What are the Best Skin Care Products? Body Butters vs. Moisturizers vs. Body Oils

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Have you ever wondered which are the best skin care products for you? Body Butter? Body Lotion? Body Oil?  As you might expect, there are differences in how they are best used and when.  Here is our guide to the best skin care products for YOU.

 

Body Butter

Body Butter is thick and has the consistency of- you guessed it – butter!  It lasts the longest and is made of a base of fats and minerls extracted from natural ingredients such as palm, cocoa, coconut or nuts.  Carrier oils bind and deliver the essential ingredients to your skin.  It is particularly good at retaining moisture in the skin, lubricating and nourishing the skin.  It is great for helping with pregnancy stretch marks, and also as a styling aid for dry, coarse hair.

Caribbean Trading’s line of Body Butters are made with Cocoa butter.  It can help improve the elasticity in your skin with its natural collagen stimulants and elastin properties. If you are looking for a moisturizer that will also reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks, then these cocoa body butters are the best skin care products for you.  Available in Unscented, Coconut, Mango, Papaya, and Raw.

Best for: Chapped or dry skin or in dry or cold environmental conditions

Use for: Hard-core areas like knees, elbows, legs, hands and lips; scars and stretch marks

When to Use: After a shower or bath.  At night you can apply on hands or feet and cover with socks for some overnight rehydration.

 

Creams

Lotions have the same ingredients as butters, but also have water and water-based ingredients such as aloe vera, herbal infusion and hydrosol. They are lighter in texture and so are more easily absorbed into the skin.

Caribbean Trading’s line of Moisturizing Creams are made with natural ingredients.  They are enriched with antioxidants, coconut oil, shea butter, natural collagen and vitamin E.  Palm-Oil Free. Available in Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Coconut, Mango, and Papaya.

Best for:   An everyday moisturizer. Suitable for dry and all skin types.  Great for use in hotter, more humid climates. Also for after-sun skin care.

Use for:  Applied to the arms, stomach, and thighs.

When to Use: Best when applied after a shave, shower or bath.

 

Body oil

Body oils are not water-based and soothe and nourish the skin.  It is the most emollients and will absorb quicker and deeper than lotions or butters, working to soften the skin.  It doesn’t clog pores, but it is not recommended for those with acne concerns.

Caribbean Trading’s line of Body Oils are made with natural ingredients.  They soſten, smooth and hydrate the skin, naturally. The oil will nourish your skin and help promote elasticity, helping to diminish the signs of aging. The body oils are available in Chocolate, Coconut, Eucalyptsu, Hibiscus, Mango, and Rosehip.

Best for:  Dry, rough skin. Anti-aging.

Use for: Use it as a daily moisturizer, massage oil, bath oil, eye makeup remover, hot oil hair treatment or as a hair treatment before/after blowing drying your hair.

When to Use: applied to warm, damp skin, like after a shower or bath

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