Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing, Fragrance Free, and Soothingly Sensitive Body Lotions. Courtesy of Burt's Bees

You probably wouldn't drizzle body lotion all over your veggies -- but a reformulated line of Burt's Bees body lotions is utilizing the same technology found in salad dressing to ensure your skin absorbs the maximum amount of moisturizer.

The 99% natural lotions feature liquid crystal science, which also acts as an emulsifier to mix oil and water in the bottled salad dressings you buy at the grocery store. Translated into a moisturizer, that means the lotion will be in the same liquid-like state as your body is in, allowing it to pass more easily through the skin for a deeper and longer-lasting hydration that Burt's Bees claims will last for 24 hours.

"The lotions are certified natural by the Natural Products Association, dermatologist tested and absorb quickly," says brand manager Brian Berklich.

One lotion is entirely fragrance-free, another contains aloe and buttermilk for sensitive skin, and the third blends milk and honey for normal to dry skin. All three are free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, and petrochemicals.

We gave all three a test-drive and found that the Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey Body Lotion provided the most hydration for our already seasonally parched skin. Coconut, grape seed and sunflower oils are indulgent add-ins, and the soothing scent is a soft combination of honey, vanilla, lemon and mint. We're also loving the convenient upside-down squeeze tube, so we don't have to tap, smack or attempt any other rescue methods to get to the last dollop of lotion. After all, we're trying to save some bucks on skincare this winter!

The body lotions will retail for $7.99 for a six ounce tube, or $4.99 for a 2.5 ounce travel size -- and look for them to roll-out now at BurtsBees.com and national retailers like Whole Foods.

Want to add some more wholesome goodness to your bathroom counter? Check out the recent launch of Burt's Bees natural toothpastes.


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