Body Lotion: Expert and User Reviews

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Body Lotions: Ratings of Sources

1. Beautypedia.com Body Lotions and Creams, Paula Begoun and Editors of Beautypedia.com, As of February 2017
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This expansive online database run by beauty expert Paula Begoun reviews and rates more than 45,000 skin-care and makeup products, including nearly 400 body creams and lotions. Begoun and her team include medical journals, cosmetic industry reports and the Food and Drug Administration among their research sources, providing detailed information on the common ingredients found in body lotions and other products. Reviews discuss product effectiveness, possible risks (e.g., skin irritation) and whether or not an item is worth its price.
2. TheSweethome.com The Best Lotions for Most People, Hannah Waters, April 25, 2016
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Editors at TheSweethome.com spent more than 20 hours researching moisturizing lotion and interviewing users to evaluate the 10 most popular lotions on the market, which are then tested. One clear winner is named, as well as a few other options worth considering. The review methodology is described in detail, and reasons why the remaining products aren't recommended are also discussed.
3. Allure Best of Beauty: Body, Liana Schaffner, June 29, 2016
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Editors of Allure magazine spend months testing thousands of beauty products for their annual beauty awards. The latest winners include two body lotions, one light and one rich lotion.
4. TheFashionSpot.com 21 Drugstore Skin Care Products Dermatologists Swear By, Joane Amay, Nov. 4, 2015
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Joane Amay rounds up the best drugstore skin care products recommended by dermatologists. Many of the products mentioned are face creams, sunscreens, and similar products, but two body lotions are also recommended.
5. InStyle Dermatologists Reveal Their Favorite Moisturizers for Every Skin Concern, Editors of InStyle magazine, Feb. 2, 2016
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InStyle magazine talks to leading dermatologists to learn what moisturizing products they recommend for different skin conditions. Recommendations are given for normal skin, dry skin, mature skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, combination skin and winter-worn skin. While some products are designed specifically for facial moisturizing, two body lotions are recommended.
6. InStyle Best Beauty Buys: Body, Editors of InStyle magazine, Not Dated
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InStyle magazine editors interview experts and test hundreds of products in every beauty category. Each winning product includes a description of its benefits and often quotes testers' experiences. This list of the latest winners includes a couple of body lotions (along with body washes, razors and other body care products). Past years' winners are also listed.
7. TotalBeauty.com 13 Best Body Lotions Under $10, Amanda Montell and Kelly Searle, Not Dated
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Editors of TotalBeauty.com name the best drugstore body lotions, based on reader reviews. Each lotion gets a 1-to10 rating and a one-paragraph summary, including quotes from readers.
8. Elle 9 ELLE.com Editors Share Their Favorite Body Lotions, Editors of Elle.com and Christiana Molina, June 22, 2016
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Nine Elle.com editors reveal their favorite body lotions. Editors mention what they like about their preferred body lotion compared to other brands, and some say their doctor or dermatologist recommended a specific body lotion. Recommended body lotions run the gamut from drugstore brands to luxury body lotion brands.
9. About.com Best Moisturizers for the Body, Julyne Derrick, Updated Aug. 25, 2016
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About.com's beauty expert picks nine body moisturizers, based on her own personal experiences and recommendations from dermatologists. The list includes both drugstore lotions and high-end splurges.
10. Amazon.com Lotions, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of February 2017
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Amazon.com sells more than 35,000 lotions, but it's easy to find the best ones -- the bestselling, top-rated lotions appear first on the list. More than 15 body lotion brands earn ratings of more than 4.5 stars with hundreds of customer reviews posted.
11. MakeupAlley.com Body Lotions/Creams, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of February 2017
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Hundreds of body lotions are reviewed by members of this website. Product reviews can be sorted, making it easy for users to find the highest-rated products, as well as those that are reviewed most often. Users can see how many reviews a product has received, along with the average rating and likelihood of buying the product again, right on the main page. Four lotions earn ratings of 4.2 stars or better in over 1,000 reviews, while many other earn similar scores based on still ample feedback.
12. Walmart.com Hand Creams & Lotions, Contributors to Walmart.com, As of February 2017
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Walmart.com sells thousands of body lotions and hand creams, with several earning hundreds of user reviews. Among them, you'll find many products with good scores based on enough feedback to be meaningful.
13. Walgreens.com Hand & Body Lotions, Contributors to Walgreens.com, As of February 2017
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Walgreens.com sells hundreds of lotions, but it doesn't attract as many customer reviews as some other sites. Still, several lotions have amassed several hundred reviews. You can sort the list to see the best-rated lotions at the top.
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