What is Body Butter? And Why is it Important?
You've been seeing all the craze and wonder about body butter and the multiple properties about it, but you're not exactly sure what is it and why it's important.
Well, let's dive into it 😉
What is Body Butter?
Body butter is a thick and creamy oil-based moisturizer that protects your skin from dryness. But how does it do this?
Body butters (i.e. oil-based moisturizers) are known as occlusives, which are moisturizing agents that form a protective barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss. The water content in the skin, stays locked in leaving the skin hydrated, plump and youthful looking. Occlusives are very handy for those who have dry and rough skin, as using oil-based moisturizers keep hydration locked in the skin and fill in the rough patches to soften the skin.
Now, the ingredients in the body butter is the most important part 😋
Why is it Important?
Ingredients such as: Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Jojoba Oil provide the skin with rich nourishment and long-lasting moisture which is needed to make sure your skin thrives - no matter weather that lies ahead! Here are a few facts about the ingredients mentioned:
Shea Butter: heals and soothes the skin, due to its high vitamin content of A, E, F & K
Cocoa Butter: high in fatty acids that nourish the skin and improves its elasticity
Jojoba Oil: provides long-lasting moisture due to its smaller molecular size, non-greasy because it matches the sebum in the skin, and its non-comedogenic so it will not clog pores
High-quality plant oils easily absorb into the skin, protects the skin's barrier and prevents moisture from evaporating from the skin. This is why body butter is so important - especially for daily use - because it ensures healthy skin.
Our skin is the largest organ and requires the care and attention it needs to remain healthy, just like all other organs.
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About Enfematic: Enfematic is an Ottawa-based brand dedicated to creating and providing 100% natural and organic products to keep your mind calm, skin soft, and the body well. We handcraft all natural whipped Shea body butters, lip balms, bar soaps, soy candles, and aromatherapy products. Plant-based, cruelty-free, for all skin types.