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Top 12 Body Lotion Reviews

By: Angela Stringfellow on January 22, 2018

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Editors of Beautypedia, As of January 2018

This expansive online database created by beauty expert Paula Begoun reviews and rates thousands of skin-care and makeup products, including nearly 400 body creams and lotions. Editors 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.

Hannah Waters, April 25, 2016

Editors at Wirecutter 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.

Editors of Allure, Not Dated

Editors of Allure magazine spend months testing thousands of beauty products for their annual beauty awards. The latest winners include one body oil, one body balm, a body butter, two regular body lotions and two body lotions with gradual self-tanners, as well as a spray-on healing ointment for the body.

Sharon Feiereisen and Joane Amay, Not Dated

Sharon Feiereisen and Joane Amay round up the best drugstore skin care products recommended by dermatologists. Many of the products mentioned are face creams, sunscreens, and similar products, but seven body lotions, creams and oils are also recommended.

Sheryl George, Feb. 2, 2016

Sheryl George 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.

Editors of InStyle, Not Dated

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 daily moisturizing lotion and a body oil (along with body washes, razors and other body care products). Past years' winners are also listed.

Amanda Montell and Kelly Searle, Not Dated

Editors of TotalBeauty 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.

Editors of Elle, Feb. 22, 2017

Nine Elle 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.

Contributors to Amazon, As of January 2018

Amazon 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, and you can also sort the results by average customer review to see the highest-rated products. Many body lotions have earned hundreds of reviews, with several garnering feedback from thousands of users.

Contributors to MakeupAlley, As of January 2018

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. Several body lotions have accumulated hundreds of reviews, while a few have garnered feedback from over 1,000 users.

Contributors to Walmart, As of January 2018

Walmart 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.

Contributors to Walgreens, As of January 2018

Walgreens 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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