THE BEST WINTER MOISTURIZERS
There is no doubt that Mother Nature is showing us what she’s made of this winter, dishing out frigid temperatures across the country. Our poor skin has been taking a beating in the cold, and it’s time to go on the offensive with nourishing body moisturizers that hydrate and protect against the elements. From boutique beauty to drug store brands, here are our favorite fresh and naturally scented body lotions to keep skin moist, soft and smooth, regardless of the weather outside.
LEFT COLUMN: FRESH SUGAR LYCHEE BODY LOTION. This sweet lychee-scented lotion is enriched with shea butter and mango seed oil to nourish the skin; vitamins C and E and lychee extract to protect the skin; and brown sugar, a natural humectant, to soften the skin. THE BODY SHOP MANGO BODY BUTTER. This super-rich and creamy body butter is a feast for dry skin. It contains Community Fair Trade cocoa butter and has a scrumptious mango scent. L’OCCITANE SHEA BUTTER BODY LOTION. Moisturize, nourish and protect dry skin in a trove of nature’s treasures, including 15% Shea Butter (derived directly from the African Shea tree), natural honey, and apricot oil. Subtle essences of jasmine and ylang-ylang enhance the senses.
CENTER COLUMN: C.O.BIGELOW LEMON BODY CREAM. A favorite in the apothecary since 1870, this time-honored formula is proven intensive moisture care for very dry skin. Nourishing lemon extracts, super charged with Vitamin C; ultra-moisturizing Shea Butter; and replenishing Kukui Nut Oil, rich in essential fatty acids, are blended together to create this lemony rich body cream. BLISS LEMON AND SAGE BODY CREAM. Another delectable lemon body lotion and customer favorite, this paraben-free moisturizer bathes the skin in deliciously fragrant super hydration. EGYPTIAN MAGIC SKIN CREAM. A beauty insider and celebrity favorite, Egyptian Magic is an all-natural skin cream said to be derived from a formula found in ancient Egyptian tombs. It is made from six of nature’s most powerful moisturizing and healing ingredients. Olive oil penetrates skin, leaving it soft and supple, while beeswax creates a protective barrier to help retain moisture. Honey and royal jelly rejuvenate skin and support collagen production. Bee pollen absorbs free radicals and propolis extract promotes healing.
RIGHT COLUMN: NIVEA ESSENTIALLY ENRICHED BODY LOTION. This drugstore favorite is a moisture rich formula of natural sea minerals and almond oil that intensively hydrate and nourish dry skin. AQUAPHOR HEALING OINTMENT. Dermatologist recommended, Aquaphor Healing Ointment is a multi-purpose, no-frills, fragrance-free total body moisturizer that protects and soothes extremely dry skin, chapped lips, cracked hands and feet, and many other winter skin maladies. KEIHL’S CREME DE CORP. This customer favorite, rich, non-greasy, and hydrating body moisturizer is enriched with antioxidants and emollients such as Beta-Carotene, Cocoa Butter, Sesame Oil, and Kiehl’s signature ingredient, Squalane, a botanical lipid that helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance.
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