There’s just something uber-luxurious about slathering on a luscious body cream or butter; the product name alone sounds indulgent. Different creams or butters are your best defence against dry, flaky skin that can become especially challenging to control in the fall and winter months. Their thick consistency coats your skin, providing much-needed (and well-appreciated) moisturizing. These are a few of our favourite body creams and butters; go ahead and spread a little love! —Jennifer Cox
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream from Sol de Janeiro ($45) is a bestseller and beauty award recipient for a reason – it’s like a miracle salve! Not only does it help smooth and tighten the appearance of skin, but it also contains fast-absorbing Cupuaçu Butter, so it never makes you feel greasy. It delivers deep hydration and essential fatty-acids deep into the skin for maximum hydration.
Origins’ Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream ($50) invigorates both the skin and the senses. It hydrates, nourishes, and softens so that skin feels velvety-smooth. And its signature scent is spicy and invigorating—it’s a treat for your senses.
The Josie Maran ($53) Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter revitalizes skin, restores softness, and improves the skin’s texture. The ultra-hydrating body butter enriches by use of essential fatty acids and antioxidants to soften and smooth. Plus, the velvety texture absorbs instantly for long-lasting nourishment.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter ($51) is a decadent whipped body butter that is enhanced with shea butter and jojoba butter as well as infused with soy milk and honey. It goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly into the skin, providing you with 24 hours of moisturizing relief.
If you’re in search of a rich, nourishing, aromatic body cream with natural ingredients, look no further than Comfort Zone’s Tranquility Body Cream (sold through Beauty Sense, $95). Formulated with amaranth and other essential oils, it increases your skin’s aging defenses while delivering effective moisturizing.
Of course, one can’t forget the OG purveyor of butter for the bod: The Body Shop! The brand’s classic body butters, now available in four different textures, offer 96 hours of nourishing hydration for all skin types! More good news: an all-new formula is certified vegan and in its most sustainable packaging yet. Plus, the beloved range of products stays true to what helped it reach cult status: high-quality, delicious scents containing Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana.