January 5, 2020

Considered mostly as a woman’s essentials, body lotions seldom make it to the top list of toiletries of a man.

Man, of today, is a thoroughly well-groomed and chic looking individual. They have been going to extremes to keep their beards orderly, their bodies well-groomed and their hairstyles perfect.

However, there is one important thing that most of them ignore to work on – the skin.

Skin is a living breathing organ which needs as much care as any other part of the body.

Given the fact that skin is the largest organ in our body, the amount of care, us men give it, is still a lot less. Everything out there today is directly affecting the skin from UV Rays to Harsh Artificial Lightings.

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The worst constituent affecting the skin is pollution. Majority of Indian cities are polluted beyond normal and in such an environment, it’s only a matter of time before it all starts showing on your body. And once the winters start, the problem of dry skin and rough patches become very prevalent in our society.

A body lotion is thus an increasingly important requirement in a man’s cabinet.

They provide the perfect protection against the dryness and keep your skin glowing and active in harshest of conditions in which we might find ourselves.  In this article, we try to list ten best Body Lotions for Men currently available in India.

We Highly recommend you to read the Men's Body Lotion Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest body lotion technologies and  tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs 🙂

Top 10 Best Body Lotions for Men in India

Although my favorite among all is Ustraa Body Lotion for Men but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.

#1. USTRAA Body Lotion for Men

Men’s grooming market has been taken over by Ustraa in India.

They have been known to deliver quality products that men absolutely adore nationwide. It is not a surprise that our best product is offered by this brand.

The active ingredient in this lotion is a derivative of Shea Butter which is known for its healing properties as well as for its moisturizing ability.

Many skin conditions such as blemishes, itching, sunburns, wrinkles, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies, insect bites and frostbite can be treated using this natural cream.

Also, being rich in vitamins A and E, it soothes dryness and maintains integrity of the skin. Apart from that this product also contains Wild Flax Extracts and Brassica plant extracts.

These ingredients help in keeping the skin hydrated and protected from harsh artificial lightings and UV Rays. It absorbs into your skin without leaving any residue or clogging your pores.

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Features:

  • Active Ingredient – Shea Butter Derivative
  • Other Ingredients – Wild Flax Seed Extract and Brassica Plant Extract
  • Volume – 200 ml
  • Paraben-Free
  • Absorbs immediately and hence leaves no residue stickiness.
  • Gives a mild fragrant sheen which is not too overwhelming.
  • No Parabens and harmful chemicals
  • Contains ingredients medically proven to be good for skin
  • Not long lasting in winters and hence need re-application

#2. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion claims to improve the health of a dry skin in under 24 hours.

The active ingredient in this body lotion is Colloidal Oatmeal and is also enriched with other emollients. The nourishing lotion helps prevent and protect dry skin for an entire day.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion has been recognized by many users who claim that this lotion leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and naturally healthy looking.

 It is very sensitive for everyday use and guarantees remarkable improvements within two weeks.  This product is dermatologist recommended.

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Features:

  • Active Ingredient – Oatmeal
  • Dermatologist Recommended
  • Volume – 354 ml
  • Paraben-Free
  • Clinically proven to relieve dry skin
  • Moisturizes for twenty-four hours
  • Fragrance-free
  • Non-greasy and non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist recommended
  • Bit expensive

#3. Palmer`s Cocoa Butter Formula Vitamin – E

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body and Face Lotion is designed especially for Men.

This lotion is enriched with Vitamin E which helps replenish the dry skin. It also allows for fast absorption. A subtle chocolate scent, without being overpowering, keeps you fresh all day long.

It can also be used to moisturize your face after a shave, rehydrating your skin in the process.

 This lotion is highly recommended for all men looking for a lotion that has a rich texture, lasts all day and also act as a face moisturizer.

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Features:

  • Active Ingredient – Cocoa Butter
  • Volume – 250 ml
  • Faint Cocoa Scent
  • 24 Hours Protection
  • Body and Face Lotion
  • Natural Ingredients
  • Scent can be unpleasant for some people.

#4. Nivea Body Extra Whitening Cell Repair

This highly rated product from Nivea contains extracts of an Amazonian fruit called camu-camu and acerola cherry.

The unique formula is highly rich in Vitamin C and claims to repair the damages on the skin accumulated with age.

Users have claimed that this lotion has the ability to remove the dark spots, uneven skin tone, and skin conditions such as rough skin, cracked skin and itchy skin.

The formula with SPF-15 is free of paraben, mineral oil, colorants and other bleaching agents. Hence, they protect the skin from the Sun effectively without leaving any harmful residue.

 Nivea Extra Whitening Cell Repair and UV Protect Body Lotion claims to work from deep within and repairs the skin systematically.  The Nivea body lotion is also known to immediately absorbs into the skin and moisturize it well enough.

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Features:

  • Active Ingredients - Extracts of camu-camu and acerola cherry.
  • Volume – 200 ml
  • SPF15
  • Free of Paraben, Mineral Oil, colorants and other bleaching agents
  • Contains SPF
  • Effective for all skin types
  • Free of Paraben, Mineral Oil, colorants and other bleaching agents
  • Not Long Lasting. Might need re-application.

#5. Oriflame Happy Skin Hydrating Body Lotion

Happy Skin hydrating body lotion, marketed by Oriflame, has been offering various kinds of moisturizing body lotions and creams for dry and sensitive skin.

This product is formulated with Sesame Oil, a rich source of natural antioxidant.

They effectively protect the skin against damaging UV rays.

 Also composed of natural oils like pumpkin seed, linseed, and sesame, Happy Skin nourishes your skin and provides 24-hour hydration.

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Features:

  • Formulated with Pumpkin seed Oil, Linseed Oil, and Sesame Oil.
  • Volume – 400 ml
  • Can be used for any climatic condition
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • 24 Hour Hydration
  • The Scent can be unpleasant for some people

#6. Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Body Moisturizer

The Norwegian Formula range claims to contains glycerin, a known powerful moisturizer.

Glycerin along with a combination of other emollients, helps retain the moisture and rehydrate the dry skin.

For people with dry skin, the lotion gets absorbed into their skin like a dream. It lasts really long and rarely needs re-application.

It is catering to people with dry skin and hence, might not work as expected for people with normal skin.

 It is dermatologically tested. It is also Paraben-Free.

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Features:

  • Norwegian Formula Range
  • Volume – 250 ml
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Excellent for dry skins
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Paraben-Free
  • Long Lasting moisturization
  • Not effective for people with normal skin

#7. Himalaya Herbals Cocoa Butter Intensive Body Lotion

This moisturizer comes with the alluring properties of Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ Oil.

These active ingredients help restores the moisture in dry skin.  The natural ingredients also help to bring back the elasticity of the skin and hence, making it softer.

The anti-oxidants in the Cocoa butter is known to restore the dead skin. Olive oil and vitamin-E present in this body lotion controls the dryness. Anti-microbial properties of Olive oil heal conditions like skin irritations, rashes and imperfections.

 It also contains Grapeseed Oil that makes the skin wrinkle-free by acting as an astringent. The lotion also helps maintain an even skin tone.

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Features:

  • Enriched with Cocoa Butter and Wheat Germ Oil
  • Contains Grapeseed Oil which helps even the skin tone
  • Volume – 400 ml
  • Chemical Free
  • Quick Absorption
  • It is chemical free and hence good for sensitive skin
  • Goodness of Cocoa
  • The Scent of cocoa can be unpleasant for some people.
  • Not effective for extra dry skin.

#8. Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV-Protect Body Lotion

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Body Lotion is a non-greasy body lotion with SPF 25 and PA+++ formula.

Its’ unique formula helps nourish the skin entirely. The SPF protects the skin from harmful UV rays. This body lotion advertises to have a special mixture of Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E with UV filter.

They control the melanin and prevent tanning and associated darkening of skin. It also claims to maintain the pH balance of the skin.

 Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Body Lotion also contains Calendula known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.  It reduces the appearance of dark spots and improves the skin.

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Features:

  • SPF25 and PA+++ Formula
  • Contains Calendula with Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Fungal Properties
  • Volume – 250 ml
  • Body lotion with SPF
  • Very effective Sunscreen
  • Good fragrance
  • Being specifically a UV-Protect Body Lotion, they are not known to be very effective in Winters

#9. Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion

Vaseline is something everyone remembers from their childhood.

This product from the ever-reliable brand has been clinically proven to restore a dry skin. It has a fast absorbing formula which does not allow the lotion to stick to the skin for long.

Once absorbed, the effects of the lotion last for a long time.

 Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion is infused with droplets of petroleum jelly which locks in the moisture giving you smooth and supple skin.

Features:

  • Contains microdroplets of Vaseline Jelly to lock in moisture
  • Volume – 400 ml
  • Fast Absorbing formula
  • Smooth Gel
  • Lasts longer
  • Immediate effect
  • Trusted Brand
  • Not known to be effective for Normal Skin Type.

#10. Nivea Nourishing Lotion Body

Nivea sure knows what they are doing when it comes to grooming.

This product has the beneficial Almond oil as its active ingredient which gives your very dry skin an intensive care that it requires.

It also gives a long-lasting softness and protection.  The Nivea Nourishing Body Milk is formulated for people with dry skin.

It reduces the feeling of roughness and dryness and ensures a skin that looks beautiful and feels smooth.

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Features:

  • Enriched with Almond Oil, natural minerals, and Hydra IQ Formula
  • Volume – 400 ml
  • Reduces rough and dry distention.
  • Best for winters
  • Perfect for dry skin
  • Not effective for normal skin

Buyer's Guide - Body Lotion Buying Guide in India

What are Body Lotions?

It is a common mistake to equate Body Lotions with Moisturizers. Moisturizers are creamier and hydrate your skin from deep within, while lotions are comparatively thinner, runnier and work on the surface.

Traditionally moisturizers penetrate deep within the skin while the lotions make them linger longer on the skin. A lotion’s basic purpose is to be the first line of defense of your skin against external environmental factors.

A lotion primarily will have a moisturizing agent. The main ingredients that one can find in almost all body lotions will be either butter (i.e. shea or cocoa) and carrier oils. These ingredients are completely all natural and are extremely mild on the skin.

Their ability to moisturize and nourish your skin is unparalleled. They are found in almost all major cosmetic products.

Apart from butter and carrier oils, another incredibly popular component in a body lotion are the essential oils. These essential oils enrich the body lotion with faint natural scent. Some essential oils also contain anti-microbial properties. They are helpful in many different ways.

Why Use A Body Lotion?

The skin is the largest organ in the human body with around sixteen percent of body weight attributed to it. The skin continuously loses moisture due to a myriad of environmental factors.

As you age, the ability of skin to retain moisture also diminishes. Collagen, a structural protein found in skins is responsible for giving our skin that full and elastic feeling.

At a certain age, these collagen stops producing and our body cannot stave off damage caused by external environmental factors. As a result, we start forming lines and wrinkles. Oily skins, on the other hand, give rise to a variety of discomfort due to sticky appearance over the skin layer.

Using a body lotion every day reduces the chances of developing skin problems associated with dryness and oiliness. Both the conditions are detrimental to the skin.

Skin of a Man is 25% thicker compared to that of a woman’s. Hence, men need body lotions that will account for this central difference. Men naturally have a habit of neglecting their skin.

Especially today, environmental factors lead to the dried and weak skin. Such skin on the exposed areas of your body might get attacked by the airborne germs and cause skin diseases such as dermatitis and eczema.

Benefits of A Body Lotion

  • It locks in moisture. A hot bath or a shave can leave skin dry. As a result, the skin will have a reduced level of natural oils. So, body lotion is a beneficial way to reform the moisture balance of the skin.
  • A Body Lotion helps stimulate blood circulation and new cell generation.
  • A Continuous use of body lotions reduces skin problems and replenishes extra dry spots.
  • Extreme dryness and oiliness are bad for your skin. A body lotion will help keep both the extremes in check.
  • Skin conditions like acne are commonplace. A good lotion with anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties will help control such skin conditions.
  • It smooths and soothes skin and helps you relax.
  • It subtly scents the skin. A body lotion prepared from natural ingredients is a great way of giving your skin a delicate fragrance without using any artificial perfumes. When you smell good, you automatically feel good.
  • It maintains your glow. Using a body lotion helps to moisturize the skin and is the best way of retaining your radiance as the day wears on.
  • It keeps skin supple. Body lotion helps to fight the dryness that usually makes the skin look much older than it actually is, helping to keep it elastic and youthful.

How Does It Work?

There are tiny glands called sebaceous glands connected to hair follicles found all through the skin except for lips, soles of the feet and palms. They secrete a lubricating oily matter called sebum into the hair follicles to lubricate the skin and hair. They thus, help keep the skin moisturized and supple.

These glands are very sensitive to environmental factors. When it becomes too cold during the winters or when exposed to a harsh polluted environment on daily basis, these glands fail to generate enough sebum to maintain the lubrication of the skin.

Therefore, the skin starts turning dry, leading to skin breakages etc. A top body lotion for men thus supplements the sebum oil to hydrate the skin in such a scenario.

Our Criteria for Selecting the Best Body Lotions

  • Value to Volume Ratio – For the amount, we are spending it is absolutely important that we get a decent quantity of product. Keeping general Indian populace in mind, we have not selected Body Lotions that are too costly or too luxurious.
  • Brand Name – Better brand doesn’t necessarily mean a better product. Though, a reliability factor does come into play when the product is from a trusted brand. A popular brand can be trusted not to sell run off the mill products.
  • Active Ingredients – Body Lotions need to have active ingredients normally a butter or a carrier oil, which acts as a moisturizing agent.
  • User experiences – For all the test we do, user experiences differ from person to person. What is good for one person may not necessarily be good for others. Hence, a collection of generally positive reviews affirms our faith in the product.
  • Ingredients – It is important that the product shall not have too many non-active ingredients. This might act negatively in some cases.
  • Fragrance – A Body Lotion for men needn’t have a strong fragrance. It should do its work and at most provide a faint scent which shall easily go with the cologne.
  • Absorption Capabilities – If it’s not absorbing enough, it is not binding your skin. The lotion should not be sticking to your skin.
  • Paraben-Free – Parabens are a class of preservatives in cosmetic Industry widely found in Shampoos, skin creams and, mascara foundations. Recent scientific studies have linked Parabens to all sort of health issues from common allergies to even Cancer. Hence, it is of utmost importance for us to find a product which has ‘Paraben Free’ label on it.

Final Thoughts and Recommendation

Most of the Body Lotions available in Indian markets are for women. It is a rarity to find a product specifically targeted at men. Hence, our list also includes lotions which are unisex.

 Given our basic requirements, Ustraa Body Lotion takes the cake, for being the best body lotion for men in India.  Designed specifically for men, Ustraa’s Body Lotion gives your skin a healthy texture that it deserves. 

It contains ingredient medically proven to be good for the skin and moreover is Paraben Free.  This lotion also provides you a faint fragrance that is not too feminine giving you that much-desired boost for the day.

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