Moisturised skin is happy skin. Whether your concerns are having dry skin or wishing to heal scars, burns, and that fresh tattoo, they can all benefit from the best body creams. We know what you’re thinking — slathering body cream in our tropical weather? It’s a recipe for discomfort and disaster. 

However, all is not lost. The best method for applying body creams is to slather them on immediately after towelling yourself dry post-shower. Stay in the bathroom with the steam — doing all these will help your moisturiser absorb better without leaving that sticky residual feeling we all hate. 

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Below you’ll find a list of the best body creams that will make your skin extremely happy and healthy. It doesn’t matter what your skin concerns are, because these body creams will definitely help heal your acne scars, burns, and fresh tattoos to its best potential. 

 

  1. Aquaphor Healing Ointment

This water-free ointment is formulated with 41% petrolatum that allows oxygen to flow and helps heal the skin. It also contains panthenol and glycerin to help moisturise and nourish the skin while promoting enhanced healing capabilities. Not only is it great for dry, cracked, and irritated skin, it also works to soothe minor cuts and burns. 

 

  1. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil

     

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Bio-Oil has been a constant cult favourite product, and it’s easy to see why. It’s affordable and it works. Formulated with PurCellin Oil, Vitamin E, and natural chamomile, these ingredients work together to moisturise, soothe the skin, and improve absorption rate. It’s best used to fade scars, but works most effectively on newer scars. 

 

  1. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion

     

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Looking for a gentle formula with no artificial scents? Look no further than Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion. This has potent hydrating levels while still being lightweight in texture. It’s a fuss-free lotion that does the job with no extra frills and is perfect for all skin types. Consider your tattoos and scars nourished. 

 

  1. Kopari Coconut Melt

     

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Coconut oil has long been lauded for its moisturising benefits — it’s all-natural too! This balmy body cream from Kopari is formulated with coconut oil and has gentle, skin-soothing properties that are perfect to calm irritated skin, heal tattoos, and lighten scars. 

  1. Lubriderm Advanced Therapy Lotion

     

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This body lotion has been clinically-proven to moisturise skin for 24 hours, so you never have to worry about your skin sitting dry (especially if you’re always in an air-conditioned room!). Formulated with Vitamin E, Vitamin B5, and essential skin lipids, this will care for your healing scars in the best possible way, and hopefully you’ll be scar-free after some usage. It’s also great for fresh tattoos to keep the colouring bright and sharp. 

 

  1. Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion

This body cream has three functions: it moisturises, exfoliates, and conditions the skin. Exfoliating may sound scary especially if you have a fresh tattoo or healing scar, but this one boasts a gentle process that just enhances the renewal of skin. When your skin renews quickly, the scars will also go away quicker!