Moisturization is one the most basic yet vital steps in the daily beauty routine. The skin needs to stay hydrated at all times in order to remain soft & healthy. Whether you have dry skin, normal, oily or sensitive skin, body moisturization is an absolute must & should never be skipped. Luckily, today, with numerous brands offering a wide variety of moisturizers for daily use, one gets to explore different products. Another great thing is that lately a lot of lotions are being introduced with sun protection or spf that are cruelty free and free from harmful parabens.
In fact, nowadays, more and more companies are focusing on including natural ingredients in cosmetic products. Today, I am jotting down a list of some of the best lotions for body in the Indian market
Nivea has a wide range of body creams and lotions that cater to different skin types like dry skin and oily skin. The Smooth Milk lotion is ideal for those with dry skin. It contains the goodness of Vitamin E along with Shea Butter; which is a known emollient. It comes in a typical Nivea bottle packaging which is sturdy and easy to carry around. The texture is creamy & quickly gets absorbed into the skin. It provides long lasting moisturization and keeps the skin nourished. It has a mild pleasant fragrance and availability is not a problem either. Price: Rs 215 for 200 ml
This body lotion from Vaseline contains Vitamin B3 and comes with SPF 24 PA++ in order to protect the skin from the Sun. In my opinion, it would ideally suit normal to combination skin in summers very nicely. The consistency is just right for a lotion and it blends beautifully into the skin without leaving any greasy or sticky feel behind. It effectively hydrates the skin and slightly brightens up the face as well. Along with this, it is easy on the pocket too! It has to the best body lotions in the Indian market. Price: Rs 270 for 300 ml
The Dove body lotion is meant for normal skin and this is my go-to lotion in summers! It has a light & non-sticky texture and easily spreads on the skin. It completely gets absorbed in a jiffy & moisturizes very well. The lotion contains Fresh Cucumber along with Green Tea and you can feel the refreshing fragrance as soon as you apply it. It also provides a slight cooling sensation on application that soothes the skin. All in all, a great product to try out for both men and women! Price: Rs 250 for 250 ml
The Cocoa Butter lotion is a popular one from the house of Body Shop. Along with Cocoa butter, it contains Glycerin, and moisturizes extremely well. It rapidly gets absorbed into the skin and keeps it soft & supple throughout the day. Only a small amount is needed for each use, so the product goes a long way. Even though the price is on the higher side for a daily moisturizer, but it’s totally worth it! Another top selling international body lotion. Price
I am sure many of you must have used the Lakme Peach Milk moisturizer at least once in your life. I still remember this used to be one of the most popular moisturizer during the early years and is one of my all-time favorites! Lakme has now revamped the older version & come up with the new improved one that contains SPF 24 along with hydrating agents, essential vitamins, antioxidants & AHA.
It comes in a pretty bottle packaging which is quite sturdy & easy to carry around. The lotion easily gets absorbed and feels comfortable on the skin. It moisturizes well and has a subtle pleasant fragrance. In addition, it is easily available & affordable as well. Price: Rs 220 for 120 ml
This moisturizer is ideal for dry to normal skin type & works great in the winter season. It is baby pink in color and has a creamy consistency. It spreads on the skin with ease & gets absorbed quickly. A pea size amount is sufficient for the face and keeps it well hydrated. Being enriched with Shea butter & real strawberries, it moisturizes the skin wonderfully and takes care of any dry patches as well. It feels comfortable on the skin and the yummy fruity fragrance is just cherry on the cake! Price : Rs 245 for 120 gm
In order to keep the skin soft & nourished, sensitive skin needs moisturization too! However, it is choosing the right kind of moisturizer that is the key here! One such moisturizer being the Neutrogena Oil Free Moisturizer that is a great pick for someone with oily, sensitive or acne-prone skin. Being lightweight & non-sticky, it sinks into the skin seamlessly and keeps it moisturized. It is non-comedogenic and also contains SPF 15. Along with this, it is free from alcohol and parabens as well. Price: Rs 349 for 115 ml
Forest Essentials has a great range of moisturizers, one of them being the Indian Rose & Marigold lotion. It comes in a luxurious bottle packaging with a pump dispenser and is ideal for normal to dry skin. It contains Ayurvedic herbs like Ashwagandha and Gokharu along with Almond, Wheat germ and Olive oils. This lotion easily blends into the skin and makes it soft & supple. It also adds a natural glow to the face & makes way for a healthy complexion. The texture is non-sticky & comes with SPF 25 which is impressive. And, you will just love the refreshing fragrance of roses! One of the best lotions for body in the higher price range in India. Price: Rs 1750 for 40 ml
The moisturizer contains Salicylic acid and is great for someone sensitive, oily, acne prone skin. Being lightweight, it blends into the skin completely and keeps it moisturized. It does not clog pores and keeps oil as well as breakouts under check. And, it is extremely budget friendly too! Price: Rs 80 for 100 ml
Plum products have been quite popular lately so I recently picked up this moisturizer a couple of months back. Along with Wild Cherry & Kiwi, it also contains ingredients like Sunflower seed oil, Glycerin and Shea Butter. Plum is against animal testing and the product is free from harmful parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS, DEA & PABA. It comes in a sturdy plastic bottle along with a pump dispenser.
This lotion for body spreads on the skin smoothly & just vanishes into the skin without leaving any sort of greasy film behind. It hydrates the skin well and keeps it smooth & nourished. True to its name, it has a luscious fruity fragrance, which is just amazing. A must try! Price: Rs 390 for 200 ml
So girls, with this I conclude my list of top body lotions available across different price ranges. These include budget friendly, mid-range as well as premium products. Do share with us your favorite picks in the comments section below.
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