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The 12 Best Body Moisturizers for Silky, Soft Skin in 2024

The 12 Best Body Moisturizers for Silky, Soft Skin in 2024

If a natural body lotion or cream is not already part of your daily skin care routine, you’re missing out. Body moisturizers support your skin barrier while sealing in moisture to keep every inch of your skin healthy and happy.

And, not just for winter!  The skin on our body is just as vulnerable to the ill effects of too much sun, stress, hot showers and aging during the summer.  If you spend your day in air conditioning – that can dry out your skin even more.

So, if your skin is feeling dry, tight, itchy or just doesn’t feel as soft and smooth as it should, these natural body moisturizers will wrap the skin below your neck in some serious TLC.

With an overwhelming array of products claiming to be the best body lotion, we're here to help you find the perfect natural moisturizing lotion to tackle your dry skin woes.

We’ve highlighted our most popular natural body oil, organic body cream and chemical free body lotion for men and women — organized by type —to help you get started.

Each natural body lotion will give skin the moisture it needs while leaving skin soft, supple and smooth. Some formulas work overtime to address other skin concerns like eczema, chronic dryness, and poor barrier function, while others are light enough to use as both a face and natural body moisturizer.

Types Of Natural Body Moisturizer. Which Is Best For Your Skin?

Body lotion, cream, and natural body oil (including body serums and butters) each have unique benefits. Choosing the best moisturizing lotion mostly comes down to texture preference, skin type and your individual skin goals. Below we highlight the benefits of each type along with our top picks. 

Body Lotion 

Lightweight and fast absorbing, natural body lotions leave skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Body lotions are perfect during the day and for individuals with normal to slightly dry skin, as they provide essential moisture without leaving a greasy residue. Natural body lotion is typically less nourishing than an organic body cream or butter so dry skin types might not find them moisturizing enough – especially during the winter.

 

Body Prophet All Over Creamy Serum, $48
FREE + TRUE SKINCARE

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This award-winning natural body lotion is both a preventative pre-sun and after-sun lotion. Loaded with skin soothing and free radical fighting botanicals, Body Prophet hydrates, soothes, protects and replenishes sun or otherwise stressed skin. The silky-smooth formula absorbs instantly into the skin without feeling heavy or leaving behind a greasy residue.

Infused with a blend of potent plant extracts— German Chamomile, calendula, and comfrey, to be exact—Body Prophet also helps soothe the itching, redness and flaky skin caused by eczema, psoriasis and other uncomfortable skin conditions.

What We Like

  • Anti-aging benefits
  • Soothing formula
  • Helps relieve itching and irritation
  • Voted best body serum by The Beauty Shortlist 2022

 

 

Good To Know

  • Layers well with richer body creams if extra moisture needed   

 

 

 

 

Hydrating Skin Cream, $14.98
CARINA ORGANICS

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This lightweight, fast-absorbing, hand and body lotion from Carina Organics softens and soothes with organic coconut oil, olive oil, pumpkin seed oil and chamomile extract. It spreads easily onto skin and absorbs quickly without feeling greasy. Available in Citrus or Unscented. A favorite body lotion for men and women looking for a no frills option.

What We Like

  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive
  • Absorbs Fast
  • Suitable for men and woman

Good To Know

  • Not super moisturizing

 

 

 

CALM-ENDULA Solid Body Lotion Bar, $21
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This solid body lotion bar from Solidu absorbs easily without leaving any greasy residue.  Calendula, sweet almond oil and cocoa butter come together in this restorative lotion bar to provide soothing relief for dry, irritated or itchy skin (including sunburn). 

What We Like

  • Lightweight
  • Calms irritated skin
  • Travel friendly
  • Backyard compostable 

Good To Know

  • Slight herbal/tea tree oil scent

 

 

 

Body Cream And Body Butter  

With their rich texture, natural body creams and body butters contain high concentrations of plant butters and oils to provide a protective barrier and long-lasting nourishment. Body creams are particularly beneficial for those with dry, dehydrated, or mature skin and during the drier winter months. If your skin craves more moisture or tends to feel tight and rough, an organic body cream or butter may be the ideal choice. 

Pure Face and Body Cream, $44
MOKOSH ORGANIC SKINCARE

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Pure Face and Body Cream is a favorite among those with sensitive skin and pregnant women, thanks to its ability to soothe and calm dry, itchy, irritated skin and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.

This organic body cream gets its moisture-replenishing and soothing properties from raw, unrefined shea butter and precious oils (including organic camellia oil, sesame and baobab oil). Organic shea butter is rich in essential fatty acids, making it an excellent moisturizer while simultaneously helping to soothe and calm itchy, irritated skin.

The fragrance-free formula is ideal if you wish to avoid using essential oils or preservatives in skincare like during pregnancy or for those with sensitive skin.

What We Like

  • Organic ingredients
  • Versatile formula doubles as a face cream
  • Essential oil free/ fragrance free
  • Safe for sensitive skin

Good To Know

  • May feel oily until it absorbs 

 

 

  

Aromatic Skin Nourish Body Butter For Glowing Skin, $36
LUK BEAUTIFOOD

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Luk Beautifood Aromatic Skin Nourish is a super nourishing, body butter with long-lasting hydration, an addictive aroma and a gorgeous glowy finish. It melts into skin fast for a non-greasy feel. The key ingredients in this decadent body butter are organic shea and cocoa butter plus light-reflecting mica which gives skin a luminous, subtle shimmer.

With Vitamin E to protect against environmental damage, it’s ideal for hands and décolletage and can be used all over the body for all day hydration.

What We Like

  • Subtle shimmer
  • Nourishing formula
  • Light scent

Good To Know

  • Thick, non-greasy formula

 

 

Frankincense & Orange Body Cream, $39.95
MOKOSH ORGANIC SKINCARE

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This organic skin cream contains keeps skin hydrated, nourished and soft. A luxurious blend of ceramide boosting essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and other phytonutrients, all of which work together to support a healthy skin barrier. The thick, smooth buttery cream melts easily into skin while the beautiful warming fragrance does more than just lift your spirits – sweet orange and frankincense essential oils can ease anxiety and uplift your spirits while soothing any irritation.   

What We Like

  • Nourishing formula
  • Water free, concentrated formula
  • Uplifting, light scent
  • Certified organic

 

Good To Know

  • Thick, buttery texture

 

 

 

 

It's Thyme Solid Body Butter Bar, $21
SOLIDU

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This skin softening solid body butter from Solidu is ideal for skin prone to dryness or irritation. Skin softening shea, cocoa and murumuru seed butter combine with soothing black cumin seed oil to relieve dryness and skin discomfort keeping skin soft and supple. Housed in a biodegradable paper box.

What We Like

  • Nourishing formula
  • Light scent
  • Backyard compostable packaging

Good To Know

  • Scent may be too strong for some 

 

 

Pure Body Balm, $36
MOKOSH ORGANIC SKINCARE

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Great for soothing extra dry or damaged skin, this nourishing organic body balm restores skin back to its soft and supple state. Unrefined shea butter, organic beeswax plus cacao butter, create a protective barrier on the surface of your skin and immediately soften uncomfortably dry, itchy or irritated patches.

Among its other uses, it is excellent as a hand cream, cuticle butter and even a balm for baby’s bottom. Use sparingly wherever the skin is feeling particularly dry. It’s also fragrance-free, making it a good option for those with sensitive skin as well.

 WHAT WE LIKE

  • Soothing formula
  • Moisturizing and barrier repair
  • Essential oil free
  • Organic

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Thick balm can feel greasy

 

 

Body Oil

Rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, body oils instantly restore radiance to dry, dull skin and give it a healthy glow. Dry body oils tend to absorb easily without feeling greasy leaving skin nourished and silky soft. While best body oils can be used all year round to moisturize dry skin, the lightweight yet deeply nourishing formulas make them especially popular during warmer months.

Sesame & Frankincense Body Oil, $51
MOKOSH ORGANIC SKINCARE

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This superfood organic body oil sinks rapidly into the skin, leaving it revitalized, silky smooth and beautifully fragrant. Enriched with omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and other phytonutrients that protect skin health, enhance barrier function, and lock in moisture leaving your skin feeling soft and supple, and your mind relaxed and calm.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Nourishing superfood oil
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Beautifully fragrant
  • Certified organic

 GOOD TO KNOW

  • Winner Healing Lifestyles 2020 - Best Body Oil

 

 

 

Body And Bath Oil, $48
KARI GRAN SKINCARE

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Ideal for all skin types, especially those with dry, parched skin, this fast absorbing body oil provides lasting hydration. Apply directly to the skin or add to your bath for a supple, soft-touch that lasts..

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Nourishing superfood oil
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Beautiful light fragrance
  • Organic ingredients

 GOOD TO KNOW

  • Can also be used as body oil

 

 

 

Love Your Body Oil, $65
BLACK CHICKEN REMEDIES

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Black Chicken Remedies award-winning Love Your Body Oil deeply moisturizes while helping tone skin and improve skin elasticity. Made with an all natural blend of potent plant and pure essential oils that not only smell divine but deliver on promises of noticeably healthier looking skin.

What We Like

  • Nutrient rich formula
  • Anti-aging benefits
  • Beautiful "divine" scent
  • Absorbs quickly

Good To Know

  • Scent may not appeal to everyone

 

 

 

Sphinx Body Oil, $68
LUNA NECTAR

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With powerhouse ingredients like rosehip, Luna Nectar's Sphinx body oil fights signs of aging, restores moisture, and evens out pigmentation. Plus, the magic of gotu kola firms and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, while jojoba calms irritation and balances natural oil production. Plus, it smells absolutely divine!

What We Like

  • Hydrating & fast absorbing
  • Anti-aging benefits
  • Light citrus scent

Good To Know

  • May also be used as a bath oil

 

Remember, finding the ideal natural body lotion or cream may involve some experimentation. Many people prefer lightweight lotions and oils that absorb quickly during the day and richer creams at night and during the winter.

Pay attention to how your skin responds to different products and adjust your choice accordingly.

 

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This article is for informational purposes only. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.

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