11 Best Body Lotions to Keep Winter From Wrecking Your Skin (PHOTOS)

11 Best Body Lotions to Keep Winter From Wrecking Your Skin (PHOTOS)

best body lotions for winter 2015When we're talking about snowflakes and glowy lights, we love winter. It's the best. But when December hits and we remember the way icy winds desecrate our skin, we start thinking twice. It's a good thing, then, that there are so many fantastic body lotions ready to sweep in and save our struggling relationship with winter, because we really want the two of us to get along.

There are SO many lotions floating around that it gets tricky to pick out the good from the greasy. To help, we picked out our favorite lotions from across price points. We promise they'll all save you from sporting scorched desert-like skin this season.


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  • Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter


    Best for: Softness.

    Body butter is, by nature, one of the heaviest and most moisturizing lotions you can find, but Josie Maran's Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35, josiemarancosmetics.com) is lighter than most, thanks to the whipping. But what we really love is the argan oil -- it's what is giving your skin that extra (and much much appreciated) kick of softness.

  • LUSH Dream Cream


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    Best for: Extra dry areas.

    LUSH's Dream Cream Hand and Body Lotion ($27.95, lushusa.com) is on many, many must-have lists, and with good reason. It's thick and creamy, but the calming ingredients make it great for sensitive skin or particularly dry and chapped areas. 

  • JĀSÖN Sheer Spray Lotion


    Best for: Easy application.

    Lathering on lotion is a pretty time-consuming commitment for busy mornings, so we're extra grateful for JĀSÖN Sheer Spray Lotion ($10.99, amazon.com) for simplifying the process for us. The continuous spray doesn't sacrifice any botanicals or nutrients, so we're ready to commit to never skipping a day again.

  • Level Naturals Body Butter in Forest


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    Best for: Scent.

    If you've ever dreamed of smelling like a sleeping forest or a grove of tropical trees, then Level Naturals Body Butter in Forest ($15.99, levelnaturals.com) is the lotion for you. It's thick and moisturizing (as it should be), but we're so obsessed with the scent, we almost don't notice.

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  • SkinCeuticals Body Retexturing Treatment


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    Best for: Exfoliating.

    We all have those extra tough patches of skin (who needs elbows anyway?), but SkinCeuticals Body Retexturing Treatment ($60, skinceuticals.com) might be able to kick that elephantine skin to the curb. The formula is designed to exfoliate your roughest patches of skin and bring out the soft and luminous body we know is hiding underneath.

  • NYR Organic Beauty Sleep Body Butter


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    Best for: Overnight treatment.

    NYR Organic's delightful Beauty Sleep Body Butter ($32, nyrorganic.com) soaks through your skin as you sleep so you wake with satin instead of skin, and that's amazing by itself. But it's also made with an aroma-therapeutic blend of essential oils to calm you and help you fall asleep.

  • Ocean Potion Everglow Daily Moisturizer


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    Best for: Gradual tanning.

    Ocean Potion Everglow Daily Moisturizer ($8.49, amazon.com) is like normal daily lotion ... just for people who are a little on the pale side. It'll give you color, but very gradually and naturally, which means no streaks, no creases, and NO orange.

  • Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter


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    Best for: A light texture.

    Kiehl's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter ($48, kiehls.com) is luxury at its best. It's whipped, so it doesn't feel greasy or thick or heavy ... but it'll give you the moisturizing equivalent of all those things.

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  • Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture


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    Best for: Sensitive skin.

    If you have skin as sensitive as your little one's, the best thing about Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture ($8.99, aveeno.com) is that you can use it on your baby and yourself. It's rich and natural, so it doesn't dry your skin or clog your pores, and it's formulated to be hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. If it's gentle enough for daily use on a baby's bottom, it'll be gentle enough for you.

  • J.R. Watkins Hand & Body Lotion


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    Best for: Daily use.

    J.R. Watkins is universally loved for its bath and body products, and its classic Hand & Body Lotion in Aloe & Green Tea ($9.99, jrwatkins.com) stand out as best of the bunch. Everything from the texture, weight, and scent are gentle and mild enough to make it ideal for everyday use.

  • Body Shop Body Butter


    Best for: Long-lasting hydration.

    The Body Shop is serious about its lotions and serious about its scents, and its Shea Body Butter ($21, thebodyshop-usa.com) does not let us down. The rich and nutty scent and creamy texture make it delightful to put on, but it's the hydration that sells us -- your skin will feel "I just put lotion on" soft for a full 24 hours afterward.

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