Winter Skincare: Creams, Lotions, Butters and Oils You Need for Your Body

It’s winter.  Your skin is probably dry right now. It’s going to get dryer — then it’s going to get really dry. So, let’s cut to the quick.  Here are the creams, lotions,  butters and oils you need this winter.

Cerave Moisturizing Cream


CeraVe Moisturizing Cream contains hyaluronic acid — a moisture binding ingredient that helps to keep skin stable and in good health, as well as ceramides  — lipids that help to keep skin together allowing it to hold onto moisture.  It’s an excellent moisturizer that will keep skin hydrated and protected during cold winter months. ($15.99 at

Udderly Smooth Body Cream Skin Moisturizer


A simple yet effective cream that vanquishes dry skin.  It is loved by diabetics and patients undergoing chemo as it delivers exceptional moisture without a greasy feel…and you most certainly can’t beat the price. ($4.99 at

Lubriderm Advance Therapy Moisturizer


This lotion gets straight to the point! It’s made with Vitamins E, B5 and skin essential lipids, to hydrate and soothe without leaving a greasy residue. It’s clinically shown to moisturize skin for up to 24 hours. ($4.99 at Target)

Fatco Calming Body Butta


Fatco Calming Body Butta has one of the more unique ingredient profiles on this list. The blends start with tallow from grass-fed cows and blends in organic coconut,  almond and extra virgin olive oils with organic cocoa, mango,  shea and aloe vera butters. The end result is a near solid butter, that when heated up between your palms and properly massaged in damp skin, leaves it feeling soft, supple and moisturized.  ($27 on

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter


A light and fluffy cream that delivers exceptional moisture to skin. In addition to ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E and glycerin, it also contains squalene, an ingredient proven to help skin restore its natural moisture balance. ($48 at

Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream


Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream  uses colloidal oatmeal to soothe irritated skin. In addition, it contains, ceramides (fats), glycerine, oat kernel oil, petrolatum and pathenol (vitamin b5) help to deliver moisture and strengthen the skin.  It is gentle and safe for use on babies and kids with eczema.   ($9.59 at

Origins Precipitation Extra Continuous For Dry Skin

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If your skin’s thirst level is on 1000 trillion, Origins Precipitation Extra Continuous For Dry Skin cream is the deluge of moisture you need.  As with many of the products on this list,  it contains shea and cocoa butters but also contains sunflower, soybean and ginseng oils, PLUS Murumuru, Mango and Kokum Butters and Boise Oil complex that helps to repair skin’s lipid barrier. ($34 at Macy’s)

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter

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Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter uses a combination of shea and cocoa butters, coconut and rosehip oils, along with glycerine and other moisturizing ingredients to create a creamy butter your body will love.  Pair that with the yummy fragrance and you’ll be happy rubbing it into your skin from the neck down.  ($15 at Ulta)

The Body Shop Olive Oil Body Butter

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A long time favorite, this butter allows you to hydrate parched skin while leaving behind a fresh scent. It contains ingredients like Fair Trade organic olive oil (duh) babassu oil, shea butter and cocoa butter.  During this month you can pop into your local Body Shop and get a body butter personalized with your name or the name of a friend — see here. ($21 at Ulta)

SHEAMOISTURE Superfruit Complex Bath, Body & Massage Oil


Is an antioxidant rich, masterful blend of exotic oils, butters and and extracts that nourish skin leaving it smooth and moisturized.  For a light level of moisture, use it alone on damp wet skin, or for extra boost of moisture, layer it over your favorite lotion or cream. ($9.99 at

Tumerica Hair and Body Oil

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Turmeric is one of the year’s hottest ingredients! Tumerica has created the simplest of oils to capitalize on our latest ingredient obsession.  This product contains two ingredients: fractionated coconut oil (coconut oil with long chain fatty acids removed) and turmeric extract (reputed for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties). The Tumerica Hair & Body oil is a lightweight liquid that absorbs readily into skin leaving behind a satiny finish.  ($21.99 on

Winter Skincare Tip

It is best to apply all lotions, oils, creams and butters to damp (towel dried) skin.  If your skin is completely dry, do not apply only an oil because it will just sit on top of your skin.  You cannot moisturize without water so if you choose to only use an oil, do it while skin is still wet.  Layer an oil over your favorite cream, lotion, or butter to get maximum moisture. #dontbeashy

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