Everyday life can really suck the moisture out of skin so it’s important to give yourself a bit of TLC every so often. Body butter is heavier than most other creams and lotions because it tends to be made of rich seed or nut oils. These ingredients are packed with nutrients and are added to protect, rejuvenate and nourish the skin – especially useful if you live in a city and spend a lot of time under air conditioning.
There are literally hundreds of body butters out there so to make the job easier for you, we’ve whittled the choices down to four covering all budgets…
Soap & Glory Righteous Butter
If you’re looking for a bargain, Soap & Glory is always a great place to start. With their sassy vintage style packaging and tongue-in-cheek humour, Soap & Glory products make for fun, novelty purchases – perfect for birthday gifts for female friends.
The Soap & Glory Righteous Butter is a thick, smooth moisturiser best massaged into damp skin after washing. Once it sinks in you can enjoy the leafy aroma featuring mandarin and bergamot, with a zesty middle note and a sexy, woody undertone.
If you’re keen on shopping ethically then you can rest easily knowing Soap & Glory products are never tested on animals. The travel size version of this body butter is also a nice purse-friendly £2.50.
Burt’s Bees Cranberry & Pomegranate Body Butter
U.S brand Burt’s Bees has attracted an impressive following in the UK – and it’s clear to see why. All products claim to be 100% natural, while the company itself runs on all kinds of social and environmental principals.
Of course, if you’re rubbing something liberally all over your body it does help to know that it’s a good ‘something’. Burt’s Bees Body Butter is packed with antioxidant-rich cranberry seeds combined with pomegranate oils and cocoa and jojoba butters, which melt luxuriously into your skin as you rub, leaving the surface feeling soft, plump and silky smooth.
You can buy a generous 185g pot for £12.99.
Cowshed Slender Cow Extra Firming Body Butter
As we move up the price scale we start to get added benefits from our body butters. This firming product from funky brand Cowshed promises to tone skin and reduce stretch marks by 32% after 12 weeks of use.
Powerful marine ingredients have been added to the formula to improve the skin’s elasticity, including Norwegian kelp, pearl moss and bladderwrack. Massage this thick, aromatic butter into your body’s trouble spots including buttocks, inner thighs, belly and bingo wings.
Cowshed Slender Cow Body Butter is a hefty £28 but if it really does make us feel soft and svelte then who’s complaining?
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Whipped Body Butter
The ingredients list is mouth watering but this product isn’t for your taste buds, it’s for your skin. This brand has been a favourite for decades and it’s still going strong. This luxury body butter is rich, creamy and yet light on the skin, promising silky hydration for 24 hours.
Expensive but exquisite, you can buy Kiehl’s Body Butter for £45.