Skin feeling parched? These four, extra-nourishing body creams deliver hydration in spades

If your dry skin is yearning for moisture and hydration, a basic body lotion just won’t cut it — to truly achieve softer, silkier skin it pays to invest in something a little more hard-hitting. From an offering from cult beauty brand Augustinus Bader to an über luxurious La Mer iteration, the following four are the crème de la crème of the beauty world.

Augustinus Bader: Body Cream
Arguably the most googled name in skincare, Augustinus Bader has truly given new meaning to the term cult beauty. Suffice to say, when news broke that the Professor was launching a new product this year, attention was piqued. Harnessing the same Trigger Factor Complex as the applauded The Cream, this new product will offer avid fans rewarding skin rejuvenating benefits from the neck down.

Costa Brazil: Body Cream
The Body Cream by Costa Brazil, a brand from former Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa, only contains around 10 to 20 percent water, and so is brimming with an impressive array of undiluted active ingredients, including Vitamins A, B3, C and E and omegas 3, 6, 9. It is also aloe leaf juice-based, meaning that it packs a seriously hydrating punch. Vegan, cruelty-free and made with responsibly sourced ingredients, this is one moisturiser that deserves pride of place in the beauty cupboard.

Augustinus Bader, La Mer, Dr Barbara Sturm, Costa Brazil

La Mer: The Body Crème
It’s luxuriously thick and whipped for optimum silkiness, but the real magic with La Mer’s The Body Crème lies with its ingredient list. Combining the brand’s famous Miracle Broth, which harnesses the profound healing properties of a particular kind of sea kelp, alongside rare blue algae, La Mer has ensured that its body cream formula is intensely repairing and especially hydrating — upon using, skin feels instantly saturated, cushioned and smoothed.

Dr Barbara Sturm: Anti-Ageing Body Cream 
Dr Barbara Sturm’s silky body moisturiser is specifically designed to cater to ageing skin, and so is jam-packed with a medley of nutrient-rich oils and hard-working antioxidants. Like purslane, for example, an antioxidant powerhouse that helps calm the skin, or the white almond and elderberry blossom extracts, which have profound skin-tightening abilities. Plus, the lightweight texture means it absorbs quickly and easily, so you can slip right into your clothes after applying.

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