The 7 Best Clean Body Lotions and Butters For Extra Dry Skin

Goodbye dry, hello hydration. 

We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Courtesy of Retailers

Winter is here — along with the itchy, dry skin that comes along with it. I mean, nothing against winter itself, but that dry, cold air is definitely sucking all the moisture from your skin, and most of your favorite winter habits aren't helping the dry skin cause, either.

Those hot showers you love? Yeah, they parch your skin. Sitting by the fire? Drying. Basically all outdoor winter activities from skiing to simply walking to the bus stop or mailbox? Just more exposure to elements that want to zap the much-needed moisture from your skin.

Fortunately, these hydrating lotions will take your dry skin from itchy, flaky, and distressed to hydrated and healthy. An extra bonus?All these brands formulate using clean ingredients, which will give you yet another sense of relief.

REN Clean Skincare Neroli and Grapefruit Body Cream

REN Clean Skincare Neroli and Grapefruit Body Cream

REN Clean Skincare

Made with orange blossom and grapefruit oil, this lotion not only has a perky scent that really gets you going on a cold winter's day, but it also leaves skin super soft and comforted. We also love supporting the brand due to their zero waste leadership in the beauty industry.

Price at time of publish: $29

H2O+ Sea Salt Body Butter

H2O+ Sea Salt Body Butter

Amazon

If you've taken a Disney resort vacation recently, you may recognize this brand from your hotel room bathroom, but the brand is far more than "just a hotel brand." We love how the whipped texture allows it to absorb quickly, so you aren't greasy or weighed down, yet it still offers intense moisture for dry, itchy skin.

LATHER Manuka Honey Body Butter

LATHER Manuka Honey Body Butter

LATHER

Manuka honey, cocoa butter, and shea butter lead the ingredient list in this super nourishing cream. Together, they pack a serious hydrating punch that we've seen take our skin from itchy and scaly, to smooth and soft.

Price at time of publish: $30

VIDEO: What Exactly Is Mineral Oil?

Augustinus Bader The Body Cream

Augustinus Bader The Body Cream

Sephora

Pricey, yes, but this body cream is ultra-hydrating, luxe, and helps tone and firm your skin while it also combating dryness. It also conditions promotes a healthy barrier, so it isn't just a quick fix, it's keeping your skin at its best in the long run.

Price at time of publish: $180

Indie Lee Body Butter

Indie Lee Whipped Body Butter

Dermstore

If you love that decadent body butter experience, then look no further. Sometimes, you just want to pamper your skin with a post-shower experience, and this ultra-conditioning cream gives you just that. A blend of antioxidant-rich oils hydrate and heal your skin and offer a delightful aromatherapy experience, but the butter is still airy enough to absorb easily.

Biossance Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream

Biossance Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream

Sephora

Perfect for the scent-sensitive among us, this cream comes in an unscented version so you can get all the benefits without struggling with fragrance irritation. As for those benefits, a combination of niacinamide, squalene, and caffeine works to leave your skin intensely hydrated while also improving elasticity.

Price at time of publish: $30

Lano Lanolin Everywhere Multi-Cream

Lano Lanolin Everywhere Multi-Cream

Target

You may know them for their intensely hydrating lip balms, but Lano Lips knows how to do bodies, too. Whether you describe your winter skin as ashy, scaly, flaky, itchy, or just plain stressed out, this ultra-hydrating formula has got you covered. Since the molecular structure of lanolin – the brand's hero-ingredient – mimics our body's own oils, this cream absorbs deeply into the skin for major healing.

Price at time of publish: $17

From non-toxic makeup and skincare to sustainability practices, Clean Slate is an exploration of all things in the green beauty space. Find out what's really in your products — and what's being left out.

Related Articles