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Huns, if silky-smooth dolphin-like skin isn’t on your beauty agenda, it should be. Not only glistening from afar with no body make-up needed, one touch, and your fingers glide off your skin. No dry skin insight. But it can feel like a tug of war trying to find the best body products between body lotions, body creams and even body gels. First, push any lotions, creams and gels aside, body butters are the only thing you need in your body care routines for baby-soft skin that lasts all day.
So, what makes a body butter a body butter? Well, it starts with concentration and texture. Body butter’s are often extra rich and thick and can hydrate and moisturise (a big difference between the two) your skin – from extra dry and sensitive to oily skin types, there is nothing a body butter can’t soothe. The other factor that sets body butter apart from a cream or lotion is that they are formulated with incredible ingredients including squalane, glycerin, vitamin E, butter’s such as shea butter and oils such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and olive oil. Set to a thick butter-like balm, it coats and seals skin like nothing else.
While body butter’s fantastic at hydrating and moisturising your skin, you must also consider your body care routine. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Helping to remove the dead skin, this part of your routine will keep old and darker skin at bay revealing a soft and even finish. Consider this your prep. Then once clean layer your body butter as the priming stage and set it in with body oil for an all-day lock and glow.
Now you know what ingredients to look out for and a routine to implement, try these highly recommended body butters for your next routine.
The Body Cream
(Look past the ‘cream’ title, this is a body butter through and through)
Skin Therapy Cocoa Butter Raw Blend
Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream
Skin Food Body Butter
Intensive Care Body Butter Cocoa Radiant
The Body Shop
Shea Body Butter