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Body butters and lotions both keep your skin soft and hydrated with natural ingredients but they a re very different.  While there are a lot of options available in the market, it is important to realize that different skin types as well as different circumstances require different products.

Body Lotion is lighter than Body Butter and has a non-greasy feel to it that absorbs quickly into the skin. It is an emulsion blend of water and oils both, making it ideal for those with less dry skin. Reach for the lotion when you need some lightweight moisturizer. This is especially ideal for the face and hands of those with less 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. They can be applied to the face and contain some amount of SPF, which is an add-on point when you go for lotions.

Lotions can be used during the day and at night.  They are non-comedogenic and do not clog pores.

On the other hand, body butter has a heavier, balmier feeling than lotion.  It is great for dry patches areas of the body, like the elbows, hands, legs, and feet.  Body butters tend to have a greasy texture and are perfect for those who have a very dry skin. Use Body Butter 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. Body butters should be preferably be 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.  But when it comes to the cold winter weathers, body butter can be used both day and night.


So what is the conclusion...

The main difference between these two products is that Body Butter contains more oils thus giving it a thicker consistency than body lotion.  The choice between the two products depends on your skin type.  Those with relatively drier skin can benefit more from body butters than lotions but both can be used for all skin types.


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