Who said that a decent body lotion is restricted for a woman's use only? This is certainly not the case, and we're here to tell you that behind every great man is a great body lotion... kind of. Either way, you men should know what's out there for you, so read on to learn about the best body lotion for men.
What is Body Lotion?
A body lotion is one of those products that has a stigma attached to it, and this stigma is that it is for women to use only. How wrong this is! Men are just as entitled to use them too, and there are plenty of options out there if you are looking for a good body lotion for men. So, before we start, let's talk about what exactly a body lotion is.
You can use a body lotion for multiple reasons, but the most obvious is for moisturising purposes. The best body lotions should always have moisturising properties in it anyway, but if you want to use one to specifically target dry skin, there are plenty of options for you. Another reason why people use a body lotion is for the scent. Some natural body lotions or organic body lotions will be unscented, but there are many fragrance body lotions for men on the market which are often the most sought after. These are always best used after your morning shower to keep a fresh smell throughout the day (yes, you still need to wear deodorant).
Many people ask 'can you use body lotion on your face', and the answer is yes. You can use body lotion over your whole body, including your face, so if you're one of those who likes to keep your grooming products to a minimum, you can double up here. Choosing the best body lotion for men doesn't have to be hard and you don't always have to stick to the classic Nivea body lotion, but just in case you're panicking over which is best for your needs, we have broken it down for you.
Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion
This family-owned brand from Texas has its skincare products refined to perfection, so much so that some of the products have picked up a couple of awards on the way — not bad, eh? And with this in mind, we don't understand how some men can't look past the stigma of skincare and how good it is for your body, because products don't win awards for nothing!
The Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion is one of the best moisturising body lotions for men, packed with specially formulated cooling ingredients to make for the perfect summer grab. Not only is it good for the summer, though. This body lotion will work in your bathroom to use after a hot shower or even in your gym bag to use when you want to cool yourself down (with a bit of moisture for your skin, obviously).
The lotion contains macadamia nut oil which is great for refreshing and replenishing dry skin and helping keep up the body's water barrier to prevent any moisture loss. It also has vitamin E, used as an antioxidant and skin and cell protection as well as jojoba oil for hydration that penetrates the skin for the ultimate rehydration. Finally, the Jack Black Cool Body Lotion has glycerin to balance out the skin, making this non-greasy and fully absorbent body lotion the obvious choice for you.
To how to use body lotion is easy. To use this body lotion, apply it to your slightly moist skin for the best effect. You can apply this all over your body, using as much or as little as you feel you need.
Triumph & Disaster Moisturiser For The Body
This is a moisturiser made for the man who wants to feel good and smell even better. With key ingredients of the Triumph & Disaster Moisturiser For The Body are Goji berries, Dragons Blood, Jojoba, Beeswax, Aloe Vera, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E), the Triumph & disaster Moisturiser is packed with a whole load of goodness that actually does good to the skin. We know what you're thinking: Dragon's blood? Yes, it is a thing. No, dragons still don't exist.
Particularly good for dry skin, this moisturiser is gentle and soothing on the skin, absorbing easily to give full hydration. We love how this moisturiser smells; expect blends of neroli, sandalwood and rosewood, making this not only one of the best body lotions for dry skin but also one of the best-scented ones too.
To use this moisturiser, apply as much as you want over your skin and feel the natural ingredients sink in. You can't use too much of this moisturiser, but make sure you don't get it in your eyes.
Haeckels Seaweed & Sea Buckthorn Body Cleanser
A body cleanser isn't much different from a body lotion and this one from Haeckles brings a great combination of moisture and scent to the table. The purpose of this Haeckels Seaweed & Sea Buckthorn Body Cleanser is to clear the impurities from the body. In the same way that washing your face in the shower doesn't always get rid of all of the dirt, this cleanser will help clean your skin one step further to leave you feeling fresh and smelling good.
With parsley seed and lavender, this masculine smell makes for the best bottle to use in the shower after the gym or even before a night out. As well as this, you are guaranteed that it will moisturise the skin whilst repairing any dry patches with its antioxidant qualities. The rapeseed ingredient also ensures that your body will be left hydrated as it is highly absorbed into all of the skins' layers.
To use this cleanser, apply as much as you need over your body and face in the shower and wash it off fully to leave you feeling fresh. You can even apply another moisturiser on top of this once you get out if you want to really lock in all the goodness.
Malin & Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer
Just as the name suggests, this Malin & Goetz Vitamin Body Moisturiser is packed with vitamins that are highly beneficial to your body and skin. This is one of the best selling products from Malin & Goetz as it gives proper skin hydration that goes further than one use. Deeply penetrating your skin's layers, the vitamins work to give you the softest skin which calms down irritated areas and soothes the body all over.
Even though this is a thicker body cream, it is still easy to apply and easily absorbent, meaning a little goes a long way. It contains vitamin b5, shea butter and essential fatty acids which all target skin repair and replenishment, perfect for those who are looking for a quick fix to rough skin. Naturally, this body moisturiser smells great too, so apply it to gain more than one benefit.
Because of the nature of this product, you only need to use a small amount which will spread easily over your body. Apply it after the shower or whenever you feel you need to use some.
Derm Ink Tattoo Balm
We like to consider every body's needs in these round-ups, so we have got one for the guys that are covered head to toe in tattoos, too. Tattoos are still part of the skin, so why should it not have the skincare that it also deserves and requires? If anything, if you are covered in tats you should be using a moisturiser more often than those who are not. Look no further if this is something you need to introduce into your grooming routine.
This Derm Ink Tattoo Balm is enriched with plenty of vitamins to help heal the skin and give it the moisture that it needs. When you have tattoos, your skin is much more prone to becoming dry and irritated, so it's important you lock in the moisture as much and as often as you can. This balm contains extracts of seaweed, shea butter and vitamin E which promotes the 'complexion' of the skin, the moisture levels of the skin and the repairing elements, too.
If you have a fresh tattoo, apply this balm up to four times a day for at least two weeks to make sure it heals in the best way possible. After that, apply to your tattooed (or even un-tattooed) skin so that it remains hydrated and the tattoos keep healthy.
On That Note
Men's body lotion is one of the products that you should seriously consider adding to your skincare/grooming routine. Whether you are fresh out the shower or just feeling like your skin needs some extra hydration, whether you use it for health purposes or simply for the smell, there are so many body lotions out there for you. You can buy anything from a basic moisturiser to a luxury body lotion, so head over to our grooming section to see which product best suits you.