According to dermatologists, your best defense against dry skin is a post-shower slather in a rich body moisturizer — ideally one formulated with hydrating oils, butters, or ceramides. If your bottle of Vaseline isn’t quite cutting it this winter, this one from Kiehl’s, among the most-recommended body lotions on our site to date, is a favorite of several skin-care experts (and celebrities) we’ve spoken to. With ingredients squalane, cocoa butter, and shea butter, it’s extra-hydrating yet quick to absorb, according to dermatologist Dr. Ranella Hirsch, and “impressively not greasy considering all the rich ingredients.” It has also become a staple of actor (and avid moisturizer) LeVar Burton’s skin-care routine: “It has this luscious viscosity — you can tell by the thickness that it’s a superior product,” he says. (Designer Rachel Antonoff and model Amanda Lepore are also fans.) Now through January 2, you can pick up a value-size bottle of the stuff for $64, down from $80, as part of Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale. While, even at a discount, it’s still a bit of a splurge, several reviewers note that the 33.8-ounce bottle lasts about six months — more than enough to get you through the winter. Should you already have a bottle at home, the liter-sized refill is on sale too.
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