The 15 Best Body Creams of 2022

Laurel Hanson
Jan 13, 2022

Body lotion is mainly used for skin care after shower to keep your skin soft and smooth, moisturize the skin and make you smell good. It forms a protective film on the surface of the skin. Mona Gohara, a licensed dermatologist at Yale University, said that body lotion not only replenishes moisture, but also locks in the existing moisture in the body. With the continuous improvement of beauty technology, body lotion not only provides moisturizing benefits, but also whitens your skin, removes keratosis pilaris, repairs sunburned skin, etc.

We rounded up a host of brands with a cult following, like CeraVe, Alpha Skincare, Vaseline and so on. Each brand boasts a wide range of super-quality products, most of which are the winners of multiple beauty awards. Now, if you’re ready to get the perfect body lotion, scroll down to check the following list of brands we’ve compiled for you.

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  • 1. L'Occitane
  • 2. Elizabeth Arden
  • 3. Paula's Choice
  • 4. Jurlique
  • 5. Alpha Skincare
  • 6. CeraVe
  • 7. Aveeno
  • 8. Olay
  • 9. Nivea
  • 10. Sesderma
  • 11. Vaseline
  • 12. Matsuyama
  • 13. Johnson & Johnson
  • 14. Dove
  • 15. Victoria’s Secret


L'Occitane was established in 1976 in Provence and well-known by people for its hand cream. And body care series is popular among young people with collaboration of celebrities. Among 20 product lines, body care products account for one third.

Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion is the most popular among girls inviting/exquisite pink packaging.L'Occitane body lotion also contains glitter particles, leaving a pearlescent finish after applying.

Almond Milk Concentrate can moisturize and firm your skin effectively. Due to its ice cream-like texture, it has good bendability and also offers a sweet milky fragrance.

Citrus Verbena Fresh Body Milk has unique orange fragrance that leaves a refreshing feeling. Moreover, there is another Citrus Verbena Sorbet Body Cream that contains lemon extract, bringing a weightless skin feeling.

L'Occitane's body lotion is moisturizing and smooth with mild ingredients, which can moisturize your skin effectively and suitable for all skin types, but

L'Occitane's body lotion is a little bit expensive, and it costs a lot for long time use.

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Elizabeth Arden

Elizabeth Arden was once known as the three noble brands along with Estee Lauder and Helena. However, because of poor management and quality problem, it almost once gradually faded in the public vision. Arden has few body care series and only contains three types: body lotion, hand cream and shower gel. The ingredients of body lotions are similar, and various extracts are added to products according to the effect and fragrance.

Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream is a light yellow cream. Although infused with various plant essential oils, you may not feel sticky after applying. It is suitable for normal skin or oily skin.

The White Tea Pure Indulgence Body Cream features soothing. The White Tea Pure Indulgence Body Cream is laced with more than a dozen plant extracts with antioxidant, soothing and anti-allergy effects, and also has a subtle fragrance.

Elizabeth Arden 5th avenue is one of Elizabeth Arden’s best-selling perfumes. Elizabeth Arden My 5th Avenue Body Cream has the same fragrance, and you can apply together to achieve a long lasting fragrance.

In addition to White Tea Pure Indulgence Body Cream, Arden's can packaging body lotion is added with honey extract particles, which melt upon contact with a moisturizing effect. It is high performance. In fact, Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream, White Tea Pure Indulgence Body Cream, both have perfume respectively with same fragrance. People who love Arden's tea fragrance or elegant fragrance style can buy perfume and body lotions.

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Paula's Choice

Paula Begoun launched her own skin care product line Paula's Choice in 1995. The fragrance-free, colorants-free products are mild and safe for people to use; they are not tested on animals and conform to the modern concept of environment protecting. Paula's Choice attaches great importance to select ingredients to achieve extraordinary effects, and acidic ingredients become the key ingredient of Paula.

Skin Revealing Body Lotion 10% AHA has a unique acidic aroma and can minimize follicle, moisturize and whiten your skin.

Weightless Body Treatment contains 2% salicylic acid. Infused with Vitamin E and chamomile, it offers antioxidant and anti-allergic soothing effects. The smooth body lotion can be applied to chapped skin. If you want to use it every day, you can apply it before moisturizers. Weightless Body Treatment also can be applied to your face, but you need to avoid the eye area. It should be noted that do not apply to just-shaved skin, otherwise it will irritate the hair follicles.

However, the Paula's Choice body lotion is a little bit pricey, and it costs a lot for long time use.

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Jurlique is an Australian brand established by Dr. Jurgen Klein a biochemist and naturopathic doctor and his wife a botanist and gardener called Ulrike Klein in 1985. Jurlique targets the mid-to-high-end market like L’Occitane, and adopts raw extracts from Adelaide(Australia) farms to ensure a pollution-free planting environment, so it upgrades products slowly.

Softening Body Lotion Rose under the Jurlique Rose series has luxurious ingredients that contain more than ten plant extracts to moisturize and nourish your skin. With a thin texture, the Softening Body Lotion Rose is easy to spread. It is suitable for most skin types to use in spring and autumn because it has less moisturizing effect. Softening Body Lotion Rose has a long-lasting fragrance with rose aroma, which is popular among people.

Jurlique’s products can be divided into the rose and calming series. Body care products include body lotion, shower gel, and body oil, all of them are rich in plant extracts. All raw materials and products are high-quality, which reach the GMP standards.

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Alpha Skincare

Alpha Skincare, formerly known as Alpha Hydrox, mainly targets for accelerating cutin exfoliation through fruit acids. It is easily to penetrates into skin, and works effectively. There are a series of products under Alpha Skincare, such as creams, lotions and body care products.

Alpha Renewl Body Lotion (12% Glycolic AHA) can remove the thick cutin of the follicle and reduce the small bumps, especially suitable for people who have acne in their back. It can also help lift excessive oil out of pores and prevent acne. It should be noted that different people have different skin’s tolerance to acidic ingredients. It may cause irritation, redness and itching for some people who apply it for the first time, so you’d better use it 1-2 times a week to build up skin’s tolerance, then you can use more frequently. In addition, the fruit acid is sensitive to sunlight, so it is recommended to wear suncream after use in the morning. Alpha Renewl Body Lotion can moisturize and nourish you skin effectively with a slightly thick feeling, which is suitable for use in dry and cold seasons. All in all, it is a high performance body lotion.

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CeraVe is a skincare brand from North America and specialized in developing moisturizing products for sensitive skin. As the key ingredient in CeraVe products, Ceramides offers an extraordinary effect on moisturizing and repairing the skin. CeraVe earned a good reputation thanks to its good function and affordable price. And the sales revenue of CeraVe grows vapidly in the market and was acquired by L'Oréal in 2017.

CeraVe Products can be differentiated by its various packaging colors: blue is for moisturizing, purple for anti-aging, and red for sensitive skin that helps relieve itching and tingling, while green and yellow packages are cleansing series and hydrating sunscreen respectively. Besides, CeraVe also has baby series. Infused with mild and simple formulas, the CeraVe's moisturizing series with large capacity can be applied to both your face and body. The moisturizing lotion also can be called "C lotion" which has an extraordinary effect on maintaining the skin’s natural barrier. Moreover, it is fragrance-free and alcohol-free without irritation. With its pump head design, it is convenient for you to apply, which is suitable for the whole family. You may feel ultra-hydrated with a slightly sticky feeling.

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Aveeno, an American baby skin care brand, was co-operated by the Musher brothers and Mayo Clinic in 1945. Aveeno officially became a member of the famous baby care company Johnson & Johnson in 1999, and started producing various baby products in 2000. As the key ingredient in Aveeno's products, oatmeal can relieve sensitivity and itching and moisturize the skin without greasy.

Daily Moisturizing Lotion ,Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion and Baby Daily Moisture Lotioncontain natural colloidal oatmeal. The slight white emulsion-like Daily Moisturizing Lotion offers an extraordinary moisturizing effect and good bendability. It can be absorbed instantly by your skin, leaving the skin refreshing without sticky. Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion is more refreshing. And Baby Daily Moisture Lotion takes urea as the moisturizing ingredient, which is very mild and can be applied to the baby's face and body.

Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion is more hydrated, and you can match with some essential oils to moisturize the skin better.

Aveeno provides care products for mothers and babies, so it does not pursue a strong effect. It is laced with mild ingredients to meet the basic moisturizing effect, which is safe and gentle for people. Aveeno has been recommended by the Mayo Clinic ( a clinic ranks first in the United States) for 60 years, and has become a trusted brand by the public.

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Olay is a world’s leading skin care brand with the slogan "Ageless", and it has been trusted and loved by women all over the world for 60 years. Olay specializes in developing products with extraordinary moisturizing and whitening effects and is praised by people for its key ingredient, nicotinamide, which helps repair and reinforce the natural skin barrier and works against anti-inflammatory for acne-prone skin. Moreover, it can brighten your skin for long-term use. Olay's essence, mask and body cream are infused with nicotinamide.

Olay Cellscience Body Lotion is laced with niacinamide and functional ingredients to achieve various effects. Olay Body Cellscience Body Whitening Nicotinamide Body Lotion contains Vitamin C, Olay Quench Ultra Moisture Shea Butter Body Lotion infused with hyaluronic acid. The base ingredients of the three skin lotions are similar, leaving your skin smooth, supple and hydrated after applying. It has a airy texture, and you can spread it easily. Olay Cellscience Body Lotion is suitable for normal skin, but it has a strong smell, and different people have various comments.

Olay always upgraded body lotions with selected and extraordinary ingredients. You can choose the right products according to your own needs. Moreover, Olay products are cost-effective.

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Nivea is a German personal care brand that specializes in body-care founded in 1882. Today, more than 100 PhDs are working in the PGU Research Center of BDF the most authoritative skin and medical research center in the world to develop natural and efficient products. This achievement enables Nivea to become the world's biggest skin care brand. In 2018, Nivea ranked on the top 100 most valuable brands in the world on US "Forbes" magazine. Nivea and La Prairie are members of the German Beiersdorf A G .

Nivea CREME has ranked first on Cosmetic Award several times. The useful Nivea CREME not only can be applied to your face, but also can be used as a body lotion to moisturize the body. However, Nivea CREME has a thick and dense texture, and you may feel heavy in spring and summer, so it is more suitable for use in autumn and winter.

Nivea EXTRA WHITE RADIANT & SMOOTH LOTION is an affordable whitening body lotion. It contains antioxidant ingredients and has a SPF value. The EXTRA WHITE RADIANT & SMOOTH LOTION is easy to spread.

Nivea is committed to constantly innovate and provide products to meet the needs of various skin types, and its brand image—"Nivea gives the skin the most gentle treatment" has been deeply rooted in most people’s hearts. In Europe, "Nivea" has become a symbol of skin care.

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Sesderma is a Spanish dermo-cosmetic brand that works as an at-home range for all the skin care founded by Dr. Serrano and a professional team of dermatologists and pharmaciae doctors in 1989. They can get familiar with patients’ needs in time by contacting with patients directly. They develop unique products for various skin types to address special skin problems. Sesderma covers from skin care to hair care products, and designs products for some special skin conditions.

Sesderma Hidraderm Trx Body Milk is designed for extremely sensitive skin and specific dermatitis in Spain. 2% nicotinamide is added to achieve repairing effect and strengthen natural skin barriers. And other ingredients for calming and repairing, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, and whitening. The Hidraderm Trx Body Milk has an oily texture so that it can moisturize your skin in autumn and winter. Moreover, people who are sensitive skin and normal skin can apply it.

Sesderma ACGLICOLIC CLASSIC Body Milk can improve follicles and acne, but it takes a long time to take effect and leaves a strong aroma due to the inclusion of fragrance.

It should be noted that women during pregnancy should avoid applying it as its irritating ingredients.

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The chemist Robert Chesebrough founded "Vaseline" after refining and purifying Vaseline Jelly. It has become a time-honored classic brand specialized in producing open-shelf daily skin care necessities. Vaseline still occupies a solid market share with the support of Unilever. Vaseline (petrolatum) has sealing properties and moisturizing effects, which can not be absorbed by skin after applying, but help form a film to prevent water loss and moisturize your skin.

Vaseline launched the first Vaseline Intensive Care Body Lotion in 1969 based on its signature ingredients. After applying, you may feel more comfortable with less heavy feeling. Today, there are four series under Vaseline body lotion, namely Healthy White UV Lightening Lotion, Intensive Care Body Lotion,Intensive Care Body Lotion Essential Healing and Intensive Care Body Lotion Aloe Soothe with similar ingredients. You can choose according to the packaging colors: pink, white, yellow, and green bottles. Vaseline Healthy White UV Lightening Lotion body lotion in a pink bottle is the best-selling series of Vaseline and has a slight whitening effect.


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Matsuyama is a Japanese time-honored brand that started from soap. It still uses the ancient pot-boiled soap making method till now. The brand image of white and blue is highly recognizable. At present, Matsuyama mainly has two categories of skin care and body care products, emphasizing on soft and comfortable skin feeling. The fragrance-free products Matsuyama is laced with simple ingredients. Pregnant women and children can use it with confidence. 

Matsuyama M-Mark Yuzu Body Lotion is rated as one of Cosme's best body lotions. The fluid lotion leaves the skin high-weight and refreshing after use. It is very suitable for people who sweats a lot or oily skin and people like refreshing skin feeling. It has an average moisturizing effect so that it cannot meet the moisturizing needs of dry skin.

This body lotion is a well-known product in Japan. Moreover, with a satisfying fragrance and refreshing texture, you may feel not hydrated enough in winter. And the fragrance of Matsuyama is similar to Jurlique CITRUS BODY CARE LOTION.

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Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is the world's biggest medical and health care products and consumer care product company with diversified products founded in 1886. Johnson & Johnson has established more than 250 branches in 60 countries around the world, and has more than 115,000 employees, and the products are sold in 175 countries and regions. Johnson & Johnson has developed and researched skincare over 100 years, and established a new brand Johnson's Body Care for women after years of research.

Johnson's Body Care are divided into 5 series: LASTING HYDRATION, EXTRA CARE, VIBRANT RADIANCE, MELT AWAY STRESS, each series includes body lotion and shower gel. LASTING HYDRATION can meet the basic moisturizing for daily use without over greasy. People who are oily skin also can use it. It is more suitable for dry skin to apply EXTRA CARE, because it has a better moisturizing effect. VIBRANT RADIANCE targets for whitening and brightening the skin. It has a thick texture and is more friendly to dry skin.

The product categories of Johnson's Body Care and Aveeno are similar. However, Aveeno targets mothers and babies, which has mild ingredients and can meet the basic needs for people. Johnson's Body Care is designed for adult women. In addition, unlike the cutting-edge lines such as Cerave, Dr.Yu, and Alpha Skincare, which pursue strong efficacy with prominent ingredients, Johnson & Johnson launch products for meeting people’s needs of the daily use.

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Dove first released White Beauty Bar in American in 1957. Dove became a pioneer and time-honored brand in the personal care industry. Both soap and shower gel are the best selling products in the market. Dove always adhered to products with mild ingredients and moisturizing effect to address the problem of dry skin. Dove’s body lotions also retain the feature.

Dove Body Silk Moisturising Cream is the best seller. The delicate and smooth cream-like texture can be spread easily to the whole body. This body lotion has a strong fragrance, but most people can accept it. It is suitable for people with non-dry skin and who want to buy a high-performance body lotion.

Dove also has Derma Spa Oxygen Touch Body Cream, DermaSpa Goodness Body Cream, and DermaSpa Youthful Vitality Body Cream, which can be distinguished by the color of light blue, yellow, and purple bottle caps. The Derma Spa Oxygen Touch Body Cream is light-weight and hydrated, which is more suitable for oily skin or used in hot seasons. The thick DermaSpa Goodness Body Cream has a mixed scent of citrus and freesia, and it is easy to spread. The thick DermaSpa Youthful Vitality Body Cream have a fruity fragrance and it can be absorbed by skin slowly.

Most of Dove's body lotions have a good price and easy to use.

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Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret is an American lingerie, clothing, and beauty retailer, but Victoria’s Secret not only has gorgeous underwear, but also has the rich and aromatic body lotion that can show a unique, sexy and charming temperament of women. Victoria’s Secret body lotions include fruity Victoria’s Secret body lotions including fruity floral, etc. You have more than a dozen choices here, and the fragrance is very long-lasting, and it can also be used with spray in same fragrance .

Basic Fragrance Body Lotion and PINK Body Lotion have the richest scent types. Each body lotion has a romantic and sexy name. When it comes to skin care effects, these two series have a moderate moisturizing effect, leaving the skin refreshing. It is suitable for use in spring and summer.

DBC Moisturizing Body Lotion is a series that offers the most extraordinary moisturizing and nourishing effects in Victoria body lotion. Compared with basic series, it has a denser texture. And DBC Moisturizing Body Lotion is available in three fragrance types. The body lotion is matched with scrub wash, cream wash and body oils. You can apply them together to reach a better nourishing effect.

Compared with L'Occitane and Elizabeth Arden, Victoria's Secret's has a stronger fragrance, and some people may be fascinated by this aroma, while others can not stand it.

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