Is Body Butter Better Than Lotion?
We’ve all been there. Standing in your local San Jose grocery store, staring at the endless shelves of body butter and lotions, and wondering which one is right for you. With the vast amount of options available today, it can be difficult to make the right choice.
You may have such questions as:
Will this lotion cure my dry skin?
Can this body butter really give me that sought after “glowy” look?
Then, of course, the biggest question on all our minds:
Is Body Butter better than lotion?
To really answer this question, we first need to look at both lotion and body butter and see what they have to offer.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Lotions
Most of us have grown up using lotions. Brands like Aveeno and Jergens have taken the lotion world by storm from day one. Put simply, lotion has a much lighter feel than body butter and is typically a combination of oil, water, and an emulsifier.
A higher water content means that it locks in less moisture than a body butter, but allows it to absorb into the skin much quicker. This makes lotion ideal for a variety of skin types.
However, while water is beneficial for our skin, simply water alone cannot moisturize our skin. Although lotions do contain oils to combat this, you may find that your skin may usually feel dry after using lotions.
The high amounts of water in lotion may also make it more prone to molding, often requiring that a preservative be used to lengthen the shelf life of such products. At times, lotions can even contain parabens and other harmful chemicals acting as preservatives.
Benefits of Body Butter
Body butter can be made with a mix of several different ingredients, but it's most commonly a whipped butter like shea or cocoa on its own or with a combination of moisturizing oils.
Body butter is typically richer and more indulgent for your skin than lotion. This makes it a great choice for those who suffer from chronically dry skin.
Like lotion, body butter also creates a barrier for the skin, locking in moisture and protecting your skin from the elements, whether hot or cold. Keep in mind that, although beneficial, this could be too heavy for facial use.
All butter contains nourishing vitamins for the skin as well. Two kinds of butter that are prominent ingredients in our mixtures are shea and cocoa butter.
Shea butter has been used in Africa for years as skin moisturizer, and rightly so. It’s rich in Vitamins A, E, and F and assists your skin in collagen production.
While somewhat similar to shea in texture, cocoa butter comes right from the heart of the cocoa plant. It’s known by it’s sweet, intoxicating chocolate smell, and is loaded with Vitamin C. As if it couldn’t get any better, the high levels of phytochemicals in cocoa butter give it anti-aging properties.
There’s no need to worry about preservatives with body butter. As opposed to lotion, body butter does not contain any water, and this results in much longer shelf life.
Our body butter made here in San Jose is all natural, free of parabens, and made from a luxurious mixture of avocado, mango, cocoa, capuacu, and shea butter.
Along with the brilliant moisturizing properties of aloe coupled with the use of essential oils, our body butter will have your skin thanking you every day. We proudly offer ___ combinations of body butter, perfect for those who have dry, oily or combination skin.
The Final Verdict
Lotions are a good choice when you are in need of a more lightweight moisturizer, and is better for daily use on the face and hands.
Reach for a body butter if you suffer from dry skin or if you need a more intense moisturizer. Our (Insert body butter name here) would be a perfect start for dipping your toe into the world of body butter.
Don’t be shy.
Try our locally made San Jose body butter today to see the benefits for yourself.