The 7 Best Anti-Aging Body Lotions for Mature Skin

13 best anti-ageing day creams that will actually help reduce wrinkles

The 7 Best Anti-Aging Body Lotions for Mature Skin

A hard-working day cream that tackles anti-ageing is one of the most expensive skincare purchases you can make, so you want your splurge to be an informed decision. We rigorously tested over 40 creams during the last few months and only included products that deliver results.

There’s always the risk you’re buying into an overinflated market, due to the frustrating pressure on women to remain youthful by whatever means necessary – which usually involves a price hike on anything promising the holy grail of anti-ageing.

But you don’t always have to spend a lot on a moisturiser; there are some very good anti-agers in the high-street price bracket. Also don’t be swayed by expensive advertising and marketing, you’re paying for all those extra costs in your pot of cream.

Of course a moisturiser isn’t going to reverse ageing, but choose wisely and you can certainly slow down the process and also minimise the look of ageing skin.

Fine dehydration lines and age spots can be softened by a good moisturiser and dullness (which is surprisingly ageing), can also be easily remedied with an effective cream. We looked for results that included softened lines, paler age spots, reduced redness and a fresher, more youthful radiance and glow.

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After a severe case of overdoing it skiing on a brilliant blue-skies day with just SPF30 for cover, our tester was expecting to wake up to some serious sunburn. She used this before bed and amazingly, her skin had completely recovered by morning.

Aside from its impressive sunburn-soothing capabilities, this cream is an absolute joy to use. It’s exceptionally light and the slight citrus scent gives a fresh hit to your morning skincare routine – although you can use it just as easily as a night cream too.

Kate Somerville’s formula includes ceramide-infused peptides that work to reduce the visible depth of wrinkles, it also has hydrating properties that lock in moisture and features babassu and hemp seeds to increase firmness.

The results of just over a month’s testing revealed a firmer jawline, visibly smoothed out fine lines and a reduction of rosacea redness and irritation. With so many products to test out, it’s very rare we repeat buy anything, but this cream is one we will definitely purchase again.

Buy now £127, Kate Somerville


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It wouldn’t be an anti-ageing skincare review without including this hard-working, multi award-winning all-rounder. It’s a lightweight, yet powerful, anti-wrinkle cream for firming, smoothing and hydrating fine lines and deeper wrinkles. It feels light because it’s a cross between a gel and a cream and doesn’t leave skin greasy at all.

If you’re prone to shine, this is a good option for you. Over the years, we’ve recommended this cream to so many people of all skin types and they’ve all become converts. If we’ve over-tested other beauty products and our skin is having a meltdown, a few days of using this genius formula and our complexion is back to normal.

It also comes in SPF30 and an ultra-rich variation.

Buy now £87, Elemis


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If you’re on a beauty budget, this is a must-buy. It’s light and fresh, but leaves skin ultra-nourished and beautifully dewy. Q10 is an enzyme naturally found in skin that fuels the production of cell energy, which in turn helps skin repair itself and regenerate new cells.

As we age, regeneration gets slower, so this ingredient boosts a more youthful look. The second key ingredient is creatine, an amino acid, again found naturally in the skin, that helps to boost new collagen fibres – the building blocks of skin that prevent sagging.

Once our collagen starts depleting, we lose firmness and elasticity, and skin becomes thinner and starts to sag. We found this cream delivered real results in skin smoothness, firmness and plumpness in just a few weeks.

Another welcome addition to the formula is the SPF15, although it is also available with SPF30.

Buy now £5.45, Superdrug


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If you want an inexpensive retinol-based cream for more mature complexions, which is also suitable for sensitive skin, then this is a good choice. Famed for its anti-ageing qualities, retinol is an antioxidant that promotes skin renewal and enhances collagen production.

This cream contains retinyl palmitate, a retinol alternative which is about 20 per cent less potent, and therefore more gentle on the skin. It’s great if you’re new to retinoids or if your skin reacts to them.

This is a lightweight cream with good skin firming results – our tester found it especially effective on the finer skin on the neck area that can look crepey – and it also works on softening ageing pigmentation.

Buy now £27, Boots


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This cream offers a real skin-quenching boost for dehydrated or mature complexions, and is surprisingly inexpensive for the luxurious formula and results it delivers.

We found it recharges tired, thirsty skin, evens out tone, reduces redness and smoothes away fine lines thanks to its blend of essential oils, avocado peptides, marine and botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid.

It brought back a little bit of lost lustre to our skin, which also felt lifted and slightly firmer in just a few weeks. And the best thing about it is the light creamy texture – it proves you don’t need to use thick, heavy, hard-to-absorb creams as your skin ages.

Buy now £44, Emma Hardie


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Prevention rather than cure is the idea behind this moisturiser, so if your lifestyle is ageing your skin and it’s not just the result of the passing years, this could be an effective cream for you.

From pollution and UV to stress and screen time, modern lifestyle stressors can be very ageing on all skin types, but especially on more fragile and finer skin.

The formula aims to nurture and support the skin’s first line of defence against environmental aggressors, with peony helping to energise and purify dull lacklustre skin and hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil to hydrate. The uplifting scent of neroli essential oil also makes this a real pleasure to use.

Buy now £85, ESPA


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Pigmentation spots can make skin look older than it really is and one of the most effective solutions for reducing them is a good strength vitamin C cream.

This one gets to work immediately to resurface and repair sun-damaged skin and within three weeks of use we noticed skin tone looked more even and brighter, and fine lines seemed a little blurred.

It’s also paraben and fragrance-free.

Buy now £52, Liberty


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Thirty years ago, botanists and biochemists Ulrike and Jurgen Klein were determined to prove that products manufactured in a laboratory could never rival the healing powers of nature.

Jurlique was founded  and ever since it’s been producing high-performance, natural skincare packed with ingredients grown in the green hills of south Australia at the brand’s organic biodynamic farm.

If it’s important to you to know exactly what goes into your skincare, this is a really good brand to choose, as it delivers visible results too. This lightweight offering is great for younger ageing skin and there is a rich option for more mature complexions.

We found the radiance it delivered was impressive. It’s a fast hydrator, powered by youth-restoring botanicals, and we found it softened fine lines quickly and easily. It’s also free from silicones, sulfates, parabens, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances.

Buy now £75, Jurlique


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This cream is eye-wateringly expensive, but it was during the weeks spent testing it that our skin received the most compliments. If you can afford it and beauty is where you splurge, this cream is unbeatable.

Un most moisturisers, this is designed for morning and evening use – so on the upside, you only have to buy one face cream. It has a heavy-duty texture that requires a little effort to work it into your skin – there’s barely any slip and it feels thick.

But once rubbed in, it doesn’t feel heavy. The results on hydration, wrinkles, firmness and radiance were unsurpassed and after a month the general appearance of our skin had improved significantly and visibly, and it looked plumped from within.

It didn’t just improve fine dehydration lines, wrinkles were also softened, and it worked miracles on fatigued, lacklustre skin.

Buy now £327, Sisley


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With over 40 years experience in essential oils, beauty and wellbeing, husband and wife team David and Margo Lieber have launched a range of products which aim to optimise your skin’s natural ability to renew itself. Your skin is in good hands with these experts and this moisturiser is excellent value for what is an extremely high-end product.

The texture is a dream to use and the relaxing blend of ylang ylang, rosemary, chamomile and lemon verbena essential oils create a wonderful aroma. It works on renewing the skin’s natural barrier for greater resilience against ageing. It also tightens, plumps and uses antioxidants to fight ageing free radicals UV and pollution.

We found skin felt super smooth and soft after use, leaving our complexion gorgeously dewy.

Buy now £45, Slow Ageing


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Inspired by a botanical garden in a Hampshire country estate planted by progressive cultivator William Walker Wildsmith in the early 19th century, this beauty brand is less than two years old but has taken the skincare world by storm.

Wildsmith Skin uses sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients to create high performance, all-natural products. This all comes at a cost, but when we saw the results of this award-winning cream, the price tag was justified.

The formula blends potent natural actives, antioxidants and advanced biotech ingredients to reinvigorate sluggish ageing skin cells, which boosts collagen and elastin production to slow the visible signs of ageing.

Hyaluronic acid also features here, delivering instant and long-term hydration and improved elasticity. It delivered such a beautiful luminous finish, we didn’t need to wear foundation.

Buy now £100, Wildsmith Skin 


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Make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury first created her brand’s magic cream to use backstage at fashion week on models’ tired, overworked skin, and before making up the faces of her A-list clients including Kate Moss, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez.

A skin-soothing blend of oils and actives, it’s a real comfort cream that gives skin a beautiful dewy appearance – we found we could easily forgo our usual foundation base on the days we used this cream.

Ultra-hydrating and radiance boosting, it contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E, collagen stimulators, rosehip, camellia oil and aloe vera for healthy, supple skin.

Buy now £75, Charlotte Tilbury


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If your skin has lost some of its youthful density, or you’re finding it’s starting to sag, then this could be your answer. It’s silky and luxurious, and as soon as you start applying this beautifully scented cream, it instantly feels a treat.

Suited to dry skin, it boosts resilience and elasticity and in just under a month we saw visible improvements: softened lines, paler dark spots, and a new firmness, especially around the neck area that looked and felt lifted and tighter.

Buy now £100, Shishedo


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For the most comprehensive results seen on our testers’ complexions, we found Kate Somerville’s peptide K8 was a cut above the rest. A mid-price must-have would be Emma Hardie, if you’re splashing the cash then Sisley delivers, while Elemis is a guaranteed all-rounder.

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The 10 Best Anti-Aging Lotions

The 7 Best Anti-Aging Body Lotions for Mature Skin

In Nora Ephron’s famous essay “I Feel Bad About My Neck,” she writes one witty but pointed line in her knowing humor about why she’s uncomfortable about this particular body part.

“Our faces, our lies, and our necks are the truth,” she muses. In Ephron’s eyes, there’s not much beyond surgery and strategic clothing that can hide this fact.

But what if lotions were able to trick time from the chin down? Enter: a new approach to skincare.

“We often overlook body skin, which is a mistake, especially on the neck, the décolletage, and the backs of the hands,” says Jennifer Herrmann, a Beverly Hills dermatologist. “Many of my 50- and 60-year-old patients are more bothered by their loose neck skin than by lines and wrinkles on their faces.”

Meet the Expert

Dr. Jennifer Herrmann is a board certified, fellowship-trained dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon as well as a lecturer with more than 20 peer-reviewed studies and book chapters.

While there’s not much to be done about the general aging process, perhaps Herrmann’s tips for smoother skin at any age can push off Ephron’s recommendation (wearing a turtleneck) for now.

Preventing sun damage early on is key, so Herrmann says those in their 20s and 30s should start slathering on body creams containing an SPF of at least 30 as soon as possible.

Dryness should be the main concern of older women’s skincare routines, especially those in their 50s and 60s, so Jennifer says that products with lactic acid will help remove that flaky layer. Seal in extra moisture with lotion right after a shower, she notes, preferably one that’s lukewarm.

“Ideally, body creams should contain SPF if used for areas that are frequently sun-exposed, and depending on how dry the skin is, varying degrees of oil, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, lactic acid, and ceramides help, too,” she says.

Ideally, body creams should contain SPF if used for areas that are frequently sun-exposed, and depending on how dry the skin is, varying degrees of oil, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, lactic acid, and ceramides help, too.

Herrmann opts for cream-based products over water-es. “The body requires heavier cream-based products to really seal in moisture and leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated,” she says. Naturally, we asked for her favorites, and most of them will cost less than a cozy, if not concealing, sweater.

DNAEGF Night Renewal$130


“A combination of DNA repair enzymes, peptides, and botanicals work together to target and repair damage at the DNA level,” Herrmann says. “This helps to restore healthy skin and minimize the signs of aging. It’s a perfect product to use on the neck and chest.”

NeutrogenaNorweigan Hand Cream$4


“This glycerin-rich cream is perfect for very dry hands and feet,” she says. “Although very protective, it isn’t greasy, which makes it a practical option on these areas.”

AveenoEczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream$11


“Oatmeal and glycerin help make this a soothing option for those with dry, itchy skin,” Herrmann notes. “It’s inexpensive, fragrance-free, and works well for daily full-body use.”

AmLactinAlpha-Hydroxy Therapy Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion$12


“The lactic acid is a gentle exfoliant, which helps peel away dead skin,” she says, especially on the legs. “It’s also fragrance-free and formulated for even the most sensitive, rosacea-prone skin.”

Josie MaranDivine Drip Honey Butter Balm$42


“A little goes a long way,” she recommends. “This balm has a combination of shea, cocoa, and mango butters as well as argan oil and vitamin E, which all add intense moisture and shine for the driest skin.”

CeraVeMoisturizing Cream$13


“This is a simple and affordable favorite for dry and sensitive skin,” Jennifer says. “Ceramides help repair the skin barrier, which is important for those with conditions rosacea and eczema.”

Thrive MarketOrganic Extra Virgin Olive Oil$15


“It’s so simple,” Herrmann says. “But it’s very non-irritating and hydrating, especially on inflamed skin!”

NeutrogenaHydro Boost Gel-Cream Extra-Dry Skin$16


“Hyaluronic acid binds water and gives skin a dewy look,” Jennifer says. “This product is inexpensive and great for continuous layering throughout the day on thinner skin areas the neck. It’s soothing and can help mitigate the dryness and redness caused by other anti-aging products, retinoids.”

MuradRetinol Youth Renewal Serum$89


“The time-released retinol in this product is especially good for sensitive skin, and it’s mixed with hyaluronic acid to deliver it more gently,” she says.

AquaphorAdvanced Therapy Ointment Body Spray$8


Last but not least comes a brand we all know and love, but in a new form.

“For intensely dry, flaking skin, Aquaphor has recently been formulated into a spray for easier application over larger areas the back and legs, instantly transforming their smoothness without the sticky, greasy application by hand,” Herrmann notes.


10 Best Anti Aging Body Lotions – May 2020

The 7 Best Anti-Aging Body Lotions for Mature Skin

When “Oil of Olay” was marketed in 1952, the owners Graham Wulff and Jack Lowe advertised it with the slogan, “Share the secret of a younger looking you”. Even without saying how it will make a person look younger, it already caught people’s attention.

Nowadays, things are more sophisticated: there are lotions that work on exfoliating the skin, moisturizing the skin, protecting it from sun damage, replenishing lost nutrients, and more–all with the aim of reversing the effects of time.

There is a wide range of products that promise younger-looking skin in two weeks–and other products that tout results immediately! It’s worthwhile to examine what ingredients do anti-aging body lotions have, and which are the most effective.

We’ve composed this buyer’s guide to help you make the right decision when selecting a treatment for an anti-aging body lotion. It'll help you:

  • Choose the right type of anti-aging body lotion,
  • See useful tips about that particular type of anti-aging body lotion,
  • Read reviews of different anti-aging body lotions, and what customers are saying,
  • Select the right brand of anti-aging body lotion, and
  • Compare prices and find the best deals.
  • Difference between creams, ointments,  gels, lotions, and serums: It might get a bit confusing seeing the various anti-aging products–the different constitutions will earn them all different names. Here’s a brief summary:
    • Cream: This will be an emulsion of water in oil (where oil is the main constituent), or oil in water (where water is the main constituent).When water is the main component, the cream will get absorbed into the skin rather quickly (“vanishing cream”); creams with more oil will tend to feel more greasy. There are day creams, with moisturizers, and night creams, to increase skin firmness and remove wrinkles. They're recommended for dry skin and gives benefits such as firming, smoothing, brightening the skin.
    • Ointment: This will use paraffin, petrolatum, or mineral oil, that leaves a protective, waterproof film on the skin. They can be 80% oil vs. 20% water. The greasy texture is best for relieving dry skin, chapped hands or lips–but it is not recommended for oily skin.
    • Gel: Gels will be a transparent product, with a cellulose ether or carbomer in water that gives it a jelly- texture. They can also have an alcohol base. They convert to a liquid when they contact the skin, leaving just the active ingredients behind.
    • Lotion: Lotion is similar to cream, but is substantially thinner than cream–it can be called a “gel-based moisturizer”. It can have little to no oil in it. It is usually in a pump container.
    • Serum: Yet another treatment is the serum, which is more for medicinal purposes to treat a certain condition. They will have vitamins, antioxidants, growth factors, and more. They are recommended for: dehydration, wrinkles, and dryness.
  • Prefer non-greasy formulas: Even though oil-based treatments will tend to feel more greasy, customers unanimously will prefer a product that moisturizes your skin while it “vanishes” as you rub it in, without leaving you with an oily, greasy feeling.
  • Good for removing scars: Skin is 70% collagen–and sometimes there are benefits in supplementing it with a cream or lotion. If you just underwent surgery, there are collagen-based compounds that can help fade scars. The Advanced Clinicals Collagen Rescue Lotion can make scars less noticeable, as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, owing to its collagen content.
  • When to apply anti-aging lotion: For best results, it is recommended to apply these lotions after a deep body scrub, and a shower with warm water.
  • Reversing effects of aging: Olay advertises their “Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Lotion” as bestowing 7 benefits to your skin that make you skin look younger. :
    • Smooths out lines and wrinkles: Besides moisturizing the skin, many anti-aging body lotions will contain SPF 30 (Sun Protection Factor 30), which protects your skin from sun exposure. That reduces the effect of aging due to sun exposure. You’ll also see compounds such as AHA (= Glycolic Alpha Hydroxy Acid), usually derived from sugar cane. It has a pH level of 4–it is an acid that lifts away dead skin cells, encourages collagen production, and reduce lines and wrinkles.
    • Evens out skin tone, making pores less obvious: You’ll find astringents that cause the skin to contract. This will even out skin tone, and conceal large pores. That’s another effect of acids in these anti-aging lotions. Retinol is also noticed to reduce and shrink pores.
    • Makes your skin brighter: Many lotions have beta glucan, which removes dead skin and exfoliate the skin. The skin underneath the dead layer of cells will look brighter, giving you a more youthful appearance. Some effective ingredients are hydroquinone, which is known to lighten the skin. Also, MSM (= Methylsulfonylmethane) contains sulfur has a whitening effect.
    • Hydrate dry skin and make the skin look more firm: Lotions will have oils to moisturize the skin. Another frequently used substance is urea, which promotes rehydration of the skin. Urea can also treat ailments such as psoriasis, eczema, keratosis, and more.
    • Conceals age spots (hyperpigmentation): Many anti-aging lotions have Vitamin B3, or niacinamide, which stimulates enzymatic reactions that reduce discolored skin due to aging.
    • Makes skin texture more uniform, restoring elasticity: In order to restore the elasticity of young skin, many find antioxidants to be effective. They will prevent the breakdown of “elastin”, the compound that gives skin its elasticity. That’s why you’ll see ingredients such as green tea extract or Vitamin E in many anti-aging products.
    • Restores moisture to skin: Glycerin is a common ingredient in many lotions, restoring the skin’s moisture and keeping the skin from drying out.
  • Advanced Clinicals–is based in Chicago, Illinois. They have a line of skincare products, called “cosmeceuticals”–a combination of cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. They employ known anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C and Retinol, which have anti-aging properties as well. They make skin creams, lotions, serums, and oils for both men and women.
  • Honeyskin Organics–is a maker of skin care products, based in Tampa, Florida. The founders worked for years in the cosmetics industry and sought to make products for skin and hair care that use solely natural ingredients.
  • Alpha Skincare–a brand of Neoteric Cosmetics, was founded in 1992 and is based in Denver, Colorado. The company attempts to make skin care products for every type of skin, using naturally-occurring ingredients such as retinol, hyaluronic acid, and more. Their products include cleansers, toners, anti-aging treatments, moisturizers, and sunscreens.
  • Aveeno–was started in 1945 by Albert and Sidney Musher, using raw cereals such as oats as a treatment for eczema (hence the name “Aveeno”, from the Latin name for oats, Avena sativa. They have skin treatments for all sorts of compromised skin, as well as hair treatment products.
  • First Botany Cosmeceuticals–is based in Denver, Colorado, as makers of skin care products, hair and eye care products, and natural oils for cosmetic purposes.Their skin care products include gels, scrubs, facial masks, toners, and more.
  • Olay–is a brand of skin and beauty products, part of the Procter & Gamble corporation. The company was started as “Oil of Olay” in 1952 by Graham Wulff and Jack Lowe, for their original “beauty cream” product. They presently make facial cleansers, facial moisturizers, skin and eye treatments, and body care lotions. They have products for each skin type, and for every skin condition.
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2 Alpha Skin Care Renewal Body Lotion | Anti-Aging Formula |12% Glycolic Alpha Hydroxy
3 Medix 5.5 Retinol Cream with Ferulic Acid Anti-Sagging Treatment. Targets Crepey Wrinkles
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5 Advanced Clinicals Anti-aging Hyaluronic Acid Cream for face, body, hands. Instant hydration
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8 Gold Bond Ultimate Strength & Resilience Skin Therapy Lotion, 13 Ounces
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10 NIVEA Skin Firming Hydrating Body Lotion, 16.9 Fl. Oz (Pack of 3)

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13 Best Body Lotions, Body Creams, and Body Butters to Moisturize Dry Skin – Best Body Lotions 2020

The 7 Best Anti-Aging Body Lotions for Mature Skin

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There are countless remedies for dry skin, but a few body lotions moisturize better than the rest. The Health, Beauty & Environmental Sciences Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute put several to the test and ultimately found which body lotions will keep your skin hydrated during harsh winter months (and, really, any time you need to moisturize).

In general, a good moisturizer contains two types of hydrating ingredients: humectants (such as glycerin and propylene glycol) and occlusives ( petrolatum and dimethicone). “Humectants draw moisture into the skin,” says Danusia Wnek, a chemist in the Beauty Lab.

“And occlusives create a barrier on skin sealing in moisture and preventing water loss.” Combined, the two knock out dryness and should keep your skin smooth and glowing. Oh, and the best time to apply body lotion? Right after your shower or bath to lock in moisture.

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Intensive Care Advanced Repair Unscented Lotion Vaseline


In our lab's moisturization study, this unscented lotion hydrated skin by 60% for more than six hours, which is one of the highest hydration levels our chemists have ever seen. And even though it was a powerhouse moisturizer, the texture was on point too: All of our consumer testers said it absorbed quickly and didn't leave skin feeling tacky. 


Best Value Body Lotion

Quench Ultra Moisture Body Lotion

Even sweeter than the price is the smell of this lotion. “The scent lingered in a pleasantly subtle way,” shared one tester. It's infused with shea butter and B3 and E, and it's backed by the Good Housekeeping Seal. Our Lab also found that it improved the moisturization of skin by 52%. 


Best Anti-Aging Body Lotion

Black Tea Age-Delay Body Cream

In our anti-aging body lotion study, our Lab found that this product moisturized and firmed skin after six hours. And after four weeks of use, testers reported noticeable results for softening fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizing and wrinkle-reducing? We'll take two, please. 


Best Body Lotion for Very Dry Skin

DermaSeries Dry Skin Relief Lotion

Dove's lotion scored high for leaving skin looking and feeling hydrated all day long. The easy-to-spread formula boosted skin's moisture by a whopping 57% over six hours, making it a close second to our top pick's hydration power.


Editor's Pick

Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter Kiehl's


This is a favorite of Good Housekeeping's Beauty Director April Franzino. “It's whipped cream for your skin,” she says. “It smells slightly sweet of honey and cream, and makes skin feel instantly nourished and pampered without the overly-sticky feel body butters can have.” 


Best Lightweight Body Lotion

Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion Curél

This lotion is incredibly lightweight, but don't assume it isn't as moisturizing. Our Lab results showed that the Curel lotion increased skin hydration by an impressive 56% over 6 hours.

Our consumer testers also loved that it spread onto skin easily and left skin looking and feeling moisturized throughout the day.

One of them summed it up best: “I d pretty much everything about this product.


Best Fast-Absorbing Body Lotion

Advanced Repair Lotion Eucerin

You'll feel the effects of Eucerin's lotion, as it was a top scorer for skin-softening andlong-lasting moisturization. It didn't have the highest moisturizing percentage, but consumers really loved the texture and spreadability of it. 


Fresh Scent

Hydrating Lotion Mary Kay


Of all the creams tested, this was the best at making skin look moisturized and smoothing ashy, flaking skin. It also had a pretty good moisturization percentage (49%).

And the scent might turn you into a believer: “I d the soft scent of the lotion even though I am not a fan of scented lotions,” one tester shared.

Keep in mind, however, that this one may feel greasy and tacky. 


Citrus Scent

Hydrating Body Lotion

While this one didn't moisturize quite as well as other options (40%), it was a favorite among our testers for its vibrant citrus scent. One tester shared that it was “energizing in the a.m.” One thing they didn't necessarily love was the consistency, which was a little liquidy. 


Rose Scent

Softening Body Lotion Jurlique


Stop and smell the roses with this dreamy formula from Jurlique, which increased skin hydration by 46% over six hours. People loved how it applied easily onto skin, and didn't feel sticky or greasy. “I didn't have to take too much time spreading the product onto my skin at all, which is what usually happens when I use body lotion,” one tester raved. 

11 Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Cream

Caroline Picard,'s health editor, is a big fan of this body yogurt. “It comes in a tub, so the lotion is super thick and you can scoop out as much as you want,” she says. “Plus the vanilla and oatmeal smells soothing and not overpowering.” 

12 Eczema Therapy Daily Moisturizing Cream

Editorial fellow Selena Barrientos doesn't have eczema, but she relies on this “amazing” moisturizing cream whenever she experiences dryness. She even says that it helps prevent breakouts when she uses it on her face. 

13 Lipikar Daily Repair Moisturizing Lotion

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Fragrance-free lovers, this one's for you. Editorial assistant Amanda Garrity has been using this lotion for over a year. “It's super hydrating and great for dry winter months but also works year-round!” she says. 

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The 7 Best Moisturizers Under $15 for Mature Skin (#7 is My Favorite!)

The 7 Best Anti-Aging Body Lotions for Mature Skin

Keeping our skin dry is important at any age – but even more so after 60! Join Margaret as she explores several low-cost but great moisturizers for mature skin. Enjoy the show!


Hi, everyone. I’m Margaret Manning, your host at Sixty and Me. We are a community of women who are aging beautifully and who want to look on the outside the way that they feel on the inside: youthful, vibrant and full of potential and passion.

I often do videos on beauty makeovers and product reviews, but I will take a different approach today. Rather than do a full makeover using different kinds of products, I think you will find more value when I focus on one category of products at a time.

There are thousands of skincare products on the market today, so it isn’t easy to choose a single one from the lot of them. I’ve decided to pick seven products of a single category, try them myself and rate them their quality.

This will be an ongoing series, in which I will introduce each product with its strengths and weaknesses. I will also try to explain some terminology, such as ingredients used in the products, because I think that might be of interest to you.

Today I want to talk about moisturizers that are both good quality and affordable. If there’s one thing that everybody says we should do as we get older, it’s to keep our skin moisturized, because the oil glands in our skin just don’t work as they used to. This makes moisturizing a really important, basic thing to do.

So, if you’re on a limited budget, or you don’t want to spend a lot on moisturizer products, I’ve chosen several that I’m going to share with you along with my thoughts on them. I’ll also explain what the manufacturer says makes their product different.

I moisturize my skin all the time because I think our environment is a little dry. Obviously, drinking lots of water and taking good care of your diet is important, but so is using products that are well made and still very affordable.

All of the products I’m showing you today are under $15. I started using some of them in the past and continue using them today. Here is the list of products that you can come back to as you are watching this video:

Eucerin Advanced Repair

Cera Vae Face and Body Moisturizer

Ponds Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Neutrogena Hydro Boost

Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer

True Skin Daily Facial Moisturizer

L’oreal Age Perfect Skin Renewal with Rosy Tone Moisturizer

The first one I’d to share is a product many women in the community use. I haven’t tried this product before, but here it is. It’s from the product line of Eucerin, and it comes in a huge, 16-ounce tub, all under $15.

This particular product is for an advanced repair use and can be applied to the body and face. Eucerin actually claims that it’s a very good product for cracked feet and cracked skin, in general. So, if you have super dry skin, Eucerin might be the product to consider.

It’s recommended by dermatologists which gives it a little bit of credibility. The online description says it’s good for winter skin, so if you live in the northern hemisphere, this could be a go-to product. It’s all purpose and fragrance-free. It’s a basic moisturizer that many of you love and recommend.

As a side note, the new member of the UK’s royal family, Meghan Markell, who is a very beautiful woman, uses the Eucerin Aquaphor Skin Repairing Balm, which her makeup assistant said she can’t live without. So, Eucerin is a brand that is very well-known, respected and affordable.

The next product I want to share is by CeraVe, and it also comes in a 16-ounce container for under $15. It’s designed for face and body, and I actually used it the other day. It’s a very thin moisturizer, but I d it, and it doesn’t have a scent that I can detect.

The ingredients list a couple of things you may not be familiar with: ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Let’s take a pause and explain each of these.

Ceramide is a fat that is naturally found in high concentrations in the uppermost part of your skin. It actually makes up 50% of your skin composition. So, the additional ceramides in your moisturizer nourish your skin with its own wonderful ingredients.

Hyaluronic acid is also really important. It’s a sponge which absorbs moisture that comes into contact with your skin and keeps it in your skin. That’s why a lot of these skincare products have it as an ingredient.

CeraVe, as an affordable moisturizer, recognizes that and uses it. The product description says, “Moisturizes, restores and maintains a protective skin barrier.” Obviously, CeraVe is a product we should all consider.

My third choice brings me back to my childhood. When I was a little girl, I used to sneak into my mother’s bedroom. I’d find her Pond’s cream, which came in a teeny-weeny jar with a gold top, and I’d put it on my face. Then I would hide it because it was gold dust, and my mom didn’t have a lot of money to spend on cosmetics, so it was valuable to her.

What I have here is Pond’s Rejuvenating Anti-Wrinkle Cream. This is a 14-ounce jar of moisturizer that is designed for your face, but I use it all over my body as well. I used to use it to wash my face.

It has a lush and creamy consistency, which I think hasn’t changed over the years. This is a great product for under $15, and I think the line is very reputable. It’s been around for 50-plus years.

This specific product has an anti-wrinkle effect and is formulated with alpha-hydroxy acids, or AHAs, and collagen. It’s supposed to smooth the appearance of wrinkles on your skin, but I haven’t used this particular product for long enough to say that the claims are true. I do know, however, what Pond’s has done to my skin over the years, so I can say they have been my friend.

Now, let’s look more closely into those alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and collagen, and why it’s good to have them in a skin product.

AHAs are an exfoliation element that, they say, produces fresher and refined skin. Exfoliation is the process that takes off that dead skin layer that we produce all the time, so it can be washed away.

Over time, they claim, it gives your skin more hydration and makes it smoother. That’s what creates the anti-wrinkle effect and you just have to take that for what it’s worth. The AHA’s also got glycolic acid in it which is the gold standard for hydroxy acids.

Moving on, collagen is an amino acid that our body produces in a large quantity when we’re younger. As we get older, though, our body produces less collagen.

What collagen does is, it makes the skin all over your body puffy and full of water, and it fills in the wrinkles in your skin. This is something that Pond’s thinks is important, and I agree.

The next product is by Neutrogena, and I must say I’ve never tried it before though I’ve used some other Neutrogena products. This one is a huge Amazon favorite with lots of recommendations and good reviews.

It’s a Hydro Boost Gel Cream for extra dry skin. I do know that a lot of women in our age group and younger have problems with dry skin, so this might be a product to try. It’s interesting that this cream is almost translucent, though looks blueish in the jar. It’s super smooth, so I it’s more a gel than a cream, and it goes completely invisible.

This is another product with hyaluronic acid for extra dry skin, and it says it boosts the skin’s natural barrier against moisture loss. A lot of people the texture too. It’s oil-free, dye-free and fragrance-free, and it’s from a dermatologist recommended brand.

I don’t know if I mentioned this, but the hyaluronic acid, which is a sponge, has the capacity to absorb up to a thousand times its weight in moisture. So, apparently, these little acids are quite active and powerful. And that’s the Neutrogena.

The fifth product on my list is by Aveeno, another classic line that’s been around for a long time. The product reads, “positively radiant daily moisturizer with sunscreen.” I think this has got SPF-15, so it’s not super protective, but many moisturizers don’t have any SPF, so this is a nice plus.

What’s really unique about this product is that it’s made from soy complex – which is something to be aware of if you don’t soy products.

It also says it’s got natural light diffusers, but I don’t know what that means. Perhaps it means it’s just a little bit matte, or it plays with the light on your skin. I don’t know. I’ve tried it on my skin to see whether it does anything with the light, but I didn’t notice any special effect. It’s very thick though, so maybe it just fills in those little wrinkles.

Whatever it does, it’s an affordable product that you can experiment with. It’s a rich source of protein and lipids, carbohydrates and vitamins because of the soy complex. A lot of skin care products now do use plant and natural botanical ingredients.

It’s got a nice floral scent to it, so if you’re looking for a fragrance-free moisturizer, Aveeno will not classify. But I do quite it, and it’s also got very good rating on Amazon.

The next one is TruSkin, and this is a company I’d never heard of before. The product I’m showing you is a daily facial moisturizer with Vitamin C and Vitamin B5, and it’s actually been voted on Amazon the best Vitamin C moisturizer cream for the face.

Vitamin C has been shown to have all kinds of wonderful anti-aging effects, and that’s important for toning and firming. This TruSkin moisturizer is supercharged with 15% of Vitamin C, and it’s also got green tea and jojoba oil. So, they use a combination of tea and plant extracts as well, which makes this product really cool.

I saved my favorite product for last because I think it’s really unique. I’ve used it a couple of times and I love it. It’s L’Oréal’s Age Perfect Cell Renewal. One reason why I L’Oréal as a brand is their effort to create in their product and marketing strategy a line that deals with older women skincare issues and concerns.

Helen Mirren is a spokesperson for L’Oréal. She’s a naturally beautiful woman who’s also an advocate for us women over 60.

So, this is a thick moisturizing cream with cell renewal technology. It’s got an ingredient called lipo hydroxy acid (LHA) which L’Oréal uses in a lot of its products to help with skin flaws acne and age spots.

They says using this product “makes the skin appear visibly younger,” which is always something I question because I’ve never seen this happen in reality. If healthy skin is what’s making you look great, then I agree.

This moisturizer is also supposed to make your skin healthier. The description says that as the skin matures, it loses its ability to renew the dead skin cells on the surface. This cream helps boost cell renewal, so that’s really useful.

What I find really unique about this moisturizer is the color. It’s pink, and it does give a light pink, glowing quality to the skin. The special ingredient there comes from a Chinese peony plant that has been historically known for its antioxidant and exfoliant powers.

I don’t want to say that the L’Oréal is my favorite, although they do a lot of interesting research, but I’ll probably keep using their moisturizer because it’s really nice.

All the products I showed you are great for different reasons and they’re all affordable. They all cost under $15, with the exception of the L’Oréal, which cost $16. Try them, see which ones you , and if you’re using any of them already, please leave a comment below.

I’m learning a lot as I go with this new series, so I would really appreciate your feedback. Let me know what you think about today’s video and about these products that I’ve shown you. I hope that you enjoyed the show, and I look forward to reading your comments. Take very good care, everybody. Bye, bye for now.

What kind of moisturizer do you use? How would you to try any new ones? What do you look for in a moisturizer? Please tell us in the comments below.

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