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Best Body Lotions For Men That Smell Great & Work

Like your favorite shaving cream, beard oil, hand lotion, or shampoo, one of the most important aspects of your grooming routine is making sure that you take good care of your skin.

With your skin being the largest organ on your body (although men often disagree with this statement :-)), there is a lot that is going on at the surface of your skin that you need to be aware of to ensure that you look your best.

Below we share some body lotions that will restore moisture and protect your skin from dry weather.

Related: How to Smell Great

Best Body Lotions For Men

1. Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion

One of the most highly respected brands among the men’s grooming world is going to be Jack Black.

Of all the grooming products in their lineup including body washes, hand lotions, and shave creams, they are the chic man’s luxury grooming company.

So, what makes this body lotion stand out from the rest of the pack?

For starters, they pack soy protein into the bottle.  Soy protein if you aren’t aware, can moisturize the skin without leaving an oily residue along with having natural firming properties (this will help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles).

To ensure that wrinkles stay off your skin as long as possible, the Jack Black body lotion contains Vitamin E.  This vitamin is an effective antioxidant that will help to protect the cells on your skin from free radical damage.

Ingredients aside, as is common in Jack Black products, this bottle of body lotion is colorant-free, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, along with being cruelty-free and alcohol-free!

This is one of the best body lotions that you can buy with an extraordinarily ‘clean’ ingredient label.


  • A great moisturizing lotion for all skin types
  • Absorbs quickly into the skin
  • Uses a formula consisting of high-quality oils and vitamins


  • Pricey compared to some other brands
  • While many love the smell, others do not
  • May not last long if you are consistently applying

What You Need To Know

Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion is a well-loved lotion for men of all ages and skin types. It acts perfectly in tandem with the rest of the Jack Black daily regimen.

2. Brickell Men’s Deep Moisture Body Lotion for Men

Upstart Brickell is making waves in the men’s grooming world.

Delivering top-notch products that we recognized in our best shampoo and best conditioner for men roundup, they are time and time again making products that men absolutely love.

So, what makes the Brickell Men’s Deep Moisture Body Lotion so special that it should be added to this list?

For starters, this solution contains 99% natural ingredients.  Of the 99% that are natural, 80% of them are certified organic.

Both the aloe vera and jojoba contained within the bottle will do an effective job of moisturizing your skin to help and eliminate any ashiness or general dryness on the surface.

Beyond these two keystone ingredients, the Vitamin E and green tea will work together to bock free radicals and further heal your skin.

Therefore, if you want to retain your youthful look and keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay, then this should be an effective solution.

Don’t think just because it’s natural that it won’t work, this body lotion will be effective for men who withstand the incredibly tough dry winter months of the northeast or the desert arid conditions in the southwest.

For added assurance, this is the highest peer-reviewed body lotion on this list.


  • Effective at hydrating and soothing skin
  • Subtle, masculine scent
  • Luxuriously absorbent, and never greasy or sticky
  • Made with high quality, natural and certified organic ingredients


  • Pricey (but worth it)
  • May irritate allergy-prone skin

What You Need To Know

Brickell is an industry leader in all-natural and certified organic men’s skincare and grooming products. Its fast-absorbing moisture body lotion is a bestseller and is sure to please men of any age, with any skin type; we love it.

3. Gold Bond Men’s Everyday Essentials Lotion

Gold Bond has been around for years delivering quality grooming products that can be found in either the corner drug store or the big box retail store.

For the thrifty man looking to save a few bucks, this option by Gold Bond is a 3 in 1 solution that should help your skin on all areas of your body.

Formulated to work on your body, hands, and feet, it will achieve that healthy look for your skin sans the dryness.

Men who want a light lotion will love its non-greasy formula and light scent.  Just a few pumps of this stuff should last you about 24 hours.


  • Contains aloe, silk amino acids, and other proven moisturizing agents
  • Can be used on face and body
  • Affordable without sacrificing quality


  • Strong fragrance may not suit everyone
  • May not be ideal for oily skin
  • May need to reapply throughout the day

What You Need To Know

Gold Bond stands out for its array of affordable men’s care products. This body lotion is our budget-friendly pick for dry skin.

4. Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer

This cruelty-free all-natural body lotion by Hempz relies on a wide array of effective ingredients to get your skin in the best shape possible.

Enriched with hemp seed oil (sorry guys THC-free), the 17oz lotion bottle also contains important vitamins for ultimate skincare health.

Inside you will find it packed with vitamins A, C, and E that will work to not only give your skin a naturally healthy glow but also leave the hair follicles in great shape as an added benefit.

While we went over the impact of parabens above (in that they are a key preservative for the larger brands), health-conscious men will love the absence of this chemical in the product.  Beyond parabens, if you have gluten intolerance and find that you get contact dermatitis when using gluten-based products, the Hempz body lotion is in fact gluten-free.

Lastly, and perhaps the most important factor of the lotion is its inclusion of shea butter.

While the hemp seed oil will be primarily responsible for the moisturizing and nourishment aspect of the lotion, it’s the shea butter that will provide an extra conditioning coat and form a light protective barrier for deeper moisturizing properties.  This will be especially true if you live in an area (i.e. city) that has harsh environmental pollutants.


  • Natural hemp seed oil and shea butter deeply moisturize
  • Vitamins a, c, and e repair and protect skin
  • 100% vegan for acruelty-free product


  • Artificial fragrance may be too strong for some
  • Dimethicone may irritate highly sensitive skin
  • Does not contain 100% natural ingredients

What You Need To Know

Hempz is the go-to brand for men who want to reap the benefits of hemp seed oil. Their original body lotion can be used all over for smoother skin.

5. Lubriderm Men’s 3-in-1 Fragrance-Free Lotion

This 16oz pump-based lotion for men is an extremely versatile and cost-effective lotion that you can pick up either online or at your corner drug store.

Relying on mineral oil along with aloe vera to deliver moisturizing abilities, this product is geared for body, face, and post-shave use.

You may notice that cetearyl alcohol is a base ingredient.  Since this is a fatty alcohol and its purpose is to act as an emulsifier (gives texture and thickening properties).

For men who have either sensitive skin or just simply a sensitive nose will love that this product is free of any synthetic or natural fragrances.


  • Effective, aloe-enriched face, body and after-shave moisturizer
  • Fragrance-free
  • Lightweight and breathable – never greasy or sticky
  • Great value


  • May irritate sensitive skin

What You Need To Know

Lubriderm’s dermatologist-developed skincare products are recognized around the globe for their simple, proven and effective properties − fast absorbing, long-lasting moisture. Its 3-in-1 lotion is a top seller among men of all ages with normal to dry skin.

6. MenScience Androceuticals Advanced Body Lotion

One of the leading ingredients found in most eye creams and other anti-aging products for both men and women alike is hyaluronic acid.

While the term may sound a bit scary at first, hyaluronic acid is an incredibly potent ingredient in warding off wrinkles.  With its uncanny ability to hold many times its weight in water, it is a gentle yet low hazardous chemical that does an incredibly effective job.

Therefore, if you are an aging man or one that simply wants to carry a more youthful look, this product is aimed squarely at you.

Besides its potent humectant base, this product carries both oat and soy extracts along with aloe vera that will work to keep your skin well-nourished.

The unscented mixture is suited for all skin types.


  • Hyaluronic acid and glycerin are proven to heal and hydrate skin
  • Oil-free formula suits most skin types
  • 100% free of fragrance, dyes, and other irritants
  • Seals in moisture for long-lasting results


  • High price point (for a high-quality product)
  • The formula may be too thin for ultra-dry skin
  • Not ideal for men who prefer scented body lotion

What You Need To Know

MenScience Androceuticals provides men with a great variety of premium skincare solutions. Scientifically proven ingredients make this natural lotion a top pick.

7. NIVEA Men Maximum Hydration 3 in 1 Nourishing Lotion

When we fell in love with their incredibly effective and highly touted aftershave balm, it’s clear to see that Nivea knows a thing or two when it comes to keeping a man’s grooming routine on point.

Based on their proprietary Hydra IQ Technology, this body lotion by Nivea is designed to last 24 hours.  What makes this body lotion unique, and worth of inclusion on the best body lotions for men list, is that it will keep your skin hydrated and moisturized without feeling overly greasy.

While most skincare folks will automatically scoff at the inclusion of alcohol on the ingredient label if it’s balanced properly it should do a good job at balancing the oily-ness feeling that so many men just simply can’t stand.

With its dermatologically tested formula, expect to feel and look a lot fresher while exuding more of a healthy glow to your skin.

The Nivea body lotion does come as a 3-in-1 conditioner for the body, hands, and face and will emit a slight oceanic scent upon application.


  • Can be used on your face, hands, and body
  • Your skin will absorb this body lotion within seconds
  • Keeps your skin moisturized throughout the day


  • It is slightly thin and runny
  • Two applications may be needed for dry skin
  • Strong scent may clash with your cologne

What You Need To Know

Nivea is one brand you can depend on when it comes to quality skin products. This is probably the best lotion that you can use all over your body without experiencing skin irritation.

About Adam

As the lead editor of Tools of Men, Adam is an expert in all things men's grooming and style. When you don't find him reading up on the latest style trends, he likes to go jogging, attempt to distinguish the differences between IPAs, and play sports with his kids.

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