Having silky smooth skin from head to toe is something every beauty buff strives to achieve. And there’s no better way to reach this goal than by employing the help of the best body lotions and moisturisers out there.
After all, moisturising every inch of every limb takes some effort. So it’s not going to happen unless you truly love the body lotion you’re using. Whether you prefer a luxurious creamy concoction or lightweight on-the-go spray, here’s our edit of the best body lotions and moisturisers in Australia.
Best natural: Sukin Naturals Hydrating Body Lotion
Ideal for: Those who prefer to use natural products. The lotion uses a combination of organic ingredients including rosehip, avocado and jojoba oils for hydration.
You say: “I love the scent and the fact that it is all from natural ingredients. I find this product very soothing and I feel confident that my skin is absorbing all those lovely nutrients and natural oils without any chemicals. I feel my skin really benefits from it.” –Donna76
$7.47 (down from $14.95) at Chemist Warehouse
Best in-shower: NIVEA Shower Cream Rich Moisture Soft
Ideal for: People who are time poor or tend to forget about moisturising. Yep, the name isn’t a typo, it’s a moisturiser designed for use in the shower.
You say: “This shower cream offers intense moisturisation in the shower. What a delight to be able to wash and moisturise at the same time. Not only do you save time but my skin feels better than using my usual daily mosituriser. The cream glides on skin easily and washes off quick. A towel dry and you are ready to go!” –Rinsully
$9.99 for 1L at Chemist Warehouse
Best skin-firming: JERGENS Oil-Infused Moisturiser – Skin Firming
Ideal for: Textured skin in need of smoothing and firming. It contains seaweed extract and centella asiatica extract, which are both high in collagen to help restore skin elasticity.
You say: “This is a great everyday product! The product is a light golden colour with a smooth texture that spreads easily and absorbs well into my skin without leaving a greasy or sticky residue. I used this daily after my evening shower, and my skin felt firmer and smoother after a week.” –Mrs.K
$9.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Best-smelling: Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Butter Deep Conditioning Body Lotion
Ideal for: Those who adore a thick and rich moisturising cream, with a delicious smell.
You say: “This body lotion is a fabulous smelling cocoa flavored glow lotion. It Is very hydrating and gives the skin a glowing beautiful look. It comes in a handy container that is very stable. I apply this on my arms and legs for a glow and a some extra moisture. It is super helpful and leaves your skin looking very healthy, i would highly recommend it it for anyone who wants a great scented body lotion” –Cait4bsc
$14.50 for 750ml at Woolworths
Best for dry and itchy skin: St. Ives Naturally Soothing Body Lotion featuring Oatmeal and Shea Butter
Ideal for: Those with skin so dry it’s also become itchy. This rich and nourishing lotion offers relief and hydration in one hit without a greasy after feel.
You say: “From the first application I immediately recognised this moisturiser penetrates a big hit of intense hydration. The St. Ives Naturally soothing body lotion contains a moisturising power that skin can’t seem to get enough of.
It contains a formula blended with soothing oatmeal and beautiful shea butter which restores my dry skin.” –Becstar
$9 at Woolworths
Best for sensitive skin: Aveeno Daily Moisturising Creamy Oil Lotion
Ideal for: Those with sensitive skin. The inclusion of colloidal oatmeal comforts and restores the skin’s natural balance, while sweet almond oil moisturises and nourishes dry skin.
You say: “Firstly the price is great for the size of the bottle, it is very easy to use with the pump mechanism as well. I used on both my face and body for about 3 weeks and noticed a very welcome and drastic change to the dryness of my skin. It melted in beautifully, it wasn’t oil and it absolutely made me less dry.” – Elisa361
$6.49 (down from $12.99) at Chemist Warehouse
Have you tried any of the above body moisturisers? How do you like to keep your skin soft and smooth?