You would think all lotions you apply to your skin are good for your skin, but read the labels closely and you might be shocked to find that few lotions are actually good for your skin. Sure they may make your skin soft, but what’s really in them?
Since I have been forced to be more cognizant about what I put on my body, even my lotions are subject to scrutiny. I don’t want to put processed foods and GMOs isiden my body and I don’t want to put yucky chemicals like parabens, silicones and formaldehyde on it either. Therefore, I went on the prowl for lotions that were literally good for the skin.
All of these lotions are either organic, natural, vegan or pretty damn close. Let’s put it this way, I have allergies to everything under the sun and have what you would call super sensitive skin and I tried each and every one of these and can attest I did not have reactions to any of the lotions below.
organic body lotions for sensitive skin
I love this lotion because it absorbs quickly and has nourishing antioxidants. It’s free of: SLS, SLES, parabens, silicones, colorants and mineral oils. I actually recommend a lot in their whole product line since they believe in blends of extracts coming from plants, herbs, flowers and oils. Sweet!
If you are a lavender fan you will adore this gentle yet intensely nourishing lotion which is enriched with Jojoba Oil, Vitamin A and E and Almond Oil. Perfect for sensitive skin.
3. Acure Calming Body Lotion, $7.46
This organic lotion has the calming effects of lavender and the cell rejuvenating effects of echinacea stem cells. This body lotion has nourishing Omega 3 fatty acids from organic pumpkin seed and argan oil. It feeds and restores cells and is 100% biodegradable, chemical free, cruelty free and vegan.
This cream combines emollient, Sweet Almond Oil, as well as moisturizing Avocado and Jojoba, to hydrate the skin. It also smells awesome. This lotion is vegan which means it doesn’t contain any components of animal origin. There are also no paraffin, silicone or mineral oils in here.
5. LATHER Unscented Moisturizer, $13
If you have scent-sensitive skin you will adore this lotion by LATHER…or add your favorite essential oil blend. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and synthetic fragrance and colors. This is another line I adore.
This brand has been a favorite of mine for years. This luxurious lightweight lotion is infused with Dead Sea minerals and has the hydrating blend of lotus flower, chestnut and shea butter which works to soothe sensitive skin and calm nerves. If you are stressed out, this the lotion for you.
7. Juara Candlenut Body Creme, $10
When your skin is in need of something a little thicker this is one of my favorites. Juara’s Candlenut Body Crèmei super rich and provides the nourishing benefits of candlenut oil and a powerhouse combination of hydrating ingredients such as Illipe Butter, Rice Bran Oil and Avocado Oil. It’s dermatologist tested, vegan, and is free of parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, phthalates, artificial colorants and harsh chemicals. It also smells fantastic.
8. CV Skin Labs Body Repair Lotion, $36
This natural and organic lotion provides relief for dry, fragile and irritated skin. It replenishes inflamed skin while immediately restoring radiance with an organic formula designed for all skin types. It contains the Tri-Rescue complex, a blend of turmeric, alpha-bisabolol and reishi mushroom, with no synthetic fragrances or dyes.
Here is another line to fall in love with (I adore their hand lotion too). Avène has over 270 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin. At the heart of the brand is Avène Thermal Spring Water, a natural soothing source clinically shown by over 150 studies to soothe, soften and calm the skin. This particular lotion is rich, extremely emollient, non-greasy and deeply moisturizing to restore suppleness to dry, flaky skin. It’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.
This natural, light, sheer lotion readily absorbs into skin and instantly softens with antioxidant-rich olive oil, richly textured African Shea butter and unprocessed natural cocoa butter. Pure essential oils of pink grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime provide soothing, hydrating relief for really dry skin.
If lemon is not your favorite fragrance (it’s one of mine), Avalon Organics makes a whole range of organic lotions some of which are even vegan. This one is infused with Lemon Essential Oil, Aloe and Shea Butter and it naturally restores your skin’s lipid balance with a daily dose of nourishing moisture. It’s safe, hypo-allergenic, effective, pro-organic, cruelty-free, body care without artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, preservatives or parabens.
Hempz Sensitive Skin Herbal Body Moisturizer is enriched with 100% Pure Natural Hemp Seed Oil and is blended with a signature natural calming oatmeal complex to help comfort, calm and relieve dry skin so it looks and feels healthier.
13. Lavera Mineral Vitality Body Lotion, $20
This is a mineral-rich body lotion for normal skin that’s formulated with 100% natural ingredients from organic cultivation. It contains Limu Moui Seaweed and is rich in vitamins & minerals. It’s blended with Menthol for a cooling effect an is infused with an oceanic scent that is insanely addictive. It’s also Paraben-free.
14. Human + Kind Body Souffle, $20
I am really loving this souffle which is perfect for those days you need extra moisture. Human+Kind’s 2-in-1 light and fluffy Body Soufflé is lightly whipped and quickly absorbs to leave your skin feeling super moisturized and soft. Apricot Kernel Oil helps to keep skin hydrated without leaving an oily feel. Human+Kind Body Soufflé is also enriched with Shea butter to help the skin retain moisture.
15. Babytime Snuggly Lotion, $21.86
Here’s a lotion the whole family can use! Yes, it was pediatrician developed, pH balanced for ages 0+ so you can be assured even the youngest member of your family is safe from harmful chemicals.This lotion is the number one organic brand in hospital birthing centers! It’s rich and leaves skin silky and not greasy. It is certified organic, non-allergenic, and is Petroleum, fragrance, harsh chemical and gluten free. Oh and best yet, there is no animal testing. I use this one on my son with sensitive skin (as well as my own) and we both love it.
I truly hope you discovered a lotion or two here to try. I promise, once you go healthy, there’s no going back!
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