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The Best Body Lotions to Fight Flaky Skin

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Dry, flaky skin can be a disaster, no matter what the season is (PS: more so, when the weather can't make up it's mind). Of course, no one wants to feel rough sandpaper-like patches on their body. The antidote? Fabulous body moisturizers and lotions that hydrate dry skin and soothe those pesky dry patches like that. So, whether you prefer frill-free body lotions or luxurious body moisturizers (that smell like freshly baked cookies), these products are sure to give your skin the extra bit of TLC it needs. Here's the checklist.  

Here are our top picks for the best moisturizers and body lotions for dry skin:

  • 1. Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Glow Body Lotion

    Ever wanted to know what chocolate feels like on your skin? Well, Vaseline heard you! Have a look at your cold-weather BFF. With a unique blend of pure Cocoa Butter and micro-droplets of Vaseline jelly it’s quickly-absorbed and doesn’t feel sticky. Soft, supple skin is seconds away with this best moisturizer for dry skin.  
  • 2. Nivea Cocoa Nourish Body Lotion

    For extremely dry and under-replenished skin, this body lotion for dry skin is the best. For the first time ever, this concoction of oil in a lotion formula is packed with Coconut Oil and Cocoa Butter, thus providing intense moisturization for 24 hours straight. It’s lightly-scented, rich and creamy for a luxurious experience.  
  • 3. Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion

    Give your skin the nutrients and essential oils it deserves with long-lasting softness. Dermatologically tested it gets rids of dry, this is the best body lotion for dry skin that removes flaky skin within minutes of application. It rehydrates, deep-conditions and repairs the deepest layer of skin to revitalize and generate natural moisture.  
  • 4. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Lotion With Vitamin E

    If you are a fan of thick buttery body lotions, this moisturizing body lotion for very dry skin, is your best bet. Enriched with pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and other rich emollients, it provides just the right amount of moisture leaving your skin soft and smooth; not to forget the rich cocoa smell that lingers on for hours. Massage a little into your driest spots, like the knees and ankles, curl up under your covers, and wake up to softer skin. It's like magic. 
  • 5. Ponds Triple Vitamin Moisturizing Lotion

    This dual-action cream lightens skin while hydrating it. Full of vitamins such as B3, E and C the non-greasy formula doesn’t feel oily or heavy. Also loaded with SPF20 it clears dark spots, reduces damage from sun exposure, brightens the face while creating an even base.
  • 6. The Body Care Cold Cream

    Get three times the benefits with this cold cream namely; nourishment, moisturization and smoothness from a single bottle. This body lotion for dry skin restores the skin’s original suppleness, leaving it in a velvety soft veil of hydration. Combined with rich healing ingredients, a little goes a long way.
  • 7. Biotique Bio Morning Nectar Visibly Flawless Skin Moisturizer

    This 3-in-1 formula of honey, aloe vera and fenugreek seeds replenishes the skin moisture while toning it. Packed with the goodness of wheatgerm and seaweed, it protects your skin from dryness, flaky residue and undue pigmentation. The perfect replacement of chemicals, this au naturale product also helps you get an even skin tone.
  • 8. Avon Naturals Milk & Honey Hand Body Lotion

    Enriched with the humectant Honey and creamy Milk protein, this moisturizing body lotion provides deep hydration for up to 30 hours. Its pleasantly aromatic fragrance leaves you feeling fresh all-day while leaving skin feel smooth, supple and extra-conditioned.  
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