What’s the difference? What’s best for my skin?
There is so much out in the market to choose from isn’t there? Which is best though and how do you know what ‘s best for your skin? It can be so confusing. It needn’t be though – just a basic knowledge will suffice really and knowing your own skin.
There will always be the latest crazes and fads in skincare but at the end of the day we all know there is no miracle cream or oil that will turn back time and make us all flawless.
There is however, good, simple skincare that is non-toxic and contains high quality ingredients that nourish and hydrate our skin which is key to healthy looking skin.
So, firstly, assess your skin and get to know what level of hydration your skin requires.
Secondly, understand the difference between a Body Lotion and a Body Oil. They both moisturise your skin but the difference is how they are absorbed. Basically, a Body Lotion penetrates the skin – it gets absorbed and active ingredients like Vitamin E etc. get to work in soothing and hydrating the upper layers of the skin. Lotions, like our Australian Botanicals Body Moisturising Lotion contain a blend of water, oil and emulsifying agents (a waxy substance). Our Body Lotion is thicker than body oils and can be applied directly onto your skin.
Body oils are made with a primary oil and, surprisingly, do not leave you feeling greasy and they do quickly absorb into your skin. Oils nourish the outer protective barrier of your skin and are particularly suited to dry skin due to their potency.
A Body Lotion, such as our Australian Botanicals Moisturising Body Lotion, contain an abundance of additional skin loving ingredients such as Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil and due to their formulation also have a fabulous aroma provided by the essential oils blend that is used.
Body Lotions and Body Oils can provide skin firming and toning benefits and both nourish the skin. Oils are beneficial for stretch marks and acne prone and troublesome skin due to their potency again.
It’s always a good idea to try both when you’re unsure. Did you know you can also add some drops of Body Oil to your Body Lotion for an extra boost of skin hydration?
My personal preference is to use a Body Lotion but I must admit that for my face I have now swapped to a Face Oil which I highly recommend after years of using a face cream. Again, it’s all about knowing what is best for your individual skin type.
And lastly, please remember to buy cruelty free skincare.