Best Body Butters for Dry Skin in Winters
What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Butter”? You think its full of fat, greasy, sticky, unhealthy?? Or you believe its delicious, moisturizing, nourishing, enriching, softening & satiny?? Well, for me it’s the latter. Don’t get me wrong here, I am not talking about the “Butter” you slather on your toasts or paranthas; I am talking about the “Body Butters”. With temperatures dropping at constant rate, your skin needs demands deep nourishment to deal with harsh winter’s side effects. Though a body lotion can be moisturizing enough but that effect hardly lasts for few hours and re-application becomes must or you end up with dry, itchy & flaky skin. Body Butters are great for winters they provide moisture to the skin that lasts for easily 24 hours! So, these are our Top 10 Body Butters for Winters which are perfect for dry skin and are easily available in India.
Best Body Butter For Winters & Dry Skin
Palmer’s Cocoa Body Butter Formula Jar: Now, if you love cocoa based products, then Palmer’s Cocoa Body Butter (Rs 425 for 100gms or Rs 699 for 270gms, often available on discount online) is the one to try out. What’s best about this body butter is that it is literally available at half the price of TBS Body Butters making it one of the best and affordable body butters in India. A little product goes a long way hence you would need a little amount each time. It smells & feels heavenly, instantly heals the dryness & is very hydrating throughout the day.
The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter: I think The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter (Rs. 1095 for 200ml) is the Holy Grail body butter for very dry skin. The emollient texture is perfect for the harshest winters like for places where it snows. Once you slather this on, you are good to go with soft & well-hydrated skin for forever. Cocoa Butter fragrance is universally accepted and is adored by many.It is no wonder that this is the Best Body Shop Butter especially for those with very dry skin! Cocoa Butter is very efficient at lightening stretch marks and is perfect for those facing the issue.
Soap & Glory Righteous Body Butter: An award winning body butter, loaded with goodness of Shea Butter & Aloe Vera that are known as the best moisturizing agents. Best thing about the Soap & Glory Body Butter (approx Rs. 1400 for 300 ml) is that it doesn’t feel greasy even for a bit, sinks immediately into the skin and makes your skin feel silky and velvety. It is no wonder that its our top recommendation as one of the best body butters for winters. Only hitch is that it not that easily available across India. Though you can find this in Sephora Delhi or on some online sites.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter: A pure luxury product, it lives upto its claims 100%. Kiehls Creme de Corps Body Butter (Available in variant sizes, Rs 2,750 for 226 gms) is a rich and natural body moisturizer which is air whipped for instant penetration that works really well for those who have extremely dry & flaky skin. This one spreads easily onto the skin and takes a few seconds to completely sink in. It does not contain any kind of fragrance as such, so you might feel a miss of one. This is definitely one of the best body butters for winters and dry skin!
Fab India Rose & Almond Body Butter: The most affordable body butter in our list is the Fab India Rose & Almond Body Butter (Rs. 275 for 100ml) and it is equally a fab product. A non-greasy body butter which spreads easily, absorbs quickly, provides protection from skin dryness the entire day and smells amazingly of rose. This one is surely to be tried out especially by those on a budget and ranks well as the best body butter for dry skin!
The Nature’s Co. Irish Moss Body Butter: This body butter is one of best selling products of The Nature’s Co. It is great for those who have extremely dry skin during winters. The Nature’s Co. Irish Moss Body Butter (Rs. 1295 for 200 ml) is packed with goodness of Irish moss extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Grape seed oil & Olive oil. A thick textured butter which requires some work to get absorbed into the skin but the results are hydrated & glowing skin for 24 Hours. This is certainly one of the best body butter for dry skin available in India
Kama Ayurveda Kokum And Almond Body Butter: Another luxurious Body Butter which is made of pure & natural ingredients is the Kama Ayurveda Body Butter (Price Rs. 1195 for 250 gm). Loaded with goodness of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Kokum Butter & Organic Sweet Almond Oil it is a pure luxury for the skin. It feels rich when applied but quickly gets absorbed deep into the skin and regenerates skin’s glow. It is great body butter for those who are looking for lightening stretch marks too.
The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Body Butter: How can we talk about body butters and skip the most well known brand The Body Shop! TBS makes amazing body butters and it is no wonder that 2 of them feature on our list! Though I love many but I have a few favorites too & The Body Shop Vanilla Body Butter is high on my list. This limited edition flavour is usually launched around Christmas in India. This heavenly scented body butter literally makes you yearn for a cupcake is extremely good at hydrating the body. It keeps the skin hydrated for a good 10+ hours and is the perfect option this winters.
Forest Essentials Velvet Silk Body Cream Cocoa Butter: If your skin loves pure & ayurveda products then Forest Essentials Cocoa Butter (Rs. 1375 for 200gm) must not be missed. Infused with goodness of Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Wheat Germ, Vitamin E & Aloe Vera, it is everything a skin lusts for in winter. It is light weight and a little product goes a long way and is a perfect body butter.
Marks & Spencer Lemon Verbena Body Moisturising Cream: Another great buy for those who are on budget and do not want to compromise on quality. Marks & Spencer Body Butter (Rs. 499 for 200 ml, Available at M&S Shops) is for you if you lust for citrusy fragrances. It gets readily absorbed into the skin and makes it soft & supple.
Other great body butters that I would recommend is TBS Vitamin E Body Butter & TBS Moringa Body Butter which have already been reviewed here on HBM. These both hydrate the body well, last a good amount of time and must be included in you winter skin care.
Let us know your top picks to combat dryness this winter season!
Guest Post By Ria