I Asked Editors to Reveal Their Favorite Expensive Body Lotions and the Dupes That Are Just as Good

No matter how good a particular product may be, it's sometimes hard to rationalize spending your hard-earned money on beauty essentials that will eventually have to replaced. It's tempting to snag trendy luxury products after trying them—only to realize that you'll squeeze the last drop of product out and be left with an empty tube one day. If you're finding yourself doubting your shopping habits and wondering what's on the market that can help you achieve your self-care goals for less, you've found yourself in the right place.

I tapped Who What Wear's beauty editors for their go-to luxury products and the less-expensive options that offer the benefits they're after for much less. I'm talking about nearly half the cost for some. Ahead, see the six expensive body lotions we love and their high-performing alternatives at drugstore price points that deserve love.

Content creator Sasha Mei in a terry cloth robe from Saie.

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1. If You Love Osea's Undaria Collagen Body Lotion…

…Try Osana Naturals' Body Lotion

2. If You Love Le Prunier's Plumbody Body Créme…

…Try Vaseline's Advanced Repair Unscented Lotion

Emmanuelle Koffi lounging in a black bikini while visiting Hôtel La Ponche Saint-Tropez.

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3. If You Love Kiehl's Since 1851's Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter…

…Try Naturium's The Glow Getter Multi-Oil Body Butter

4. If You Love Tronque's Firming Body Butter…

…Try Soft Services' Carea Cream Moisturizing + Softening Body Lotion

Content creator Emma Hoareau laying on a hotel bed in a towel.

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5. If You Love Nécessaire's The Body Lotion…

…Try Paula's Choice's Daily Replenishing Body Cream

6. If You Love Augustinus Bader's The Body Cream…

…Try Avène's XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream

Maya Thomas
Assistant Beauty Editor
Maya Thomas is Who What Wear's assistant beauty editor based just outside of Seattle, Washington. Her strong love for all things beauty and fashion stems from a strong childhood interest in the fine arts. During a gap year spent in Paris studying the history of French fashion, she shifted her focus to English literature and journalism as a student at Loyola Marymount University with the goal of one day pursuing a career in fashion. After graduating in May 2021, Maya began freelancing for Parade.com as a contributing commerce writer while also building a following on her lifestyle blog, Itsmayalala.com. When she's not writing, Maya spends her free time catching up on reading, perusing art galleries, and enjoying a night out at the ballet every now and then.