How many different kinds of lotion do you have?
There are 3 kinds of lotion, all are for everyday use and can be used all over the body, but, if you use it on your face, please choose "Unscented" for your fragrance choice (my favorite is the vegan avocado body lotion). All are paraben-free and cruelty-free.
What is the difference between the lotions?
I have 2 light lotions (avocado body lotion and whipped body souffle) and 1 medium lotion (shea butter cream). Other than the moisturizing ingredients, they are the same as far as texture, moisturizing power and shelf life. Whichever one you choose should be based on your own personal preference and what works well with your skin.
How should I use the lotions?
For all over, everyday moisturizing, a great base to layer under your perfume and for parts of your body that take you really want to soften and shine (arms, legs, hands), any of our lotions will take care of you.
I need extra moisturizing power.
We have you covered with the solid lotion massage bars and massage oil.
Lotions, Creams & Butters 101
How many different lotions are there in the world and what's the difference?
After much research, I've concluded that there are basically 3 types of skin moisturizing products: Lotion, Cream/Souffle and Butter. The difference is the oil to water ratio.
Lotion: This product typically has the most water and is thinner, it can be easily poured onto the skin. It is great for daily, all-over use and since it has the most amount of water, will be quickly absorbed by the skin. The downside is, since it has the most amount of water, it will sink in and dissipate faster, which means you have to apply it more often.
Cream/Souffle: Creams (in the lotion world, souffle is just a fancy name for a whipped cream) normally have a lower water to oil ratio, so they are thicker, with a vanilla frosting or whipped cream consistency and appearance. Because there is less water, it takes a bit longer for a cream to sink into your skin. Creams are great for really dry areas, hands, elbows, heels, knees, etc. A must for nurses, doctors, hair stylists, manicurists, cooks, daycare providers, anyone who washes their hands numerous times a day.
Butter: Butters are solid oils with no water or a very small percentage of water and have a solid, stick of butter-like appearance, hence the name. Body butter will melt on contact with skin, may seem a bit heavy at first, almost a greasy feeling (because it contains hardly any water), but give it time to sink in. After it does, your skin will thank you. Butters are also good for night treatments, such as applying liberally on your feet at bedtime and covering with socks while you sleep for soft, smooth heels.