When we think about skincare this time of year, the number one factor is usually sun protection. But summer skin still craves moisture! I’ve rounded up my favorite moisturizers to quench dry skin any time of year.
MALIN+GOETZ Neroli Hand+Body Lotion, $34
I love this lightweight and non-greasy moisturizer for summer. Founders Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz produce their all-natural products in their vintage-feel New York apothecary, so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin and where it’s coming from.
Kiehl’s Vanilla & Cedarwood Hand & Body Lotion, $26
I’m a huge fan of Kiehl’s products and recently tried their new scented body lotions full of shea butter and botanical oils to care for your skin. This scent was my favorite. It’s also available in Fig Leaf and Sage, which is a great unisex scent.
Lalicious Sugar Reef Body Butter, $25
This all-natural formula has an addictive tropical scent and a label with ingredients you can actually pronounce. Aloe and Vitamin E smooth skin for up to 24 hours.
Body Shop Jumbo Mango Body Butter, $19
Body Shop’s body butters are a cult favorite…everyone has their favorite scent! The ultra-rich formula is luxurious to apply and will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
Booth’s 4-in-1 Multi-Action Body Lotion Vanilla Butter, $9.99
This delicious smelling lotion pampers your skin with all the ingredients found in the best facial moisturizers including skin-firming caffeine and essential oils.
Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion, $8.49
After trying so many lotions for extremely dry skin, I still come back to this vitamin-rich drugstore find. If your skin is sensitive to fragrance and needs a little extra TLC, slather this on all over. It’s extra nourishing if you apply to damp skin after the shower.
Queen Helene Cocoa Butter, $3.99
This inexpensive find is an excellent after sun moisturizer because it quenches dry skin and smells like summer!
Whether you need a wake-up call in the morning or a soothing bath after work, there is a body wash right for you. Instead of reaching for your AM coffee, try out a citrus-scented wash to perk you up. If you have sensitive skin and are in need of nutrients and hydration, try a creamy or oil-infused wash, sure to soften and revitalize your skin. No matter your budget, you’ll find one that’s perfect for your skin-type. They certainly beat using bar soaps!
1. Kio Kio- Citrus Petal and Tartara
Made with mineral-rich spring water, sustainably harvested plant extracts and organic ingredients from New Zealand this body wash not only does good for the body, but also the environment. The citrus petal and tartara scent is flowery with a hint of lemon to wake you up and soften your skin at the same time.
Buy Now, $31
2. L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
Imagine bathing or showering with a body wash that smells of sweet almonds and has an amazingly soothing feel to it! L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil is super moisturizing and made with 100% Provence Almond Oil. Besides cleansing and hydrating the skin, it’s also a favorite to use for shaving. Everyone who tries this product is addicted (including the guys)!
Buy Now, $24
3. Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich™ Body Wash
Although almost all hotels leave an array of bath products for visitors to use, the quality is not always up to par. Hilton Hotels decided to commission Peter Thomas Roth to create a luxury line of unisex bath and body products that everyone would love. The body wash is full of vitamins A, B, and C, and it cleanses the skin while nourishing and revitalizing it. With its exfoliating beads and refreshing grapefruit scent, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every time you use it!
Buy Now, $18
4. Lush- Creamed Almond and Coconut Shower Smoothie
This body wash is unique as it is more of a cream/moisturizer than a simple shower gel. Made with almond oil which is high in vitamin E, it is especially good for those who have naturally dry skin. Although it’s called an “almond and coconut smoothie”, it is not overpowering at all. Rather, it emits a subtle scent: a mix of vanilla, jasmine and ylang.
Buy Now, $18
5. Bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath
Start off your morning in a great mood with this uplifting sage and lemon body wash by bliss. The easy-pump top allows for just enough lather in order to give you extremely soft, vitamin-rich skin. Formulated for even the most sensitive skin, this wash doubles as a bubble bath too!
Buy Now, $18
6. Booth’s Triple Action Bath, Shower & Hair Wash Revitalizing Rosemary Mint
Booth’s Triple Action Bath, Shower & Hair Wash is an all-in-one shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath. In a subtle Rosemary Mint scent, it’s perfect to perk you up in the morning and start off the day right. This product is not only convenient at home, but also for multi-tasking or travelers on the go!
Buy Now, $7
7. St. Ives Purify Exfoliating Body Wash
This exfoliating body wash isn’t harsh at all like many others, but cleans deep with tiny beads to renew the skins surface and softness. Made with sea kelp and mineral salts, this cleanser revives the skin with vitamins and anti-oxidants. Plus, it emits a soothing beachy scent that we love.
Buy Now, $3