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8 best body butters to soften your skin

8 best body butters to soften your skin
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Also known as moisturisers, body butters are a vital step in any body care routine. Body butters help to condition the complexion and replenish moisture levels, transforming the skin from dry and dull to soft and nourished.

Although body butters and creams are similar, there is a small difference. Body butters are richer and more hydrating, making them better suited to those with drier skin types. Sometimes our skin needs a little bit more TLC, which is where body butters come in.

Our carefully selected guide of the best body butters around has something for everyone, ranging from what's most hydrating to what's more firming. Softer, smoother and silker skin is just around the corner.

  • 1.Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 240ml

    Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 240ml
    4.83 Stars 59 Reviews
    We're kicking off this list with one of the most popular body butters on the market: the award-winning Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. Carefully formulated and whipped to perfection, this cream is fuelled by a Brazilian beauty blend that works to tighten and smooth skin from head to toe. Guaraná Extract, five times as rich in caffeine as coffee, helps to tighten and smooth rough or sagging skin. Richly fragranced, this cream coats the body with a refreshing aroma that famously lasts all day, so good that it's often mistaken for perfume. A selection of gourmand notes graces the body with a touch of sweetness, while specks of Mica give the body a natural-looking glow. You've never known a lotion like it. Don't just take our word for it, here's a glowing review from a verified customer:
    This cream is beautiful.. such a lovely summer fresh scent and I feel it’s made my skin tighter and SO SOFT! I love using this every morning. It’s a tad expensive, but worth it
    20/01/21 by Laura
  • 2.Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Body Crème (Various Sizes)

    Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Body Crème (Various Sizes)
    5 Stars 1 Reviews
    Quintessentially British, Jo Malone is famous for its richly fragranced lotions and potions. The Jo Malone London Pomegranate Noir Body Crème is infused with the brand's bestselling fragrance, hydrating and scenting the skin simultaneously. Sweet Almond, Jojoba and Cocoa harmonise to condition the skin, leaving the body with a velvety texture. Distinctly feminine, the floral meets fruity fragrance lingers on the skin all day long.
  • 3.Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème 300g

    Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème 300g
    5 Stars 11 Reviews
    Take your body care routine to the next level with Laura Mercier's Ambre Vanillé Soufflé Body Crème. Synonymous with luxury, Laura Mercier's products are carefully formulated and beautifully packaged. A heavenly blend of Vanilla, Honey and Sweet Almond fuels this body butter, whipped for a velvety, rich texture. A blend of vitamins and antioxidants condition the skin, while Hydrolysed Rice Proteins and Pro-Vitamin B-5 provide anti-ageing benefits. Enveloping the skin with a sweet but not overpowering fragrance, this indulgent formula leaves the skin silky and aromatic.
  • 4.ESPA Smooth and Firm Body Butter 180ml

    ESPA Smooth and Firm Body Butter 180ml
    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    Soften your skin with the unbelievably rich ESPA Smooth and Firm Body Butter. Ideal for those with sensitive or dry skin, this nourishing formula offers intense hydration, leaving the skin with a velvety texture. Vegan and suitable for pregnant women, this nurturing formula was made with everyone in mind. Argan Oil, Rosehip and Vitamin E combine to smooth and soften skin, while cloaking the body with antioxidant protection against blue light and environmental aggressors.
  • 5.Ecooking Body Cream 250ml

    Ecooking Body Cream 250ml
    Suitable for the whole family, the multi-talented Ecooking Body Cream is fuelled by a blend of calming ingredients. Perfect for those with dry or easily irritated skin, this body butter fuses the anti-inflammatory power of Chamomile Extract, Almond Oil and Aloe Vera - three ingredients famous for their calming abilities. Helping to soothe any soreness, this vegan body cream will leave the skin soft, smooth and supple.
  • 6.NEOM Organics London Real Luxury Magnesium Body Butter 200g

    NEOM Organics London Real Luxury Magnesium Body Butter 200g
    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    Famous for its calming collections, NEOM's body products are known for their relaxing fragrances, essential oil blends and organic formulations. The NEOM Organics London Real Luxury Magnesium Body Butter unites the conditioning effects of Shea Butter with the brand’s exclusive Neom Real Luxury™ fragrance, leaving the body scented with notes of English Lavender, Jasmine and Brazilian Rosewood. At NEOM, your skin routine is a part of self-care, designed to create a sense of wellbeing. While applying this body butter, the brand recommends you try some mindful breathing, in for 7, out for 11.
  • 7.Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream (220ml)

    Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream (220ml)
    4.95 Stars 19 Reviews
    Rich, fragrant and whipped to perfection, The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream cloaks the body with nourishment. Enriched with Vitamin E and Rice Milk Cherry, this lightweight yet rich formula leaves the skin soft, smooth and supple. Delicately fragranced with Cherry notes, this body butter hydrates dry skin while enveloping the body with a long-lasting, fresh aroma.
  • 8.Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter 120ml

    Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter 120ml
    4.6 Stars 5 Reviews
    Clinically-proven to preserve and maintain your skin’s elasticity, the award-winning Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter helps to ward off stretch marks and tighten skin. Fuelled by the brand's unique Omega Rich Skin Stretch Complex, the blend of essential oils helps to keep your skin elastic during nine months of stretching. As if that wasn't enough, the body butter is topped off with a rich, refreshing fragrance.     Want to learn more about caring for dry skin? See our complete list of body butters here on LOOKFANTASTIC, or shop according to your skin type. [post_card id="1"] [post_card id="2"]
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As a haircare obsessive, I’m always on the lookout for new products and methods that will define my crown. I can never stick with a hairstyle for too long, and I love to pair minimal makeup with a bold lip. I specialise in haircare, with a mission to make all hair types and textures look and feel fantastic. If you’re after a new routine or product – I’m your girl, I’ve tried every haircare challenge and all the curl creams I can get my hands on. I couldn’t live without my wash-and-go routine, and I follow the Curly Girl Method religiously. Unable to find my perfect salon, I’ve always cut, braided and dyed my own hair, working as a freelance hairdresser since 2016. Although I’m a long-time fanatic, I’ve been writing about beauty since 2019, working with haircare specialists from Cantu, Boucleme and Mielle Organics to uncover the best tricks and tips. Felicia Leatherwood is my haircare guru, and Scary Spice is my all-time icon.