Cover Here are the best body creams and lotions to keep your skin hydrated in cooler weather (Photo: Courtesy of Tatcha)

Say goodbye to dry and chapped skin with these premium body moisturisers

If there’s one beauty product that everyone should be using regularly but often overlooked in their skincare routines, it’s body moisturiser. As the nights are getting longer and temperatures are dropping, it's time to start preparing for the winter season by investing in a good bottle of body lotion that can help combat dryness and irritation to make your skin look and feel its best.  

From beautifully scented creams to soothing hydrating blends, we found the best luxurious body moisturisers that are guaranteed to keep all skin types silky soft and supple during the harsher winter months.  

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Miss Dior Fresh Body Creme

If you already own the gorgeous Miss Dior Eau De Parfum, then you definitely need to invest in the matching body lotion. Looking just as elegant as it smells, this nourishing formula is packed with rose oil extract to hydrate and restore your skin’s natural glow with feminine rose notes. The decadent cream has a rich but non-greasy texture, which is easy to spread, absorbed quickly without leaving the skin feeling greasy.

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Drunk Elephant Sili™ Body Lotion

Give your skin some much-needed TLC with this soothing body lotion from the cult skincare brand Drunk Elephant. Featuring a blend of precious plant oils, ceramides, amino acids and fruit-derived antioxidants, this lightweight formula will not only provide you with lasting comfort and softness but also slow down the skin ageing process by fighting free-radical damage. It also comes with a soft, pleasant almond scent that is not too sweet or overpowering. 

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Ageing Body Cream

Dr. Barbara Sturm’s anti-ageing body cream has garnered legions of followers since it hit the market—and for good reason. Infused with white almond and elderberry blossom extracts, the formula is designed to tighten skin, improve elasticity and minimise the appearance of blemishes. The cream also boasts purslane, an anti-ageing powerhouse, to stimulate the skin's natural antioxidant system to form a protective shield against damaging free radicals.  

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La Mer The Body Crème

Pamper your skin from top to toe with La Mer The Body Cremè—an ultra-nourishing cream that offers deep hydration and envelops the body in pure luxury. Its key active ingredient is Miracle Broth™, a powerful antioxidant lime tea and a cell-renewing elixir which helps to instantly heal and moisturise irritated skin. It also features blue algae lift ferment to deliver a firming effect, reviving your dry, tired limbs in a flash. 

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Tatcha Indigo Soothing Body Butter

Quench your skin’s thirst with Tatcha’s Indigo Soothing Body Butter. Featuring an Instagrammable packaging, this rich body moisturiser isn’t just a pretty thing to look at—it also comes packed with Japanese indigo, the brand’s star ingredient, as well as other naturally therapeutic ingredients to instantly soothe irritated skin while strengthening the skin’s barrier.

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Augustinus Bader The Body Cream

For those with dry and rough skin, this is a miracle worker. Crafted by the world-famous stem cell and biomedical scientist Augustinus Bader, The Body Cream is formulated with the brand's exclusive Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8®) technology and a blend of medical-grade vitamins that work together to keep your skin looking radiant and healthy while reducing signs of ageing. The moisturiser is best used with the brand’s Body Oil to treat skin issues such as transepidermal water loss and stretch marks.  

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Diptyque Invigorating Body Balm

Wrap yourself in a cocoon of comfort and nourishment with Diptyque Invigorating Body Balm. Housed in a beautiful matte glass jar, this scented body moisturiser creates a sensorial experience with refreshing notes of blood orange, ginger and rose that is sure to brighten up your mood. Better still, its extra rich formula packed with toning properties and essential fatty acids will make the skin feel velvety soft and hydrated after just one use.  

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Bamford Jasmine Hand & Body Lotion

A firm favourite among the beauty crowd for all their moisturising needs, this lightweight body lotion from Bamford has a reputation for delivering wonderfully smooth skin. It’s enriched with botanical oils that contain antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals to help lock in hydration all day while boosting skin cell renewal. Bonus points for a mind-soothing scent featuring notes of rose, ylang ylang flower and camomile.

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Le Labo Patchouli 24 Body Lotion

Indie New York fragrance label Le Labo’s famous Patchouli 24 scent arrives in this fast-absorbing, super hydrating body lotion, which is enriched with vitamin E and jojoba, boasting soothing and moisturising properties to bring back your skin’s bounce and keep it plump. Combining intense patchouli with smoky, leathery notes and a hint of sweet vanilla, this lotion will keep you smelling divine all day long. 

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Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Body Crème

If you’re not already familiar with Jo Malone’s bespoke fragrances, where have you been? The luxury brand has taken some of their popular scents and repackaged them in vanity-worthy lotion bottles, and this deliciously scented cream—as inspired by the essence of autumn—is a very solid choice if you’re looking for a product that can be doubled as a perfume for the new season. Conditioning oils of jojoba seed, cocoa seed and sweet almond are all a part of this nourishing body treatment, which work together to protect chapped skin from further damage, leaving it feeling softer and looking visibly smoother with a delicate scent of ripe pears. 

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TruNomad Mare’s Milk Body Cream with Prebiotics and Vitamin E

We love Trunomad for its affordable natural formulas, including this body cream which is a nourishing concoction that will leave your skin hydrated and plump all day long. The lightweight formula features a blend of prebiotics and vitamin E to restore the skin’s natural barrier and promote healthy-looking skin, which is also sweetly scented with uplifting hits of orange.  

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Nonfiction Gentle Night Body Lotion

K-beauty brand Nonfiction’s Gentle Night Body Lotion is beautifully scented with sweet suede, cedarwood and vanilla musk to condition your body and help quieten the mind before bedtime. The silky formula is fast-absorbing and incredibly nourishing, with almond seed oil, avocado oil and sesame seed oil combined with vitamin E and fatty acid to keep your skin moisturised ad healed, without feeling greasy.  

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This article was originally published on October 7, 2020 and was updated on November 25, 2021.

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