Six Drugstore Body Lotions for Summer

For silky-smooth skin.

 Here are six drugstore body lotions that will keep your skin moisturised this Summer.

Slathering a body butter, cream or lotion all over yourself, twice daily, is the best way to acquire silky, soft skin. All-over moisturising two times a day has made a wealth of difference to my skin in six months flat, reducing the reptilian fish-scales to just one or two dry spots, on my elbows, knees and shin. To avoid those lazy "I'll just skip today" days, keep the bottles or jars in your shower and apply as soon as you towel-dry. That way, you will need less product and it will absorb faster.
This is the season when you really don't want heavy body butters on your skin. Lighter body lotions are the way to go when the weather is hot and humid.

Here are six drugstore body lotions that will keep your skin moisturised this Summer.

 Here are six drugstore body lotions that will keep your skin moisturised this Summer.


St Ives Naturally Smooth Body Lotion

This is a great choice for the mornings; the fresh, citrusy fragrance is invigorating. It is not tested on animals; nor does it contain animal ingredients or parabens, and is made of natural ingredients.
Buy it here.

Soap & Glory The Daily Smooth

I love Soap & Glory's The Righteous Butter for drier months, but it is just too heavy for hot and humid weather. I know The Daily Smooth says "ultra rich", but it sinks in so well and leaves my skin refreshed and non-sticky. I prefer it at night because, for weird reasons, it actually helps me sleep better.
Buy it here or here

Grace Cole Magnolia and Vanilla Body Cream

My favourite! Grace Cole products are ah-mazing, paraben- and cruelty-free and have made my skin look many times better. Not exaggerating here. I love using this both in the mornings and at night. Brilliant stuff!
Buy it here.

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

This is a good moisturiser for the Winter. I like using it for the Summer on days when my skin needs extra hydration.
Buy it here. 

The Body Shop Moringa Milk Body Lotion

This is seriously lightweight. However, I do not buy TBS products now because some of their labels here do not state that the products are cruelty-free/not tested on animals, and some labels show parabens in the ingredients.
Buy it here.

Jergens Soothing Aloe Relief Moisturiser

A great budget option. This is a good choice for drier skin than as a maintenance lotion. Warning: it contains parabens. I know there is a great deal of debate about their presence in skincare, but the fact is that they mimic oestrogen so if you have a history of endometriosis in the family, you don't want oestrogen-mimics in your system.
Buy it here.

I would have added Palmer's Cocoa Butter and Olive Butter lotions to the mix but they are a tad heavier and more dry skin/cooler weather-friendly.

Which is your favourite body moisturiser? Do you use the same thing all year?

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