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The Difference Between Body Butter and Lotion


We used to walk down the aisle at the drugstore and pick up our favorite shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and moisturizer without comparison. Now we walk in and there are 15-20 different options which make it challenging to determine the difference between all of them - with very similar names and packaging.  But there are differences amongst these products. Formulations, processes and more specifically ingredients and texture that makes for different types of lotions and creams. Here we will help you determine the difference between one commonly disputed argument: body butter versus lotion?

What is Body Butter?

A body butter is often thicker, heavier and has a more oilier finish to it. Body butter contains Shea butter and different oils such as coconut or jojoba. The oils and butter used are heavy and seriously moisturizing. Many people tend to pick body butter during the colder months since it is a thicker formula and it really gets in the chapped and dry skin. However, if you have sensitive skin or you are likely to break out, then a body butter could very easily clogs your pores.

What is Body Lotion?

A body lotion is nowhere near as heavy as a body butter. With water and less concentration of oils means most body lotions have a lightweight consistency and thus absorbs into the skin much faster. If you suffer from dry skin it is better to pick a lotion because of the water added in the lotion. The water rehydrates your skin and people prefer the consistency of the lotion as well. Skin MD Shielding Lotion is a great option when it comes to a body lotion. It is lightweight, packed with fresh ingredients and it also comes in an SPF version.

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Personal preference will always prevail in what you choose to apply onto your body. Just be aware of the signs and how your body reacts to it.

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