What is the best body lotion out there? Is there one? I don’t think there is one or even the top 3 best body lotions, which is why this post is not title the Best 3 Lotions. Of course, there are a great deal of fantastic lotions out there and there are a great deal of not so great lotions. The secret to finding the best one, is finding the best one for you and your skin. Everybody’s skin is different and so you cannot label one lotion the best. Even if everybody did have the same skin conditions, we would still not have one lotion as the best, because we like variety. Variety is the spice of life. We all want different scents and we all want different unscented lotions as well. We all want lotion that comes in a certain consistency. Some people don‘t want a greasy lotion, while others might want more oil than cream.
What makes a moisturizing body lotion better than another one? It all comes down to the ingredients, right? Yup, it’s all about the ingredients, but it also comes down to your preferences. It all depends on what you want the body lotion to do for your skin. Some lotions contain vitamin E and vitamin C for antioxidant purposes. Other lotions contain shea butter or cocoa butter for extra dry skin. And other lotions have more healing properties, such as BHA, AHA, and aloe vera to help skin with acne or keratosis pilaris. Of course body creams are known to be more moisturizing than regular lotion. Creams are more emollient and perfect for winter months or dry skin. Regular lighter lotions are good for people with normal to oily skin and for summer time.
Are the high-end hand and body lotions that much better than the drugstore ones? Again, it comes down to the ingredients. That are a great deal of drugstore body lotions that are phenomenal and they don’t break the bank. Of course, if you want that La Mer lotion or other big brand that you have been eyeing forever, then buy it. You only live once, so why not treat yourself sometimes? Buy it and let me know how you like it, and if it compares to any cheaper alternatives. Although, beware that some people will say the high-end products work way better, just because they paid so much for them and they want them to work better. Or they just believe they do, because it is that expensive brand they have been dying for. The mind is a powerful thing and it will believe what it wants to believe. Anyway, don’t let me discourage you from buying La Mer if you want it. I don’t even know what I am missing out on. I would recommended buying a bottle and using it for special events and then use your everyday lotion on the other days.
Here are Some of the Best Body Lotions: (note – most of them are drugstore, because I don’t see why you should spend more money than you need to, unless you really want to.)
Vaseline Deep Condition Cocoa Butter Lotion – Cocoa butter helps to even skin tone and it gives skin a slight glow. Plus, cocoa butter is a very moisturizing ingredient, combine this with petroleum and you have a double whammy. This is my favorite everyday lotion right now. It is very light, yet moisturizing, and it doesn’t leave the skin greasy. In fact, the Vaseline lotion line is great for people who hate lotion. Vaseline also makes this in a cream as well, which is perfect after a long relaxing bath or during the winter months. It will make you feel like you just went to the spa.
Keri Original Body Lotion – Keri lotion is my Mom’s favorite lotion. She does not use anything else. She has always used this lotion and will not stray. Well, why stray from what works right? I remember seeing her put this lotion on her legs when I was a small child. I think that is the time when I wanted lotion. I wanted to put lotion on my legs too and that is when my love for lotion started. I used Keri for a while, but have tried many other lotions since then.
Burt’s Bee’s Buttermilk Lotion – This lotion is perfect for all of you who want natural ingredients. If you don’t like petroleum, then get beeswax instead. It is a light moisturizing lotion, that melts into your skin. However, I have heard that they are reformulated this lotion and the new version is not as good as the original.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion – This is another lotion that uses all natural ingredients. It is made for people with sensitive skin. People with eczema tend to like this lotion. It is long-lasting and not greasy.
Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion – This classic lotion is a option for those with really dry, itchy skin. You can get the medicated or non-medicated version.
St. Ives Whipped Silk Lotion – St. Ives is known for their great prices. Some of their products can be hit or miss, but this one is a hit. This lotion really does sink into your skin like silk. The creamy texture makes it easy to apply.
La Mer: The Body Lotion – Of course, I have to talk about this lotion, since I mentioned it so much above. La Mer body lotion is very expensive at $140 for 6.7fl oz. However, there are several ladies on makeupalley.com that say this is the best lotion ever. They love it, of course they don’t love the price tag so they use it occasionally. It has a subtle powdery smell. The lotion is not greasy, absorbs quickly, and moisturizes well.
Eurecin Daily Skin Balance Skin-Fortifying Body Lotion – Many people with very dry skin love Eurecin products. I love their Aquaphor advanced therapy. It is not a lotion, but a healing ointment. I have written posts about this wonderful product, such as Protect Your Lips During the Cold Winter Days! So back to the daily lotion. This is a very light, yet moisturizing lotion that sinks right into your skin. This scent is light and fresh, with a hint of cherries.
Well, that is it for now. Perhaps I will come back and add to this post in the future. I also love Bath and Body Works lotions and body creams. Wait for a sale, when you can buy 3 and get 3 free! I love all the yummy scents. Japanese Cherry Blossom is an old favorite, top it with a few spritz of the perfume as well and the scent will last all night long! What are some of your favorite body lotions?