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25 Best Lotions For Dry Skin — No Matter The Skin Type

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Best Lotions for Dry Skin

Keeping our skin hydrated and healthy is important, no matter what type of skin we have. But if we have dry skin, it becomes extra crucial to find the best lotion or moisturizer to help prevent itching and irritation. 

The best idea? Find a product that locks in the moisture, but does so in a way that isn't greasy. Different products will vary in ingredients, and some ingredients work better on different people, so finding the best lotion for dry skin may require a bit of trial and error.

In the end, the results will be well worth it once you find your best match.

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1. B3 Body Balm

B3 Balm’s all-natural Body Balm will hydrate and nourish your skin while replenishing moisture from your day to day life. Plus, it smells like sweet, delicious coconut. The blend of organic cocoa butter, coconut oil and 100 percent pure squalene moisturize improve and protect natural collagen.

(B3Balm, $20)

2. AmLactin Daily Lotion

AmLactin Daily Lotion is an everyday moisturizing body lotion that contains 12 percent lactic acid, a powerful alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) clinically proven to boost skin’s natural renewal process through gentle exfoliation. AmLactin® Daily Lotion is ideal for hydrating and smoothing rough, dry skin on large areas of the body.

(Target, $12.99)

3. Eczema Honey

While it's formulated to treat skin conditions like dermatitis and eczema, it's also an amazing product to combat dry skin. With simple ingredients (like organic honey and organic almond oil), it's a tried and trusted cream.

(Eczema Honey Co., $29.95)

4. Blue Lagoon Iceland Skincare Mineral Intensive Cream

This is a rapidly-absorbed moisturizer that nourishes and revitalizes the skin. It was developed from Blue Lagoon minerals, so it's all natural.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

5. No B.S. Skincare Hydrating Body Lotion

This buttery cream contains all the natural moisturizers your skin loves most: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, and Rosehip Oil. Antioxidant-rich Green Tea nourishes dry arms, legs, and everything in between with healing properties to reduce irritation and maintain collagen levels.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

6. Bluelene Anti Aging Night Cream

Infused with methylene blue to target dryness and lock-in moisture, smooth and heal the skin, it's the ultimate night cream to target your anti-aging skin concerns. This decadent cream is infused with clinical proven supercharged antioxidant, Methylene Blue, to soften wrinkles, reduce the appearance of sunspots, smooth, hydrate, and stimulate collagen production. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

7. Bella Schneider Beauty Exfoliating & Hydrating Body Lotion

This is a restorative and hydrating lotion that exfoliates, smoothes and evens out the skin. Glycolic Acid, Pineapple. Aloe, Cucumber, Chamomile, Calendula, Sweet Almond, Avocado, and Squalane Oils help to diminish hyper-pigmentation, signs of aging, and remove dead skin cells.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

8. Elina Organics Dry Complexion Firming Cream

Organic and cruelty-free, this rich cocoa based formula is infused with Sea Buckthorn Oil, Silk Amino Acids, and Reishi Mushroom Extract to restore, nourish, and protect dry complexions. Every Elina Organics moisturizer is formulated with the purity and wholeness of the most unique and natural botanicals.

(Elina Organics Skincare, $80)

9. Skin Actives Ultimate Moisturizing Cream

To help hydrate and repair dry skin, this intensely moisturizing cream is packed full with Skin Actives' signature Sea Kelp Bioferment and a unique blend of nine natural oils including jojoba, avocado and sweet almond oil, as well as Squalane oil, which is full of beneficial nutrients the skin needs.

(Skin Actives, $17.99)

10. Basq Mega Moisture Free Cream

Fragrance Free Illipe Butter Complex brings rich texture and dense nutrition that literally transforms parched, sensitive skin. Triple rich blend of Illipe, Shea and Jojoba butters replenishes dry, stressed skin. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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11. Kakadu Plum by HERLA

Multivitamin cream delivers essential hydration and environmental protection for a vibrant and healthy skin. Kakadu Plum, the world’s richest natural source of vitamin C, a source of vitamin E, rich in minerals and antioxidants, protects your skin against free radicals.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

12. Illuminating Body Oil by HERLA

Super lightweight, fast-absorbing body oil provides a long-lasting shimmery glow while deeply moisturizing your skin. Sweet almond oil and sunflower oil smooth and soften your skin, and prevent its premature aging. Shea butter, rich in vitamins A and E, delivers nourishment and lasting moisture.

(Herla Beauty, $50)

13. L’Artisan Muse’s Étre Crème Rice Bran Oil Lotion

L’Artisan Muse’s popular Rice Bran Oil Lotion effectively combats dry skin. The main ingredient, Rice Bran Oil, promotes hydration, reduces pigmentation, eliminates flaky skin, and will even help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

(L'Artisan Muse, $47)

14. AHAVA Dermud Intensive Body Lotion

Powered by Osmoter, AHAVA’s exclusive blend of minerals, sourced from the wondrous Dead Sea waters and enriched with Dead Sea mineral mud, this intensive lotion leaves skin soft, supple and comforted with long lasting effect.

(Ahava, $42)

15. Skinfix Eczema+ Extra Strength Body Cream

A rich all-over moisturizing body cream that relieves itching and irritation caused by eczema and dryness leaving skin feeling soft and soothed. This formula features two active pharmaceutical ingredients — 2 percent colloidal oatmeal and sweet almond oil — to soothe dry, sensitive, and eczema-prone skin.

(Sephora, $34)

16. Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream

A rich, luxurious moisturizer that nourishes and protects dry or sensitive skin. Formulated with rose petal and rosehip extracts, this deeply hydrating cream helps soothe irritation and reduce redness as it seals in moisture.

(Walmart, $37.35)

17. Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm

An intensively hydrating moisturizer blending the most powerful regeneratives in the botanical world. Created to treat damaged skin, and beneficial to all skin types.

(Saks Fifth Avenue, $130)

18. La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ Intense Repair Moisturizing Cream 

Clinically shown to reduce dry, rough skin, this lotion re-establishes the skin microbiome to prevent reoccurrence of extra dry skin. With up to 48 hours of hydration, the Lipikar Balm AP+ contains exclusive Prebiotic Thermal Water and Aqua Posae Filiformis.

(Target, $19.99)

19. Priori Skincare Restore Crème

Rich in antioxidants, this all-natural, lightweight 24-hour moisturizer adapts to all skin types, restoring and rejuvenating dehydrated skin and associated fine lines. The powerful effect of these all-natural ingredients (Sunflower Oil, Pomegranate Extract, Turmeric, Licorice and Green Tea) work to help reduce inflammation, and reducing signs of premature skin damage.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

20. YUNI Beauty Count to Zen Rejuvenating Hand & Body Crème

Restore moisture loss and hydrate your skin with our fast-absorbing, non-greasy natural hand and body cream. This Rejuvenating Cream with essential oils treats your skin to a soothing blend of natural ingredients and essential oils to rejuvenate skin while relieving stress.

(Sephora, $39)

21. Jao Goē Oil

This intricate combination of 28 plant, fruit and flower oils and butters restores the skin's natural moisture balance. With omega rich Rosehip, Hemp, Meadowfoam and Rice Bran Oils; vitamin packed Avocado, Grapeseed, Mango and Pumpkin Seed Butters and Jojoba Oil to replenish sebum.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

22. Weleda Skin Food Body Butter

A soft, whipped texture that melts into skin for decadent, silky hydration with a non-greasy feel. It helps protect skin from drying out and provides long-lasting moisture. Plus, it's dermatologically tested and free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colorants or raw materials derived from mineral oils.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

23. Mother Dirt Biome-Friendly Moisturizer

Maintain your skin biome with this clear and nourishing formula that mimics the natural skin barrier. This product has been screened and tested using biome-friendly platform for compatibility with your skin's natural biome.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

24. Sumbody Fresh Squeezed Whipped Body Butter

Sumbody's Fresh Squeezed Whipped Body Butter is the most indulgent, decadent, luxurious body butter ever. Rich, creamy, hand-whipped butters and nutrient-dense oils, with a touch of fresh citrus scent, make this a velvety, silky, body butter.

(Sumbody, $45)

25. Spa Ritual Organic Hydrating Hand Cream

This hand salve, formulated with ancient healing ingredients including Marula Oil, Shea Butter, and Honeybush Extract moisturizes, softens dry skin and provides a breathable layer of protection, while the rejuvenating scent elevates the senses.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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