A basic law of beauty is that everyone, no matter the skin type, should moisturize. The fact is, moisturizers are beneficial to your skin health and can actually save your skin. Moisturizers can protect sensitive skin, improve skin tone and texture, and mask imperfections. When you have tight skin, it is telling you that it needs moisture. So how do you know when to reach for soothing lotion or a thicker body butter? Body Butters are ideal for skin damaged by dryness, wind or chapping. Body butter will provide superior, longer-lasting emollients, making it the choice when dry skin also needs intense moisture and healing. The most effective way to moisturize your skin is to use a product that contains humectants, or emollient ingredients.
Spice Island Body Butter is an emollient body cream with natural healers and skin-softeners, available in Passion Fruit and Lemongrass. I had the pleasure to try out the Passion Fruit, which is packed with antioxidants, linoleic acid and flavonoids, essential in skin health and protection. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that must be consumed for proper health. Flavonoids are antioxidant rich and some also have anti-allergic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only does this body butter smell amazing, but it absorbs quickly and is extremely hydrating. It contains nourishing jojoba oil, which is theorized to be so similar to human skin oil, it can “trick” the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and thus balance oil production. Virgin coconut oil and olive oils are also used in Spice Island Body Butter, both of which help smooth skin, producing a glowing, supple appearance. Virgin coconut oil is the best natural ingredient for skin lotion available. It prevents free-radical damage and provides protection against them. It can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. It also helps fight against sagging and wrinkling skin and aids in healing and repairing the skin which can help bring back a youthful appearance. I’m spending my weekend outdoors by the pool this weekend and I will most definitely be taking my Spice Island Body Butter with me. It will feel great to hydrate my skin with this lotion at the end of the day after spending so much time in the sun. I know that it will absorb quickly, heal and quench my dry skin and leave me smelling like a tropical paradise!