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What Is The Best Body Lotion For Extremely Dry Skin?

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What Is The Best Body Lotion For Extremely Dry Skin

There are a bevy of body lotions for dry skin, but what about irritated, itchy, or severely dry skin? Well, below you'll find the best body lotions for all of those ailments.

If you want to ditch dry skin and say farewell to flakiness and itching, just keep reading! 

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1. JUARA Candlenut Body Creme

JUARA Candlenut Body Creme tops the list with its nourishing natural oils and skin-loving vitamins. With a sweet warm scent of bergamot, blooming white jasmine, tropical greens, and fresh coconut, this cream is an all-around crowd pleaser.

This light, non-greasy cream, with its cloud-like texture, enables you to rediscover smooth skin along with a little luxury. It delivers intense hydration with omega-rich candlenut, avocado, and carrot seed oils as well as indulgent Illipe butter.

The linoleic and linolenic acid in the candlenut and avocado oils are great for healing rough skin. Avocado oil is soothing and super moisturizing, and can help to protect against damaging UV rays. Avocado oil may even increase collagen metabolism, which is essential for supple skin .

The rice bran oil in this formula also assists with that youthful elasticity. As it reinforces the skin's natural protective barrier, it also protects the skin against the elements.

And this only helps to keep your skin feeling soft while retaining moisture, inhibiting future damage, and preventing skin from drying out. Can you think of anything better? Oh wait, we can!

Finally, a body lotion for dry skin and a wash that keeps the skin's barrier hydrated

Let's just say our Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel took inspiration from the Candlenut Body Creme. Because we didn't want you to just hydrate dry skin with lotion.

You can strengthen the skin barrier in the shower too! This body wash is particularly good at quenching thirsty skin. As it deeply cleanses and purifies, parched skin won't be stripped of its natural oils.

Instead, candlenut oil and creamy coconut heal cracked skin while rejuvenating every last skin cell. And this body wash isn't just for those with very dry skin or itchy skin.

Its gentle foaming formula makes it suitable for all skin types. So sensitive skin types, eczema prone skin, irritated skin, bumpy skin, flaky skin, and more can enjoy this sulfate-free cleanser.

2. La Roche Posay Lipikar

La Roche Posay Lipikar isn't just a fun thing to say. It's a body cream specifically designed to soothe dry skin from dry patches while also featuring a unique prebiotic meant to strengthen the skin microbiome.

Vitamin E lactic acid and other amino acids are great hydrators for the skin

If that isn't impressive enough, this body lotion has also received the National Eczema Association seal of approval for babies as young as two weeks. Now that's a hydrating lotion if you ask us.

A couple of unique ingredients you might not immediately think of

But what makes La Roche Posay Lipikar one of the best body lotions for dry skin out there? Well, it all starts with their La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water.

Sourced in the town of La Roche-Posay in France, this thermal water is a core ingredient in most of their products. Not to their body lotions for dry or itchy skin.

This thermal water contains a unique combination of minerals and trace elements, all of which are meant to strengthen the skin's surface. And did we mention it also contains a high concentration of selenium, a natural antioxidant?

Yeah, that's an important point we definitely don't want to forget. Along with shea butter, glycerin, niacinamide, and aqua posae filiformis, this lotion for dry skin really hits the mark. 

3. Vanicream Moisturizing Cream

Another moisturizing body cream we can't ignore is none other than Vanicream Moisturizing Cream. This lotion for dry skin helps to restore and maintain a normal moisture level.

And is particularly good at soothing red, irritated, cracking, or itchy skin. This fragrance free lotion was formulated with eczema prone skin in mind.

Including other skin conditions like psoriasis, ichthyosis, and winter itch. Don't you just hate that cold air that comes in every December to break your skin's texture apart?

Well, another factor that makes this non-greasy formula a standout is that it won't clog pores. Additionally, no botanical extracts or essential oils are used in this fragrance free formula.

A note from the National Eczema Association on this soothing formulation

The National Eczema Association similarly recognizes this body lotion as kid-friendly. So if your little ones are in need of a little hydration, you can incorporate this cream into their skincare routine free of worry.

Is that what every parent wants? To be able to offer their child relief with a silky smooth formula?

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4.CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

If you're one to only trust a board certified dermatologist, then you'll appreciate this next one. Developed with dermatologists, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream offers a skin barrier-restoring formula with ingredients that can keep your skin feeling smooth.

Slough off dead skin cells from dry skin then follow up with hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid makes an appearance in this formula, helping your skin retain moisture like never before

With the help of hyaluronic acid, this fragrance free cream helps to retain the skin's natural moisture. All while ensuring that dry skin and sensitive skin won't be triggered by any harsh ingredients.

Its MVE technology continually releases moisturizing ingredients over a 24-hour duration. So your skin, according to dermatologists, can stay healthy and cared for over long periods of time.

Pro tip: using an exfoliating scrub can help you slough off dead skin. Then follow up with a moisturizer to seal in hydration on newly refreshed skin. 

5. Epara's Comforting Body Cream

Already, this body cream for dry skin is giving us cozy vibes. Epara's Comforting Body Cream is an invigorating formula made with a concoction of coconut oil, mango butter, moringa oil, marula oil, sweet almond oil, and aloe vera. 

This ultra-rich and luxuriously nourishing balm contains naturally-derived skin brightening agents. So you can reduce hyper-pigmentation, even skin tone, and improve skin appearance, all while nourishing dry skin.

A body cream for any and all skin types out there

All skin types can enjoy this cruelty-free formula. And your skin will surely love the coconut oil and plankton extract that softens skin and tackles hyper-pigmentation.

And a quick note from their founder is included too: her personal tip is to mix this cream with a body lotion due to its richness.

Not only does it last longer this way. It also gives a boost to your regular body lotion!

6. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

For those that like a lot of different options to treat their skin conditions, this one's for you. Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter packs a bunch with the essential fatty acids found in argan oil.

And combines with the hydrating powers of shea butter and conditioning effects of avocado oil. Finally, white tea extract helps to fortify this formula for sensitive skin, keeping skin hydrated, more firm, and extra juicy.

Oh, and all without that greasy feeling. But now, here's the part we're most excited to tell you about.

Beggars can't be choosers but Josie Maran gives you options anyway

While the fatty acids keep skin healthy in every jar, a waterfall of scents are offered to complement your body hydration routine. Vanilla Apricot, Sweet Citrus, Velvet Mint, Vanilla Bean, Juicy Mango, and Peppermint Bark are all scents you can choose from.

And their new online exclusive scents include Tangerine Balsam, Juicy Grapefruit, Vanilla Fig, and Lavender Citrus.

7. L'Occitane Shea Butter Body Rich Lotion

Okay, we've listed a couple of body lotions that include shea butter in their ingredients. But this one makes shea butter the star of the show.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Body Rich Lotion helps nourish skin from dryness. And can even leave the skin moisturized for up to 48 hours after application!

Juara candlenut body creme is an excellent option for severely dry skin

A body cream that brings lasting hydration, not just immediate relief

Its silky formula is perfect for soothing any feelings of tightness in the skin. And this just makes it the perfect everyday lotion you're been searching for.

You might not know that shea butter gets its power from rich Omega 6 and Omega 3 fatty acids. And when combined with calendula flower extract, this lotion for sensitive skin makes it the perfect bottle of nourishment and comfort, all in one.

8. Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm

The Redefining Body Balm by Tata Harper takes it to the next level when it comes to hydration. Made for dry, mature skin, this firming body treatment not only replenishes your skin with a much needed drink of H2O.

It also works to minimize the appearance of stretch-marks too! High-performance botanical ingredients make this body balm the rich and antioxidant treatment that it is.

Green tea extract and cocoa butter make special appearances in this antioxidant rich treatment

Green tea extract is particularly good at helping your skin look younger. And the cocoa butter in this formula nourishes skin with hydration while also improving elasticity.

Tata herself recommends using this decadent balm as a pre-bath full body mask. Simply massage this rich formula all over your body, let it sit for 15-30 minutes, then take a soak and rinse off under a hot shower.

If that doesn't sound like the perfect self-care ritual, we don't know what does! So treat yourself to a full body mask with this rich cocoa butter formula.

9. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion

Need a surefire formula that can soothe dry skin without too many additional ingredients? Then you'll love the simplicity of Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion.

A simpler option with colloidal oatmeal for those with particularly sensitive skin

Colloidal oatmeal is the star of the show along with other rich emollients. Together, these ingredients work to prevent and protect dry skin for a full 24 hours.

Make sure to incorporate SPF protection into your daily skin care routine

And all while leaving your skin soft, smooth, and naturally healthy looking. This gentle formula is fragrance free, nongreasy, and noncomedogenic, making it perfect for everyday use.

And those with sensitive skin or dry skin will particularly love the nourishing texture of this formula. Combined with the active ingredient of dimethicone, a skin protectant, you can feel confident walking out the door in the morning with this moisturizer protecting your skin.

10. Supergoop! Body Butter SPF 40

Something that hardly gets talked about when it comes to hydration is the factor of sun protection. We all know that the sun can dry out our skin.

But for some reason, we don't necessarily think to incorporate SPF in our moisturizing lotions. Well, all of us but Supergoop, that is.

Combining SPF 40 protection with a daily, antioxidant moisturizer

Supergoop! Body Butter SPF 40 is a rich and luxurious daily lotion that offers powerful antioxidants alongside broad spectrum SPF 40 protection. Hints of eucalyptus, clove, and vanilla make this formula extra special.

Because as soon as you step out of the shower, you get to revel in these new scents throughout your day. The company themselves offers a pro tip to keep this one in your gym bag too.

That way, you can have a post-workout hydration session. And feel like you can conquer the world effortlessly!

(Another pro tip: if you want to have some soothing scents follow you around after your moisturizing session, follow up with JUARA jasmine perfume oilThat's the kind of scent you want to keep around!)

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Nowadays, it seems like there's a product for everything. But because there's a product for everything, it can be difficult to find the cream of the crop.

Hopefully, our little list of the best body lotions for extremely dry skin can help you in your hydration journey.

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