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These Are The Lightweight Lotions To Lather On For Supple Skin

Pamper your skin with these lightweight lotions that will have your skin feeling refreshed and subtly moisturised in our hot, humid weather.

While most of us are more than willing to shell out money for that anti-ageing face moisturiser or serum, we aren’t so kind to the skin on the rest of our body. But pampering and taking care of your dry elbows and knees do not have to burn a hole in your pocket. Here are our best picks for body lotions that won’t cost you a bomb. Plus, they are lightweight yet hydrating, so they don’t leave an uncomfortable film on skin too.

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Beyond Deep Moisture Body Emulsion, $24.90 for 200ml, from The Face Shop and The Face Shop Nature Collection boutiques
With rice milk, honey and olive oil, this lightweight body lotion is quickly absorbed into skin to leave it feeling supple and hydrated. The white musk fragrance also has a calming effect on your senses. Botaneco Garden Organic Chia Seed and Honey Body Lotion, $9.90 for 400ml
The chia seed oil and honey extract in this cruelty-free lightweight body lotion is certified organic and help restore skin’s moisture barrier. It also has glycolic acid, which helps improve skin renewal.   Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Body Lotion, $13.90 for 400ml
Rich Amazonian murumuru butter (like coconut oil) deeply nourishes skin while Bulgarian rose petals impart a warm, floral scent which makes you smell good too. The vegan-friendly moisturiser also sinks into skin without a greasy or sticky afterfeel.   Nivea Aloe & Hydration Body Milk, $9.95 for 400ml
Infused with Nivea’s Deep Moisture Serum, the brand’s special formula to help skin lock in moisture, and aloe vera, this lightweight body lotion leaves skin feeling soft and smooth without a sticky afterfeel. It is also paraben free and suitable for those with dry and sensitive skin. Sensual Bourbon Vanilla Body Lotion, $20 for 390ml, from Yves Rocher boutiques
This body lotion has organic and fair trade shea butter and bourbon vanilla extract to moisturise skin. It is absorbed into skin easily and is also free of parabens and mineral oil. Sephora Collection Moisturizing Body Lotion, $10 for 200ml
This quick-absorbing body lotion has coconut milk extract to soften and nourish skin. Mario Badescu Summer Shine Body Lotion, $23 for 177ml, from Sephora
Besides moisturising and nourishing skin with ingredients such as vitamin A, beeswax and peanut oil, this lightweight lotion also imparts a healthy sheen to skin without a greasy or sticky afterfeel. On The Waves Super Smooth Body Lotion, $12.50 for 236ml, from Bath & Body Works
The scented lightweight body lotion has shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E to keep skin soft and nourished. The fragrance is light and fresh, with a hint of wood.   Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration, $18.50 for 350ml
This lightweight body lotion is absorbed into skin in seconds, leaving a non-greasy, powder-like feel. It’s fragrance-free and has oats, which help repair and protect skin moisture barrier. What’s more, it’s also dermatologist tested to be non-comedogenic.