Lotion, Lotion bar, or Body butter: Which works best for your skin type?
All body butters, lotion bars and lotions keep your skin soft and hydrated with natural ingredients but they are very different. While there are a plethora of options available in the market, it’s important to realize that different skin types require different products.
Lotion is lighter than body butter and more refined: Lotion is lighter than body butter and has a non-greasy feel to it that absorbs quickly into the skin. It’s actually an emulsion blend of water and oils both, making it great for those with not so dry skin. Reach for the lotion when you need some lightweight moisture. This is especially ideal for the face and hands of those who have a not so dry skin texture. Lotion is more hydrating and non-sticky. The water content in lotion is higher, which spreads more and carries less fatty matter. Lotions can be used both during day and night. They are non-comedogenic and do not clog pores.
Body butter & lotion bars are raw and lotions are refined:
Lotion bars are a solid block of lotion, used for moisturizing skin as part of your personal care routine. Lotion bars are made with natural ingredients that stay solid at room temperature, but melt a little from body heat, making it easy to apply the lotion bar as needed and store in a reusable container.
Body butter is a favorite among many for every day use or when you need a more intensive moisturizer. This is ideal for rougher skin, as well as all over the body.
Butters carry less water and spread less in comparison to lotion. Body butters are raw and basic and lotions are more refined. It cannot be applied to the face because our facial skin is way very sensitive and applying butters can lead to acne or dark facial color due to the excessive content of greasiness and less water content. Butters should be preferably used during night time as our skin is in the repair mode when we sleep. Hence, it tends to be more effective when used at night.