Body Butter. Just hearing these two words put together makes our skin jump with joy. The smooth, thick and creamy consistency of body butters is very similar to the butter we love slathering on toast. There was a time when our grandmas would actually apply generous dollops of home-churned white butter to nourish and hydrate their limbs during winters. So why deviate from tradition? Slather on some goodness onto your skin.
Why not just stick to lotions, you may ask? Well, body butters last longer and deeply nourish skin. They’re mostly a combination of wholesome oils like Coconut or Jojoba, and raw extracts of natural butters like Shea or Cocoa. They are barely ever diluted with water or a liquid base like lotions. They retain and balance your skin’s natural moisture and create a barrier between your skin and external factors like dry wind and changes in weather. Sold already?
Ready for a generous dollop of butter? Here’s a list of our favorite body butters, by far.
1. Sheer Goodness
You know a tub of butter is full of nourishing goodness when you get to see ingredients like Coconut, Jojoba, Almonds, Honey and Shea together. If you want to make your skin feel as soft as it does after a pampering spa-session, these body butters jam-packed with essential oils, butters and nourishing oils are perfect for you. Body butters are mostly au natural, but we recommend sticking to the brands that do them most justice.
2. Divine Fragrance
If your sole aim is to turn your after-shower body-softening ritual into an aroma therapy regime, turn to fresh fruits and flowers. Body butters stay on the skin for a long, long time, much longer than regular lotions, making them sweet carriers of fragrances. Treat your body to Argan oil or Cocoa-butter based products with fragrant additions like Rose oil, French Lavender, Sweet Pea and Mango pulp.
3. Chockfull Of Nutrition
When a bunch of vitamins and therapeutic ingredients add to your everyday body butters, you get much more than just love and care for your skin. These are the ultra-nourishing, enriching formulas that will luxuriously nourish your body. Look for butters that are high in Vitamins A, E and C, and skin loving ingredients like Tea Tree, Turmeric, Moringa and sea minerals. Psst… such jam-packed goodness is perfect for pregnant ladies as well.
4. Sweet Desires
Are you a fan of chocolate and strawberry everything? Does your secret treat veer towards delectable caramel or honey-based goodies? Then these sweet treats are meant for you. Made with nourishing elements that tug at your deepest desires, like Chocolate, Cinnamon, Vanilla and sweet Coffee, these butters are a pure pleasure. Let your skin share your sweet palate and pamper it with gratifying body ‘desserts’.
5. Skin Healers
Some body butters include a few naturally healing ingredients that target specific skin woes like stretch marks, excessive cellulite, pigmentation and more. If your body butter helps in treating such skin troubles and deeply moisturizes your skin, then it is a godsent product for sure. Search for ingredients such as Rosehip oil, Calendula, Sea Buckthorn oil and Licorice extracts.