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These Moisturising And Affordable Body Creams Are All Under $35

While you take good care of your face, don’t forget to show some love to your skin too. Areas such as our knees and elbows are especially prone to dry patches and roughness – get these affordable body creams to keep your skin smooth and supple.
#1: Innisfree My Essential Body Flower Body Cream, $22
This deeply moisturising body cream is made up of a whole host of beneficial ingredients. Prescribed with 80 to 90 per cent naturally derived ingredients, this nourishing body cream will hydrate the skin while treating any dry or rough spots. The formula also gives off a pleasant, elegant and deeply soothing scent reminiscent of the sweet fragrance of rose geranium, thanks to the blend of citrus, wood and floral extracts. Simply apply a desired amount onto palms and gently massage over towel-dried body. #2: C.O. Bigelow Lemon Body Cream, US$20 (S$27), www.net-a-porter.com
The recipe for the American label’s body cream has remained unchanged since it launched in 1870, and it has proved to be a firm favourite ever since. The non-greasy formula is blended with nourishing and natural ingredients that parched skin craves, such as moisturising shea butter, vitamin C-packed lemon peel and kukui nut oil, which is rich in fatty acids. Free from added fragrance and colourants, the invigorating, citrusy scent will keep you feeling refreshed and energised throughout the day. #3: Etude House Petit Bijou Enriched Body Cream, $20.90
If you love the crisp smell of fresh laundry and clean sheets, then this body cream is for you – the gently nourishing formula gives off a pleasant scent reminiscent of soap. Enriched with moisturising sunflower seed oil and shea butter, the product promises to form a protective outer layer with its peony extract and Jeju rapeseed honey extract, while also soothing skin thanks to its rose water extract. To apply, massage gently onto towel-dried skin after showering, and also whenever skin feels dry. #4: Fresh Seaberry Restorative Body Cream, $27
This ultra-hydrating and nourishing treatment is designed to calm and soothe extra dry skin. The creamy, moisturising formula is fortified with omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 and seaberry oil, a powerful antioxidant that helps to restore, protect, and soften the skin. There is also cranberry seed oil and vitamin E to help maintain the skin’s elasticity and smoothness; sal seed butter, apricot kernel seed oil and jojoba seed oil to help hydrate and nourish; and sea lavender to help soothe and calm dry skin. #5: Dove DermaSeries Expert Repairing Balm, $32.30, Guardian
With a unique petroleum jelly texture, this rich and creamy repairing balm has a silky, non-greasy finish and is clinically proven to relieve severe skin dryness. The non-irritating, fast-absorbing formula glides on with ease to help repair extremely dry skin for fast relief. Severely dry, itchy skin is instantly calmed while very dry, rough patches are treated. The dermatologically tested, fragrance-free cream is also suitable for psoriasis and eczema-prone skin. Work into skin using circular motions. #6: The Body Shop Polynesian Island Tiare Body Cream, $32.90
This intensively hydrating body cream is rich, moisturising and boasts an indulgent texture. There are also five other scents available: Atlas Mountain Rose (a dewy, spicy fragrance), Fijian Water Lotus (a sparkling, marine fragrance), Japanese Cherry Blossom (a delicate, sweet fragrance), Japanese Cherry Blossom Strawberry Kiss (infused with the extract of Japanese cherry blossoms and fruity strawberry, peony and amber notes) and English Dawn Gardenia (a blooming, fresh, floral scent). #7: Sephora Collection Whipped Cream Body Moisturiser, $23, Sephora
This body moisturiser leaves the skin satin-smooth and is infused with a pleasant and delicate fruity scent, thanks to a summery fragrance that combines a marine accord with apple, watermelon and melon. The formula is light yet creamy, and goes on the skin smoothly without any unevenness. The moisturiser is long-lasting, keeping skin hydrated the next day when you apply at night. This product is currently on sale at 30% off (the original price is $33), so it is definitely a steal. #8: Sol de Janeiro Acai Body Power Cream, $27, www.revolve.com
This travel-sized moisturiser (73.9ml) is great for your next summer vacation. We know that acai is great for your health when eaten, but what you might not know is that it is equally powerful in a body cream. Combined with cupuacu butter and coconut oil, the concoction is full of potent antioxidant benefits, deeply nourishing and softening the skin. The formula also contains ultra-fine, peachy-golden mica flecks to help you give off an irresistible glow. Revitalise skin by massaging in a circular motion.