26 Best Lotions For Women To Moisturize Dry Skin

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Best Lotions for Women

As a woman, finding the right lotion is the same as finding the best of any other personal care or wellness product. You have to find the one that works for your needs, and the best lotion is one that keeps your skin hydrated, smooth, and not greasy.

It’s important to know what your skin needs, but also what it does not need. If choosing a lotion you’ll be using outdoors, you may want to consider one that includes SPF. If you're looking for something for sensitive skin, you may want to find something hypoallergenic. And if you have especially dry, oily, or mature skin, that’s something to keep in mind as well.

Whatever you need, there is a lotion that will be perfect for you. And to help, these are the best lotions for women.

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1. KBShimmer Hand And Body Lotion

Rich, creamy and deeply hydrating, the KBShimmer Hand And Body Lotion keeps skin soft and supple without ever feeling greasy. The vegan lotion absorbs quickly and is made with jojoba, cocoa butter, olive oil and a special blend of additional ingredients that leave skin feeling smooth and silky.

(KBShimmer, $10)

2. Vitabrid C12 Dual Serum

A one-stop-shop for anti-aging benefits, this dual-chamber serum contains both Peptibrid® and Vitabrid® technologies to effectively deliver active ingredients. Skin is revived and protected from a variety of external factors. Additional hydrating and soothing ingredients moisturize and calm the skin.

(Barney's, $75) 

3. Elina Organics Skin Renewing Oil Blend

This exquisite, organic oil blend is specifically beneficial for dry, sensitive and aging complexions. It will infuse your skin with powerful rejuvenating phytonutrients and antioxidants. Plus, it is 100 percent organic, handmade and cruelty-free.

(Elina Organics Skincare, $55)

4. Skin Actives Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer

This lightweight formula provides superior hydration and antioxidants in a cream with a gel-like texture created by hyaluronic acid. It also contains Skin Actives' Sea Kelp Bioferment, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Coenzyme Q10 for added efficacy. 

(Skin Actives, $15.99)

5. BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil Leave-In Treatment

Known as a beauty oil for multi-uses, this iconic serum is also the perfect remedy for dry skin on your arms, legs, elbows and more. Infused with organic coconut oil and silk, it is gentle enough for daily use and offers moisturizing oils the skin needs.

(Walmart, $8.99)

6. eXO Perfection Moisturizer

This moisturizer is a multi-tasking facial lotion that combines a serum, day cream, night cream and eye cream into one. The eXO Perfection Moisturizer 4-in-1 science-based formula uses next gen Zen3 exosomes to boost hydration and radiance, as well as facilitate self-repair and prevent the signs of aging.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

7. Damask Rose by HERLA

Nourishing all-day cream delivers short-term benefits while working on long-term results. It prevents premature aging, leaving your skin hydrated and radiant. Damask rose oil, rosehip oil and black rose improve your skin's elasticity, smooth out wrinkles and provide a daily dose of natural vitamins E and A (retinoic acid) to soften your skin and even out its tone.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

8. Tatcha Dewy Skin Cream

A rich cream that feeds skin with plumping hydration and antioxidant-packed Japanese purple rice for a dewy, healthy glow.

(Sephora, $68)

9. Renew by Vanity Planet

Powered by a trio of calming plant extracts, antioxidants and ultra-hydrating algae complex, Renew keeps your skin calm and dewy both day and night. Lightweight, yet deeply moisturizing, this gentle moisturizer instantly goes to work soothing redness, sensitivity and signs of aging for up to one week after application.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

10. AHAVA Extreme Lotion Daily Firmness & Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30 

This lotion contains AHAVA’s exclusive 3D Complex™, which is based on natural Dead Sea minerals, Dunaliella Salina algae, Date extract and a blend of Himalayan Goji Berry, Iceland Moss and Rice Bran oil that help diminish fine lines and wrinkles and maintain all day moisture, leaving skin smooth, supple and radiant. 

(Ulta, $58.50)

11. Tocca Florence Crema da Corpo Body Lotion

The Florence Crema da Corpo is an enriched body lotion with natural extracts from sweet almond oil, shea butter and honey to moisturize and soothe dry, sensitive skin. The luxurious formula absorbs quickly, leaving behind silky skin scented of bergamot and gardenia.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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12. Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk

The enlivening, fresh scent of Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk awakens and invigorates. Lemon essential oil and lemongrass extract invigorate and refresh, leaving skin feeling toned and firm. Quince seed extract soothes and hydrates, while jojoba, sunflower and olive oils replenish, fortify and nourish the skin.

(Dr. Hauschka, $36)

13. Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion

A delicate body lotion with the nutritive power of a cream, this is a luxury whole-body beautifier.

(Tammy Fender, $75)

14. C'Est Moi Gentle Moisture Lotion

This is a fragrance-free lotion packed with nourishing ingredients including organic Sweet Almond Oil and Shea Butter, plus organic extracts of calendula, strawberry, apple and kiwi. It helps promote a complexion that’s balanced, hydrated and calm. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. Belli Skincare All Day Moisture Body Lotion

It is infused with Chamomile to soothe and refresh skin. Essential Lemon Oil is great for uplifting aromatherapy, and Vitamin E deeply moisturizes and comforts dry skin. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

16. Live Clean Argan Oil Replenishing Body Lotion

Made with Moroccan argan oil, grapeseed oil and olive oil to nourish and moisturize the skin, this lotion is cruelty-free, vegan, and 98 percent plant-based.

(Walmart, $5.12)

17. LATHER Lavender Lime Moisturizer 

This hydrating yet easily-absorbed body lotion will cure dry skin and refresh sun-exposed summer skin. Contains safflower oil, sweet almond oil and amino acids to condition and allantoin to soothe, as well as antioxidant-rich vitamins to nourish the skin. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

18. SpaRitual Jasmine Tuberose Body Creme


Jasmine Tuberose Body Crème is formulated with a blend of aloe, jojoba oil, shea butter, and tamarind seed to provide continuous hydration and help promote skin elasticity, while the sweet, exotic scent of Jasmine Tuberose awakens the senses.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

19. Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion Maximum

This intense body lotion is packed with a unique blend of aloe vera, green tea and chamomile extracts, plus a hearty dose of antioxidants and alpha hydroxy acids. So potent, it’s clinically shown to provide 24 hours of hydration.

(Target, $9.69)

20. Glo Skin Beauty Restorative Cream

Restorative Cream delivers rich moisture and skin-strengthening antioxidants to protect and repair dry, dehydrated skin. A nutritive blend of conditioning agents and botanical extracts envelop your skin, resulting in a softer, rejuvenated complexion.

(Walmart, $33.59)

21. Subtle Energies Rose & Cardamon Hand Cream

The exquisitely exotic aroma of rose and gul heena, blended together with cardamon in this heavenly hand cream is a scented celebration, as well as intense moisture therapy. This creamy formula is quickly absorbed and protects your hands from harsh conditions

(Subtle Energies, prices vary)

22. Jane Inc. Apothecary Coconut Body Balm

A blend of Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, and essential oil blends. Rich in Vitamin E, A, and Omega 6, they gently nourish the most sensitive skin, while healing skin problems and protecting against sun damage. 

(Jane Inc., $20)

23. Prai Ageless Hand Cream

A hand creme that moisturizes and nourishes dry, cracked hands — leaving you with supple, soft, touchable hands.

(Prai Beauty, $20)

24. L:A Bruket Sage/Rosemary/Lavender Hand Cream

The essential oil from sage, rosemary and lavender gives a calming and balancing hand treatment. Shea butter and coconut oil moisturizes, nourishes and protects. Meadowfoam is astringent, nourishing and rich on Omega 6 och 9. Comfrey is astringent, moisturizing and known to ease and heal small scratches and sunburn.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

25. Lather Bamboo Lemongrass Body Creme

This rich and rejuvenating all-over body moisturizer absorbs instantly into skin to deeply hydrate. Bamboo extract rejuvenates tired, dull skin while shea butter and jojoba and sweet almond oils condition and soften dry skin. Aloe Vera soothes sun-exposed or stressed skin. Precious essential oils include lemongrass, juniper, and geranium, for a light, refreshing scent. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

26. SoapDev Lotion

The perfect combination of sweet almond oil, avocado oil and shea butter to keep your skin feeling fresh. Sweet orange essential oil is added in a combination of bergamot, cumin, cedarwood and vanilla to give it a sweet and light, citrus scent.

(SoapDev, $6)

27. And don't forget to exfoliate regularly

Try the C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub, which has all-natural vanilla brown sugar body exfoliator that gently removes dead skin cells and replenishes the skin with hydrating organic oils and food-grade vanilla flavors.

(C & The Moon, $64)

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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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