisturizer because “it features an advanced formula with ceramides and a blend of nourishing, protective antioxidants, along with emollients to help smooth and soften dry, irritated skin and is super silky and fast-absorbing, making it great for daily use!” She also adds that this lotion comes with retinol to help improve the skin’s texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

New York plastic surgeonElie Levine, MD agrees: “The ceramides and antioxidants in the PSD Antioxidant Total Body Moisturizer put this lotion one step above the others because these ingredients add nourishment and moisture to my patient’s skin,” he says.

For a good body moisturizer that won’t break the bank, Dr. Jody Levine recommends CeraVe. “I am a big fan of ceramides as an essential component to a moisturizer and prefer a cream over a lotion for treating dry skin.”

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AFA Advanced Body Lotion ($88)

“This body lotion is specifically designed forareas of the body with visible sun damage, and it improves moisture retention, elasticity and skin texture,” says Omaha, NE dermatologist Joel Schlessinger, MD. “Formulated with afaLUXE technology, L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and Dead Sea minerals, this body lotion offers an effective treatment for minimizing hyperpigmentation and sun damage on areas such as the hands, arms, back and chest.”

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Avène XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream ($34)

While describing the benefits of this skin-silkening cream, Miami dermatologistDr. Deborah Longwillpins this product as her “all-time favorite.”

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“The Lipid-Replenishing Cream helps moisturize and soothe the skin while strengthening the skin’s barrier over time. This lotion is also great for all skin types and helps with inflammatory skin issues.”

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Curél Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion ($8)

“This is a drugstore go-to that I recommend to my patients,” says New York dermatologistOrit Markowitz, MD. “Although it is a lotion, it has the consistency of a cream, andworks to soothe dry, itchy skin by replenishing and protecting its natural ceramides.”

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Pretty Rx Body Mousse ($54)

“This is my pick for the best body lotion of all time,” says Johns Creek, GA plastic surgeon Myla Bennett, MD. “It is a luxurious whipped body cream that hydrates and nourishes the skin. It is full of vitamins A, C and E and thyme. My patients love it and my skin has never felt better!”

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CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Body Lotion SPF 50 ($16)

“Being in South Florida, UV protection is a must,” says Miami facial plastic surgeonMiguel Mascaró, MD. “I love this product because it does three essential things: It keeps the skin moisturized, it has SPF 50, and it’s great on sensitive skin. Just about everyone can use it!”

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Eucerin Advanced Repair Dry Skin Lotion($36 for 3)

If you are not a fan of body lotions with a thick consistency, New York dermatologist Sapna Palep, MD recommends investing in this lotion because it’s suitable for those suffering from extreme dryness sans any signs of oiliness.

“This lotion may be on the thinner side, but it has the ability to lock in moisture for up to 48 hours,” she says. “I’ve seen it wipe out alligator skin, which is hard to do.”

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AmLactin Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion($12)

Dr. Palep explains that there’s really nothing this moisturizing body lotion can’t do, as it’s easy on your wallet and can be effective for those dealing with skin conditions such as keratosis pilaris. “I like to recommend this body lotion to my patients withkeratosis pilaris, which are spiky, dry, rough patches of skin that form on the back of the arms and thighs.”

Amazing hydration content aside, Dr. Palep adds that this AmLactin product also contains lactic acid, a skin-care ingredient she says can help exfoliate dry and rough skin.

According to a 1996 study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, lactic acid is also an ingredient known for its impressive anti-aging properties. Study participants who used products containing 12-percent lactic acid, for example, were noted to have an improved appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion($12)

Dr. Palep says this drugstore lotion is one of the most reliable products on the market. “This lotion is widely available at drugstores, it’s well tolerated, and it’s a little gentler on the skin than some other popular brands on the market,” she explains. “It also is available in an SPF 30 version, making it a great product to use in order to up your sun protection.”

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Biologique Recherche Creme Réparatrice

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Charles Galanis, MD says this body cream is a must for those dealing with extreme dryness, as it tones and protects the epidermis with amino acids and glycoproteins.

“This Biologique product is specifically formulated with glycoproteins and natural amino acids to help revitalize the skin. It also includes some hop to moisturize.”

Aside from providing hydration to the skin, glycoproteins are also known to have a positive impact on wounds. A 2001 study published by The British Journal of Dermatology, for example, concluded that glycoprotein fraction isolated from aloe vera, enhanced wound healing of human keratinocytes and in hairless mice.

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What is the highest rated lotion? ›

Best Overall: Nécessaire The Body Lotion

93% of 800+ Nordstrom reviewers rated this product 4 stars of above. This fragrance-free, fast-absorbing moisturizer is suitable for all skin types and promises to strengthen your skin's barrier, improve tone, smooth texture, and restore firmness.

What is the best lotion for seniors? ›

Best Body Moisturizer for Aging Skin
  • 1 Cetaphil Pro RestoraDerm Eczema Soothing Moisturizer.
  • 2 CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin.
  • 3 Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream for Sensitive Skin.
  • 4 Eucerin Skin Calming Lotion.
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What is the best body lotion without chemicals? ›

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What is the safest body lotion to use? ›

As cosmetic dermatologist Michele Green sums it up: “CeraVe is the best overall body lotion. It is safe for all skin types and packed with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and humectants to keep the most sensitive skin hydrated.”

What body lotion do celebrities use? ›

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  • La Mer Crème de La Mer.
  • Weleda Skin Food.
  • Biologique Recherche Lotion P50.
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  • Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre.
  • Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream.
  • CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion.
  • Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream.
22 Jun 2019

How can I moisturize my 60 year old skin? ›

Here's what you can do: Wash with a gentle, fragrance-free, moisturizing bar soap, cleanser, or body wash. Doing so will help soothe rather than dry your skin. Moisturizing ingredients that can help reduce dryness include glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and lanolin.

What is the best lotion for 60 year old woman? ›

Here is my list of best body lotions for women over 60:
  • Cetaphil Restoring Lotion.
  • Eucerin Daily Hydration Lotion.
  • Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Advanced Repair.
  • Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion Shea + Enriching Cocoa Butter.
  • Gold Bond Healing Lotion.
  • CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.
  • Kiehl's Crème de Corps Hydrating Body Lotion.
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Which cream is best for 50 year old woman? ›

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What makes a good body lotion? ›

Overall, a good body lotion should leave you feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated. Experts recommend looking for formulas that feature hyaluronic acid, essential fatty acids like shea butter and avocado oil, humectants like glycerin, or emollients like lanolin.

How do I choose body lotion? ›

Aim for a heavier moisturizer and look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and dimethicone, which help keep skin hydrated. Glycerin, propylene glycol, proteins, and urea also help attract water to your skin. Lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum lock in moisture.

Should I use body lotion everyday? ›

Moisturizing Reduces Skin Problems – Moisturizing everyday can reduce the chance of developing extreme dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and cause common skin conditions like acne. Conceals Other Skin Blemishes – Using a daily moisturizer ensures that the skin's blemishes are camouflaged.

Is Vaseline good for your skin? ›

Vaseline is safe and even recommended for use on dry skin. Because of its occlusive properties, Vaseline can help soothe skin that's chafed and dry. It's especially handy for the thin skin on your eyelids. Unlike most products, Vaseline is safe to use in the area around your eyes.

Who has best skin in the world? ›

Japan, China and other countries located in Asia have a rich diet of vitamins (specifically A and C, which benefit skin elasticity) and minerals including antioxidants from fruits and green tea. The Asian diet is very low in saturated and total fat.

What do celebrities use for their skin? ›

Celebrities with great skin just take advantage of the tools that everyone has access to. They visit their dermatologist often to see what treatments, procedures, and products will work best for them. They use Botox, fillers, sunscreen, chemical peels, and IPL/photofacial.

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What lotion makes the skin smooth? ›

"Humectants like hyaluronic acid, allantoin, and glycerin are helpful, because they attract moisture and hydrate the skin, but you also need emollients to lock in the moisture and moisturize," says King. Good emollients include petrolatum, dimethicone, squalene, shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, and ceramides.

What's better body lotion or body cream? ›

Because body lotion is more readily absorbed by the skin – due to its lower viscosity than cream – it's excellent for normal to slightly dry skin. It leaves a less greasy residue than cream and is ideal for use during the day and in hot summer months.

What is the best lotion for winter time? ›

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  • Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. ...
  • CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream. ...
  • Eucerin Moisturizing Face Lotion. ...
  • Aquaphor Healing Ointment. ...
  • Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. ...
  • Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream. ...
  • Origins Make a Different Plus. ...
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Intense.

Do dermatologists recommend Aveeno? ›

Aveeno Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream

Robin Gmyrek, a dermatologist at Park View Laser Dermatology in New York. If you have eczema-prone skin, then Gmyrek and Chwalek recommend using this because of the glycerin, colloidal oatmeal and ceramides in the formula.

Do dermatologists recommend Eucerin? ›

Eucerin is the dermatologist-recommended skin care brand that is based on an uncompromising approach to science. Eucerin restores and sustains healthy-looking skin, and gives you the confidence that comes with having radiant, healthy-looking skin.

What body lotion do celebrities use? ›

Ahead, 14 cult-classic moisturizers that celebrities absolutely adore.
  • La Mer Crème de La Mer.
  • Weleda Skin Food.
  • Biologique Recherche Lotion P50.
  • Aquaphor Healing Ointment.
  • Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre.
  • Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream.
  • CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion.
  • Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream.
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Why do dermatologists like Cetaphil? ›

What pros say: The fact that it is so gentle, and doesn't have active ingredients, is exactly why dermatologists love this stuff. “It's a basic gentle cleanser, so it's not necessarily going to clear acne or target signs of aging, but dermatologists often recommend it for this exact reason,” Shah says.

Why is Aveeno so good? ›

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion is clinically proven to improve the health of dry skin in 1 day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks. Formulated with Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal and rich emollients, this nourishing lotion helps prevent and protect dry skin for a full 24 hours.

Which cream is better CeraVe or Eucerin? ›

If your skin is dry, tight, and scaly, we recommend Eucerin's UreaRepair Rich Replenishing Face Cream. However, if your skin is simply dry or you have sensitive skin that clogs easily, CeraVe's lighter formula may be a better fit.

Why is Eucerin so good? ›

Eucerin Hand Cream

The formula includes several more ingredients that assist urea in replenishing the skin's NMF, such as lactic acid, sodium PCA, and amino acids. The formula also includes emollients to soften skin, as well as one ceramide and cholesterol to help strengthen the skin's barrier function.

What drink helps dry skin? ›

Every day, make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of fluids, which include beverages such as tea, milk, and coffee. Your skin will also thank you if you eat a diet rich in antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, and E.

How do you rehydrate aging skin? ›

Having some water on your skin when you apply moisturizer (next step) helps hydrate your skin. Apply a creamy, fragrance-free moisturizer formulated for dry skin within 3 minutes of bathing and throughout the day. Moisturizing helps ease the dryness and restore your skin's protective barrier.

What deficiency causes dry skin? ›

A B2 deficiency causes dry skin and lips. B3 produces fats the skin needs to remain healthy. B5, B6, and Folic Acid contribute to healthy skin in different ways. Finally, B12 produces proteins and jumpstarts metabolism.

Who has best skin in the world? ›

Japan, China and other countries located in Asia have a rich diet of vitamins (specifically A and C, which benefit skin elasticity) and minerals including antioxidants from fruits and green tea. The Asian diet is very low in saturated and total fat.

What do celebrities use for their skin? ›

Celebrities with great skin just take advantage of the tools that everyone has access to. They visit their dermatologist often to see what treatments, procedures, and products will work best for them. They use Botox, fillers, sunscreen, chemical peels, and IPL/photofacial.

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