Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion

Last updated date: May 12, 2020

DWYM Score
9.9

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion

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Overall Take

Dermatologists recommend this body lotion to those who have skin conditions as a safe product. Colloidal oatmeal gives this lotion its moisturizing power, locking in the moisture in your skin to keep it hydrated and healthy. Once applied, it soaks in quickly and continues working for up to 24 hours. We liked that this lotion was fragrance-free during our testing. In our analysis of 87 expert reviews, the Aveeno Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion placed 1st when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 12, 2020:
Checkout The Best Body Lotion for a detailed review of all the top body lotions.

Expert Summarized Score
9.7
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
8,590 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Dries nicely without leaving a greasy film in its wake and has a neutral scent that won’t follow you out of the bathroom.
- New York Times Wirecutter
April 25, 2016 | Full review
I liked how the lotion felt both lightweight and creamy at the same time — but I especially loved how it absorbed quickly so I could get dressed and out the door fast.
- Allure
It’s also very gentle for sensitive skin, and recommended by dermatologists, even for those with topical conditions. It never feels greasy or leaves behind residue or odors, and doesn’t stick to your clothes.
- Reviewing This
Containing Colloidal Oatmeal and rich emollients, it will prevent and protect dry skin for a full 24 hours.
- Product Expert
August 20, 2019 | Full review
I recently applied a few pumps to my legs out of curiosity and didn’t even have to wait a minute for it to sink in. It’s unscented so my perfume doesn’t have any competition and it made my legs feel extra-smooth," said Andrea Lavinthal, style and beauty director of People.
- Today
January 23, 2017 | Full review
We love that it isn't greasy, non-comedogenic and definitely gentle on our skin and even your kids too. And for that reason, this is tops our list for the best moisturizing lotion for mommies.
- Parents Need To Know
July 29, 2019 | Full review
The fragrance-free lotion is also recommended for those with allergies related to smells and fragrances.
- Top Review Pro
The lotion uses Active Naturals Colloidal oatmeal formula with rich emollients that help keep the skin moisturized for 24 hours.
- Cosmetic News
July 22, 2019 | Full review
We love the texture, not too thick but not at all runny either. This non-greasy body lotion absorbs quickly, so we can just slather it on, and get dressed immediately afterwards.
- Beauty Wise Up
I tried it just on one arm for the day, and noticed that arm was still noticeably softer by the end of the day.
- Sincerely Blonde
April 17, 2018 | Full review
The film prevents the skin’s natural moisture from evaporating, which is an ideal quality for preventing dry, dehydrated skin.
- The Derm Review
February 22, 2019 | Full review
Effective to all type of skin.
- Beautymarch
April 17, 2018 | Full review
It sinks in so quickly, I can just slather it on, and get dressed immediately afterwards. It won’t stain my clothes or get stuck to them.
- Beautiful With Brains
It’s gentle to my skin. This did not cause any irritations or reactions at all. I also have a small spot of eczema on my hand and this lotion does not aggravate it. This doesn’t cause any acne on my back either.
- IMBB
February 5, 2011 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The absence of SPF in the formulation is one thing we are missing sorely.
- Beauty Wise Up
The packaging is a little bland.
- Sincerely Blonde
April 17, 2018 | Full review
You may think of the price a little high.
- Beautymarch
April 17, 2018 | Full review
I do have one complaint, though. This lotion seriously lacks antioxidants. Our bodies need them as much as our faces to keep wrinkles at bay. If Aveeno could include even just a couple, it would take the formula to another level.
- Beautiful With Brains
I wish there was a version with SPF. So I could use that one for daytime.
- IMBB
February 5, 2011 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion helps improve the health of your dry skin in one day. Formulated with soothing oatmeal and rich emollients, it is clinically shown to help moisturize and relieve dryness. This daily body lotion replenishes moisture for softer and smoother skin. The unique oatmeal formula absorbs quickly, leaving your skin soft, beautiful and healthy-looking. Recommended by dermatologists, it is fragrance-free, non-greasy, non-comedogenic, and gentle enough for daily use.

Overall Product Rankings

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
1. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
Overall Score: 9.9
Expert Reviews: 14
Neutrogena Moisturizing Sheer Body Oil-Lotion
3. Neutrogena Moisturizing Sheer Body Oil-Lotion
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 0
NIVEA Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
4. NIVEA Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 6
Hempz Original Natural Hemp Seed Moisturizer
5. Hempz Original Natural Hemp Seed Moisturizer
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 6
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer
6. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
Hempz Natural Herbal Body Moisturizer
7. Hempz Natural Herbal Body Moisturizer
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 2
Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion
8. Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 9
NIVEA Shea Daily Moisture Body Lotion
9. NIVEA Shea Daily Moisture Body Lotion
Overall Score: 7.1
Expert Reviews: 0
Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
10. Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
Overall Score: 6.6
Expert Reviews: 8
CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Cream
11. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Cream
Overall Score: 6.1
Expert Reviews: 16

An Overview On Body Lotions

All skin types can benefit from some type of moisturizer. Long, dry winters can challenge even for the oiliest skin. But whatever the condition of your skin, a daily dose of body lotion can make a big difference. Not only will it help stave off the signs of aging, but it will also make you feel better. In fact, just the act of moisturizing your skin can leave you feeling like you’ve spent a little time at a spa.

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If you’ve spent time in the lotion aisle, though, you probably know there are more than a few types of body lotions. In recent years, as consumers have grown more conscientious about the chemicals in the products they use, the industry has seen a dramatic shift. Today’s lotions strive for organic ingredients free of parabens and gluten.

But when you’re shopping for body lotion, it’s more about what is in the bottle than what isn’t. Pay close attention to the active ingredients, which can vary dramatically from one product to another. Some lotions are packed with vitamins geared toward keeping your skin healthy, while others use emollients like shea butter and mineral oil.

You should also consider scent. An increasing number of lotions strive to remove all fragrances, but it’s impossible to completely eliminate scent from a product. That means some unscented lotions will have a chemical smell that’s even worse than the floral or fruity scent you would find in a scented lotion. If you have perfume sensitivities, though, an unscented option will likely be best.

All other features considered, though, the most important thing is how your skin feels, not just in the hours after applying lotion, but also a few days into daily treatment. Overall, you should be left feeling as though your skin is healthy and soft, and you should have no skin irritation or blotches as a result of using your new lotion.

DWYM Fun Fact

Although some believe moisturizers can serve as the “fountain of youth,” their primary benefit is to reduce the appearance of aging. When you rub a moisturizing product into your skin, it temporarily plumps things up, which makes those wrinkles a little shallower. Some moisturizers have ingredients that can boost your skin tone and texture. But over-the-counter moisturizers are limited in what they can do since they have smaller doses of those wrinkle-reducing active ingredients. Prescription moisturizers may be more effective at that, but they can’t make 60-year-old skin look like 20-year-old skin. Keeping your skin soft and hydrated has many other benefits, though, which is why consumers continue to fill their shopping carts with lotions and moisturizers.

The Body Lotion Buying Guide

  • Each body lotion is formulated differently, so you should be able to narrow your choices by looking at what each product offers. Some natural brands are rich in hemp and shea butter, as well as vitamins A, C and E. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion uses colloidal oatmeal to help restore your skin’s pH. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion is packed full of the very type of ceramide needed to retain moisture in your skin. NIVEA Essentially Enriched Body Lotion blends almond oil with a deep moisture serum.
  • One thing that sets CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion apart from other body lotions is that it’s safe to use on your face as well as your body. This can help keep things simple.
  • If you’re sensitive to certain ingredients, that label will become especially important. Hempz Original Natural Hemp Seed is both paraben and gluten-free, as well as being 100 percent vegan. Those with alcohol sensitivities will want to stay away from CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion, which has both cetearyl and cetyl alcohol. However, it is certified by the National Eczema Association as safe for those with eczema. Look for a lotion that is petrolatum-, paraben- and gluten-free, and also hypoallergenic.
  • Those with sensitive skin may prefer Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion, which is recommended by dermatologists even for those who have sensitivities.
  • What it all boils down to is how your body lotion leaves your skin. Hempz Original Natural Hemp Seed leaves your skin soft and smooth, but it also provides a protective layer that serves as a barrier against the elements. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion locks in your body’s natural moisture to keep your skin hydrated. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion exfoliates to restore the natural protective barrier built into the skin.
  • Some lotions leave a residue on the skin, but not the Hempz Original Natural Hemp Seed or Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion, which both soak into the skin without leaving a greasy film. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion keeps you free of any residue.
  • CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. This is essential in any product you use on your face, but it’s useful for the body as well.
  • Many beauty products strive to be as fragrance-free as possible to help those who have scent sensitivities. But you’ll need to watch out for chemical smells in those products. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion is fragrance-free.
  • If you prefer a scent, Hempz Original Natural Hemp Seed has a light strawberry fragrance.
  • Waiting for lotion to dry can be frustrating, especially if you’re trying to moisturize before getting dressed in the morning. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion and Neutrogena Moisturizing Sheer Body Oil-Lotion both soak into the skin immediately.
  • Once applied, you’ll want to make sure your lotion lasts a while. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion keeps you soft and protected for 24 hours, while Neutrogena Moisturizing Sheer Body Oil-Lotion moisturizes throughout the entire day. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion uses MVE technology to gradually release it into your skin for all-day protection.