Body Butter Demystified

Body Butter Demystified

Do you ever feel like your daily skincare recipe is pretty good, but the skin on your body isn't holding moisture in the way you really want?


Are you using topical lotions and creams like tiny appetizers and they just aren't satisfying in the never-ending cravings for ultra hydration?


It might be time to add another item to your body moisturizing menu: Body Butter!


What Is Body Butter?

Known for its rich and luxurious texture, body butter is a moisturizing skincare revelation! A body butter cream is more concentrated than traditional lotions or spritzes. Body butter is formulated with a potent combination of oils and butters derived from natural sources, such as shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and other plant-based oils and extracts.


What Is Body Butter Used For?

The main purpose of body butter is to provide deep hydration and intense moisture to your skin. It's especially beneficial for dry, rough, or flaky skin, and it can help soothe and alleviate conditions like dry patches, eczema, and dermatitis. One of the main body butter benefits is that it can be used all over the body, including areas prone to dryness like elbows, knees, and heels.


How to Use Body Butter

Step 1: Body Scrub First

If you want to incorporate body butter into your daily (or nightly) routine, you should always prep your skin with a natural body scrub first. Our Welcome to The Scrub Coconut Body Scrub is an organic coconut body scrub that perfectly sets the table for what's next.


This rich exfoliator serves up a double dip of organic smoothness with a hint of gentle grain to reset your skin back to its natural beautiful state. It locks in moisture and reduces inflammation while also working a double shift to treat body acne, bumps, and blemishes. Natural ingredients like cane sugar whisk away dry, dead skin while the antimicrobial properties of coconut oil protect you from harmful bacteria.


After you finish exfoliating your body with Welcome to the Scrub, your skin will be perfectly prepped to soak in all the heavenly moisture from your body butter.


Step 2: Body Butter

We don't like to brag, but our Coco Cocoa Creme Body Butter is simply amazing. From top to bottom, this triple whip coconut body butter is a luxury experience. Unlike a lot of typical body butters, Coco Cocoa Creme Body Butter by Eight Saints has a lightweight velvety texture that absorbs instantly into your skin.


Even with that quick application, this cocoa, coconut, and shea body butter formula is long-lasting and fabulously soothing. The secret is the triple whipped technique creating a gentle micro texture that has to be felt to be believed.


Simply massage our Coco Cocoa Creme Body Butter onto your newly clean skin until absorbed. Although it works great for your entire body, we don't recommend that you use it on your face.


You can use it daily, even more than once - another reason it's the best body butter for dry skin. Best of all there are no synthetics so you can feel confident about the natural layer of luxury that now surrounds you.


Body Butter vs Lotion

There are a lot of options when it comes to hydration and moisturizing your skin. Each has its own special place and use cases. Body butter is a great way to build a strong base layer that lasts a long time. However, if you are in need of a refresh, a hydrating body lotion spray like our Our Island Time Spray Lotion is a great way to keep things moist.


Our Island Time Spray Lotion lasts all day but can be reapplied if needed. It's also non-sticky and won't leave you feeling greasy. Whether you choose a spray or traditional lotion depends on how you're feeling. So for a quick, fresh burst of hydration, try our spray lotion.


Choosing between using body butter or lotion comes down to your personal skincare needs. Here are some factors to consider when deciding which to use:


Skin Type:

Body Butter: Body butter is thicker and richer than lotion, making it more suitable for individuals with extremely dry or dehydrated skin.


Lotion: Lotion is lighter than body butter, making it a good choice for people with normal to slightly dry skin. It absorbs more quickly and is often preferred for an everyday pick-me-up.


Time of Day:

Body Butter: Body butter is a great option for nighttime use because of its long-term absorption. Applying it before bed allows it to work on moisturizing and repairing your skin while you sleep.


Lotion: Lotions are awesome for daytime use, as they are lighter and absorb more quickly. They provide a quick boost of moisture for your skin.


Seasonal Considerations:

Body Butter: In colder climates during months when the air is dry, body butter can be your skin's savior, combating dry and flaky skin.


Lotion: In the warmer or humid climates, lotions come to the rescue providing hydration and keeping you feeling light and moisturized.



Body Butter: If you have specific skin concerns like eczema or severely dry patches, body butter can become a fabulous lifestyle upgrade giving you the extra moisture and protection those areas need.


Lotion: For your everyday moisturizing and daily maintenance of healthy skin, lotions are a convenient choice on the go.


An Up to Date Routine

Some people even use both products in their skincare routine, applying body butter to particularly dry areas and using lotion for touch-ups and overall moisturizing. Try experimenting with both to see which works best for your skin. It's comforting to have a locked-in skincare routine, but as seasons change it’s helpful to keep your healthy skin habits at their most effective. Whether you're starting out your day or ending your night, our Coco Cocoa Creme Body Butter offers a Michelin-star experience. You'll be counting the body butter benefits in no time.