I’m always looking for a good lotion that can be used on any part of my body, but I have yet to find one that has all the qualities necessary for the various skin types on each part. I have one type of lotion for my face, one for my hands, one for my feet, and one for the rest of my body. Even though applying each of these can be quite time consuming, I find it necessary. I like minty scents for my feet, thick blends for my often extremely dry hands, non-greasy formulas with SPF for my face, and something that soaks in quickly for an overall body lotion. Here are 7 great lotions that I’ve found to be useful for skin during any season.
7. Hydrating Lotion - Giovanni Hydrate Body Lotion
Talk about an assortment of fragrances! This lovely lotion comes in cucumber, lavender vanilla, grapefruit, raspberry, hazelnut vanilla, white tea and bamboo birch. Lavender vanilla is my fav. Giovanni doesn’t test lotion on animals, which is always a plus. There are exotic oils and essential fatty acids infused in this lotion and it is perfect for healing, repairing, and smoothing out your skin. Amazon sells 2 8.5 ounce bottles of the lavender vanilla for $19.50. Some of the other scents can be purchased one bottle at a time for $9.95 or less, depending on the scent.
6. Organic Lotion - Dr. Bronner’s All-one Organic Lotion for Hands and Body
This is an excellent non-greasy formula, which is a plus when it comes to hand lotion. It is certified organic and there aren’t a bunch of unpronounceable preservatives or synthetic ingredients. Orange lavender is my favorite scent in this lotion, but there are a few other choices too; lavender coconut, peppermint, and patchouli lime. Amazon sells 2 8 ounce bottles of this lotion for $22.52 or less, depending on the scent. If you like the lavender coconut scent the most, there are some single bottles for sale too.
5. Lotion with Sunblock - Aveeno Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion with SPF 55
I was amazed by the staying power of this lotion. One of the claims that attracted me to it was the claim that said this lotion retains SPF after 80 minutes of water activity or sweating. Now, I sweat a ton when working outside, so I thought I’d give it a try. You know, I never got burnt while wearing this lotion, no matter how much I sweated. Amazon sells a 4 ounce bottle for $12.99 and it’s well worth the price.
4. Lotion for Cracked Feet - Udderly Smooth Foot Cream
I first saw this lotion in the store and thought it was a joke, one of those gag gifts or something. This stuff is amazing! I use this foot cream once a week to keep my feet feeling soft. I lather them up and put on a pair of cotton socks before going to bed. Amazon sells 2 ounce tubes of this foot lotion for $2.99 or 2 bottles for $6.00. If you don’t mind scooping goop out of a container with a screw-top lid, then you can save some money. An 8 ounce jar of Udderly Smooth Foot Cream with Shea Butter is only $6.99 on Amazon. Sweet deal!
3. Extreme Moisturizing Hand Lotion - Nivea Smooth Indulgence Hand Cream
I rarely use anything else on my hands when it comes to needing a rich moisturizer. I was introduced to Nivea products when my oldest son was born. He was a preemie and the nurses kept him slathered in Nivea cream. It is some amazing stuff. He still uses it to this day. Amazon has an excellent deal of 3 tubes for $14.97, with each tube holding 3.5 ounces of hand cream. I have one tube on my desk, one on my night stand, and one in my purse.
2. Face Lotion for Sensitive Skin - Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion with SPF 15
I think it’s important to have a face lotion with an SPF of at least 15. My mom prefers SPF 30, so to each her own! This formula isn’t greasy, which is one of the first things I look for in a face lotion. I don’t like lotion that clogs my pores and makes me sweat profusely! Amazon sells a pack of 2 tubes for $22.52; each tube is 2.5 ounces. It doesn’t take much lotion to cover your face, so these tubes last for a very long time. A single bottle costs $11.16.
1. Overall Body Lotion - Dove Pro-age Body Cream
This is it, the lotion that does it all! Dove has created a lotion that my skin soaks right up and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg for a tiny tube. A 13.5 ounce pump bottle of this magnificent lotion costs $19.97 on Amazon. This pro-age body cream gets rid of dead skin cells, activates the growth of new cells, hydrates and adds nutrients with the olive oil it contains, and there’s even an SPF of 5 for protection against UVB damage.
If you have a lotion that you think is top notch and should have been placed on this list of 7 great lotions that I composed, feel free to let me know. How did you come to find the current brand of lotion you use?