Raise your hand if you’ve got crocodile skin! Winter is just so darned mean sometimes – as if freezing our buns wasn’t bad enough.
Aside from moving to the tropics (which by the way sounds extremely tempting right now), the best way to combat dry, flaky, itchy skin is to find a body lotion that can stand up to winter’s rampage. Here are two of my favorite moisture-packed lotions made with clean, nourishing ingredients. I’ve been putting them to the test during a sub-zero cold snap in Minnesota – and that’s a hard job!
Acure Ultra-Hydrating Body Lotion
This rich, creamy lotion made with a base of cocoa butter and organic olive oil is enriched with protective plant stem cells, skin-repairing CoQ10 and nourishing evening primrose and argan oils. Fragrance free formula. Vegan. Cruelty free. A kick-butt brand I already love. Best part: Very affordable at $9.99 for 8-oz.
California Baby Calendula Cream
Skin-soothing, organic calendula is the hero ingredient in this gentle moisturizing cream that was designed for babies sensitive skin. Lightly scented with lavender essential oil. This stuff is too good to be used for babies alone! A little more pricey (but worth it!) at $32.50 for 6 oz. Best part: Long-lasting skin softness.
Try this skin softening tip!
You know how dry your skin gets after you shave? Well I’ve taken to adding a dropper full of Acure’s Organic Argan Oil to my lotion after shaving my legs. Argan oil is full of Vitamin E and essential fatty acids to give freshly shaved or extra dry skin the nourishing boost it needs.
Do you have a favorite moisturizing body lotion?
(Disclosure: I was sent free samples of these lotions in exchange for my honest opinion. Mindful Momma occasionally uses affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link, I may receive a small commission (at no extra charge to you). Thank you for your support!)