Wondering which are the best body lotions, body oils and body creams to use in Singapore? Air-conditioning, swimming pool chlorine and not drinking enough water can make our skin look dry, even in this humidity. We asked the Expat Living team to tell us which body creams, lotions and balms they like to use.
Sukin’s Signature Hydrating Body Lotion, $20.43
I don’t like to overdo body lotion, but in a drier climate, it’s essential. I’ve been using Australian brand Sukin’s Signature Hydrating Body Lotion for a couple of years now, and so has my husband. (He even has his own 500ml bottle.) We enjoy the light, fresh signature scent, and the way it’s absorbed quickly and completely by the skin. It’s also great value for money. – Verne Maree
Innisfree Green Tea Pure Body Lotion, $20
I have become a fan of Innisfree Green Tea Pure Body Lotion recently and am already on my second bottle. I’m very impressed with how quickly my skin absorbs this lotion and leaves a nice sheen – it’s lightweight and long-lasting. The refreshing scent is very uplifting as well, especially after applying it after a shower in the morning. – Harsharan Kaur
Body Butter from The Body Shop, $35
If you struggle with dry or flaky skin, the famous Body Butter from The Body Shop is a great addition to your morning routine. Containing healthy fatty acids like linoleic, oleic, stearic and palmitic acid, it helps to hydrate and smoothen your skin – and there are options for all skin types too. What I also like about this product is there are various fragrance options, so you can pick the best scent for your body. My personal favourite is the Pink Grapefruit Body Butter for normal skin, while those dealing with chronic dryness can go for the fruity Mango or refreshing Coconut Body Butter. – Yimin Huang
Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, $41
Being an editor, I’m always tapping away at the computer. I love to keep my fingers feeling soft and supple with the Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. I love the mandarin rind and rosemary leaf scents. For tweens and teens, go no further than the Bath & Body Works range of body lotions. This is an “it” brand for teens in Singapore, and the lotions are lightweight and smell lovely. It’s a good way to teach them to take care of their skin. – Georgina Hockley
Bentley Organic Coconut Body Butter, $52
If I can’t go on a holiday these COVID-19 days, this body butter is close enough! This body cream smells so nice it reminds me of being on a beach. The coconut butter provides a long-lasting effect and absorbs well into the skin, leaving it moisturised and smooth. I use it after my evening showers and it smells divine; it’s made with 75 percent organic ingredients and enriched with organic and fair-trade shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter. I’m usually scared to try just any body cream as I think Singapore is humid enough, but this one is lovely and not oily at all. If you’re a big fan of coconut, this is for you. – Susan Knudsen-Pickles
Crabtree & Evelyn Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt, $51.50
I’m a huge fan of Crabtree & Evelyn’s signature Evelyn Rose scent, which is unlike any other rose fragrance I’ve tried. It’s pleasantly floral with refreshing notes of Italian lemon and vetiver. There’s a full range of home, body care and skincare products under this line, too, so you can smell lovely throughout. The Velvet Body Melt has an interesting formula that feels rich and silky at first, but it does literally melt into the skin beautifully without leaving any tacky finish. This body lotion is super hydrating, and I find that my usually parched skin feels smooth even after a long day in the air-conditioned office. Now that this has become a regular in my daily routine, I don’t think I can live without it! – Anthia Chng
Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Body Lotion (Chamomile), $23
I really think Aveeno is brilliant. This body lotion is quite expensive at $23, but I love that there’s a natural scent that doesn’t clash with perfumes. The lotion feels rich and moisturising, but it just soaks right into your skin. I have used it on my face too when it felt dehydrated. The chamomile one is probably my favourite. It’s also my daughter’s favourite body lotion now. – Rebecca Bisset
Available at Watsons, Guardian and leading online retailers including Lazada.
The Body Shop Almond Milk Body Yogurt, $20
I don’t use body lotions or moisturisers frequently as they’re usually too heavy and sticky for my liking in our humid weather. But I was pleasantly surprised when I tried the almond milk body yogurt from The Body Shop recently – I just loved it. It’s light, absorbs fast, smells good and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth almost immediately. It’ll definitely be my go-to body lotion from now on! – Lindsay Yap
There are multiple outlets islandwide
Now Solutions Organic Jojoba Oil, $28
I’m enjoying using this organic jojoba body oil as a natural moisturiser and on the ends of my hair to stop them drying out. I’m trying to use more natural oils and products as much as possible rather than body lotions. Jojoba body oil is often used in beauty products and is known to be a great skin and hair conditioner. A little goes a long way, too. – Dee Khanduja
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