8 Incredible Body Lotions with Clean, Natural Ingredients
Right there next to meal prepping and not dropping all my spending money in Zara, my 2019 New Year's Resolutions list also includes diving deeper into the clean, non-toxic beauty realm and making at least one swap in my routine.
Because I've heard the phrase "the skin is the largest organ" five million and three times over my career as a beauty editor, I decided that clean body lotion, free of controversial ingredients, was a solid first pick. After all, it's the product that covers the most surface area and spring (which means no tights and plenty of ankle exposure) has finally arrived.
My search was successful — in fact, I actually ended up finding several ultra-moisturizing alternatives to my go-to conventional body lotion.
Keep scrolling to check out all eight products I can't stop recommending to my friends and family.
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REN AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum
Serums are the MVP of skincare for a reason, and they're not reserved for your face. This non-toxic body serum moisturizes like a cream, but also works to exfoliate, smooth, and even out skin tone using a blend of natural AHAs.
Susanne Kaufmann Body Butter
This rich body butter is made with shea butter, olive oil, and honey to deeply moisturize your skin. While it does include a small amount of fragrance, it's sold at Credo, a non-toxic beauty store that prides itself on having an extensive "no" ingredient list.
Nécessaire The Body Lotion
It's 2019, which means beauty products with minimal, beautiful packaging are a dime a dozen, but finding one that has an equally impressive formula inside the tube can be difficult. Nécessaire's body lotion was one of those special discoveries that was just as beautiful as it was effective. The luxurious texture smooths over your skin easily and absorbs quickly, while a blend of marula, cacay, and meadowfoam oils, plus niacinamide, moisturize and strengthen the skin's barrier. Bonus: It's fragrance free.
Seed Phytonutrients Body Moisturizer
Eco-conscious and clean, this body moisturizer's 99 percent natural formula is contained in a pump that's made with 100 percent recycled and recyclable materials.
Follain Rose Body Butter
Shea butter and argan oil are two moisturizer mainstays, but Follain's vegan formula is also packed with Moroccan rose essential oil to increase cellular turnover, which translates to smoother, softer skin.
Ursa Major Perfect Zen Body Lotion
Hands down, the best part about this super moisturizing body lotion is the uplifting scent. A blend of orange, bergamot, and cedar, all derived from essential oils, will leave you feeling energized when all you really want to do is curl back up in bed.
Beautycounter Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa
A solid swap into the clean space, this fast-absorbing body lotion is made with ingredients like shea butter, jojoba butter, as well as marula, mongongo, and safflower seed oils to keep the skin on your arms and legs hydrated and healthy.
True Botanicals Nourishing Lotion
This luxury body lotion is made with the moisturizing powers of olive oil to comfort your skin, as well as a woodsy and citrus scent that ever-so-lightly lingers. And if you're curious what that "Grove" fragrance really consists of, the brand completely breaks it down in the ingredients list, which is a rarity these days.