These 9 body moisturisers are your dry skin saviours
Lizard skin be gone!
By Briar Clark
Beauty Crew Content Producer / June 23 2021
There’s nothing like a set of dry, lizard skin-like stems to remind you of the importance of a good daily moisturiser. And we’re sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but with winter well on the way, all that dehydration is only going to get worse.
From lightweight lotions to oil-based long-wearing hydrators and richly-formulated body creams, when it comes to body moisturisers, there’s a bit of something for everyone. So there’s really no excuse for having skin that’s anything other than silky, smooth and luscious in our opinion.
Here are a collection of new body hydrators, some trusted picks and even a lotion that’s gentle enough for baby skin. Dig in, you dehydrated dolls.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream
If you’ve always been a fan of Glow Recipe’s cult Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, your limbs are about to become as baby soft as your face with the brand’s new body offering. Boasting all the same skin-refining and nourishing ingredients – we’re talking hibiscus-derived AHAs, lightweight and creamy watermelon seed butter, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants – this baby pink offering is a welcome addition to any shelfie line-up.
Elizabeth Arden White Tea Gingerlily Body Cream
If it's time to call in the big (AKA sumptuously silky) guns to maximise your moisture levels, there's no formula that'll soften and smooth skin like this one. It's the same melts-into-skin style velvety cream you know and love, but this latest formula features a fresh-but-musky white tea and gingerlily scent, perfect for the chillier months.
Sol de Janeiro Bom Dia Bright Cream
Take advantage of the fact that the sun’s taking a break over the cooler months and whip out this AHA-infused bad boy to slough away skin cells, refine texture and amply moisturise dry-looking limbs. Vitamin C keeps skin looking radiant and wards against free radicals, while cupuaçu butter and vitamin-rich cajá help to reinforce the skin barrier, ensuring all that delicious moisture is delivered deep into the epidermis where it’s needed.
Lullaby Heavenly Soft Lotion
Got the kind of sensitive skin that can’t usually handle a lovely scented lotion? No worries. This soothing aloe-infused pick is gentle enough for baby skin and keeps skin hydrated long after application thanks to the addition of nourishing avocado and jojoba oils. You’ll be a sweet-smelling convert in no time.
FENTY SKIN Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream
Love the refillable nature of the original Fenty Skin Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream? Then you’re probably going to be an uber-fan of the brand’s latest body care release. Enjoy a luxurious blend of Kalahari melon, sorrel, baobab, sunflower, rice bran, coconut and jojoba oils, nourishing tropical butters and extracts, and humectant glycerin for hydration that lasts long after application. Honestly if it gives us the glossy, moisturised skin Rihanna is known for we’ll take it. Slather us up.
CeraVe Moisturising Cream
A personal favourite of ours, this sensitive-skin friendly pick is packed full of CeraVe’s tried and true triple-blend ceramide complex that not only hydrates skin but actually helps to encourage skin’s natural hydration process by up to 200 per cent with continued use. If that isn’t enough of a reason to add this to your post-shower routine, then might we tempt you with a formula that also incorporates hyaluronic acid and multivesicular technology to help maintain hydration levels in the epidermis for up to 24 hours post-application? Because this is it also.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lait Body Milk
Another great choice for the sensitive-skinned among us, we recommend this pick for replenishing moisture and reinforcing the skin barrier when skin is feeling irritated and is in need of dire soothing. The lightweight milky texture makes this guy a fast-absorber once applied too, which means no more awkward jumping around trying to get into your jeans after you slather yourself in moisturiser. Always a bonus.
Ella Baché Water Source Moisturising Body Cream
Dry skin? Get a load of this pick. Packing an intensely rich form of hydration that deeply moisturises, you’d be right to think that this body cream might be one to steer clear of if you’re rushing out the door. But thanks to a lightweight, water-based formula, this hydrator is non-greasy and fast-absorbing. Bye, adding this to cart.
RODAN + FIELDS Active Hydration Body Replenish
Prevent moisture-loss and premature ageing related to dehydration with this youth-infusion of a body cream. Targeted to maintain the skin’s natural barrier, this replenishing pick is not only going to hydrate skin upon application but it’s also going to improve your skin’s ability to keep itself hydrated in the long run. Winning.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.