When it comes to skincare, the usual approach tends to be face first, and body…whenever we have time for it, TBH. Which is not saying much! Most of us are more likely to double-cleanse our faces every night than exfoliate our elbows once a week. But don’t feel too guilty—that’s something that can change with the right motivation.

If you know someone on a body care journey who’d appreciate a leg up, hit ‘em with a lotion for Christmas. No, wait, stay with us—lotion is NOT a boring gift and we can prove it! Scroll to see 5 formulas we’ve handpicked for the occasion. Pinky-swear, these body butters will soften the coarsest skin and leave behind a lovely scent.

1. Kala Milk Lotion in Lavender (275ml), P325 If your giftee’s skin is feeling Saharan, slip them some milk. Known for its intense moisturizing power, carabao’s milk is ideal for deep hydration. While this product’s consistency is closer to a thick cream than a runny lotion, it still applies smoothly and easily. Once it has absorbed into the skin, it leaves no sticky residue in its wake. Our favorite scent for this particular lotion has to be lavender for a wash of calm.

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2. Be Organic Papaya Bearberry Lotion, P126 Papaya is proof that nature nurtures best! Supplemented by bearberry, grapeseed, and VCO, this papaya lotion brightens tone, paves away rough patches, and protects against premature aging. Plus, it smells oh so natural—like papaya at its freshest.

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3. V&M Naturals BeSpoke Fragrance Peaches and Tropics Body Sorbet, P450 Take them on a trip to the tropics with this fruity sorbet. Fragranced with peaches and spring blooms, this all-over moisturizer nourishes, heals, and brightens the skin. It also adds a touch of luxury, if you ask us! Expect a healthy, rosy flush that makes the wearer feel just peachy.

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4. Human Nature Berry Bliss 100% Natural Body Butter (200g), P300 Berries might not be in season, but you can always opt for the next best thing: their scents! Smelling of sweet bottled berries, this natural lotion uses cocoa butter, aloe vera, avocado, and sunflower oil to pamper the skin. These goodies are all guaranteed to soften and smoothen your pelt, while their layered fragrances bring a luxe vibe.

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5. Happy Island Candle Co. Melon & Cucumber Hand and Body Lotion, P224 Give your secret Santa a quick boost with a lightweight, clean-scented lotion. This one couples the freshness of cucumber and melon with a vitamin-rich sunflower seed oil formula. Now that’s a back-to-basics combo we could never say no to!

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Music:
“Summer Smiles” by Silent Partner (YouTube Audio Library)


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