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15 best body moisturisers to nourish your skin with the love it deserves

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.

Check out the 15 best body moisturisers to get your hands on.

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-greasy 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.

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 body lotion  claims to help release muscle fatigue as well, but you be the judge. Perfect for dry and irritated skin, it is a must-try for all green beauty advocates.

First Aid Beauty has made a name for itself with its Ultra Repair Cream, a soothing lotion designed to nourish sensitive, eczema-prone, dry and itchy 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.

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, the body lotion also contains ceramides to soothe any dryness you might be facing at the same time.

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.

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. What’s even better is that it suits all skin types!

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. Like most of the best body lotions, a small amount goes a long way too. Perfect for dry, thirsty skin!

Let your skin wake up to a soothing and aromatic feel with a slather of Lush’s luxurious night lotion. Suitable for all skin types, once your skin soaks in the nourishing essence of almond oil and cocoa butter, it’s sure to turn supple and smooth in just a couple of days to take care of all your skin concerns. Not to mention, the whiff of tonka beans and lavender is to die for.

Formulated with the ‘dry-touch technology’, often found in sunscreens, this moisturizing body lotion by A-DERMA is one-of-a-kind. The plant-based glycerin in this solution ensures that your skin locks in moisture all day long without leaving any traces of greasy residue. This is best recommended for sensitive and irritated skin and can be applied to the entire body.

As soft as a baby lotion, Etude’s Petit Bijou milky lotion will calm your senses while giving your skin a smooth texture. Natural extracts from chamomile and aloe vera give this lotion a natural fragrance. Just like baby lotions, this solution is non-irritant and suits all skin types.

Take your skin on a rejuvenating vacation with Love Beauty and Planet’s hydrating lotion. Devoid of paraben and sulfate, this lotion rests gently on your skin and gives it a dewy feel. Scented with mimosa extracts, it also lends your skin a heavenly smell all through the day. Suitable for normal skin types.

Looking for a savior to protect your skin from getting damaged? Well, say hello to Drunk Elephant innovation skin repair solution. Enriched with fruit-based antioxidants and plant oils, this lotion brings just the right balance of moisture to your skin and transforms skin feeling from crappy to happy. Specially curated for dull, dry, and irritated skin, you must give it a try and see the difference!

Treat your skin to a refreshing splash of Witch Hazel by applying Yves Rocher’s moisturizing body lotion. With the creamy texture, it deeply nourishes your skin and makes it firmer. It sits comfortably on your skin and does not cause any irritation or redness. If you have sensitive skin, this lotion is for you!

If you can’t go to Provence, let Provence come to you! We’re referring to Loccitane’s Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion here. This lightweight formula brings out your natural glow while nourishing your skin with cherry blossom extracts. Remind your skin of its springtime glory with this lightly perfumed shimmering lotion; perfect for the ones who look for soothing fragrances in a body moisturiser.

Is your skin damaged due to harsh weather or exposure to pollution? Well, Rosken’s Skin Repair Cream is here to put an end to that! Bring back the lost moisture and strengthen your skin’s barrier with this wonder cream. Besides, it blends quickly into the layers without making your skin sticky. If you have dry to extra dry skin, you must try this product by Rosken.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to use body moisturiser?

For best results, apply body lotion all over your body, except the face, right after drying your body after a shower. If your skin is slightly damp, it’s still better.

Which is the most non-oily body moisturiser?

There are several non-greasy, mattifying body lotions available in the market. The most popular ones include Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Energizing Lotion, Clarins’s Moisture-Rich Body Lotion, Physiogel’s Daily Moisture Therapy Cream. Besides these, there are also several non-oily moisturisers mentioned in the list above.

Which is the best body moisturiser for men?

Here are some of the best moisturisers for men raging the market — Lumin’s Conditioning Body Balm, Marlowe’s Sensitive Skin Body Lotion, jack Black’s Cool Moisture Body Lotion, and Aesop’s Geranium Leaf Body Balm, to name a few. 

How to choose a body moisturiser?

When you choose a moisturiser, make sure it suits your skin type and gives you sun protection. Always test a little lotion on a small patch of your skin to check if it causes irritation. If you have sensitive skin, go for a milder option. It’s best to opt for organic and chemical-free lotions to ensure the overall health of your skin.

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.