Body Creams & Butters to Moisturize Dry Skin

27 Oct.,2022


Body Lotion

There are countless remedies for dry skin, but only a few body lotions that moisturize better than the rest. To find the products that actually stave off dryness, the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab regularly tests all types of moisturizers, including face lotions, hand creams, night creams, moisturizers for dry skin and sensitive skin, and so much more.

We test to see which body lotions will actually keep your skin hydrated by rounding up a wide range of moisturizers (21 in our last test) and narrowing down the field based on initial moisturization capabilities. In the Lab, we measure hydration changes on skin with the Corneometer device (which measures skin's hydration) before and after lotion application.

Then, we obscure the labels of the top-performing products to prevent any biases before sending them out to consumer testers with a range of skin types and concerns. Our testers use the lotions regularly and report back on ease of use, performance, and overall satisfaction. After crunching the data from 5,040 hydration data points from in-Lab tests and tallying results from 1,062 questions from 118 consumer surveys, we found the very best body lotion you can buy, whether your skin is dry, dull, mature, or eczema-prone.