Why Is Research Important?
There are a number of causes to having dry skin including age (at 40+ the body produces less moisture), climate and genetics. Unfortunately, these factors are something we have little to no control over but what we can do, is repair the skin's natural barrier. It is a common preconception that body cream only helps skin superficially by helping it to appear silky smooth without actually getting to the root of the problem. The truth is that the right body lotion helps your skin to fight infection and inflammation from the inside out. Here's our comparison to ensure you invest in the best moisturizing lotion for your needs!
Why was First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Repair Our Editor's Choice?
With a price tag of $30 for 6oz of high quality product the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream is exceedingly good value for money and what's more, it is so rich that a little really does go a long way. Furthermore, the glycerin allows skin to shed dead skin cells which means that this product helps remove dead skin and replenish new skin too. Finally, we loved that is great for those with combination skin as well as those that suffer from cracked, irritated skin as a result of minor skin conditions such as eczema and chronic dermatitis!
Why We Chose to Focus on the La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Body Cream for Extra Dry Skin
Despite the fact that La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ lotion is clinically proven to reduce dry and rough skin, we were still blown away by how effective this product really was. We found that for best results, it is best to apply this product directly after a warm shower as your pores are still open and which helps the lotion to tackle the root of the problem. Finally, priced at just under $20 for 12.52 oz of product, we could not ask for better value for money! If you are looking for a high quality product at a budget price then this is the lotion for you!
Why Did Cerave Moisturizing Cream Daily Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin Stand Out?
At $12.49 for 16oz this is another product at the higher end of our price range however it's for both the face and body. This lotion helps skin to appear more radiant and feel more invigorated and moisturized throughout the day. This is surprising as although the lotion looks thick, it actually feels very light once absorbed into the skin. What could be better? Aside from ensuring that skin remains moisturized, this product is also outstanding at oil control thanks to the fatty alcohols that work to absorb oils at a steady rate after application.
Why Did We Enjoy Using Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion?
At $15.51 for 12oz this cream a great price for those looking to moisturize on a budget and definitely will not break the bank. The pump makes it easy to apply and the cream shifts from a solid to a smooth liquid almost instantaneously. Moreover, it is fragrance free which is usually better for people with more irritable skin and has been proven to help with rashes and eczema. Finally, it is made of mainly natural ingredients so does not contain phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, talc, toluene, chemical sunscreens or other damaging ingredients that can have nasty side effects.
With moisturizing body lotions, it is important to remember that drier the skin the more need for occlusive ingredients (ingredients that lock moisture and prevent water loss for those non-scientists amongst us.) However, this is not the only aspect of the product to consider. We compared these moisturizing creams based on value for money, ingredient quality, effectiveness, feel and more! It is important to remember that lotion preference is personal however we had to go with First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense as our Editor's choice. We were blown away with the fact that it was such a great solution to irritated skin whilst being high in natural ingredients and free from artificial colorants and fragrances. What's more, we loved the conveniently designed packaging meaning that it is perfect for moisturizing on the go!