One of winter's harshest realities is the total havoc it can wreak on your skin. The extreme conditions of a winter climate bring forward all manner of skin concerns, from dry, itchy patches to downright painful chapped and irritated skin. And while saving your face might be of primary concern in your mind, note that cruel winter weather spares no victims — the rest of your body is equally at risk of damage. The optimal course of action? Stock up on some of the best drugstore body lotions at Ulta to save your skin from suffering this season.
While you're out enjoying the best of what the winter season has to offer, or even just trudging down wintry streets to get to and from the office, the time spent out in the elements is bound to take a toll on all your skin. Indoors it fares no better, thanks to the drying effects of heaters turned way up to keep you feeling toasty and warm. Ultimately, winter's arrival means that at some point, your skin is going to be desperate for some deep hydration.
Thankfully, it's easy to deliver a much needed dose of all-over moisture — just snag one of the several budget-friendly body lotions available at one-stop beauty superstore Ulta. From long-lasting lotion formulas to quick-absorbing intensely moisturizing creams, there's no shortage of affordable hydration options to keep your skin happy when the weather gets rough.
If you don't already have a go-to brand for body lotion, consider the top-selling Daily Moisturizing Lotion from Aveeno. It's just $11.99 for an 18 ounce bottle, and has racked up over 1,200 five-star reviews lauding the lotion for its effectiveness. Fans like that it absorbs into skin right away for quick relief from dryness and itchiness, and that it has no added fragrance (meaning it's safe for those with sensitive skin).
For equally quick absorption, but with a lovely, luxe scent, opt for Bliss' $12 Lemon & Sage Body Butter — you'll swear you're at a spa when you slather skin with this rich, fast acting cream that leaves skin feeling buttery smooth.
Long-term hydration more what you're after? CeraVe's Daily Body Moisturizing Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin, $13.99, and La Roche-Posay's Lipikar Balm AP + Body Cream with Shea Butter and Glycerin, $19.99, promise moisturized, comfortable skin for 24 hours and 48 hours respectively. They both work deep beyond the surface of your skin to restore its protective moisture barrier, so you stay free of itchy patches and irritation for longer. Because the lotion is working below the top layers of your skin, you'll find that over time it'll look softer and smoother.
You'll also find effective, cheap body lotions from brands like Soap & Glory and Jergens among Ulta's top-rated and bestselling offerings, all aimed at ridding skin of the dry, scaly, and tight feelings that winter tends to bring. Browse some of the most-loved body moisturizers below, and click over to Ulta's site for even more options.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
With over 1,000 positive reviews, Aveeno's body lotion is a safe bet for skin that's moisturized, protected, and healthy. With no added fragrance, it's also a good choice for sensitive skin.
Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter
This body butter from Bliss feels luxurious and rich, but also soaks into skin quickly for fast hydration and relief from dryness.
CeraVe Daily Body Moisturizing Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin
Ceramides and hyaluronic acid work together in this CeraVe lotion to provide 24 hour hydration.
La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP + Body Cream with Shea Butter and Glycerin
You'll feel hydrated and smooth for up to 48 hours after applying La Roche-Posay's body cream, which uses shea and glycerin for deep hydration that's not greasy or sticky on skin.
Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter Lotion
Lightweight but deeply hydrating, this Soap & Glory lotion delivers softness via shea and cocoa seed butters, as well as vitamin E, rosehip oil, and aloe vera.
Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer
Using a 100 percent vegan formula containing organic hemp seed oil, this body lotion restores natural moisture for nourished, smooth skin.
Jergens Deep Restoring Argan Moisturizer
This five-star rated body moisturizer uses argan oil to deliver a long-lasting dose of hydration that soaks deeply into skin.