Body Lotion

Apply body lotion after your shower to protect the skin's natural barrier and to leave skin feeling soft and replenished. Find body lotions you'll love, whether you have normal or dry skin.

Our body lotion range includes: body moisturiser, body milk and body creams. Find great products from top skincare brands, with exclusive discounts below.

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Body Lotions FAQs & More

Here, we answer your questions about body lotions, including how to choose the right normal and dry skin formulas, and give our body lotion recommendations.

What Is Body Lotion Used For?

Body lotion supports the skin's natural barrier. It is used to seal in moisture, post-shower, for both normal and dry skin types to defend against microbial invasion from the day's pollutants. 

You can think of body lotions as skin food, supplying the skin with the ingredients it needs to look and feel its best.

Apply body lotion daily to normal skin to keep skin soft, supple and hydrated. Body lotions ensure dry skin doesn't get worse, and that scaley or rough skin can heal and become smooth.

Do You Use Body Lotion After You Shower?

Yes, after you have showered or washed is a great time to apply body lotion. Your skin does not need to be completely dry as applying body cream or lotion will seal in any water on the skin, while applying its own hydration. You can apply body lotion as needed, when your skin feels dry. But remember that your skin can only absorb so much, so slathering on body lotion isn't going to make it more effective, even if you have very dry skin.

Which Body Lotion Is Best For Very Dry Skin?

Body lotion can help to restore the skin's natural barrier after cleansing. This is essential for dry skin types. Richly hydrating and beneficial ingredients to look for in dry skin body creams include: cocoa butter and hyaluronic acid.

If you are dealing with dry skin, double check that the product is fragrance-free. Combat skin dryness with body creams that use high-quality ingredients.

High-quality ingredients for dry skin can be found in all products by the HealthAid brand. Their Dermavital Lotion maintains the PH level of the skin and contains aloe vera and vitamin E to moisturise dry skin.

If you are prone to dry skin, any of the body lotions in this category are right for you.

WHAT DO DERMATOLOGISTS RECOMMEND FOR DRY SKIN?

Dermatologists will recommend different products for dry skin on your face and on your body. For your face, a moisturising cream or hydrating moisturiser will be a must. If you are dealing with any cracked or sore skin on your body, fragrance-free body lotions that use high-quality ingredients are recommended. If you have a skin condition, your dermatologist or GP may recommend a prescription-strength cream to use.

IS FRAGRANCE IN BODY LOTION BAD?

No, a fragrance is not inherently bad for a body lotion. Some natural ingredients, including fragrances, can cause allergic reactions or flare-ups in dry and damaged skin. However if you are choosing a body lotion for dry skin, anything formulated specifically for that skin type should be safe to use. It is worth checking if it is dermatologically tested if you do have sensitive skin, though most of Landys chosen products will be.

Is It Okay To Use Body Lotion As A Body Moisturiser?

Many of our lotions can be used as moisturisers for the skin. Body butters that contain shea butter, for example, act as great body moisturisers.

Treat yourself to the Lancome Nutrix Royal Body Butter, dermatologically tested to nourish the skin and lock in moisture. 

The Cetaphil Moisturising Cream is suitable to use on the skin prior to shaving or pre-fake tan as it provides hydration to elbows, knees and hands and leaves the skin texture smooth. 

What Is The Difference Between Body Lotion And Body Cream?

In general, a body cream will be a richer, heavier formula, while body lotions are more lightweight. Body creams are often better for dry skin, compared to normal skin, and will contain more oils than water, to seal your skin and lock in moisture – which is key to dealing with easily irritated, sometimes flaky and scaly dry skin.

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