Lush, lavish & loving skincare for dry & parched skin
Is the skin of your arms, legs, tummy, back, and shoulders, as soft and as well cared for as it is for face or hands? Do you have roughened skin on elbows, knees and ankles? Does your skin go itchy and dry in winters? If yes, you need body butters for sure.
Skin is the largest organ of the body as it covers every bit of it from outside. And still, when talking skincare, we usually stay limited to face and neck, or at the most, hands and feet. Well, skin is not something that’s just on your face or neck or hands. The rest of it also needs moisturization and hydration. Body butters help you do just that.
Most people neglect skincare of arms, legs, tummy, back, knees, elbows, ankles and other areas not so visible but every bit as vital to your overall personality. After all, this skin too suffers from dryness, breakouts, sweating, pollution, fluctuating weather, and whatnot.
Quite a few people just slather on a body lotion on arms and legs as supplementary skincare. Well, this isn’t enough. There are times when your parched, inflamed and rough skin needs more. Much more. Your skin needs healing and soothing care with body butters.
Body Butter: What exactly it is
Body butter is a dense and thick moisturizing formulation specially formulated for skin prone to dryness. It has nil or nominal water content (unlike creams or lotions) and is ultra rich in natural nut and seed fats like oils and butters like cocoa butter, mango seed butter, shea butter, extra virgin olive oil, argan oil, and sweet almond oil etc . Plant butters and seed oils have healthy fatty acids that are excellent skin nourishers.
Body butter formulations are often enhanced with flower or fruit or leaf extracts such as banana, aloe vera, and nargis. These can also contain essential oils like lavender, lime, orange and mandarin, and vitamins like A & E etc. Extracts, essential oils and vitamins add their own benefits like antioxidant protection, lipid barrier strengthening, and glow boost etc.
Body Butters: How these help the skin
Body butters deliver intensive moisturization benefits to skin. These have skin softening and hydrating properties that help reduce dryness. Body butters also help lock in skin’s moisture by enhancing skin’s protective barrier that in turn reduces hydration loss to keep skin softer for longer. Body butters also help with soothing, brightening, firming and rejuvenation of skin, depending on the active ingredients in a specific formulation.
Body Butter: When to use
The best weather to use body butter is winters as cold and dry winds are really bad for skin. Also, with heaters dissipating dry heat in closed spaces, the skin gets drier faster, and needs extra nourishing care that body butters deliver handsomely.
If your skin is dry, or if parts of your skin are consistently dry and rough, you should use body butter through the year.
Body Butter: How to use
Being denser than cream and lotion, body butters may take some massaging action before getting fully absorbed by the skin. Trust us; it may take an extra few seconds but your skin will say thanks daylong.
After shower or bath, take a small amount of body butter and apply gently on the skin. Massage with soft, soothing strokes till it gets absorbed into the skin.
Like all moisturizing products, body butters too are best applied on skin that still retains post-bath moisture.
Body Butter: How to choose the best one for yourself
There are some simple tips to choosing quality body butters.
Read the ingredient list to see what shouldn’t be there
No mineral oil/ petrolatum, no silicones, no parabens, no synthetic colors. Your body butter should have none of these. Mineral oils and silicones suffocate skin. Parabens can cause hormonal disturbances. Synthetic colours can cause allergies.
Read the ingredient list to check what should be there
Cold pressed seed oils and plant butters, vitamins, fruit or leaf or flower extracts, and essential oils. All these are excellent active ingredients to have in your chosen body butter.
While the primary benefit of body butter is to moisturize and soften skin, there may be additional benefits like anti-ageing care and anti-stretch mark action etc. You should choose accordingly.
Last but not the least; always buy from a reputed brand known for its quality products and customer recommendations.
We recommend WOW Skin Science Body Butter range
WOW Skin Science has launched a range of body butters with premium cold pressed oils and butters, and other pure active ingredients for healthy benefits. All these body butters are also completely free of mineral oils, parabens, synthetic colours and silicones.
For sensitive skin prone to redness – Powered with Coffee Extract, Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, & Aloe Vera Extract.
For deep moisturization and intensive dryness protection – Powered with Tucuma & Cupuacu Butters (from Brazilian Amazon Rain Forests), Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Moroccan Argan Oil, Aloe Vera Extract & Pro Vitamin B5.
For softening rough and dry skin – Powered with Banana Pulp Extract, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Extract & Vitamin E.
For softening and revitalizing dull skin – Powered with Mango Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Extract & Vitamin E.
For a refreshing, nourishing and brightening benefits – Powered with Shea Butter, Orange Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil & Lime Essential Oil.
For hydrating and softening skin – Powered with Moringa Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil & Aloe Vera Extract.
For hydrating, toning and enhancing skin – Powered with Rose Water, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Extract & Vitamin E.
For delivering ultra-rich moisture to parched skin – Powered with Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Extract & Vitamin E.
For nourishing & protecting aging, dry skin – Powered with Moroccan Argan Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Extract & Vitamin E.
For skin softening hydration – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Extract & Vitamin E.
For hydrating & softening dry skin – Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Nargis Extract, Aloe Vera Extract & Vitamin E.