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Body butter or Body lotion?

January 09, 2021

Body butter or Body lotion?

Both body butters and lotions keep your skin soft and hydrated with natural ingredients but they are very different. While there are a lot of options available in the market, it’s important to realise that different skin types as well as different circumstances require different products.

Body lotion is lighter than body butter
Lotion is lighter than body butter and has a non-greasy feel to it that absorbs quickly into the skin. It’s actually an emulsion blend of water and oils both, making it great for those with not so dry skin.
Reach for the lotion when you need some lightweight moisture. This is especially ideal for the face and hands of those who have a not so dry skin texture.
Lotion is more hydrating and non-sticky. The water content in lotion is higher, which spreads more and carries less fatty matter. They can be applied to the face and contain some amount of SPF, which is an add-on point when you go for lotions.
Lotions can be used both during day and night. They are non-comedogenic and do not clog pores.
On the other hand, body butter has heavier, balmier feeling than lotion. It’s great for dry patches areas of our body, like the elbows, hands, legs and feet.
Body butters tend to have a greasy texture and are perfect for those who have a very dry skin. Use body butter when you need a more intensive moisturiser. This is ideal for rougher skin, as well as all over the body.
Butters carry less water and spread less in comparison to lotion. Body butters are raw and basic and lotions are more refined.
Butters should be preferably be used during night time as our skin is in the repair mode when we sleep. Hence, it tends to be more effective when used at night.

So, what’s the conclusion…
The main difference between these two products is that body butter contains more oils thus giving it a thicker consistency than body lotion. The choice between the two depends on your skin type. Those with relatively drier skin can benefit more from body butters than lotions but both can be used for all skin types.


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