Friday, February 19, 2010

Body Butter Benefits

If you are not sure what the difference between a body butter and body balm is I found this great article from Magic Senses with the definition of what a body butter actually is and what are the benefits.  Read on.

What is Body Butter?

Body butter  is a type of skin moisturizer used by many for extremely dry skin, particularly in the winter. It is usually much heavier than creams and lotions as it is made with a lot less water. Most body butters use a seed or nut oil as their base ingredient to produce the most hydrating formula possible and because it is made with nutrient-rich ingredients, it protects as well as hydrates the skin.

To make body butter, the seed or nut of choice is ground up to release its oil. The oil is then extracted from the pulp and mixed with other ingredients to produce the fragrant body butter.


There are many different benefits to using body butter, when compared to creams and lotions. Natural body butter is made using only natural ingredients, which are better for your skin and your body in general. They contain a higher level of emollients, which are absorbed into the skin and keep it moisturized. Body butter forms a protective layer over the skin, helping reduce the effects of the sun and hot and cold air. Many find that their skin is much softer and less prone to cracking or becoming inflamed when they use body butter.

Shea body butter created from Shea nuts, has high levels of vitamins A, E and F. These vitamins help to keep the skin moisturized and clear, plus they help to protect and rejuvenate the skin. Shea body butter can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and is beneficial for many skin complaints, including sun damaged skin and some skin conditions, such as eczema.



Afterglow Cosmetics said...

Body butter is very good...specially for the chapped and dry skin.I use it through the winter...keeps my skin good and smooth.

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Lori Stoia said...

Yes it is,Afterglow. But it can depend on the recipe. Some are greasier than others. I prefer body balms which I use on my cracked heals.

red bamboo said...

I often use a body butter, warmed, as a super hydrating body mask! Yum! Dry body brush or exfoliate first, then let your skin soak up the mask for 15-20 minutes - baby bum smooth and soft!!