Johnson’s Body Care 24 Hour LotionThis lightweight moisturizer keeps skin comfortable and smooth for the entire day. “My body still felt soft the next morning,” said one tester.To buy: $7.50, at drugstores.
Ahava Mineral Body LotionTesters found its not-too-thin, not-too-thick formula just right for tackling dryness. Minerals like calcium and sodium help skin cells retain water.To buy: $26, amazon.com.
Lac-Hydrin Five Moisturizing LotionWith lactic acid, a gentle exfoliating agent derived from milk, this lotion removes flakes and hydrates skin. Its “nongreasy texture” scored points.To buy: $16, at drugstores.
Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Triple Smoothing Body LotionThe alpha hydroxy acids in this lotion soften skin and also remove the tiny bumps that can arise on arms.To buy: $8, at drugstores.
Nivea CremeA pudding-thick moisturizer with nourishing vitamin B5 and glycerin, it sinks directly into parched skin instead of sitting on top of it, like many other creams do.To buy: $13, at drugstores.
Cantu Shea Body ButterMade with rich shea butter (high in emollient vitamins A and E), this dense balm is soothing. “The pineapple scent is light and sweet without being cloying,” said a tester.To buy: $11, at drugstores.
Eucerin Original Moisturizing LotionThis formula is potent enough to treat the driest cases (even eczema and psoriasis), yet its mild fragrance-free emollients won’t irritate sensitive skin.To buy: $11, at drugstores.
Eau Thermale Avène Body Lotion With Cold CreamLooks like a luxury cream, feels like a luxury cream. But this “indulgent” drugstore find soothes sensitive skin with fatty acids and oils for less. To buy: $27, at drugstores.
Neutrogena Body OilApplied right after a shower, the oil seeps into skin instantly, leaving it toned, “even glowy,” but not greasy. Sesame oil offers lightweight moisture and a slightly nutty scent. To buy: $11, at drugstores.
Avalon Organics Olive & Grape Seed Hand & Body LotionThe unscented formula of this “silky” lotion offers certified-organic ingredients without synthetic preservatives.To buy: $12, at drugstores.
Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body LotionSea-buckthorn oil, extracted from a seaside berry, offers “long-lasting moisture” in a lotion that contains no artificial ingredients.To buy: $22, amazon.com.