It's not the lotion so much as the soaps and detergents that we use.
I'm a soap maker, I used to be addicted to body butter/lotion, would panic if I didn't have some with me at all times. Once I started using my handmade soap, I noticed a huge change in my skin, and the frequency in which I use lotions (as in, almost never).
Handmade soap can be substituted for shampoo, many of my male customers, when using it as a shampoo have noticed new growth and that their hair is growing in thicker (same for the women).
I make liquid soap, and I also use it as a laundry soap.
The cosmetics industry has us convinced that we need all these specialized creams and lotions for every body part.
Hand lotion, body lotion, body butter, night cream....ALL the same stuff. Same goes for shampoo, hand wash, body wash.....ingredients are essentially the same.
Body lotion/hand lotion etc, if its a commercialized product is mostly water. They go through the motions of adding butters, oils and glycerin, but for the most part they add them at such a small amount that they are not effective. And yes, they can be drying as they add alcohols and other chemicals. Not to mention the cheap fragrances they add are all alcohol based. They WANT you to have to go back to their products over and over again.
I could rant on the subject for a while.
Rough start due to major carb WD.
MWF: 1 hour run/walk, 1.5 hours in the gym - upper/lower and core
Sat/Sun=Yard/house work, chasing kids, playing
Family walk every night instead of everyone vegging in front of the TV
Personal trainer to build muscle mass & to help meet goals