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The 15 Best Men’s Body Lotions to Keep Your Skin Smooth, Tested by Experts


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Dry skin is never afraid to make its presence known, even in the summer. But rather than just surrendering to those sandpaper patches that feel (and look) like a nightmare, it’s time to do something about it with some top-notch body lotion.

Body lotion isn’t just a gimmick, big guy. You work hard on the rest of your grooming regiment —hair, beard, smelling good, and so on—so it’s time to give your skin (ahem, the largest organ on your body) the treatment it actually deserves. You’re never too rugged for some skin TLC.

With the onslaught of options out there, shopping for body lotion can be overwhelming. And finding a body lotion that actually absorbs well for a non-greasy finish and doesn’t have a feminine scent (which probably turned you off from the product in the first place) is often easier said than done. a

  • Best Overall

    Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream

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  • Best for Daily Use

    Lipikar Body Lotion
    La Roche-Posay

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  • Best for Very Dry Skin

    Deep Moisture Body Lotion

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  • Best Non-Greasy Lotion

    Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion

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  • Best Budget Option

    Men Healing Moisture Hand and Body Lotion

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To save you from Googling furiously in the drugstore aisle, check out this list of the best men’s body lotions on the market. While they range in ingredients and principles, all of these hard-working products will do exactly what they promise when applied liberally to your arms, hands, legs, and feet. Pro tip: Apply them post-shower after a towel dry to absorb and lock in moisture. Bye-bye, dry skin.

With that, try one of these top 14 men’s body lotions for the smooth and hydrated skin you’ve always deserved.

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Best Overall

Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream

  • Provides maximum relief
  • Can help soothe sunburn

We love how rich and soothing this cream is. So much so that we named it the Best Lotion for our 2022 Grooming Awards. Use it as a spot remedy for your hands when they become too dry and cracked from all the sanitizer.

  • Active Ingredients: Glycerin, Copper, Water

Best for Daily Use

Lipikar Body Lotion

  • Dermatologist-recommended
  • Rich formula that doesn’t cause irritation

Shea butter, glycerin, and niacinamide provide a triple threat of hydration to help your skin feel silky smooth with a lightweight formula. It’s a prime choice for normal, dry, and sensitive skin, as well as a suitable option for babies older than six months.

  • Active ingredients: Water, shea butter, glycerin

Best for Very Dry Skin

Deep Moisture Body Lotion

  • Absorbs quickly
  • Pleasant smell

Revitalize those problem areas like elbows and knees with all-natural, fast-absorbing lotion made up of 80% organic ingredients, including green tea, aloe vera, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.

  • Active ingredients: Jojoba, shea water, vitamin E

Best Non-Greasy Lotion

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Body Lotion

  • Sustainable made
  • A small amount goes a long way

You can just call this one the miracle worker for wildly-cracked skin. Apply just a tiny amount of this creamy hydrating lotion after your shower to feel the results of silky-soft skin from the unique mixture of cocoa butter, squalane, and beta-carotene.

  • Active ingredients: Water, cocoa butter, squalane

Best Budget Option

Men Healing Moisture Hand and Body Lotion

  • Non-greasy finish
  • Absorbs quickly

As one of Walmart’s top choices, this superstar lotion will give you the extra strength you need to combat crazy-cracked skin. Claiming to heal problem areas in just five days thanks to micro-drops of Vaseline jelly, it absorbs quickly into the skin for a non-greasy finish.

  • Active ingredients: Water, glycerin, petrolatum

Cool Moisture Body Lotion

Cool down after that sweat sesh with this Jack Black lotion that has ingredients like vitamin E, jojoba oil, and most noteworthy, menthol to soothe overheated and dry skin.

3-In-1 Unscented Body Lotion

For those simple dudes that don’t want to mess around with a cabinet full of products, this inexpensive 3-in-1 pick is for you. With an aloe-enriched base, it soothes your skin while moisturizing to restore health in your body, face, and post-shave. Triple-the-action for under $7? It’s already like a done deal.

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If you’ve heard of Le Labo, Santal 33 is most likely the reason why. The intoxicating scent of the woody, warm, powdery scent of amazingness has been a best-seller that can make any price-conscious man splurge without care. Yes, it smells that amazing, and in body-lotion form, every inch of your skin can absorb the heavenly scent.

Everyday Essentials Body Lotion

It’s not just the affordable price tag that makes this everyday essential a winner. Comprised of seven different moisturizers that are mixed to perfection, it lasts up to 24 hours after applying to keep your skin nourished all day long.

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Pure Herbal Extract Body Lotion

Enriched with natural hemp seed oil, along with shea butter and vitamins A, C, and E, this paraben-free vegan lotion has a 4.3-star review on Amazon because it actually works to calm and nourish the skin, and will also reduce any sort of redness or inflammation.

Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion

Developed by dermatologists, CeraVe’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion was designed to simply get the job done by providing 24-hour relief from your dry, itchy skin. It’s also oil fragrance-free for those of you looking for a product that’s a bit more discreet.

Light in weight yet heavy-duty in results, it just takes a small amount of Malin Goetz’s popular quick-absorbing lotion to soften your skin thanks to a natural mix of pro-vitamin B5, essential fatty acids, and allantoin. The luxurious masculine scent also sets this staple apart from the rest.

3-In-1 Citrus and Mint Body Lotion

Don’t let the 3-in-1 design fool you, this Everyone lotion doesn’t compromise on efficacy. Using nutrient-rich plant extracts and vitamin E, it works triple-duty to soften your hands, face, and body moisturized. The mint fragrance is balanced with a hint of citrus for a gentle scent.

Mojave Ghost Body Lotion 7.6 oz.

While the price tag may seem a bit intimidating for a body lotion, it’s the heavenly woody scent with notes of musk and crisp amber you’re really paying for. Byredo is known for creating some of the best fragrances out there, and the effective but subtle Mojave Ghost is one that’s oh so worth it.

Advanced Repair Dry Skin Body Lotion

Restore your skin once and for all with Eucerin’s Advanced Repair lotion that uses a ceramide-3 formula to help retain your own skin’s moisture to hydrate and fight dryness all at once.

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For the past two years, we consulted with Men’s Health‘s Grooming editors and writers on the top body lotions for men. Experts including our Senior Commerce Editor Christian Gollayan and Gear & Commerce Editor John Thompson put hundreds of lotions to the test and evaluated their effectiveness and value. We also considered top-reviewed men’s lotions that had at least 100 five-star customer ratings on e-commerce websites that we trust.

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