Moisturiser is possibly the most basic and essential element to any skincare routine as it is important to restore the water content that was stripped away during cleansing.
But it seems that more often than not, moisturising ends at our faces and we forget the importance of keeping the rest of our body hydrated.
Most people shun the idea of body lotion as it can make your whole body feel sticky and unbreathable.
For those with dry skin, it is an inevitable process to prevent our skin from peeling and itching.
To save you from dry skin, here is a list of the best body lotions for dry skin that you have to check out. We’ve even sorted them by price category so you can find one to suit your budget.
Best body lotions under S
Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Body Lotion
Containing 100% pure aloe vera extract, this body lotion not only deeply moisturises the skin but also soothes dry skin.
It includes micro-droplets of vaseline jelly to create a refreshing, fast-absorbing formula.
It retails for S$8.95 for 400ml.
Nivea Express Hydration Body Lotion
Sometimes we wish our body lotion could instantly fix the problems such as itchiness and redness caused by dry skin. And if you have, then this might be the body lotion to go for.
Formulated with sea minerals and Hydra IQ, this lotion promises to be absorbed so quickly by the skin that it provides relief and hydration in a few seconds.
It retails for S$10.40 for 400ml.
Sebamed Moisturising Body Lotion
Sebamed is known for creating products with a pH level of 5.5, the optimal value of healthy skin.
The formula of this body lotion is an oil-in-water emulsion that is light and mild to the skin, so you won’t have to be afraid of any grease and stickiness.
It retails for S$18.65 for 200ml.
Best body lotions under S
Eucerin pH5 Lotion
An extremely gentle and rich body lotion, it is designed to protect the skin from drying out while activating its natural defenses.
Prolonged use of this lotion makes the skin more resilient and less sensitive. You can even use this lotion on children of three years and older if you so wish.
It retails for S$21 for 400ml.
Skinfood Lemon Verbena Body Lotion
Dry skin tend to act up against scented lotion but Skinfood’s body lotions are surprisingly mild to the skin while still smelling like sweets.
Made of herb lemon verbena extract, the Lemon Verbena Body Lotion comes with a fresh citrus scent to keep your skin feeling refreshed.
It retails for S$22 for 355ml.
The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt
The Body Shop’s body yogurts are some of our favourities especially this Almond Milk versions as it’s not only easily absorbable but suitable for sensitive skin.
Made of Community Trade organic almond milk, this gel-cream offers up to 48 hours of moisture so it’s great at quenching your skin.
It retails for S$22 for 200ml.
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion
Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion is fragrance-free and non-greasy, making it an ideal lotion to be applied all over the body for maximum hydration.
It is suitable for all skin type and safe to be used on the face as well.
It retails for S$22.50 for 200ml.
Beyond Total Recovery Body Moisturiser
This body lotion not only recovers moisture and hydration to your skin but also helps to provide firmness and slow down signs of ageing caused by dry skin.
It contains hibiscus extract and yeast fermentation extract and is recommended for use after shower.
It retails for S$25.
Babo Botanicals Moisturising Baby Lotion
Sometimes when sensitive and dry skin acts up, it is good to put a pause on all fancy products and use baby and children’s products that usually come with milder and gentler formula.
Made with pure flower and plant extracts, Babo Botanical’s Moisturising Baby Lotion is hypoallergenic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, paraben-free and dairy and soy-free.
It retails for S$29.90 for 237ml.
Sierra Bees Honey Almond Body Butter
An ultra-rich creamy blend, this nourishing body butter will leave your skin feeling hydrated and taken care of.
It features an array of skin-loving ingredients: organic honey, shea butter, cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, mango butter, plant-based phytosyerols, chamomile, green tea, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and moringa oil.
It retails for S$29.90 for 114g.
Best body lotions under S
Lush Sleepy Lotion
Lush body lotions are known for their unique blend of butters and oils, each giving a different feel to the skin. Lush Sleepy Lotion is made with oatmeal, cocoa butter and almond oil which are popular ingredients used for moisturisation.
Special ingredients in this lotion areki lavender and Tonka, providing calming properties that makes this the perfect night cream. On top of moisturisation, this is also going to help lull you to sleep every night.
It retails for S$30 for 95g.
Eau Thermale Avene Trixera Nutri-Fluid Lotion
Dedicated to dermatology and the treatment of dry skin conditions, Avène developed various skincare products targeting at different degrees of dry skin.
Nourishing, moisturising and soothing, this body lotion is made with Selectiose, plant-based lipid trio, and Avène Thermale Spring Water to provide instant comfort to dry skin.
It retails for S$30.50.
Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream
This body cream is loaded with rich butters and oils to intensely hydrate your skin all day.
It is also packed with antioxidants and vitamin c to help restore the radiance to your tired skin.
It retails for S$33 for 75ml.
Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Body Lotion
The science behind Physiogel is the BioMimic Technology that contains lipids which are natural fats in the body that surrounds the skin cells to prevent water loss.
By applying this body lotion, you can feel assured that your skin cells will feel restored and smooth.
It retails for S$36.90 for 200ml.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream
A lightweight body cream, it uses moisturising watermelon seed butter and exfoliating hibiscus AHA to leave your skin feeling hydrated and smooth.
It is recommended to apply generously onto rougher areas such as the elbows, knees, and cuticles.
It retails for S$43 for 240ml.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
As its name suggests, First Aid’s Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is the solution to dry skin including irritated and eczema skin.
The plus point is that you can even use this product on your face if you so choose, so you know this lotion is gentle on the skin.
It retails for S$52 for 170g.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+M
Powered by responsibly sourced shea butter and soothing niacinamide, this body lotion is great for dry and allergy-prone skin.
Formulated for babies, you can use this product on the face as well. It is designed to nourish the skin while restoring its barrier and rebalancing the microbiome.
It retails for S$56.90 for 400ml.
Belif Body Bomba Ylang Ylang
Ylang Ylang is probably the second to Lavender in its stress-relief properties. Belif Body Bomba has a formulation that feels more like an emulsion.
If you are not a fan of body lotions that have a more creamy texture, you could give this a try.
It retails for S$57 for 250ml.
OUAI Body Crème
This whipped body crème renews your skin using cupuacu butter, coconut oil, and squalane.
It absorbs quickly without any greasy residue, leaving your skin soft and supple.
It retails for S$57 for 212g.
Best body lotions under S
Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion
The star ingredient of this body lotion is the Argan Leaf extract which contains antioxidants.
It allows the skin to be resilient to pollutants and damage while working deep to improve skin texture and tone.
It retails for S$60 for 200ml.
Philosophy Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion
Amazing Grace started out with a range of perfumed hair products, sprays and hand products that aims to change the way women wear fragrances.
Infusing its signature soft feminine scent into body care products, the result is the Amazing Grace Body Firming Emulsion that you have to look out for.
It retails for S$62 for 480ml.
Egyptian Magic Egyptian Magic Cream
Non-greasy, this magic cream is an all purpose product that moisturises and absorbs free radicals. Its is made up of only consists of six simple, natural ingredients.
This magical cream needs to be softened using your hands by warming it up before application. It turns into oil which you can then apply to both your skin and your hair.
It retails for S$66 for 118ml.
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr Enriched Body Lotion
Featuring certified organic ingredients, this body lotions provides essential fatty acids to replenish the moisture deep within your skin.
At the same time, this cruelty-free and vegan product protects your skin from harmful free radicals.
It retails S$77 for 300ml.
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Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm
Blended with nut oil extracts, this lightweight cream is great for use in hot climates like Singapore.
You’ve got to be a fan of citrus scents as the key ingredients in this body balm are pink grapefruit, orange rind, and lemon rind.
It retails for S$132.78 for 500ml.
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