8 Decadent Body Moisturizers for FallOctober 27, 2022
Switching up your facial skincare routine is definitely important for fall, but don’t forget about stocking your body-care arsenal for the season as well. As far as body lotion goes, it’s time to ditch the lightweight formula you used all summer in favor of a rich, heavy-duty cream. These thick, decadent moisturizers help combat skin dullness, flaking and dryness that can come with the transition to colder weather. Try one of our editors’ eight favorites, ahead.
Best Everyday Body Moisturizer
If you’re on the hunt 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, also formulated with shea and jojoba butters, instantly penetrates skin to help deliver deep moisture and a softened texture.
Best Scented Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin
For a hydrating option with an addicting scent, Almond Cookie Frappé is the one for you. This formula is made with almond oil and glycerin to help revitalize and soften dry, flaking skin. According to the brand, the formula leaves skin soft for up to 24 hours.
Best Body Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
Lipikar Body Lotion is a cult-favorite among skincare lovers, thanks to its lightweight, non-greasy and non-sticky finish. It contains shea butter, niacinamide and the brand’s proprietary prebiotic thermal water to help lock in all-day hydration. Formulated for dry, normal and sensitive skin types, the product is even accepted by the National Eczema Association and can be used on babies as young as six months.
Best Drugstore Body Moisturizer
There’s a reason why this drugstore moisturizing cream is an absolute must — it contains ceramides plus hyaluronic acid to help thoroughly replenish the skin’s hydration levels and help promote a strong and healthy skin barrier. Bonus: You can score the 19 oz. tub for under $20.
Best Fragrance-Free Body Moisturizer
This nourishing body lotion contains vitamins C, E, omega-6 and omega-9 plus niacinamide for a vitamin-packed application. It works to soften, moisturize and strengthen the skin’s barrier, not to mention it’s fragrance-free, making it a great option for sensitive skin.
Best Non-Greasy Body Moisturizer
For a crowd-pleasing moisturizer that gives your skin a summery-glow all year around, opt for this formula. It has cocoa butter, shea butter and a slew of natural oils to hydrate the skin. It also contains ceramides, a must-have ingredient for retaining moisture.
Best Exfoliating Body Moisturizer
Hydrate and gently exfoliate the skin with this body cream packed full of AHA and hyaluronic acid. It will help soften and smooth uneven skin texture and has a lightweight, creamy feel.
Best Firming Body Moisturizer
A nod to all things Brazilian beauty (think: soft skin and hypnotic scents), Bum Bum Cream is a warm and spicy body moisturizer that you’ll want to apply over and over again. It smells like salted caramel, pistachio and vanilla, and it contains cupuaçu butter and açai for silky, supple skin. According to the brand, the cream firms and tightens the appearance of skin thanks to the inclusion of Guaraná Extract, an ingredient which is reportedly rich in caffeine.
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