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Body Lotion: Expert and User Reviews

By: Angela Stringfellow on February 07, 2017

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Paula Begoun and Editors of Beautypedia.com, As of February 2017

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.

Hannah Waters, April 25, 2016

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.

Liana Schaffner, June 29, 2016

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.

Joane Amay, Nov. 4, 2015

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.

Editors of InStyle magazine, Feb. 2, 2016

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.

Editors of InStyle magazine, 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 couple of body lotions (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.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.

Editors of Elle.com and Christiana Molina, June 22, 2016

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.

Julyne Derrick, Updated Aug. 25, 2016

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.

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of February 2017

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.

Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of February 2017

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.

Contributors to Walmart.com, As of February 2017

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.

Contributors to Walgreens.com, As of February 2017

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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