Cream of the crop: 10 best body moisturisers

They might not have seen daylight for a few months, but keep your limbs smooth and hydrated with one of these skin savers

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Hidden under winter woollies, tights and leggings for months on end, us Brits don't get much skin-out action. But don't neglect your limbs just because the weather's bad – when the sun comes out it'll take you that much longer to get bare-leg ready.

Use the cold, damp cover-up months to keep skin hydrated and soft with one of our pick of the best body moisturisers. From the good value Argan + Ultra-Rich Body Butter to the Emma Hardie’s luxurious Amazing Face Super Rich Body Butter.

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This wasn't an easy verdict to make as I'm a sucker for a beautifully fragranced body cream, but the REN Moroccan Rose Otto Firming Creme really is in a league of its own, not only in the scent department, but also in terms of its firming and tightening properties. Runner up, is the zingy zesty and superbly priced Champneys Energising Lime Body Soufflé, and the natural but hardworking Mio Future Proof Firming Active Body Butter – completely nasties-free! 

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1. REN Moroccan Rose Otto Firming Creme Riche, £36 for 200ml   

2. Champneys Energising Lime Body Soufflé, £10 for 300ml

3. Nivea In-Shower Body Moistursier Skin Conditioner, £3.65 for 250ml

4. Emma Hardie Amazing Face Super Rich Body Butter, £29 for 200ml      

5. Liz Earle Superskin Body Cream, £29.50 for 200ml      

6. Mio Future Proof Firming Active Body Butter, £35 for 240g     

7. DHC Olive Body Butter, £15.50 for 100g    

8. Argan + Ultra-Rich Body Butter, £8.99   

9. Lanolips Triple Buttermilk Body Balm, £13.99 for 170ml  

10. Soap and Glory Righteous Butter Deluxe Body Shimmer Cream, £14 for 180ml 

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