Spring For It: 12 Editor-Approved Moisturizers

Temperatures–and hemlines–are rising. Here, W’s editors share their favorite lotions and potions.


Miranda Kerr in “Pillow Tweets.” Photo by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, styled by Edward Enninful.


“I’m not actually a big body lotion fan, but this one won me over. The consistency is perfect, the fragrance is divine and the fact that it’s organic earns high marks.” — Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director. Ellis Raven Body Lotion, $55,


“I’ve been using Kiehl’s body butter every winter for as long as I can remember — for good reason.” — Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director.

Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter, $8, .


“Applied right out of the shower, this decadent cream melts into my skin and feels amazing!” — Kristin Auble, Research Editor.

Darphin Nourishing and Firming Velvet Cream, $55,


“I just moved apartments and my new steam heat radiators are killing me. I don’t like to splurge on body lotion, so I just layer on the Aveeno.” — Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, $9,


“When I can manage a favor, my sister ships me some pharmacy scores from Paris. This floral-almond scented lotion is light enough for daily use, but still has me covered during the depths of winter.” — Sam Walker, Associate Accessories Editor.

Nuxe 24HR Moisturizing Body Lotion, $19,


“The non-greasy finish makes this lotion the best that I’ve tried yet – it absorbs in no time.” – Sarah Zendejas, Assistant Fashion and Market Editor

Avène Cold Cream Nourishing Body Lotion, $29,


“I mix my favorite year-round body lotion, Skin Trip, with Almond Glow oil.” — Samantha Andriano, Social Media Manager.

Mountain Ocean Skin Trip, $12,, and Home Health Almond Glow Body Lotion, $6,


“The fresh nutty scent is a sweet surprise, but what I really love is never having to worry about dull skin.” – Natasha Clark, Fashion Credits Editor.

Jergens Shea Butter Moisturizer, $7,


“This fragrance-free lotion is the only one I’ve found that completely revitalizes my skin after it’s exposed to arctic temperatures.” — Gillian Sagansky, Assistant Writer/Associate to the Editor in Chief.

Acure Firming Body Lotion, $10,


“I have a big tub of this next to my bed and slather it on at night to battle the dry heat in my apartment. The next morning, my skin feels reborn.” — Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer.

Kiehl’s Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas, $48,


“Even though this is my go-to heavy-duty moisturizer, it still goes on light with a non-greasy feel, so I can use it in the summer or winter.” — Jessy Price, Associate Photo Editor. Malin+Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Lotion, $34,


“The stickiness factor usually dissuades me from actually using my body lotion stash. This serum sinks in so quickly that I can slip on my jeans, without having to wait.” — Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor.

One Love Organics Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum, $39,