The skin is our largest organ. If we hydrate our face daily, we often forget about the body. Well-hydrated skin is more supple, more luminous and defends itself better against external aggressions. We tested 5 excellent body lotions. Here is the verdict!
Why moisturize the skin of your body?
The skin can then be lacking in hydration and less protected. Consequences: the skin is dry, tight, itchy, itchy, etc. Moisturizing the skin is therefore essential and allows it to restore its suppleness and luminosity. Healthy skin is skin that does not suffer and therefore does not cause pain. The purpose of body care is to provide the skin with water and allow the stratum corneum to retain water and lipids which restore the skin barrier.
Just like for the face or the feet, you need the right products. Always choose a product that is right for your skin type. Dry, oily, atopic, dehydrated, sensitive … You have the choice because the current range is quite wide. Find the best body creams of the moment.
Best Body Lotion to Hydrate and Soothe Skin of 2021 according to dermatologists
Cattier Modeling Body Lotion (500 ml)
It stands out for its efficiency, its very attractive price, its large container and its clean composition. Ideal for dry skin, it seduces with its firming effects, its creamy texture and its discreet fragrance.
It stands out as a treatment of choice for normal to dry, sensitive and/or mature skin. Rich in moisturizing, nourishing and even anti-aging active ingredients, it brings comfort and tone to the skin. Its texture is pleasant to apply (it still requires a light massage for optimal penetration) and its fragrance is seduces by its lightness. With a clean composition and practical and economical packaging, it seduces with its frankly very convincing quality/price ratio. In addition, Cattier offers a wide range of moisturizing milk, each more tempting than the next.
Eau Thermale Jonzac Silky Moisturizing Body Lotion (400ml)
It is distinguished by its thermal water-based formula intended for the most sensitive skin, its light texture, non-greasy but well hydrating and ideal for summer, its discreet fragrance and its clean and organic formula.
If you have sensitive skin prone to irritation and other skin reactions, this moisturizer is for you. Composed of soothing thermal water, glycerin and chamomile floral water, it makes the skin soft and hydrated while relieving it. Its fluid and non-greasy texture is particularly appreciated during the summer months – it is also used by many as a cream for damaged hands. Its practical bottle, its impeccable composition and its light fragrance are the little assets that make the difference.
Weleda Silky Body Lotion with Rosehip (200 ml)
If you appreciate scented care, it is clear to this product from our selection that we are directing you. Enchanting with its notes of rose and ylang-ylang, it gently moisturizes and smoothes the skin.
As Weleda products are considered a safe bet by consumers, it is not surprising to find their body milk in our selection. If it is above all appreciated for its pronounced floral scent, it also seduces by its effectiveness in moisturizing, smoothing and softening normally to dry skin. Its pleasant texture does not leave a sticky or greasy feeling and penetrates quickly. Finally, the composition of the treatment is exemplary and certified organic.
Lavera Basis Sensitiv Moisturizing Body Lotion (200ml)
A simple formula for normal skin. It is basic for normal skin, that it leaves hydrated, soft and silky. Its formula is quite simple: it contains jojoba oil, shea butter and aloe vera (for ideal nutrition and hydration) as well as extracts of arnica and calendula (appreciated by more sensitive skin or irritated). The texture and smell of the product are pleasant, and the milk penetrates quickly. In short, it is a product that we recommend if you are looking for a simple product with good moisturizing power.
Avène TriXera Nutrition Nutri-Fluid Lotion (400 ml)
Conventional alternative to Jonzac moisturizing milk. Formulated with Avène thermal spring water and patented moisturizing agents, it repairs, nourishes and soothes sensitive and dry skin for the whole family. It is appreciated for its light and non-sticky texture, as well as its practical pump-bottle (it is also available in the form of a 100 or 200 ml tube ). Its composition, without being exemplary, remains rather decent.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Lipid-Replenishing Body Lotion (200 ml)
Milk for more difficult skin ( particularly dry, uncomfortable and lacking in flexibility). Well hydrating, it is therefore ideal for sensitive, irritated or prone to allergic reactions. Its quickly absorbed texture and neutral scent appeal to many – although some find the milk a bit too fatty and rich. Formulated with shea butter, thermal water and niacinamide, it also contains paraffin oil, silicones and synthetic polymers – of which we are much less a fan.
How to choose your body lotion?
While we often pay special attention to the skin on our face (with our various cleansers and day creams ), it is just as essential to take care of our body. Indeed, it too suffers from many small aggressions: wind and sun, shaving or waxing, rubbing of clothes or the hardness and heat of the shower water are all aspects of everyday life that can weaken our skin.
This is why it is important to hydrate, nourish and protect it with the help of creams, milk or oils (which also help to beautify and sublimate the appearance of our skin – a significant factor).
Among these treatments, milk are particularly appreciated for their light texture, pleasant to apply, which often ensures rapid penetration as well as a non-sticky and non-greasy finish.
While it is obvious that it is important to adapt your body milk to the needs of your skin type, other criteria must also be taken into account to ensure an optimal choice:
- Flagship active ingredients: in terms of hydration, aloe vera and glycerin are often popular. Vegetable oils and butter, including shea butter in particular, are appreciated for their protective actions against dehydration, in addition to having, in turn, softening, softening and nourishing. Ceramides (lipids) and niacinamide (a vitamin) also help hold moisture in the skin. In addition to these moisturizing ingredients, there are many other active ingredients, which can have soothing, anti-aging or even toning properties.
- The composition: as often, many conventional treatments contain controversial ingredients, such as PEGs, phenoxyethanol or other molecules suspected of disrupting the endocrine system. In milk and creams more specifically, we often find petroleum derivatives, such as paraffin oil or even petroleum jelly (or “petroleum jelly”). In view of the controversies related to their origin, their impact on the environment and their potentially harmful effects on our health, we might as well favor vegetable oils.
- Texture: if milk are known to be fairly fluid and low in fat, it can always be useful to find out about the texture of the product you want. Ideally, it should be non-sticky and leave no residue on the skin. If you are the type in a hurry and want to be able to put on your clothes immediately after applying your treatment, a quick-absorbing product is ideal. Otherwise, a little longer massage can only be beneficial!
- Packaging: in general, the packaging offered depends on the formats for which you choose. Thus, a container of 100 or 200 ml will often take the form of a tube, while 400 or 500 ml of the product will rather be packaged in a bottle with a pump. These are considered very practical and are appreciated for delivering an optimal amount of material. On the other hand, you may have to cut the bottle at the end of its life so as not to waste any product.
How to apply your body lotion?
Here again, everything is at the level of the texture. If you use light body cream, in this case, the product will penetrate quite easily, so there is no special gesture.
Conversely, with a balm, you will need a little elbow grease because the massage to make the product penetrate will be essential.
As for the ideal moment, we advise you to apply your body care product at the end of the shower, when, under the effect of lukewarm water, the pores of the skin are still open and therefore perfectly inclined to absorb the product.
But because to have the right gesture, you first need the right product