13 Amazing Body Butters to Try Now
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
They're good for summer, good for sleep (there's even a dermatologist recommendation in the mix!), and there's a whole lot of shea butter to be found. Meet 13 fantastic body butters currently on our "fave" list.
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Indigo Wild Zum Rub ($10)
This all-over hydrator is a bit on the "thicker" side but it's a surefire solution for really, really dry skin.
Nanuet, NY dermatologist Heidi Waldorf, MD tells us this is one of her go-to "just because" gifts to give friends and family. "It's a pick-me-up moisturizer for anyone and everyone. Feels great, rubs in quickly and elegantly, provides prolonged moisturization and a relaxing aromatherapy. Also great to apply to kids before bed as part of a night-time relaxation ritual."
The supremely hydrating cocoa-shea butter mix makes this tropical-smelling, giving-off-vacation-vibes body butter a must for dry skin or anyone who's craving some beach time.
The name might give it away but this pudding-like product has a ton of "rich" oils and butters—shea, mowrah, mango and cocoa butter with exotic pistachio and macadamia oils to be exact—that somehow manages to give that perfect level of non-greasy, stays-all-day moisture.
Khus + Khus RASA Restorative Potion (Starting at $30)
It's botanical, aromatherapeutic and has a ton of antioxidants and even some brightening vitamin C. Can we please apply this everywhere?
It wouldn't be a body butter list without something from L'Occitane. This ultimate shea butter product (there's 25 percent!) is intensely nourishing and works quickly on even the driest, dehydrated of skin.
Made from coconut and Rosa Canina fruit oils, shea and even vitamin A, this head-to-toe hydrator also has a touch of sparkle for serious skin-perfecting benefits.
Neom Perfect Night's Sleep Magnesium Body Butter (Prices vary)
Need some sleep? There's a body butter for that. London brand Neom created this 100-percent natural butter from olive oil and shea butter but also added a bunch of magnesium and 13 relaxing essential oils that 85 percent of users say helps "achieve a better quality of sleep."
It's not a self-tanner but this lightweight hydrator leaves behind a wash-away sun-kissed glow that's especially good for the legs.
Designed to decompress and help soothe sore muscles, this hard-working butter is the best way to end a long day.
You only need the tiniest amount of this golden-hued organic potion that melts into elbows, knees, heels and the neck thanks to soothing seabuckthorn, jojoba and castor oil.
You'll fall madly in love with this fruity-fabulous, hydration-on-hyperdrive silky body butter that utilizes fair-trade bananas. It's limited-edition so run—don't walk—to stock up on the fun formula.