Three Unscented Lotions to Soften Sensitive Skin

They won’t irritate your skin or compete with your signature scent.

Woman applying lotion to a little girl's feet
Unscented lotion is gentle enough for kids’ delicate skin.Pexels/Gustavo Fring

If your skin reacts poorly to added fragrance, or fruity and floral body lotions aren’t your thing, consider gliding on an unscented lotion instead. They’re just as nourishing as their perfumed counterparts, only they won’t compete with your perfume or turn heads if you use them as a hand cream in public. Here are our three unscented picks.

Aveeno Sheer Hydration Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin with Soothing Oat, Lightweight, Fast-Absorbing & Fragrance-Free Intense Body Moisturizer, 18 fl. oz

Classic Choice

This moisturizer sinks in fast to relieve irritation and scaly spots.Aveeno

Colloidal oatmeal is one of the gentlest, most nourishing skincare ingredients to look for. It’s made by suspending ground oatmeal in a liquid, like a lotion, and creates a barrier to trap moisture from the skin’s natural oils. It’s also anti-inflammatory, so you can soothe sunburns and severe dry patches.

Eucerin Intensive Repair Lotion - Rich Lotion for Very Dry, Flaky Skin - Use After Washing With Hand Soap - 16.9 fl. oz.

Heavy Duty Hydration

Alpha hydroxy acid and lactic acid exfoliate and soften.Eucerin

Physical exfoliants, like sugar scrubs, might be too harsh for sensitive skin. A lotion with chemical exfoliating agents, like alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and lactic acid sloughs away dead skin cells for a soft, smooth complexion.

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Hydrating Unscented Body Lotion with Vitamin B5 for Normal to Dry Skin, Non-Greasy and Fragrance-Free Lotion. 24 fl. oz

Lightweight

This formula is known for soothing and protecting fresh ink.Lubriderm

A lightweight, nongreasy and unscented lotion is key for smoothing away the dry patches that come with fresh tattoos. It’s also convenient for sinking in quickly after a shower.