Body Lotions and Creams to Moisturize Dry Skin

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

Basic body lotion just won't cut it if you have dry, thirsty skin. These 16 lotions, butters, and creams are souped-up formulas with the extra-nourishing ingredients your skin craves. When used regularly (ideally right after you get out of the shower to seal in moisture), you'll be left with baby-soft skin in no timeeven in the dead of winter.

1 Kiehl's Since 1851 Crme de Corps

The buttery texture and super-rich formula (it's packed with squalane, avocado oil, cocoa butter, and more) have made this body cream a best-seller.

2 The Body Lotion

This fragrance-free lotion has gained cult status thanks to its lightweight, hydrating formula and unisex appeal.

3 Advanced Therapy Moisturizing Lotion

If you have ultra-dry skin, keeping a big bottle of this no-frills, non-greasy lotion on your nightstand is never a bad decision.

4 Skin Food Original Ultra-Rich Moisturizer

From rough elbows to cracked cuticles, there's nothing better. Keep a tube in every bag, and never look back.

5 Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion

Oats help protect and soothe skin, while the unscented formula is great for those who are sensitive to fragrance.

6 Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

The brand's signature argan oil is the star of this whipped body butter, which also contains shea butter and avocado oil.

7 Shea Butter Rich Body Lotion

Blended with 15 percent shea butter, this lotion helps block out dryness for up to 48 hours.

8 Naked Body Butter

The body butterthe same one used in Bliss spascomes in multiple scents, but we're partial to the Naked variety, which lets the formulapacked with shea butter and coconut oilshine.

9 Jergens Hydrating Coconut Lotion

Calling all coconut lovers: Containing both coconut oil and coconut water, this moisturizing formula is like a tropical getaway in a bottle.

10 Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream

You'll love the citrus-y smell and fluffy texture; your skin will love the blend of olive, apricot, and grapeseed oils.

11 Nivea Crme

This classic body cream is so rich and thick, it can even be used as a lip balm.

12 Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Body Lotion

The combination of cocoa butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E zaps flakes instantly. We love it for exceptionally dry spots, like elbows.

13 Cocoa Butter And Vanilla Bean Hand And Body Lotion

At $4 for a 21-ounce bottle, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better deal than this vanilla-scented, cocoa-butter-rich lotion.

14 Neutrogena Hydro Boost Whipped Body Balm

The brand's best-selling, hyaluronic-acid-packed Hydro Boost technology is now in a fast-absorbing body balm.

15 Ambre Vanill Souffl Body Crme

With its irresistible scent and skin-loving ingredients like sweet almond and honey, this luxe cream is like dessert for your skin.

16 Moisturizing Cream for Normal to Dry Skin

Pro tip: The CeraVe formula all dermatologists love as a face moisturizer is just as great as a body lotion.

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