What are the Benefits of Cream? Like lotion, body cream is used to treat and prevent dry, cracked skin while keeping it supple and moisturized. Because it provides a barrier that provides ultra-hydration, it's best for dry to excessively dry skin and for normal skin during the harsher winter months. Skin is our largest organ and everything you put on your skin may be absorbed into your body. Therefore choosing clean, gluten-free, hypoallergenic body lotions is important for achieving glowing skin.