NIVEA Shea Daily Moisture Body Lotion

Last updated date: October 24, 2019

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8.8


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the NIVEA NIVEA Shea Daily Moisture Body Lotion placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note November 18, 2019:
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From The Manufacturer

Your wait for softer, moisturized skin that lasts is over. The NIVEA Shea Daily Moisture Body Lotion is a lightweight formula that is infused with our Deep Moisture Serum and Natural Shea Butter for noticeably smoother skin. The lotion gently melts into skin leaving it silky and smooth for 48 hours with just 1 application.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Hempz Original Natural Hemp Seed Moisturizer
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 6
2. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 14
3. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Cream
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 16
4. Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Hempz Natural Herbal Body Moisturizer
Overall Score: 9.3
Expert Reviews: 2
7. Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 2
8. Neutrogena Moisturizing Sheer Body Oil-Lotion
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 0
9. NIVEA Essentially Enriched Body Lotion
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
10. NIVEA Shea Daily Moisture Body Lotion
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0

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.

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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.

DYWM 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. Hempz Original Natural Hemp Seed is 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 Cream is packed full of the very type of ceramide needed to retain moisture in your skin. Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion blends macadamia nut oil with Promega-7.
  • One thing that sets CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Cream 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 Cream, which has both cetearyl and cetyl alcohol. However, it is certified by the National Eczema Association as safe for those with eczema. Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion is petrolatum-, paraben- and gluten-free, and it’s 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 Cream 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 Cream and Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion also keep you free of any residue.
  • CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Cream 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 and Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion are both 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 Adamia Therapeutic Repair 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 Adamia Therapeutic Repair Lotion moisturizes throughout the entire day. CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Cream uses MVE technology to gradually release it into your skin for all-day protection.