Healthy & Hydrated: The Best Body Lotion for Dry Skin in Winter 2024

Healthy & Hydrated: The Best Body Lotion for Dry Skin in Winter 2024

Written by: Allison Taylor



Time to read: 11 min

The skin is the body's largest organ and serves as a protective barrier between us and the outside world.

It plays a vital role in maintaining our overall health by regulating body temperature, protecting against external aggressors such as bacteria and viruses, and preventing dehydration.

When the skin lacks moisture, it becomes prone to damage. From irritation to flaking, in extreme cases, it can even lead to cracking and bleeding of the skin. It's like a crack in your body's shield.

Winter's harsh weather puts us at a higher risk of this. But because we're often fully covered in winter, we might overlook the importance of proper body skincare to prevent dryness, minimize damage, and keep skin soft and hydrated.

Here are our dermatologist-backed recommendations to nourish your skin through the season.

Top Pick for Dry Skin – Non-Toxic and Clinically Proven

1. Le Prunier's Plumbody™ Hydrating Antioxidant Body Cream

Why it's the Ultimate Body Lotion for 2024

Le Prunier's Plumbody™ Hydrating Antioxidant Body Crème is a non-toxic, vegan body lotion that provides intense hydration and nourishment.

Made for all skin types, including acne-prone, sensitive, and dry skin, this fast-absorbing formula is clinically proven to improve skin hydration within 15 minutes of application.

With Plum Beauty Oil as a key ingredient, this multifaceted crème has essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich antioxidants that reduce the appearance of fine lines and blemishes to revive your skin's natural glow.

Dermatologist and pediatrician approved, it's also cruelty-free and environmentally friendly, so you can feel good about using it on your body.


The Best Body Lotion for Dry Skin in Winter

"Plumbody exceeds expectations! This lovely cream absorbs beautifully into the skin, is a pleasure to use, and produces results remarkably quickly. Smoother skin is great, but my favorite change is the cessation of burning, itching, and reddening all too common to my skin during winter. I was thinking this morning: this is heaven!"

- Jo C., Verified Buyer

Radiant Results For Dry Winter Skin

Velvety and non-greasy, Plumbody™ absorbs quickly into the skin for the immediate relief our skin craves in harsh winter conditions. But beyond quenching the skin, it offers incredible and clinically proven benefits from long-term use.

Within 15 minutes:

  • Skin feels moisturized and hydrated.

  • Skin texture and smoothness are improved.

  • Redness is soothed, and irritation is calmed.

  • Skin feels more plump and supple.

After 12 weeks of use:

  • Sensitive skin feels replenished.

  • Skin feels firmer and more youthful.

  • Visible improvement in flaky, dry, dull skin.

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Improved appearance of cellulite on the thighs.

Our Leading Patented Ingredient, Midnight Muir®

Those results are made possible by Plumbody™'s signature ingredient, Midnight Muir®. It's our rare and patented plum extract, which works as a superfood for the skin. 

Sustainably sourced from our family farm with over a century of history, Midnight Muir® delivers a powerhouse of vitamins:

  • Vitamin A: Promotes natural moisturizing, which helps hydrate the skin effectively for a smoother and softer appearance. Furthermore, it supports the skin's immune system, encourages natural peeling, and keeps the skin functioning at optimal levels.
  • Vitamin C: A potent antioxidant, it helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of sun exposure and environmental pollutants. It also plays a vital role in collagen synthesis, aiding in skin regeneration and overall health.
  • Vitamin E: Protecting skin cells from oxidative stress, it acts to prevent the signs of aging, as it combats free radicals produced by toxins in the environment.
  • Vitamin B3: Strengthens the skin's protective barrier, which reduces moisture loss and dehydration. Additionally, it is known for reducing redness, blotchiness, and the appearance of fine lines, improving overall skin tone and texture.

More Heroic Ingredients

Other key ingredients that set Plumbody™ apart are:

  • Collagen-boosting Eragrostis Tef Extract
  • Our cult-favorite Plum Beauty Oil

These ingredients provide intelligent hydration while fighting free radicals and improving skin elasticity.

Why Your Skin Needs Body Lotion During Winter

Whether you're actively outdoors during the winter, or staying cozy indoors, several factors can contribute to dry skin during the cold months.

  • Low humidity levels: Cold air holds less moisture, making it drier and less humid. This lack of moisture in the air results in dry skin.

  • Hot showers: As tempting as it may be to take a hot shower on a cold day, it can actually strip your skin of its natural oils and make it more prone to dryness.

  • Heaters: Indoor heaters are essential for keeping us warm, but they also suck out the moisture from the air, further dehydrating our skin.

  • Less water intake: In colder months, people tend to drink less water as they don't feel as thirsty. This can lead to dehydration and dry skin.

  • Winter clothing: Thick and heavy clothing may feel cozy, but they can also rub against the skin and cause irritation or absorb the skin's natural oils, making it dry.

These factors impact all skin types, making incorporating a body moisturizer into your routine important.

Neglecting to moisturize can lead to extremely dry skin and escalated flare-ups of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Finding the Best Body Lotion for Your Skin

What do you want most out of your daily moisturizer?

Between lotions, oils, creams, and butters, it can be a challenge to choose who your winter body care companion will be.

We're all familiar with the skin type of our face, but it doesn't always match our body's skin type.

Whether you're looking to keep your skin hydrated or see improvements in texture and wrinkles, using a product that doesn't suit your skin type will prolong achieving your desired results.

Key Ingredients Your Skin Will Love

  • Non-comedogenic oils: Some of the most widely used oils can clog acne-prone and sensitive spin. Antioxidant-rich oils like Plum Beauty Oil provide 8x the nutrients of marula oil without the risk of clogged pores.
  • Omega fatty acids: Collagen boosting to keep skin plump and firm, these are ingredients that mature and aging crave for improving skin elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Niacinamide: To combat dullness, redness, and hyperpigmentation, niacinamide gives you an even skin tone and a noticeable vibrant glow.

  • Vitamin A: For people struggling with rough and bumpy skin or conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, a powerful Vitamin A boosts cell turnover to heal existing skin damage and keeps the skin’s surface soft and smooth.

Our Plumbody™ Hydrating Antioxidant Body Crème is a versatile body lotion that has all of these ingredients, making it suitable and beneficial for all skin types.

✓ Vitamins A, C, & E, and Niacin (B3)

✓ Rich in omega fatty acids

✓ Rich in antioxidants and polyphenols

✓ Provides healing, deep hydration that lasts

Ingredients to Avoid

Not all moisturizers are built with winter conditions in mind. Some ingredients do more harm than good. When searching for the best body lotions, these are the ingredients you'll want to avoid:

  • Parabens: These synthetic preservatives may disrupt hormone function by mimicking estrogen, potentially leading to an increased risk of breast cancer.

  • Phthalates: Often used to increase the flexibility of plastics in cosmetics, phthalates are endocrine disruptors that can impact reproductive health.

  • Formaldehyde: This preservative is a known carcinogen and may trigger skin irritation and allergies.

  • Synthetic fragrances: These can contain allergens, endocrine disruptors, and irritants, and their specific components are often not listed due to trade secret laws.

  • Alcohols: Certain alcohols, like isopropyl alcohol, can be overly drying and irritating, stripping away skin's natural oils.

  • Comedogenic ingredients: These include common favorites like coconut oil, cocoa butter, and even argan oil. While not all comedogenic ingredients are harmful, these ingredients can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts and blackheads.

Remember that your skin is your shield; it's best to opt for body lotions with non-toxic, nourishing ingredients that give you the benefits without adverse side effects.

Plumbody™ was carefully formulated to ensure that you have a clean and luxurious body lotion that you can apply without worry of negative side effects.

Free of harmful ingredients, it boosts your skin's health with Midnight Muir®, our patented plum extract that feeds your skin what it needs to be supple and stunning.

Did you know?

Midnight Muir®, the leading plum extract in Plumbody ™, is 18x more powerful than a standard plum extract containing Vitamin A which is essential for healthy, moisturized skin.

Step-By-Step: Get the Most Out of Your Moisturizing Skincare Routine

Frequency: Apply Plumbody™ during your morning and evening routine, preferably after showering or bathing, to maximize the benefits this hydrating cream has to offer.

1. Dry Brushing

Using a soft-bristle brush (We recommend our Plumtox™ Dry Brush), gently sweep it over your entire body in an upward motion, moving towards the heart.

This technique helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate lymphatic drainage, preparing your skin to absorb the nourishing ingredients of Plumbody™ Hydrating Crème.

2. Bathe with a Gentle Cleanser

Seeking formulations suitable for your skin type, use a mild body wash that cleans without stripping the skin's natural oils and lipids.

3. Exfoliate Regularly

Choose an appropriate exfoliator to slough away dead skin cells and improve skin texture. Perform this step 1-2 times a week, as over-exfoliation can damage your skin barrier.

4. Pat Yourself Dry

After showering, pat your skin dry with a soft towel instead of rubbing, which can irritate.

5. Moisturize

While your skin is still slightly damp, apply Plumbody™, massaging into the skin with small circles. Take gentle care to apply the cream to your neck and decolletage to get the most of the Plumbody™'s restorative benefits, and apply generously to potential problem areas, such as dry hands or feet, as they are especially prone to cracking in the cold, dry weather.

6. Apply Sunscreen

During the day, finish your routine by applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen to exposed skin (yes, even in winter!) to protect it from harmful UV rays.

We recommend Plumscreen™, our 6x award-winning lightweight and non-greasy sunscreen. It's a 4-in-1 formula suitable for face and body:

  • Moisturizer
  • Makeup primer
  • Sun care
  • Highly potent anti-aging skincare

7. Drink Water

Yes, everyone says it, but drink plenty of water throughout the day to maintain internal hydration. This boosts your skincare routine that you can do anytime, anywhere, and it will be reflected in your skin's health.

With the right care, your skin can remain supple and radiant throughout winter and beyond.

Clinical Research

Clinical research shows that users of Plumbody™ experienced incredible improvements in their skin's appearance and in their confidence in as little as 12 weeks.

Reduced Wrinkles and Smoother Skin

In this before and after photo, we can see a reduction in red spots, an evening of skin tone, a smoothed appearance of skin texture, and a drastic reduction of fine lines along the neck after 12 weeks of use.

That means 12 weeks of caring for your skin throughout the winter will have you radiant for the spring sunshine and excited to show off your healthy, revitalized skin.


Hydrating with a quality body lotion is an essential part of any body care routine. Leaving skin feeling silky smooth, our Plumbody™ Hydrating Antioxidant Body Crème is a go-to daily moisturizer for long-lasting hydration and a plump, radiant glow.

  • Selecting a quality, non-toxic moisturizer that incorporates beneficial ingredients without harmful ones to keep your skin hydrated, soft, and healthy.

  • Applying body lotion immediately after showering locks in moisture and protects your skin from dryness.

  • Paying attention to potential problem areas, like dry hands and feet, and giving yourself a mini massage to promote relaxation and blood circulation.

You can check out our Plumbody™ Hydrating Antioxidant Body Crème here.

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Our Heritage

4 Generations. 3 Sisters. 1 Farm.

Welcome to Le Prunier, a skincare revolution rooted in a century-old family farming legacy. Since 1916, we've cultivated purple-red plums in Northern California, defining our heritage for four generations. In 1985, our commitment to sustainable, organic farming expanded globally with the discovery of the dried plum as the "Fruit of Life" in Western Asia. In 2014, we partnered with world-renowned labs to create our flagship product, Plum Beauty Oil, harnessing the skincare potential of our sun-drenched plums. With a 2,500-acre regenerative farm in Northern California, we practice herbicide-free cultivation and use 100% up-cycled plum kernels to eliminate waste. The Power Of Plum® is delivered through our patent-pending Plum Beauty Oil, cold-pressed on our farm. It's 6x more potent than Marula and 8x more robust than Argan oil against hydroxyl radicals.® Experience radiant, youthful skin with our fragrance-free, USDA-Certified Organic Plum Beauty Oil. Our cruelty-free, clinically-tested products redefine beauty with simplicity.

Embrace the legacy and power of plums with Le Prunier - where Tradition Meets Innovation® for timeless beauty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a body lotion or body cream on my face?

It is generally not recommended to use body cream on your face as the skin on your face is thinner and more sensitive than the skin on your body. Plumbody™ uses non-comedogenic formulations to avoid clogging pores and causing breakouts, but for optimal results, try our original Plum Beauty Oil for face application.

What body lotion is good for extremely dry skin?

For extremely dry skin, a body lotion rich in essential fatty acid, and non-comedogenic oils to lock in moisture and repair the skin barrier. Avoid lotions with fragrances or alcohol, which can irritate and further dry out sensitive skin.

What body lotion is best for mature or aging skin?

For mature or aging skin, body lotions that contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, retinol, peptides, and antioxidants are beneficial. These components help to improve elasticity, promote collagen production, and protect against environmental damage.

How can I prevent rough, dry patches on my skin?

To prevent rough patches during winter, incorporating dry brushing into your skincare routine can be highly effective. This technique involves using a dry brush on your skin in circular motions before showering to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote circulation. It is best complemented by moisturizing immediately after showering to lock in hydration.

How often should I moisturize?

Moisturizing should ideally be done twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before bed. In the morning, apply a lighter moisturizer to help protect your skin against the day's pollutants and environmental stressors. At night, opt for a more intensive moisturizer that can work with your skin's natural repairing process while you sleep.

Should I choose a lotion or a butter for very dry skin?

Body butter blends are very popular, but due to the heaviness of the comedogenic ingredients they contain, they can clog pores, which is detrimental to sensitive and acne-prone skin. For very dry skin, time is of the utmost importance, so choosing a lightweight lotion or cream will actually be a choice as it typically offers faster absorption and relief.