A Feel (and Smell)-Good Daily Moisturizer

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Aveeno® Active Naturals™ Daily Moisturizing Lotion

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Burt's Bees® Richly Replenishing Cocoa and Cupuaçu Butter Body Lotion

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This virtually all-natural and cruelty-free* body moisturizer1, which has also claimed the marketing shtick of clinically proven 24-hour moisturization, quickly absorbs and keeps skin soft and supple.  Cocoa and Cupuaçu butters lead the charge with the help of botanical moisturizers like sunflower, coconut, olive and grape seed oils. Though it contains no artificial fragrances, the butters and vanilla aroma combine creating a lingering delicious smell. It feels rich and creamy, but since this lotion is a non-greasy formula, can also be used repeatedly to moisturize hands. It feels soothing when applied and varied users report it has improved their chronic skin conditions. With no sulfates, parabens, phthalates, or petrochemicals and a reasonable price point and widely available, you can feel free to apply liberally to your parched winter skin.

1 A CEW 2012 Beauty Awards winner 
*(non-vegan; beeswax is listed ingredient)


  • No sulfates, parabens, phthalates, or petrochemicals
  • Cruelty-free (non-vegan; beeswax is listed ingredient)
  • 100% natural fragrances
  • 99% natural ingredients
  • 50% post-consumer recycled packaging
  • Made in USA



  • Dermatologist-tested

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Basic Foods (Hoboken, NJ)








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Burt’s Bees




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