Body Butter vs. Body Lotion

Body Butter vs. Body Lotion

What is body butter? 

Body butter is a blend of natural butter and oils, including shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, coconut oil and grapeseed oil. These ingredients are what makes body butter thicker and more concentrated than creams or lotions.  

Additionally, body butters are best for dry, cracked or sensitive skin that needs extra moisture from emollients. Emollients are substances that help soothe and increase moisture levels in the skin.  

To properly use and make the most of your body butter is to apply it to already damp skin from the shower or bath. This helps the skin stay moisturized because the butter and oils will seal in moisture from the water. 




What is body lotion? 

Body lotions have a higher water content than body butters, making them lightweight and easier to spread across the skin. Body lotions also go through more processing stages than body butter due to their manufacturing processes. 

Furthermore, body lotions are less likely to clog pores due to their lightweight formulas. Be sure to opt for body lotions that do not contain comedogenic ingredients and fragrances, because they are more likely to cause irritations. 


Is it safe to use both on my body & face? 

Typically, it is not recommended to apply body butter or body lotions to your face. Both products are specifically meant for the body, but generally both will not cause irritations as long as there are no fragrances or irritating ingredients. 

Although, any ingredient and product that is 100% vegan and cruelty free is safe to use anywhere and for any skin type! Thus, it is crucial to research diligently to ensure the products you are applying on your skin aligns with you, your skin and the environment around you. 



Which body butter and body lotion products are safe to use? 

Amazingly, Flora & Noor has products that not only are cruelty free, vegan and halal certified, they also contain rejuvenating and nourishing ingredients that work to improve your skin! Halal skincare goes through processing and manufacturing stages by following and upholding standards permissible for Muslims. 

Meaning, all stages of the manufacturing process are traceable and do not contain harmful substances, and because Flora & Noor is also a vegan skincare brand, they only use botanically derived or lab-made ingredients. 

Flora & Noor’s Oatmeal & Shea Body Butter is infused with a mixture of shea butter, coconut oil, kokum butter and colloidal oatmeal to nourish and soothe irritated skin! This body butter is also non-greasy and melts into the skin instantly, relieving dry, flaky and eczema prone skin. 

Moreover, the Oatmeal & Shea Body Butter is perfect to apply after shaving or sun exposure to refresh the skin, or after a hot bath or shower to feel luxuriously supple and soft all over. And it is completely safe to apply as much as you would like, without worry of over-moisturizing the skin. 



Are body butters necessary? 

You may be wondering, “are body butters necessary?” 

Well, if you’re looking for a product that will nourish, hydrate and rejuvenate your skin, body butters will be your best friend. In addition, if you have skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis, the Oatmeal & Shea Body Butter will soothe and heal your skin almost instantly.  

Furthermore, the Oatmeal & Shea Body Butter helps prevent breakouts throughout the body, as well as balance sebum production. These antioxidant properties also give the skin a smoother and brighter appearance, making your skin glow all day! 

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