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Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Skin Deep: February 2017 Image by: Genevieve Caron

Beauty

Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Dry? Sensitive? Irritated? We've got a body lotion suggestion that will work with whatever your skin concern is.

If dry skin is the bane of your winter existence, you need a new moisturizer—and we've got the best bets no matter your skin-care needs.

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Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Extremely dry skin

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ is rich in shea butter and safe to use on the whole family. The fragrance-and paraben-free formula immediately soothes itchy flare-ups and treats severe dryness. $33, shoppersdrugmart.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: La Roche-Posay

Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Extremely dry skin

Moroccanoil Body Souffle is a hybrid between body milk and body butter, penetrating quickly for a nourishing, soothing effect. It features argan oil and shea butter—both contain essential fatty acids that increase moisture and strength—as well as aloe vera to help support and protect the skin's barrier. $52, moroccanoil.com.

Source: Moroccanoil

Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Extremely dry skin

Menopause can compromise the skin's protective carrier and cause irritation. Vaseline Mature Skin Rejuvenation Lotion contains glycerin to add moisture, while vitamin B3 and microdroplets of Vaseline lock moisture in. $6, shoppersdrugmart.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Vaseline

Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Extremely dry skin

Vichy Ideal Body Hang & Nail Cream is an overachiever, with SPF 15 to protect, vitamin C to help brighten and diminish dark spots, and ceramides (waxy lipid molecules) to help hydrate the skin and nails. $10, vichy.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Vichy

Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Extremely dry skin

The coconut oil, lanolin and vegetable glycerin in Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream help revive cracked skin. Apply before bed and lock in the gooey goodness with a pair of cotton socks. $15, burtsbees.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Burt's Bees

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Normal to dry skin

Eminence Apricot Body Oil is lush with vitamins A, C and E, which help increase the skin's elasticity. It also contains healing botanicals and nutrient rich oils, such as sea buckthorn (to protect the skin's barrier) and jojoba (to nourish and hydrate). $29, thefacialroom.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Eminence

Find the best body lotion for your unique skin concerns

Normal to dry skin

Aveeno Skin Relief Gentle Scent Chamomile Lotion is infused with the brand's signature oat complex, plus the added benefit of chamomile—both leave a light scent while calming skin. $14, shoppersdrugmart.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Aveeno

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Normal to dry

Kiehl's Creme de Corps has been around since the '70s for a reason: It's rich, nongreasy and jam-packed with antioxidant beta-carotene, squalane (an organic compound to protect hte skin's barrier) and olive il. $38, kiehls.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Kiehl's

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Itchy & irritated

Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baume stops itching and helps reduce the urge to scratch with PEA (a dermatological active ingredient), while its patented Lipigenium complex restores the skin's barrier. $25, bioderma.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Bioderma

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Itchy & irritated

Eau Thermale Avene XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Balm is great for atopic-prone skin due to an active compound called I-modulia, a complex that took 12 years to develop. It helps soothe redness, itchiness and irritation. $27, shoppersdrugmart.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: Avene

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Itchy & irritated

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Soothing Body Lotion protects the skin's barrier and fights uncomfortable tight and itchy skin with a silky-smooth, fast-absorbing formula that safeguards and restores sensitive skin for 48 hours. $15, thebodyshop.ca.

By: Julia McEwen Source: The Body Shop

Click here to see our "Skin Deep" foundation decoder infographic that appeared in the February 2017 issue of Canadian Living

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