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Popular body creams and moisturisers for every budget — so you can have smooth moisturised skin like K-pop idols and celebs

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By Ho Guo Xiong Published September 29, 2023 Updated October 2, 2023 Bookmark Bookmark Share WhatsApp Telegram Facebook Twitter Email LinkedIn

The most basic of skincare routines involves applying a facial moisturiser at least once a day. Good on you if you’ve got that covered. 

But how many people are as religious when it comes to applying body moisturisers and lotions? After all, it’s not just your face that needs TLC. The other parts of your body also deserve the same care and attention by way of hydrating body moisturisers. Even more so if you’re planning that year-end winter holiday where the skin gets severely parched easily.  

Keep dry, rough, irritated skin at bay by stocking up on body creams and moisturisers. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 10 of them — according to their prices per unit measure, too — so you can decide which will fit not only your skincare routine, but also your budget. 

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($29.90) Price per gram: $0.06 

One of Amazon’s bestselling creams, the CeraVe cream can be used on the face and body, making it an all-in-one product to pare your beauty routine down to. The hyaluronic acid and ceramides-containing formula promises to provide 24 hours of hydration due to its Multivesicular Emulsion Delivery Technology.  

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($29.90). Buy it on Amazon 

Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Balm ($33.30) Price per ml: $0.07 

This Bioderma body ream is one of K-pop idol Jessica Jung’s ride-or-die beauty products. Made especially for those with dry and sensitive skin, it employs the proprietary Lipigenium complex of biolipids to strengthen the skin barrier. Its Skin Barrier Therapy also combats dryness-causing bacteria and soothes the skin as well. 

Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Balm ($33.30). Buy it on Amazon.

Suu Balm Rapid Itch Relief Moisturiser Cream Duo ($84)Price per ml: $0.12      

Formulated at Singapore’s National Skin Centre, the preservative-free Suu Balm body moisturiser uses menthol to calm itchiness. Meanwhile, five types of ceramides repair the skin barrier as corn extract bolsters hydration levels. It also has a lightweight texture made for the local climate. 

Suu Balm Rapid Itch Relief Moisturiser Cream Duo ($84). Available at Shopee

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream ($42)  Price per ml: $0.21 

An extension of Glow Recipe’s popular Watermelon line, this lightweight body cream is similarly infused with moisturising watermelon seed butter and exfoliating hibiscus AHA to gently slough off dry, dead skin. It also contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and soothing watermelon extract to restore glowy skin. 

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Dream Body Cream ($42). Available at Sephora. 

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($64.69) Price per ml: $0.27 

For those who treat their beauty routine as a form of self-care (like Selena Gomez and the numerous celebs who are fans) tap on the well-loved Bum Bum Cream (pronounced as “boom boom”) from Sol De Janeiro to transport yourself to an island vacation with its tropical scent. Fragrance aside, the cream contains caffeine-rich guaraná extract, brazil nut oil and cupuaçu butter to smooth and moisturise.  

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($64.69). Buy it on Amazon

First Aid Beauty KP Smoothing Body Lotion With 10% AHA ($46)  Price per gram: $0.27 

This First Aid Beauty body lotion was made especially for those with the hard, rough skin of keratosis pilaris. Also called ‘chicken skin’, these bumps often appear on the upper arms, thighs or buttocks. This concoction uses 10 percent lactic acid to gently exfoliate these dead skin cells while urea, colloidal oatmeal and ceramides replenish and hydrate the skin barrier.  

First Aid Beauty KP Smoothing Body Lotion With 10% AHA ($46). Available at Sephora 

Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment ($49)  Price per ml: $0.42 

Retinol is a form of vitamin A known for its encompassing anti-ageing qualities. But it isn’t only for the face. Here, Paula’s Choice has fortified the time-reversing prowess of retinol with antioxidants vitamins C and E. There is also shea butter and evening primrose oil to nourish and soften the skin. 

Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment ($49). Buy it on Amazon  

Necessaire The Body Serum ($82.50) Price per ml: $0.55 

If traditional body creams and moisturisers feel unbearably heavy and sticky, then opt for a body serum instead. Like facial serums, these lightweight, fast-absorbing treatments also contain a cocktail of skin-nourishing ingredients. This Necessaire iteration contains multi-weight hyaluronic acid, niacinamide (vitamin B3), panthenol (vitamin B5) and ceramides. 

Necessaire The Body Serum ($82.50). Buy it on Shopee 

Chanel N°5 The Body Lotion ($107) Price per ml: $0.54 

If there is a particular fragrance you love and wear often, such as the iconic Chanel No 5, try to see if the brand has a body moisturiser that pairs with it. Not only do you moisturise your skin, but the scented lotion also prolongs the wear time of the perfume as it creates a layered effect. Furthermore, fragrances are able to last longer on skin that’s hydrated and moisturised. 

Chanel N°5 The Body Lotion ($107). Available at Chanel. 

Augustinius Bader The Body Cream ($297.03) Price per ml: $1.49 

The high price tag accompanying Augustinius Bader’s product is due to the brand’s patented TFC8 technology. It comprises amino acids, vitamins and synthesised molecules naturally found in the skin that are said to promote the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself. The Body Cream is also enriched with calming bisabolol, moisturising shea butter and soothing aloe vera for extra TLC for your skin.  

Augustinius Bader The Body Cream ($297.03). Buy it from Amazon 

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