Are you wondering what the difference is between body lotion and body butter? If so, you're not alone!
Body lotion has a thinner consistency than body butter. It typically contains a combination of water and oil as its base, which makes it easier to spread. The oil in body lotion is usually an emulsifying agent, which means it helps to break the surface tension of water so that the lotion can penetrate more deeply. This makes it gentler than a body butter, which needs to be applied with friction.
On the other hand, body butter has a thicker consistency due to its shea butter base. Shea butter is known for its moisturizing properties, so body butters are often used for dry skin or in colder climates. How to choose body butter vs. body lotion? You'll want to compare the ingredients lists of each product to determine which one is appropriate for your skin type. For example, a cream-based body butter will likely be more moisturizing than a lotion-based one, whereas a thicker body butter may not offer as much hydration as a thinner lotion. We recommend choosing a body butter with a water-based carrier such as coconut oil, shea butter, or jojoba oil. Our moisturizing body butter is made with all three ingredients.
Which is better for your skin? If you have sensitive skin or common skin issues like eczema than body butter is a better option. Most body butters are made with shea butter that locks in moisture and has healing properties to soothe the skin.
We hope this helps you make the right decision for your skin care needs!