Luxurious Body Creams for Every Budget

With so many divine new body creams - at every price - your skin will be silky soft under all those layers of cashmere.

January 29, 2008 1:58 AM
jars of nivea renewal night creme and elemis pro collagen body cream
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Best for Anti-Aging

Splurge: $175, Elemis Pro-Collagen Radiantly Smooth Body Cream. While you sleep, this velvety veil helps repair environmental damage with antioxidant bilberry seed.
Steal: $8.99, Nivea Renewal Night Creme for Body. Go to bed slathered in this vitamin-packed potion and wake up with soft, glowing skin.
jars of neutrogena butter body cream and lisa hoffman spa bath body creme
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Best for Hydration

Splurge: $50, Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath Body Crème. Soak up the riches of the rain forest with Amazonian cupuacu butter.
Steal: $8.10, Neutrogena Comforting Butter Body Cream. This formula triples up on creamy butters: cocoa, mango, and shea.
jars of chanel firming body cream and burts bees cocoa butter cream
Gisel Florez
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Best for Firming

Splurge: $75, Chanel Précision Body Excellence Firming and Rejuvenating Cream. Indonesian purple bengle root firms slack skin — so you can save on the personal trainer.
Steal: $13, Burt's Bees Rich and Repairing Body Butter. Skin gets to have it both ways: mega moisture via cocoa butter and macadamia-nut oil, and firming up — thanks to the retinols.
jars of aveeno moisturizing cream and lierac body creme
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Best for Smoothing

Splurge: $36, Lierac Paris Hydrofilia Super Rich Body Cream. Straight from the French pharmacy, this delicately perfumed cream exfoliates and moisturizes.
Steal: $9.99, Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturizing Cream. Delicious-feeling, nongreasy shea butter and natural oatmeal soothe skin — no, it doesn't double as a breakfast cereal.