I’ve Tried Thousands of Body Lotions, but This $10 Spray Is Number One for Dry Skin

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For as long as I can remember (or at least, since my first ProActiv box set found its way to my doorstep), I have been militant about taking care of my face. But I've yet to find a product for the skin below my neck that I love enough to apply every day. After testing thousands of body lotions, I've found most to be too goopy and greasy to wear—no matter how dry, itchy, and flaky my arms and legs feel. But then, on my thousand-and-first try, I found the Flamingo Light Hydrating Spray ($10).

The new body hydrator—one of the first skin-care products from the cult-fave at-home hair removal brand—feels like a fancy spray mister. It's made with sugarcane-derived squalane, which dermatologists often refer to as "a big gulp" for your skin since it offers up both instant and long-lasting hydration. It's also got apple extract, which attracts moisture from the environment and will leave your limbs feeling dewy hours after you apply.

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Shop now: Flamingo Light Hydrating Spray, $10

In addition to its hydrating properties, the spray is also infused with white willow bark, a natural source of salicylic acid (a beta-hydroxy acid you'll frequently find in pimple-fighting products) to gently exfoliate. This works to slough off dead skin cells, mitigating your risk of body acne while allowing the lotion's other ingredients to penetrate more deeply.

For a lotion hater like me, the easy-to-apply spritz method is what makes the lotion so appealing. Instead of having to dip your fingers into a cream or pump out globs of goo from a bottle, it sprays onto your skin in a continuous mist. This means you can cover your entire body in the stuff—including hard-to-reach areas like your back and booty—in 10 seconds flat. And it's scented with vetiver, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, and Asian pear, which together smell fresh without being overly floral or sweet.

Don't just take my word for it, either: This lotion is so beloved by the Well+Good team, that three of our editors have swapped it in for their usual post-shower body products. Seriously—it's that good.

Want to know what a dermatologist uses on *her* post-shower skin? Check out the video below. 

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