Some of the best body butters for the skin are shea butter that comes from the African shea nut tree. Shea butter has a high melting point which is about skin temperature and means it absorbs almost immediately on contact with the skin. Cocoa Butter comes directly from cocoa seed and has a nice chocolaty scent to it and a luxurious texture.
Mango butter comes from mango seeds and is loaded with extra vitamin C and has a little more of an oily texture. It gives a nice glow to the skin and is not as heavy as the other two butters if you need something lightweight.
Body butters are used to hydrate the skin, and the best time to apply body butter is actually directly out of the shower while your skin is still somewhat moist. Body butters help seal in moisture that is already in your skin. If you apply the butters directly to dry skin they may not absorb well, and may sit on top of the skin.
Body butter is good for your skin!
A lot of traditional lotions or creams contain parabens which have been linked to certain female cancers such as breast and ovarian. Parabens are used as preservatives in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
Natural body butters only contain natural ingredients. Body butters are good for the skin because they contain emollients from the nut oils inside the seeds. Once applied to the skin, this makes it possible for the body butter to last longer than any lotion, and because most lotions contain water…body butters only contain the butter(s) used and carriers oils used.
Body butters also form a protective barrier over the skin to lock in moisture. Our skin already has a natural barrier to help protect us from the elements, but free radicals in the dry air, hot sun and cold winter weather can all have damaging effects on our skin. Again, body butters form an additional protective layer for our skin from those elements.
After using body butters, many people notice how soft and supple their skin is. The cream relieves dry, cracked skin and promotes healthier skin to be beneficial for people with problematic skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. People who suffer from eczema or psoriasis do not have the proper PH balance of moisture in their skin.