We talk about skincare a lot, but your skin encompasses a larger surface area than just your face. Your body deserves as much care as what you invest into your face, and thankfully, it requires less product.
A quality body moisturiser goes a long way in nourishing your skin, and it also has the potential to address certain skin issues, be it stretch marks, acne or dry patches. Applying a generous amount after you shower, or as needed throughout the day can do wonders in improving your condition. As everyone has different things they look for when they qualify “the best body moisturiser”, we’ve rounded up a selection to soothe a variety of skin issues, the best in class, if you will.
Whether you seek an intensive skin treatment, a multitasking lotion, a perfume-heavy scent-sual experience or everything else in-between, we have your back with the best body moisturisers in Singapore that you can buy.
Our pick: Weleda Skin Food Body Butter, S$34.50
Weleda has been dubbed as the wallet-friendly La Mer for its Skin Food moisturiser, beloved by the likes of Victoria Beckham, this cult brand also has a body butter tailored for those with skin that is Sahara-level parched. Hydrating, non-dreasy and oh-so-soft, this buttery cream is infused with natural oils and extracts, like calendula, coconut and shea, with lavender for fragrance. Slather it on once and note the drastic difference.
Our pick: The Base Collective Magnesium + White Tea Body Balm, S$39
Sustainable skincare brand, The Base Collective, is home to palm oil-free moisturisers crafted with botanicals and plant extracts. Of their range, we like the Magnesium + White Tea Body Balm the most, given that it contains vitamin A-rich rosehip oil, as well as organic cocoa butter. The product claims to help release muscle fatigue as well, but you be the judge.
Our pick: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, from S$20
First Aid Beauty has made a name for itself with its Ultra Repair Cream, a soothing lotion designed to nourish sensitive, eczema-prone skin. Even if you don’t have a skin affliction, you can appreciate how gentle this lotion is overall. Fortified with colloidal oatmeal, ceramides and antioxidants, this is mild enough to be used by everyone, even babies.
Our pick: Frank Body Body Cream, S$32
Australian clean beauty brand, Frank Body, rose to become a household name thanks to its popular coffee scrub, but it has since expanded into skincare and cosmetics. Still, the brand remains clean with its formulations, doing away with the fluff to deliver non-toxic skincare, and their Body Cream is one of our favourites. Not only does it smell like a morning cuppa, but it also has pomegranate and green tea to restore the skin.
Our pick: CeraVe SA Lotion, S$29
Body acne is less touched upon than its facial counterpart, but it remains a real, pressing problem. To counteract this, opt for a lotion with salicylic acid, like CeraVe’s version. Tailor-made for sensitive skin, it also contains ceramides to soothe any dryness you might be facing at the same time.
Our pick: Cowshed Mother Stretch Mark Balm, S$40
Stretch marks are normal, but they can be minimised should you wish with a proper, oil-rich moisturiser. Cowshed has a stretch mark balm with sea buckthorn oil, coconut and shea butter that deeply enriches your skin to make sure its elasticity is maintained, and while this is designed for expecting women or new mothers, anyone with this issue can find benefit from such a product.
Our pick: Byredo Gypsy Water Body Cream, S$122
Applying moisturiser can be part of a self-care ritual pre-bedtime, and if you subscribe to that, you’d want something that smells luxurious. Many perfume brands produce body care lines that riff off their signature scents, but Byredo, by far, is our favourite. Gypsy Water is an earthy, fresh scent that calms the senses, perfect to put yourself and your skin, in a serene state before bed.
Our pick: Lanolips Everywhere Multi-cream, S$17.50
Frequent travellers may require a more versatile moisturiser that can perform as well in the dry air of the aeroplane cabin as it does on land. For that, we turn to Lanolips’ Everywhere Multi-cream. This tube is full of hydrating, skin-calming lanolin, a grease secreted by sheep’s wool. It doesn’t sound that sexy, but trust us, one use of Lanolips is all it takes to swear by the difference. The Everywhere Multi-cream performs as its name states: apply it top to toe, even around the eye area as it is gentle enough. A small amount goes a long way too.