Sodium Lactate: is a salt found in lactic acid, which your body makes when you exercise. In lotion, it coats your skin and locks in moisture. (Ahava & Cetaphil are two that contain SL).
Glycerin: found in your skin’s fatty tissues is so good at preventing water loss that brands sometimes add a synthetic version to creams. (Vaseline Intensive Care, Eucerin & Jason contain glycerin as one of their ingredients).
Ceramides: are fats that help keep skin soft and strong. Moisturizers with ceramides are especially good for ultra-dry skin. (CeraVe lotion is a well known brand that contains this).
Every good lotion should contain oils which penetrate skin to help rehydrate, plump, and fill in tiny cracks. Coconut oil, olive oil & avocado oil are good natural ones.
Did you know?
Even lotions labeled “unscented” may contain masking fragrances that neutralize the smell of other ingredients – and companies don’t have to list them on the label. So if you have ultra-sensitive skin, you should do a patch test first when using a new cream or body lotion.
Care to share which body lotion you’re using?