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10 Best Body Butters to Revive Dry Skin

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Beat dry and dull skin with the 10 best body butters from Nykaa. These creamy, mildly-fragranced formulations ensure nourishment and hydration to the skin. Results? Happy and healthy skin around the clock.
10 Best Body Butters to Revive Dry Skin

Feeling a nip in the air? It’s time to bust out those snug socks, get cosy with a cup of hot chocolate (or several) and add a satiating body butter to your bathing regimen. For beauty readers new to this product, a body butter is a thicker, more emulsifying version of a regular lotion packed with good-for-you ingredients. Whipped to perfection, this heavenly jar acts as a tall glass of water for your dry skin, bestowing it with a radiant, super-soft feel on application. It also alleviates flakiness, redness and inflammation, often stemming from skin sensitivities around this time of the year.

If you’re on the hunt for a satiating body butter to glide through this winter season, here’s a tried-and-tested list of the best body butters compiled by Nykaa Editors. Before you get shopping, we’ve answered the most frequently asked questions about body butters. Give it a read and make an informed decision about your winter-apropos body routine.

FAQs

Why Body Butter?

If your skin is prone to getting exceptionally dry and dehydrated, a body butter should be on your radar. This exquisitely buttery concoct is powered with hydrators and emollients that radically transform your skin.

What Ingredients Should I Look for in a Body Butter?

To make the best of your bathing regimen, look for a body butter replete with shea butter, cocoa butter, argan oil, grapeseed oil, murumuru butter, almond oil or olive oil. These nourishing ingredients replenish the moisture content of your skin, forming a protective barrier on its outermost layer to promote optimal barrier function.

When Should You Apply Body Butter?

Lather a generous amount of a lush body butter onto the skin right after your shower. Applying it on slightly damp skin will ensure prolonged moisture retention, keeping signs of dryness and flakiness at bay. You can also reach out for a body butter after an in-shower shave session. This little beauty move deeply hydrates the skin and quells signs of discomfort like redness and inflammation.

Should I Use a Body Butter for Oily Skin?

Contrary to popular belief, moisturisation is indispensable for a healthy microbiome – and oily skin is no exception. As a matter of fact, your skin cells perceive the lack of moisture and flag it off, resulting in excess sebum production. Results? A vicious cycle that inevitably leads to uncomfortable and uncontrolled greasiness. To combat this concern, add a body butter to your vanity STAT. This harmonious blend of hydrating agents restores moisture to the skin, making it soft, supple, and balanced.

Can I Use a Body Butter for My Sensitive Skin?

Yes, you can use a body butter for your sensitive skin. Look for formulations packed with alleviating agents like honey, aloe, oat milk and more that impart the skin with a soothing effect. We also recommend steering clear of body butters with parabens and sulphates to prevent accidental flare-ups.

Top-Rated Body Butters for Glowing Skin This Winter

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program. These body butters for dry skin will elevate your winter shower routine exponentially.

1. MCaffeine Choco & Shea Body Butter

MCaffeine Choco & Shea Body Butter
MCaffeine Choco & Shea Body Butter
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What We Love: Decadence of a chocolatey treat
Key Hydrators: Argan oil, cocoa butter and shea butter

This MCaffeine Choco & Shea Body Butter ensures 72 hours of hydration to this skin. Its creamy formula melts into the dermis for a healthy glow while administering a single-tone, bright complexion – thanks to the blend of caffeine and vitamin E. A Godsend for folks with sensitive skin, you can grab this chocolatey delight at INR 645.

2. Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream

Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream
Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream
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What We Love: Dreamy texture
Key Hydrators: Cocoa butter

Give your body some TLC with the Himalaya Rich Cocoa Butter Body Cream. This silky-smooth formula is a moisture reservoir for the skin, making it appear brilliantly dewy and soft. A Nykaa bestseller, the blend also boasts vitamin E that guards the skin against damage induced by external aggressors.

3. Plum Bodylovin' Vanilla Vibes Body Butter

Plum Bodylovin' Vanilla Vibes Body Butter
Plum Bodylovin' Vanilla Vibes Body Butter
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What We Love: The scent of vanilla that tingles your senses
Key Hydrators: Shea butter, sunflower oil

The notes of vanilla in the Plum Bodylovin’ Body Butter will make you smell like a delicious cupcake. Crafted with a nourishing blend of shea butter, sunflower oil, and Brazilian nut oil, a scoop of this conscious body butter will rejuvenate your dry or patchy skin. The best part? This whip never feels uncomfortably heavy on the dermis!

4. Wanderlust French Lavender Body Butter

Wanderlust French Lavender Body Butter
Wanderlust French Lavender Body Butter
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What We Love: Protection against harmful UV rays
Key Hydrators: Shea and cocoa butter

Envelop your skin with the goodness of Wanderlust French Lavender Body Butter this winter. This luxuriant formula keeps your body moisturised all day with a sweet, lingering scent of lavender – that is never overwhelming. Another top-rated body butter for dry skin with underlying sensitivities as it is vegan, cruelty-free and SLS-devoid.

5. Vaseline Cocoa Glow Whipped Body Butter

Vaseline Cocoa Glow Whipped Body Butter
Vaseline Cocoa Glow Whipped Body Butter
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What We Love: Vitamin E for a luminous shine
Key Hydrators: Cocoa and shea butter

Want your skin to emanate an unparalleled luminous shine? Get your mitts on this Vaseline Glow Whipped Body Butter, pronto. A single dollop of the rich cream melts into the skin to hydrate, nourish and administer an even complexion. One of the most highly sought-after body butters for dry skin, you can now grab a jar only at INR 499. It’s also a stellar offering to remedy cracked or calloused feet.

6. The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter

The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter
The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter
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What We Love: Made of 96% natural ingredients
Key Hydrators: Shea Butter, brazil nut oil

Nourish and rejuvenate dry skin with Moringa Body Butter by the Body Shop. The formulation adheres to your skin, preventing moisture loss for 96 hours straight. We love how this cream sits in a 100% recyclable tub with an aluminium lid – directing unwavering efforts towards sustainability in beauty. Shop this non-greasy, non-sticky moisturiser on the reg for gorgeous skin that loves you back.

7. Nat Habit Fig Rose Primalight Skin Malai, Body Butter

Nat Habit Fig Rose Primalight Skin Malai, Body Butter
Nat Habit Fig Rose Primalight Skin Malai, Body Butter
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What We Love: 100% natural
Key Hydrators: Raw milk and grapeseed

The Nat Habit Fig Rose Primalight Skin Body Butter repairs and replenishes dry skin. Its whip is glycerine-free, formulated from natural malai (milk cream) in Nat Habit’s OG Ayurvedic kitchen. This silly-smooth cream percolates deep into the skin for 24-hour uninterrupted moisturisation and is known to cast away scaly, wrinkled skin.

8. Kapiva Ayurveda Ghee Kumkumadi Body Butter

Kapiva Ayurveda Ghee Kumkumadi Body Butter
Kapiva Ayurveda Ghee Kumkumadi Body Butter
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What We Love: Leverages 5000 year old skin ritual
Key Hydrators: Pure ghee, kokum butter, almond oil and wheat germ oil

This no-nasties formula by Kapiva Ayurveda uses 100 times washed ghee as the star ingredient. Lightweight and non-sticky, the blend hugs your skin for 24 hours of moisturisation and no less. Use it scarcely or generously to guard the skin against pesky dryness and flakiness this season. It also works effectively on excessively rough areas like the elbows and the knees. Try it out today to see for yourself.

9. Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Whipped Glow-Tion

Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Whipped Glow-Tion
Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Whipped Glow-Tion
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What We Love: Fragrance boasting notes of pink prosecco, sparkling quince, crystal peonies, gilded amber and amaretto creme
Key Hydrators: Shea butter and cocoa butter

The Bath & Body Works bestseller will warm your heart a thousand times over – an impeccable union of a satin-smooth cream with a delectable fragrance. This superior formulation infuses a conjunction of shea and cocoa butter for instant moisturisation while bestowing the skin with a shimmer. Grab this quick-absorbing and dermatologically-tested rub for the much-needed self-care session at home.

10. Earth Rhythm Honey & Shea Body Butter

Earth Rhythm Honey & Shea Body Butter
Earth Rhythm Honey & Shea Body Butter
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What We Love: Improves skin turnover
Key Hydrators: Shea Butter and honey

This Earth Rhythm Honey & Shea Body Butter soaks into the skin to keep it moisturised and nourished. At the heart of this brew is a trifecta of hydrators (re: shea butter, honey and squalane) that bolster barrier function, soothe irritation and shield against damage induced by radical aggressors.

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