Our 7 Favorite Body Moisturizers for Fall
Looking for a body moisturizer that will keep your skin feeling soft and hydrated all through the fall season? Then you’re exactly where you need to be! Ahead, we’re sharing seven of the best body moisturizers—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—you need to get your hands on ASAP.
As the seasons change, your skin care should, too, and we’re not just talking about the products you use on your face. Sure, switching up your facial skin care is definitely important—think: heavier face creams to combat cold weather-related dryness, rich lip conditioners to help soothe an uncomfortable pout, and gentle cleansers to keep your skin clean and happy—but keeping your body care arsenal fully stocked (and ready to face the cooler temps) is as well. As far as body lotion goes, it’s time to ditch your summer-staple lightweight formula in favor of a rich, heavy-duty variety. Failure to do so can be the difference between skin that’s dried up like a prune and skin that’s supple and smooth. But it’s not enough to just grab any dense cream off the drugstore shelf— trust us, not all products are created equally. For best results against common cold-weather skin problems—dullness, flaking, and dryness, just to name a few— you’ll need formulas with ingredients that can deliver. Since there’s a lot riding on this big decision—don’t mess it up!—we’re here to take the pressure off and lend a helping hand. Below, seven of the best body moisturizers—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—for the fall season.
BIOTHERM OIL THERAPY – BAUME CORPS
Made with a blend of three precious oils: corn, mineral, and apricot, this fast-absorbing body emollient leaves skin looking radiant and feeling nurtured. The proof is in your dry skin feeling soft and smooth.
Biotherm Oil Therapy – Baume Corps, $26 MSRP
KIEHL’S CREME DE CORPS SOY MILK & HONEY WHIPPED BODY BUTTER
If you’re on the lookout for a moisturizer that’s light on the skin but rich in hydration, you just found it. This soy milk and honey-whipped body butter, formulated with shea and jojoba butters, instantly penetrates skin to help deliver deep moisture and a softened texture. The name alone sounds delicious, just imagine what the scent is like!
LANCÔME NUTRIX ROYAL BODY
Revive extremely dry, dehydrated skin with this plush cream formula enriched with Royal Jelly. It locks in moisture for a full day, helping to eliminate feelings of tightness and replacing it with skin that’s supple, smooth, and cushiony-soft.
Lancôme Nutrix Royal Body, $34 MSRP
CAROL’S DAUGHTER OCEAN FLOWERS RENEWING BODY CREAM
Blended with Marine Algae and carefully-selected ingredients, this soothing cream instantly revitalizes and hydrates thirsty skin, locking in moisture for up to 24 hours. The result? Skin that’s left feeling soft and refreshed. Plus, the formula is free of silicones, parabens, petrolatum, mineral oil, and artificial colors.
But you can’t talk about the benefits of this body cream without mentioning its unique scent. The combination of water lily, lavender, and marine algae is reminiscent of a crisp ocean breeze. If you’re looking to transport yourself to a relaxing beach somewhere far away from your 9-to-5, this body cream can certainly deliver. To use, massage into the skin after a relaxing bath or shower.
Carol’s Daughter Ocean Flowers Renewing Body Cream, $12.00 MSRP
KIEHL’S CRÈME DE CORPS NOURISHING DRY BODY OIL
This luxe, lightweight body oil—enriched with squalane and grapeseed oil—nourishes skin with hydration to help achieve a more refined skin texture: soft, supple and smooth. Its fine mist spray packaging makes application a breeze, and don’t worry about waiting around for this oil to soak in— the formula is quickly absorbed into the skin (sans residue) and leaves behind a light, delicate fragrance of vanilla and almond.
Kiehl’s Crème De Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil, $34.00 MSRP
BIOTHERM LAIT CORPOREL BODY MILK
This effective body moisturizer not only hydrates skin, but also reinforces the skin’s natural protective barrier. Formulated with natural citrus fragrances, the formula is easily absorbed into the skin and leaves behind no oily traces. What more could you ask for?
Biotherm Lait Corporel Body Milk, $28.00 MSRP
CAROL’S DAUGHTER LOVE BUTTER BODY BALM
Deeply healing and deliciously scented with cinnamon, vanilla, clove, and frankincense (so suitable for fall!), Love Butter Body Balm keeps body skin soft, silky, and totally touchable! Formulated with a rich blend of shea butter, cocoa butter, and sweet almond oil, it’s no surprise this formula can put back and seal-in the most moisture possible, even on extra dry skin. To use, gently massage this balm onto dry areas post-shower. Give a little extra TLC to rough areas like your knees and elbows to make them soft to the touch.
Carol’s Daughter Love Butter Body Balm, $12.00 MSRP
Pro tip: No matter which body moisturizer you pick this fall, make sure you apply it the right way… and at the right time! Always apply body moisturizer to your skin while it’s just slightly damp to help the formula soak in like a sponge! This helps to seal in any hydration from the water and prevent further moisture loss.
Looking for more fall skin care must-haves? We share 5 beauty products that smell like the season here!