Winter is in full swing, and if harsh winter winds and indoor heating are drying out your skin, it may be time to amp up your moisturizing routine. The best lotions for dry skin are loaded with vitamins and fatty acids to lock moisture in. Try one of our six favourite body lotions daily to replace dry and rough patches with soft, smooth skin.
Neostrata Body Smoothing Lotion
This lotion is ideal if you have with dry, flaky skin. It contains 10 percent glycolic acid (a skin-penetrating alpha-hydroxy acid) to peel off top layers of dead skin, and exfoliate while you moisturize. And the best part, the glycolic acid in the lotion also minimizes any bumps (like those unsightly ones that you sometimes get on the backs of arms).
Reversa Skin Smoothing Lotion
Like the Neotrata lotion, Reversa Skin Smoothing Lotion is made with 10 per cent glycolic acid, to shed dead skin. It also contains Vitamin E (known for it’s anti-aging benefits) and B5 (a vitamin known to attract and retain moisture) so your skin is well hydrated in the winter months.
Bliss Lemon and Sage Body Butter
Body butters work wonders for retaining moisture in the winter months. Besides the intoxicating zesty scent, Bliss also packs a bunch of vitamins into this body butter. Coconut oil, works with vitamin E and vitamin A, which increases elasticity and collagen production, for smooth, youthful skin.
Biotherm Beurre Corporel
A step up from Biotherm’s classic Lait Corporel, this body butter is perfect for dry skin. It contains 20 per cent Shea butter and 5 per cent glycerin for instant dry skin relief. The fatty acids create a barrier between your skin and winter’s harsh elements to keep the moisture in. Tip: Also dab it on dry, cracked heels and your feet will feel better in no time.
Burt’s Bees Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaé§u Butters Body Lotion
Burt’s Bees is known for its organic products, and this one is no different. A mix of Cocoa and Cupuaé§u butters and sunflower and olive oils are immediately absorbed into the skin, to hold the moisture in. (Image the layer of olive oil on top of water, they don’t mix, it kind of works like that.) And the traces of chocolate and vanilla scent are nothing to turn your nose at either.
Cake Beauty Milk Made Nourishing Body Butter
The ingrediants in Cake Beauty’s newest addition to their Milk Made lineup reads like directions for baking a cake. Made with coconut oil, mango butter, macademia nut oil, sunflower seed oil, aloe vera oil and whole milk, it absorbs quickly into the skin, and leaves you feeling soft and moisturized. Look for this one in stores on March 2nd 2012.