Having healthy and soft skin is something that is on everyone’s mind. While drinking lots of water and topical application of moisturisers is essential, the weather also plays an important role in deciding the kind of care your body needs. Choosing the right type of product depending on one’s skin condition is important too.
About body butters
But first a little bit about body butters…
While lotions are the thinnest form of moisturiser, creams have a slightly thicker consistency. The most powerful form is the body butter, which consists of heavy oils and natural butters. Due to its intense creaminess and thick texture, it is extra effective in rejuvenating the dry skin.
Commonly, these are composed of shea, cocoa, coconut oil/butter or any other vegetable based oils. It may also contain oil based of almond, argan or olive. If you are worried about the residue the product leaves on the skin, then use it only on dry patches like elbows, knees, arms and legs.
Here are few of the popular body butters available in India…
This is one of the most hydrating and nourishing body butters. It contains Morocco argan oil extracts, which helps hydrate your body. Packed with shea butter, vitamin A, vitamin E, omega-6 fatty acids and linoleic acid, this product brings extra smoothness to the skin. Xpel Argan Oil Body Butter is aimed at healing dry skin and stretch marks too.
Mango butter is one of the richest essential oils with a formula that helps create a long-lasting softness. This product comes in a wide-mouthed plastic that makes it easy to take a scoop. Delon Mango Body Butter is lightweight, which melts into the skin and forms a protective layer over your body.
Composed of natural cocoa butter, this body cream feels exotically rich and intense in its moisturising ability. It gets easily absorbed into the skin, thus heals dryness and dullness. Himalaya Body Cream Rich Cocoa Butter is high in Vitamin E, due to which the moisture content in the skin is well retained. It also prevents skin damage due to sun and pollution.
This body butter has a pleasant coconut smell, which gives you a tropical feel. The thick texture and rich formula make it suitable to pamper your skin and body.
Enriched with hydrating coconut oil and camomile, the extracts are pure and natural, which leaves the skin silky and soft. Dirty Works Coconut Body Butter is suitable for all seasons and works best when used on damp skin right after bath. Allow time for the body butter to be absorbed into the skin before dressing up.
This is a highly intense moisturising body cream with a dense texture. It absorbs quickly thus is non-greasy on the skin and keeps it hydrated. With cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter and sun protecting ingredients, Delon Body Butter Cherry Blossom is suitable for dry skin to help maintain glowing skin.
This tub of goodness is a special gift for all moms. It has a mild soothing fragrance and intense moisturising ability that mothers require day in and day out. Himalaya Soothing Body Butter Lavender contains vitamin E, cocoa butter and glycerine which help relieve itchiness and soothe dryness, thus making it perfect for a daily use.
Dirty Works Body Butter with Moisturising Cocoa Butter and Macadamia Oil
This body butter is effective in keeping your skin silky soft throughout the day. It consists of natural shea and cocoa butter along with macadamia oil. The fragrance is infused with exotic essential oils of rock rose, neroli and jasmine, thus making it very soothing. Dirty Works Body Butter scent lingers for long hours, boosting the mood.
The signature blend of lanolin wax, natural emollients and vitamins in this body butter makes the formula a very promising one. Mcaffiene Smooth Jazz Caffeine Body Butter is a must-have product to flaunt a flawless skin. With pro-vitamin B5, vitamin C and E, this body butter helps keep skin young and nourished. Caffeine helps remove impurities from the skin, thus making it smooth and flawless.
Delon Body Butters come in a variety of flavours allowing you to choose your favourite one. This is yet another body butter from the house of Delon, which is specially formulated to maintain soft and supple skin. The essential oils included in Delon Body Butter Pink Grapefruit and Lemon Grass are extremely helpful in soothing dry skin and the effects are almost immediate. The scent of grapefruit and lemongrass are very energising, thus making it luxurious and delightful.
This body butter is made suitable for sensitive skin. The concentrated Mediterranean olive oil formula helps heal extreme dryness and other skin issues. Dalan D’Olive Body Butter has a thick texture and is non-greasy. The vitamin E content and the antioxidant properties in the body butter not only nourishes and moisturises skin, but also protects from all the external elements.
After finding your favourite moisturising product, the best way is to apply it right after your shower. It leaves the skin hydrated and retains youthfulness. Go on and grab your perfect product for this season.