The best hydrating body care finds for winter
Say goodbye to looking like a lizard
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / May 14 2020
Here at BEAUTYcrew, we take our moisturiser game seriously. And we don’t know about you, but when winter hits, we’re often left with scaly, dry looking limbs that are, to put it simply, *not* a vibe.
To combat looking like lizard people through the cooler months, we’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of hydrating body care that promise to keep your skin moisturised and glistening like Rihanna on vacay in Barbados, no matter the weather. You’re welcome.
The Body Shop Shea Nourishing Body Lotion
The Body Shop’s Shea Butter offerings are a mainstay in the world of body care and their new lotion formulation is a welcome addition to the much-loved range. Warning: it’s luxuriously hydrating and smells divine so be prepared to receive compliments for looking and smelling like a snack.
Babe Australia Super Fruits Body Oil
If you’re a little apprehensive about wearing body oils, this little guy is a great place to start. Super lightweight and fast absorbing, you can enjoy long lasting hydration without having to worry about it getting all over your clothes. Winning.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+M Baume
If your skin’s on the sensitive side and you like to keep your body care simple (aka hold the fragrance please), then La Roche-Posay’s latest addition is for you. The lipid-rich body balm acts as a barrier against irritants and dry weather, while it reinforces the skin’s natural barrier, promotes a balanced skin microbiome AND helps to boost overall skin health. Phew.
Natio Spirit Kakadu Plum + Almond Body Lotion
Packed full of vitamin C-rich Kakadu plum and nourishing almond oil, this body lotion from Natio’s new spirit range focuses on naturally derived ingredients that deliver fast-absorbing hydration. Plus it leaves a lovely aroma of orange oil on the skin.
Biossance 100% Squalane Oil
With a fan list that includes Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, this one-ingredient oil is a great all-rounder. It can be massaged into limbs straight after the shower, applied to the face and neck as a last step to your skin care routine or run through wet or dry hair to add shine and tame pesky flyways, frizz and split ends. Honestly, what can’t she do?
Ouai Body Crème
If you’d like to look and smell like an LA it girl, Ouai’s latest venture into body care should be right up your alley. The fast-absorbing whipped body cream contains hydrating cupuaçu butter and squalane for enviably soft and glowy skin.
CeraVe Moisturising Cream
Jam-packed with a skin-strengthening cocktail of ceramides and hyaluronic acid, CeraVe’s non-comedogenic Moisturising Cream is everything you love about their sensitive-skin friendly skin care in a rich, yet fast-absorbing body cream format.
RMS Beauty Beauty Body Oil
If you’re a fan of RMS’s cult Beauty Oil for face then you’ll love this all-over body offering. With an ingredient list that includes jojoba, tamanu and coconut oils, as well as a hefty blend of antioxidant-rich extracts this oil is like beauty sleep in a bottle.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.