I will admit that despite a single-minded obsession with skincare, I often forget about the skin on my body from the chest down. After a multi-step face routine, the last thing I want to do is worry about the rest of my skin. And while using SPF every day is the number one thing we can do to keep skin young and healthy, there also happens to be an abundance of anti-aging body lotions full of active ingredients that can aid in keeping skin youthful, too.

Up until recently, I was under the impression that body lotions that were advertised as “anti-aging” were a bit of a scam. But interestingly enough, most of these body lotions use the same ingredients that we look for when trying to find anti-aging creams for the face. As luck would have it, powerful actives like retinol, ceramides, peptides, squalane, caffeine, and more are not just for the neck up. They are all present in body lotions and work to actively keep the skin fresh, hydrated, and supple.

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I’ve rounded up some of the best lotion options I could find, at a wide range of price points. That way, you can enjoy the benefits of these yummy, buttery, age-defying lotions no matter what your budget might be.

The Best Anti-Aging Body Lotions For Luminous Skin

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Drugstore Picks under $20

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Daily Repair Moisturizing Body Lotion

Alleviate dry skin, restore moisture, and replenish skin lipids with this lightweight moisturizer.


La Roche-Posay Lipikar Daily Repair Moisturizing Body Lotion, $19.99

Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer

This gradual self-tanner is infused with collagen, elastin, and green tea infusion to help reduce the look of cellulite.


Jergens Natural Glow Firming Moisturizer, $9.99

Cult-Following Faves under $50

Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

Pure retinol and antioxidants moisturize the skin while diminishing the look of uneven skin tone and leaving skin soft and firm.


Paula’s Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment, $29

Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm

Improve skin elasticity with this ultra-nourishing, anti-aging formula that leaves skin feeling soft and supple.


Osea Anti-Aging Body Balm, $54

Caudalie Vinosculpt Lift and Firm Body Cream

Get visible firming results with this hydrating, nourishing body cream.


Caudalie Vinosculpt Lift and Firm Body Cream, $45

youth-inducing body lotions under $100

Cosmedix A-Lift

Brighten and improve elasticity with this exfoliating lotion for a firmer look and feel.


Cosmedix A-Lift, $48

Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream

Firm and tighten the skin with this nutrient-rich lotion. It features highly active compounds that diminish the signs of aging and restore elasticity for firmer, rejuvenated skin.


Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream, $125

Supergoop PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract

This absorbent, sweat-resistant lotion features SPF 50, so you know your skin is both hydrated and protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays.


Supergoop PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract, $58

Strivectin Crepe Control Tightening Body Cream

Improve the look of skin texture and crepiness with this brightening, firming, and nourishing body cream.


Strivectin Crepe Control Tightening Body Cream, $59

Kiehl’s Crème de Corps

This rich, hydrating moisturizer uses squalane and cocoa butter to moisturize and soften skin.


Kiehl’s Crème de Corps, $86

PCA Skin Body Therapy

Lactic acid, jojoba esters, barley extract, and shea butter promote youthful tone, texture, and hydrate your skin.


PCA Skin Body Therapy, $68

HydroPeptide Firming Moisturizer Slimming Body Rejuvenation

Check out this multipurpose firming moisturizer for the hands, face, and body.


HydroPeptide Firming Moisturizer Slimming Body Rejuvenation, $99

Jay Marini CelluliTX

This is a powerful solution for those looking to reduce the look of cellulite thanks to ingredients like caffeine, peptides, retinol, and more.


Jay Marini CelluliTX, $130

Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm

This firming body treatment minimizes the appearance of stretch-marks and provides intense hydration for smooth looking skin.


Tata Harper Redefining Body Balm, $185

Augustinus Bader The Body Cream

 A non-greasy, super-absorbent body moisturizer that features the same innovative stem cell technology found in the brand’s cult-favorite face creams for smooth, firm, and glowing skin.


Augustinus Bader The Body Cream, $180

This post was originally published on September 24, 2021, and has since been updated.

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