There's something particularly luxurious about slathering on a rich body butter. They're typically thicker and more highly moisturizing than body lotions, and applying them allows you to take a minute or two out of your busy day for a little pampering and self-care. There's no wrong way to use one of the best body butters, but ideally you'll apply yours all over your damp skin immediately after getting out of the bath or shower. That's when moisturizer is most effective, because using a body lotion or cream when your skin is still damp helps lock in the existing moisture before it starts getting pulled into the air.
There are many wonderful body butters on the market, and narrowing down the best of the best wasn't easy, but the following four body butters have something extra special about them. You'll find an affordable body butter made by a cult German brand, a drugstore staple from a company that's been moisturizing for generations, a sensitive-skin body butter made with soothing aloe vera, and an innovative Korean formula made with one very surprising ingredient. Oh, and if you're feeling extra crafty and DIY-y, you could also try this at-home olive butter recipe to treat extra-dry hands.
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