Summer time means time to show some skin – and we love these lotions that leave ours silky smooth

Some of us love our body lotions for their price, their fragrance, their multi-purpose uses, their absorbency, or just how our skins feel when we apply it.

Read more to find out which body lotions got our votes this year…


Zethu loves E45 Moisturising Lotion. It’s clinically proven to reduce roughness and flaking caused by extremely dry and irritable skin. For those who prefer their body lotion perfume-free so it won’t overpower their fragrance.

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E45 Moisturising Lotion 200ml, R 75.99 at Clicks

Lumka’s vote goes to Ingram’s Tissue Oil Cream. Specially formulated with a blend of nourishing ingredients, like argan oil, Vitamin E and Omega 3 & 6, to help replenish lost moisture and reinforce the skin barrier, skin feels moisturised for up to 24 hours. Dermatologist approved.

Ingram’s Tissue Oil Cream 300ml, R 45.99 at Clicks

Sasha is moisturing her skin and getting her glow on at the same time. She’s loving the mousse version of the 2019 Skinny Tan range – it’s light and doesn’t run or spray everywhere, and contains skin-smoothing oils and guarana for firming and helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite Who doesn’t want smooth AND firm skin?

Skinny Tan Body Mousse 150ml, R399.99, Clicks

Andile, and Tamlyn, like millions of South African women, are Nivea Babes. Andile says Nivea Q10 + Vitamin C Firming Body Lotion “firms her skin skin and makes it feel smooth”. Its powerful formula is enriched with three effective ingredients that work with your skin to intensively moisturise and improve its appearance. It noticeably improves the skin’s firmness in just two weeks.

Nivea Q10 Firming Body Lotion 400ml, R99.99 at Clicks

Jade’s favourite is Body Shop Body Butter. If the changing seasons leave your skin dry or uncomfortable, look no further than the iconic range of Body Butter from The Body Shop. They will help keep your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated for up to 24 hours. And if you can’t decide which one to choose from their range of 48, why not gift yourself with this set of three from Clicks?

The Body Shop Body Butter Gift Set, R200.00, Clicks

Chantelle swears by Dexeryl Emollient Cream – it’s non-irritating, absorbs easily and the pump bottle makes it convenient to use.

Dexeryl Emollient Cream 250g, R99.95 at Dis-Chem