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Not Your Mother’s Body Lotion: 5 Unconventional Ways to Moisturize Your Body

Body Lotion Alternatives | Dermstore Blog

Ahh summer. That time of the year when we’re slabbing on sunscreen, stripping away layers of clothes and enjoying the carefree motto that is rosé all day. For most of us, warmer temperatures mean swapping heavy foundation for a tinted moisturizer, or maybe even foregoing makeup altogether. It could also mean eyeing the market for lighter skin care products. But if you have dry skin all year round, summer may not be the most exciting time for you. I mean, who really wants to pour goopy, thick lotion on their bodies in 90-degree weather? Which is why you might want to ditch your standard body lotion for one of these lighter alternatives.

If you’re in the market for a new body moisturizer, these lighter formulas offer major hydration like your standard lotion—not to mention added benefits, including boosting collagen, fighting free radicals and upping your defense against the sun. Not too shabby, huh?

  1. 1. Body Serum: One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum
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    1. Body Serum: One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum

    One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum hydrates, firms and smooths your skin for a radiant glow from head to toe. Packed with antioxidants, this intensely nourishing body treatment protects your skin from damaging free radicals. With a lightweight formula that absorbs quickly, it can be used alone or layered with your favorite body lotion for skin that's soft and supple.Key Ingredients: * Antileukine 6: an antioxidant-rich sea botanical that smooths, firms and helps defend against environmental stressors and elemental dryness * Pumpkin seed oil: a natural source of
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  2. 2. Sunscreen Oil: Supergoop's SPF 50 Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam
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    2. Sunscreen Oil: Supergoop's SPF 50 Sun-Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam

    Give your skin a brilliant glow and diminish signs of UV damage, all in one with Glow Oil SPF 50 from Supergoop!®. This ultra-hydrating sunscreen body oil leaves skin glowing without ever feeling greasy. This lightweight oil is water-resistant and made with an antioxidant-rich formula for superior sun protection.Key Ingredients: * Meadowfoam Seed Oil: rich in fatty acids and tocopherols that help fight off oxidation and water loss, it leaves the skin nourished and supple without a greasy feel * Marigold Extract: soothes skin, rich in antioxidants and carotenoids to help protect against free
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  3. 3. Exfoliating Cream: DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Formulated AHA Moisturizing Therapy for Dry Skin
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    3. Exfoliating Cream: DERMAdoctor KP Duty Dermatologist Formulated AHA Moisturizing Therapy for Dry Skin

    Say goodbye to "chicken skin" with KP Duty. Their cult classic, dermatologist formulated moisturizing therapy helps improve the appearance of dry, rough, bumpy skin concerns (suitable for keratosis pilaris prone skin). Contains a patented blend of AHAs, BHA, urea and green tea plus PHAs to help chemically exfoliate dry skin to reveal a smooth, healthy complexion. While 8 essential ceramides and skin lipids and soothing botanicals protect and replenish dry, sensitive, challenged skin. Skin feels smoother, softer, silky and supple. Ideal for use year-round as a moisturizer for body, arms, legs,
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  4. 4. Body Oil: African Botanics Marula Firming Botanical Body Oil
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    4. Body Oil: African Botanics Marula Firming Botanical Body Oil

    African Botanics Marula Firming Botanical Body Oil infuses your skin with nourishing omega fatty acids and antioxidants to restore firmness and elasticity to dull, aging skin. Phenolic compounds and flavonoids rebuild inefficient cell structures to diminish fine lines. Antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E work synergistically to defend against free radicals, improve tone and encourage collagen
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  5. 5. Tan-Enhancing Body Lotion: St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser
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    5. Tan-Enhancing Body Lotion: St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser

    St. Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser (formerly Tan Optimizer Body Moisturizer) provides lasting hydration for your skin, enhancing softness and smoothing while prolonging the life and vibrancy of your tan. Jojoba esters and emollient shea butter lock in moisture and softness while amino acids, arnica and grapefruit extracts keep skin looking radiant. Panthenol conditions and protects the skin for a supple, silky
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Bianca Mendez

Bianca Mendez is a writer and editor living in New York City. Her work has appeared in Woman’s Health, Bustle, Latina, Refinery29, and many other publications. When she’s not writing, you can find her trying out the latest fitness classes, eating (and drinking) her way through NY, and planning her next adventure.  Check out more of her work at biancammendez.com, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.