Discover the CeraVe range of hydrating body lotions for dry skin & other skin types.

Body lotions and body creams are key for hydrating your skin. Our body care products are formulated with ceramides to help restore the skin moisture barrier, which helps your skin retain moisture. In addition to body lotion for dry skin, you'll find targeted treatments designed to smooth rough & bumpy skin and soothe the itching and effects of eczema prone skin and other skin conditions such as psoriasis.


  • A body lotion, moisturiser or cream is applied to maintain moisture and hydration in the skin. Different skin concerns require different methods of care, and so it is important to understand your skin type before committing to a product (learn more here on Skin Types 101). Exfoliating moisturisers work effectively for dry, rough and bumpy skin, and hydrating body lotions formulated with hyaluronic acid and the three essential ceramides typically work to enhance hydration in dry skin and strengthen the skin's natural barrier.

  • Generally, it is recommended to moisturise your body immediately after you have showered as your skin has been exposed to hot water for long periods of time. This is largely due to hot temperatures dehydrating the skin often result in areas of dryness and tightness. Body lotions for dry skin formulated with the three essential ceramides, such as those in the CeraVe range, work to strengthen the protective skin barrier, and therefore restrict harmful substances from penetrating the skin more quickly, while allowing the skin to maintain its moisture and elasticity. 
  • The best body lotions for dry skin are those that are formulated with humectants or ultra-hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, urea, ceramides and fatty acids. Humectants work to draw moisture from the surrounding environment and lock-it in to the skin's natural protective barrier. As fatty acids are naturally found in the outer-most layer of the skin, using body lotions with fatty acids works to further enhance skin hydration, and play an important tole in maintaining a healthy skin barrier function. Ceramides are natural oils found in the skin and are an essential part of maintaining skin's moisture balance. Ceramides work hard to shield the skin from dehydrations while protecting the skin from external or environmental irritants.

    The CeraVe Moisturising Cream is a rich body cream that is suitable for dry and very dry skin, as well as skin prone to transepidermal water loss. This oil-free body cream for dry skin delivers 24 hour hydration with its formulation of hyaluronic acid for increased moisture retention at the skin’s surface and three essential ceramides to support the protective skin barrier.

    The CeraVe Moisturising Lotion is a lightweight body lotion for dry to very dry skin, that works to help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and provide hydration to the skin’s outer layer with its formulation of hyaluronic acid and the three essential ceramides. Like the Moisturising Cream, the Moisturising Lotion is a non-greasy and oil-free body moisturiser for hydrated, comfortable results.

  • Rough, bumpy or scaly skin can often be a result of dehydration or dryness and requires optimal care to help manage its effects. Skincare products formulated with chemical exfoliants such as salicylic acid and lactic acid, like the CeraVe SA Smoothing Cream, work to exfoliate dead cell build-up on the surface of skin, preventing the formation of clogged pores and dry patches. This exfoliating moisturiser gently targets bumps and dry patches without compromising the skin's natural barrier. The skin smoothing properties of this exfoliating cream are suitable for use on  skin prone to keratosis pilaris, in addition to dry, rough and bumpy skin. 

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