Soothing Creams for Dry Skin
Curél Ultra Healing Intensive Moisture Lotion for Extra-Dry Skin ($8 at drugstores) contains petrolatum, glycerin, and shea butter, a natural oil from the nut of the shea tree that prevents water loss from skin.
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Repairing Moisture Lotion ($7 at drugstores) is a daily moisturizer with glycerin and dimethicone, a silicone derivative that seals in moisture.
Dove Pro-Age Body Cream Oil ($6 at drugstores) packs a triple punch with glycerin, olive oil, and mineral oil.
For Treating Dry Skin
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion ($12 at drugstores) soothes with oatmeal and shea butter.
Olay Quench Ultra Moisture Body Lotion ($7.50 at drugstores) uses shea butter, olive oil, and palm oil, a natural ingredient that contains vitamins A and E.
For Treating Severe Dryness
Elta Tar ($18, amazon.com) treats eczema with petrolatum, paraffin, and mineral oil.
Aquaphor Healing Ointment ($6 to $8, at drugstores) is a heavy-duty protectant that gives relief to raw, cracked skin.
AmLactin 12% Moisturizing Lotion ($18, drugstore.com) alleviates rough spots and rehydrates skin with lactic acid.