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The Best Body Lotions For Nourished Skin

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Many of us pay extra attention to the delicate skin on our faces, but it’s also super important to make sure that the rest of your body doesn’t get neglected in the process. Whether you’re baring all in the heat or keeping everything covered in the cooler months, you’ll need a rich, nourishing body lotion to keep your skin hydrated and glowy all year round. 

We’ve done the hard work for you (we know, we’re the best!) and found the best {body lotions} for you to add to your self-care routine…

Team CB’s picks of the best body lotions…

Non-sticky? Tick. Hydrating? You got it. Scents that will have heads spinning? Sure thing. You’ll find it all in our handpicked selection of body lotions! {Body care} boffins {Sarah} and {Connor} from the {Cult Concierge} team have scrupulously sourced the {best body moisturisers for dry skin}, normal skin and every skin type inbetween. You’re welcome…

Pacifica Coconut Cream Body Lotion

Transform your body care regimen with this delightfully tropical formula that nourishes the skin as well as the soul. The delicate fragrance of coconut and vanilla induces a calming effect by transporting your mind to a beach soaked in sunshine. Rich in sunflower oil, it provides ample hydration, while coconut water and arnica extract alleviate inflammation and irritation, making it a perfect relaxation ritual after a tiring day (we know how taxing all that sun-soaking can be!). 

Caudalie Vinotherapist Nourishing Body Lotion 

This sumptuous body lotion has a velvety texture and is enriched with organic grape water that is abundant in antioxidants, safeguarding the skin from oxidative stress. Fancy talk aside, this means that the lotion will help you to rewind the clock and fight back against signs of ageing! Plus, it also contains organic shea butter to nourish and revive dry, tight-feeling skin. 


It’s no wonder the Concierge team handpicked this as one of their best body lotions!

AMELIORATE Transforming Body Lotion 

Ameliorate’s innovative body lotion has a huge list of holy grail claims under its belt! It can help you to:

  • Effectively eliminate dead skin cells and clear hair follicles
  • Soften, smooth and condition skin
  • Reduce the appearance of rough and bumpy skin
  • Soothe {menopausal} skin
  • Hydrate super-dry and rough skin

Don’t scroll yet! The benefits don’t stop there… {Ameliorate}’s coveted lotion is also dermatologically tested and is suitable for ALL skin types, making it a great all-rounder to add to your body care collection. 

L’Occitane Shea Butter Body Lotion 

Indulge your skin with this luxurious body lotion designed to soothe and hydrate dry skin with its shea butter and calendula-enriched formula. This super skin hydrator contains 15% high-quality shea butter! More than enough to keep those limbs loved and moisturised. 

SUMMER FRIDAYS Summer Silk Nourishing Body Lotion

This indulgent body lotion has a delightful scent reminiscent of a sunny summer’s day, featuring notes of coconut, vanilla blossom and warm almond. You’ll smell good enough to nibble on as when you slather this on in the sunshine! Enriched with plant-derived butters and oils, it provides all-day hydration without leaving a greasy residue.

Versed Press Restart Retinol Body Lotion

{Retinol} is a well-known ingredient among skintellectuals and it’s highly recommended by dermatologists. However, it’s not commonly found in body care products. Versed is changing the game by bringing the youth-prolonging benefits of encapsulated retinol to your body care. 

With the help of squalane and cocoa butter, the product works to renew, hydrate and smooth the skin. What’s not to love?

Herlum Hand and Body Lotion Sandalwood and Grapefruit

The exceptional moisturising properties of this hand saviour are thanks to a selection of sustainably sourced ingredients, helping you look after the planet and your skin at the same time! These include a blend of vitamin E, sweet almond and cacao oils, which provide total nourishment and strengthen the skin. This uber-hydrating formula also contains murumuru butter (now THAT’s a mouthful!), which is well-known for its high concentration of lauric and oleic acids. These acids help to lock in moisture, making it an excellent choice for your next body lotion purchase. Go on, we know you want to!

Drunk Elephant Sili Whipped Body Lotion 

Sili by name, but certainly not silly by nature! This silky blend is formulated with a pH level of 5.2, which is beautifully gentle on the skin. It contains a mix of plant oils that are rich in fatty acids, such as chia, green tea, flax and marula seed oils. This cornucopia of caring ingredients is all you’ll need to soften and restore the skin, no matter how dry it is.

SUSANNE KAUFMANN Hypersensitive Body Lotion

Looking for the best body lotion for the most sensitive of skin types? Susanne Kaufmann has got you sis! This body lotion is not only silky and smooth, but also hypoallergenic, making it suitable for even the most sensitive and stressed-out skin types. Infused with albatrellus mushroom extract, this lotion works to calm and strengthen the skin barrier, allowing your skin to feel relaxed and comfortable. 

Molton Brown Milk Musk Body Lotion

Each lovingly-crafted bottle is filled with a divine fragrance and nurturing ingredients that leave the skin feeling supple and well-hydrated. The quintessential Molton Brown fragrances are long-lasting and continue to linger on the skin throughout the day, in this case, you’ll leave an air of vanilla, juicy peach and soft musk as you saunter by.

The shea butter, castor oil and macadamia seed oil will also work overtime to keep your skin fed and watered!

ESPA Bergamot and Jasmine Body Lotion

This certified vegetarian formula is packed with a luxurious blend of pure essential oils, including jasmine, bergamot, orange, and ginger, which gives the lightweight lotion its enchanting scent. 

Suitable for all skin types, particularly those prone to rough and dry patches, this everyday moisture-injection is carefully crafted to provide protection and hydration to the skin without feeling greasy or heavy.

Fresh Milk Body Lotion

Infused with a blend of plant-based milks, which offer more than just a tasty latte, this Fresh ‘milk’ (see what we did there…) deeply conditions and strengthens your skin barrier, providing intense comfort. 

With niacinamide, a beloved ingredient that maintains a healthy body complexion and the hydrating hero, hyaluronic acid, which attracts and retains essential moisture, you’ll be left with perfectly plumped and baby-soft skin. All in adorable pint-sized packaging that will look lush in any bathroom!

Caudalie Thé des Vignes Nourishing Body Lotion

The superstar ingredient in this formula is none other than {hyaluronic acid}, a holy grail hydrator that works around the clock to soften skin and ensure long-lasting hydration. Additionally, sustainably sourced, organic shea butter nourishes and repairs damaged and fatigued skin, leaving you with an irresistible and stunningly soft finish!

How to use body lotion like the pros

Now that you’re up to speed on the best body moisturisers in the game, learn how to apply your body lotion for maximum impact. Lena offers her expert tips…


  • Apply on damp skin for optimum absorption
  • Massage into the skin in circular motions paying particular attention to dryer areas such as knees, elbows and heels of feet. 
  • Let the product fully absorb into the skin before getting dressed so the lotion doesn’t transfer onto your clothing and you get all the benefits from the formula.



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