The Best Retinol Body Lotions for Smoother, Firmer Skin by Your Honeymoon

Time to step up your post-shower routine.


Whether your wedding dress is strapless, sleeveless, or back-baring, you'll want smooth, glowing skin everywhere—not just on your face. Plus, let's not forget about the honeymoon in your near future! So how do you attain it? We're sure you're already familiar with retinol and all it's beautifying benefits in face serums, moisturizers, and oils. But did you know the powerhouse ingredient can also be your ticket to smoothing and firming all of your skin? Meet retinol body lotions.

Retinol body lotions can help smooth fine lines, clear body acne, and correct hyperpigmentation on arms, legs, and more. We've rounded up some of the top reviewed retinol body lotions at every price point so you can get smooth, glowing skin by your honeymoon—no matter your budget. Be mindful though that those with more sensitive skin may have to build up a tolerance to the multi-tasking ingredient to avoid any irritation.

If you're ready to switch up your post-shower routine read on to see our picks!

See more: How to Save Your Skin If You’ve Overdosed on Retinol

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Rosen Apothecary Anti-Aging Retinol Body Lotion

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Caffeine isn't just a great early morning or midday pick-me-up: In this lotion, it aids retinol and helps firm skin. Another key ingredient in this lightweight lotion? Argan oil, which hydrates and moisturizes dry skin.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $16.99

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This Works Sleep Plus Dream Body

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Let this body cream get to work while you get to sleep. A blend of lavender, almond, and chamomile oils help you drift off to sleep, while retinol and amino acids soften and smooth skin—a dream for any restless or stressed bride-to-be!

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $46

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South Seas Skincare SHADE SPF 30 Sport Lotion

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This double duty lotion is a piña-colada-scented formula that contains both retinol and SPF 30. Smooth on the lightweight lotion to nourish your skin with aloe, and resurface with retinol and vitamins C and E.

SHOP NOW: Dermstore, $22

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Paula's Choice RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

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If fragrances aren't your thing, then grab this treatment from Paula's Choice that provides retinol and antioxidants without the extra scent. The texture is lightweight but rich, so it hydrates and smoothes skin without a greasy residue.

SHOP NOW: Paula's Choice, was $29, now $24.65

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Advanced Clinicals Retinol Cream

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Hyaluronic acid and retinol are a dream team that should be included in your skincare routine, and you can find both in this firming cream. With over 700 reviews, the top-rated and affordable formula targets fine lines, while chamomile and aloe nourish skin—all for just under $20.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $18.02

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Chantecaille Retinol Body Treatment

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Although it's a bit pricey, rest assured that a little goes a long way with this treatment. The blend of shea butter, rosewater, macadamia oil, and the star ingredient (retinol, of course!) results in nourished, silky smooth skin.

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $102

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Medix 5.5 Retinol Cream with Ferulic Acid Treatment

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Retinol may be the top billed ingredient in this treatment, but the ferulic acid in the formula is just as important. The powerful antioxidant protects skin from UV rays and aids the efficiency of vitamins C and E. The treatment targets fine lines and damage from sun exposure to improve overall texture and tone.

SHOP NOW: Amazon, $13.80

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