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Body Lotions Offer Sufficient Moisturizing Benefits for Daily Use

Most women use some form of lotion or cream on their bodies every day, and most women have an arsenal of products in their bathrooms to choose from. They come scented and unscented, in tubes and in bottles, and in a variety of packaging, but they are all developed for the purpose of moisturizing the skin. Natural lotions, becoming increasingly popular, although not defined as such by the FDA, are presumed to be made with ingredients existing in nature and without the use of synthetic chemicals. At a minimum, the majority of lotions labeled as “natural” do not contain sulfates, parabens, phthalates or petrochemicals, and are not tested on animals.

Both lotions and creams contain an oil agent and a water agent used together to replenish oil in the skin and protect against loss of moisture. Lotions have a higher water content, resulting in a liquid consistency for easy application straight from a bottle or with a pump dispenser. Lotions do not leave a greasy feeling and are usually adequate unless skin is excessively dry. Body creams have a sticky mixture of water and oil, which give them a thicker consistency than lotions, and they usually come in a jar or tub. Creams penetrate the skin, providing a barrier that prevents moisture loss better than lotions; however, they tend to feel greasy or sticky.

Like many moisturizing products, Eucerin offers both a lotion and cream version of its products and because they are fragrance free, and appropriate for children, they have the added benefit of being recommended by dermatologists.

Becoming increasingly popular, and an excellent choice for year-round use, is a daily moisturizer containing sunscreen. Most people forget to apply sun protection during the winter months. Heading to the pool, beach or lake trigger the need for sunscreen, but it is just as important to protect the skin year round. With these moisturizers, you can be assured that you are getting at least some protection against the harmful effects of the sun.

Whether using a lotion or cream, the maximum moisturizing benefits are gained when applying while skin is still damp, no more than 10 minutes after showering.

recent body cream product reviews

Best Fragrance
Best Fragrance By C.A.T. from CA on 02/21/2014
 Review of Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods (1 Review)
Comments about Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods, 3.0 oz Body Lotion:
I have this lotion, and this scent is amazing. The smell is long lasting! Sometimes, I put it on twenty minutes before my shower and when I'm done with my shower, the scent is still on my hands!

Great smell, not so great as a moisturizer.
Great smell, not so great as a moisturizer. By Drichey from Greensburg, IN on 02/07/2014
Comments about Bath & Body Works Cranberry Twinkle, 8.0 oz Body Lotion:
I bought this for my wife after a friend wore it to work. I really liked the smell so I asked her what she was wearing. I ordered 3 bottles so she wouldn't run out for a while. The fragrance is really sweet and fruity. Sometimes I think it smells like bananas and sometimes I think it smells like one of those fruit rings cereals. Like other lotions from this line, it's not all that great as a moisturizer. It has to be applied frequently if you plan on using it for a hand or skin protectant, especially in situations where you need to wash your hands frequently. My wife is an RN and her hands get really dry from all the hand sanitizer she uses at work. She can't wear this to work, but she has used it at home when her skin was dry. I think that's the only negative comment she has made about it because her hands were dry again in about an hour. However, my wife doesn't mind that too much because it smells so good. I give it a 4 out of 5 because it earned brownie points with the wife!

Comments about Claudia Stevens Olive Oil Formula Body Lotion, 175ml/6oz:
I have bought this product for several years, but a year or so ago my neighbor needed some lotion, and I had an extra bottle so I gave it to her husband works at a super market in the frozen food section, and his hands were awful from the cold. When he used the lotion he said his hand felt better and looked better. She loved how l\much better his hands fellt. She keeps a bottle on her desk at work. I love this stuff.

pumpkin delight
pumpkin delight By manuela from new mexico on 01/14/2014
Comments about Bath & Body Works Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Lotion, 10.0 oz:
I use it everyday the aroma and fragrance have it in bath and body works year round instead of seasonally compliments from other people about the fragrance.

Do not wear with a perfume!
Do not wear with a perfume! By christiecan from Denver, CO on 10/18/2013
 Review of Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction (1 Review)
Comments about Victorias Secret Pure Seduction, 8.4 oz Hydrating Body Lotion:
Because its fragrance is very strong, the sweet smells will clash with any other perfume worn. I found it too sweet and flowery for my liking, however the body lotion was hydrating and silky to the touch.

good smell
good smell By Maria from Russia on 08/27/2013
 Review of Victoria's Secret Endless Love (1 Review)
Comments about Victorias Secret Endless Love, 8.4 oz Hydrating Body Lotion:
Very good smell, like real perfume

Great Product
Great Product By Scent Collector from New Mexico on 08/16/2013
Comments about Perlier Lavander Honey Nourishing Body Balm, 200ml/6.8oz:
Absorbs quickly leaving a soft, sweet lavendar scent and no greasy residue. Great for layering with other fragrances as it will not overpower but rather lend a bit of herbal sweetness. Highly recommended.

TerraNova Gardenia
TerraNova Gardenia By Missy from Modesto, CA on 08/02/2013
 Review of TerraNova Gardenia (1 Review)
Comments about TerraNova Gardenia, 8.25 oz Petal Soft Lotion:
This is a great product. It smells amazing and is very moisturizing. I love it!!!

My Wife Loves It!!!
My Wife Loves It!!! By Happy Husband from California USA on 04/18/2013
Comments about Upper Canada Naturally Warm Honey Nectar, 75ml/2.5oz Hand & Body Lotion:
While visiting Canada from the United States, we took the ferru boat to Victoria and came across this lotion onboard the ship. My wife has not stopped using this non-greasy, delicious smelling lotion ever since. She just ran out of her 32oz bottle and I'm surprising her next week with 4 of these travel sizes as well as a replacement 32oz.

Oh Perlier!!!
Oh Perlier!!! By Bibbie from FL on 04/16/2013
Comments about Perlier Olivarium with Olive Oil & Fig, 200ml/7oz Body Cream:
Just another amazing scent from Perlier... not to mention the smooth feel of my skin upon application....... Need to order another asap!

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