September 24, 2019 3 min read 1 Comment
With so many moisturizers out there, we want to help you find the best one for your skin's unique needs. So we’ve decided to demystify bodily hydrators and tell you the difference between our four favourite ways to stay soft and supple all year long. This means you can grab the right bottle, tub or tube when your skin is craving a drink.
Creams have less water and are thicker than body lotions. They're great as a moisture boost when your skin is feeling particularly parched and work well on extra dry areas like elbows, hands and feet.
We offer a collection of rich hand creams, along with solid butters like our bestselling foot and hand butters, that are particularly great for dry feet and hands. These are especially useful in fall and winter when temperatures drop and cold air robs our skin of moisture.
Our hand creams are made with cold-pressed organic flax seed oil and are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids that deeply nourish your skin while sealing in moisture.
Meanwhile, the solid hand butter is made deeply moisturizing avocado oil and local beeswax which works to create a barrier against wind, cold and rain. It's easy to pop in your bag for a spill-free top-up when needed, but we also love it as an overnight treatment used with or without cotton gloves to seal in all of that hydration. The same goes for our classic foot butter. Banish dry (and cracked) feet and feel cozy in wool slippers, cotton socks or even flip-flops.
Body butters contain the highest concentration of oils of all of our body moisturizers and are great for when your skin is dry or irritated. Since they are richer, they often stay on the skin for longer. This might leave you with a tacky or sticky feeling at first, but over time it leads to even softer and more supple skin.
Body lotions are far and away the bestsellers in this category. They offer a combination of water and oil that, when mixed together, absorb into skin quickly to leave you soft and smooth. They contain the most water of any of the products we've discussed so far. That helps with the quick absorption and makes them a practical choice for everyday, straight-out-of-the-shower use.
They work for all skin types but we find they're best for people with easily irritated or troubled skin.
That's because we make ours with a soothing oat oil that's great for redness, along with shea butter for luxurious yet lightweight hydration.
Body oils might be one of the most mysterious moisturizers out there. They get a bad rap for causing breakouts and leaving an oily film, but when you use the right body oil you can get a moisturizer that soaks right in and feels weightless. If you are still worried, try it out first on your arms and legs, before moving to your chest, back or neck area.
The best time to use a body oil is right after you shower or bathe. Oils absorb quickly and work best on warm, damp skin. This will allow the body oil to lock in moisture and give your skin that beautiful hydration it craves.
We hope that helps make your quest for bodily hydration a little easier. In the end, we always recommend trying things out and seeing what works best for you.
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