Take a moment to read the ingredients in drugstore lotions made by large cosmetic companies. We should all think twice before giving them any more of our money!
Most mass-produced lotions contain several chemical preservatives and use mineral oil as their main moisturizing ingredient. Mineral oil comes cheap because is a byproduct of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil. Remember, everything you put on your skin is eventually absorbed into your body.
Anything that is a petroleum by-product should be avoided when using on your skin. Mineral oil gives a feeling of temporary softness. However, it draws moisture FROM your skin instead of putting it into your skin. Therefore, you keep having to reapply it to make your skin feel soft. It is a only temporary feeling of softness.
Using lotions made with natural oils is simple, affordable, and healthier for your whole body. They work better to moisturize your skin because they work as a humectant, pulling moisture from the air into your skin.
I found a great explanation here:
Mineral Oil and Why you Should Avoid it
Give my all-natural Many-Purpose Solid Lotions a try. Your skin will look and feel much better, and they're only $6.