Greasy. Sticky. And even stinky. Locking down a trusty lotion can be trickier than meets the eye.
To help you find "the one", we've rounded up some of our top picks for packing in the moisture (minus the mayhem) before your next date night.
1. Blisslabs Active 99.0 Anti-Aging Series Restorative Night Cream, $150
This splurge of a night cream is like a spa session in a jar. Apply the thick blend (including gardenia stem cells that assist in reducing the signs of aging) before going to sleep and your skin will feel replenished come morning.
2. Dead Sea Essentials by Ahava Chamomile Lotion, $19.99
The perfect everyday (or couple) lotion, this gender-neutral formula from the makers of Ahava is created with chamomile extract, leaving behind a subtly-sweet (and soothing) scent. Its economy-size container is also great for generous slathering.
3. Kat Burki Body Butter, $62
Whether used daily, or reserved for times when skin is in need of serious repair, the rose hip, coconut, tamanu and evening primrose oils in this luxe lotion go to serious work on dry spots.
4. Jergens Natural Glow Firming Daily Moisturizer, $7.22
Great for those beach days, this formula from Jergens goes on triple duty to provide a gradual sunless tan, and help tone cellulite, while keeping skin soft and vibrant.
5. Eve Lom Moisturiser + SPF 15, $68
Boasting SPF for protection against everyday rays, the lactic acid in this concoction serves to brighten and refine skin's texture for a more youthful glow.
6. Organix Hydrating Moroccan Argan Oil Lotion, $7.99
This lightweight lotion from Organix features an exclusive system made of a quickly absorbing Moroccan argan oil for locking in moisture. If that doesn't lure you in, one whiff of its intoxicating scent just might.
7. Josie Maran Argan Balm, $42
The "relief" of moisturizers, call this waxy balm in on days when you experience rough spots, frayed cuticles or cracked lips. Have calloused or cracked feet? Work a generous amount into trouble areas and protect with socks to repair in a rush.