I use body lotions and body creams year round but they are a must have in the winter. Dry itchy skin is the worst and the cold weather mixed with the indoor heat can make it unbearable. Though often a simple nourishing body cream will not cut it in terms of treating my winter skin. I need something stronger and preferrably with some exfoliating properties. As someone who loves using chemical exfoliants on my face, it only makes sense to apply the same idea to the skin on my body! While I love a good body scrub, they aren’t enough for my winter skin. I love using body lotions with AHAs, BHAs and retinol to help exfoliate off dead skin cells and stimulate cellular turnover for the skin which helps to target uneven skin tone and make the skin look healthy and glowing. Here are some recommendations of exfoliating body lotions to try this winter.

Exfoliating Body Lotions

Body Lotions with AHA and BHA

1. Pixi Glycolic Body Lotion

This was the most moisturizing and hydrating out of all the body lotions. It helps to exfoliate gently but also helps when my skin is feeling dry or itchy.

2. Farmacy Honeymoon Glow Body

I absolutely LOVE the Farmacy Honeymoon Glow serum for the face so I was so excited to try this. It’s a bit thinner than some of the others so I don’t find it to be as hydrating but it does a really good job at helping smooth the skin. My skin definitely looked very radiant and supple when using the glow body.

3. First Aid Beauty KP Smoothing Body Lotion

This lotion is not super rich but does a fantastic job at helping get rid of any bumps that I have on the back of my arms. I feel this one was the best at targeting bumps or keratosis pilaris. Used in conjunction with the accompanying scrub is magic!!

4. Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Glycolic Body Lotion

A nice richer cream perfect for winter – it helps moisturize the skin while also giving the benefit of exfoliation. It gives a mild exfoliation while still helping to nourish the skin in the winter months.

5. Ole Henriksen BeamCream Smoothing Body Moisturizer with AHAs

With the addition of caffeine, this whipped body cream helps to remove dead skin cells, nourish and condition the skin. It has a citrus scent for an added bonus!

6. Necessaire The Body Peel Resurfacing Serum

This is more of a treatment to use underneath or mix in with your moisturizer. It contains 12% mix of lactic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid to help with strawberry skin, uneven texture and ingrown hairs.

7. Paula’s Choice Weightless Body Treatment 2% BHA

If you struggle with body acne or breakouts in addition to dry skin, this body treatment is perfect. It contains salicylic acid which will target breakouts but also has vitamin e and chamomile to soothe and calm.

Retinol Body Lotions

While using a retinol on my face is a non-negotiable, I often forget to extend that thinking to the skin on my body. Now I regularly use a body retinol product to help target signs of aging and keep the skin on my body well nourished and looking its best.

8. Necessaire Body Retinol

Designed to target crepiness and smooth skin, this overnight treatment is great to use alone before bedtime. It also contains 10% AHA and various peptides to soften and soothe the skin too.

9. Chantecaille Body Retinol Treatment

I’m a long time fan of Chantecaille makeup and skincare and this luxe body treatment is great for helping get smoother and firmer skin. It contains encapsulated retinol and can be used daily.

10. Versed Gentle Retinol Body Lotion (discount code: ALITTLEBITETC10)

For an affordable yet effective option, I love this retinol body lotion from Versed. It’s gentle yet still makes my skin look less dull and my skin feels so smooth.

11. Kopari Ultra Renewal Retinol Body Cream

In addition to encapsulated retinol, this body cream contains acai to soften skin, pomegranate extract to target pigmentation and aminobutyric acid to stimulate collagen production.

12. Sol de Janeiro Beija Flora Elasti-Cream

If you prefer a body cream that also has an amazing scent, this elasti-cream is a great option. It is formulated with bio-retinol but also with squalane and collagen to intensely hydrate and plump the skin.