Since the release of our body balms last year, a question has been on everybody's lips : what are the main differences between a body balm and a body butter? We present them to you in this article!
In a body butter such as our Mellow Butter, our Light Step Butter or our Pink Wintergreen Candy Butter, there are only butters and vegetable oils. There is no addition of a watery phase! The butters will therefore partly penetrate the skin and largely remain on the surface, hence the greasy effect. The part that penetrates will help to take care of the skin (nourish, soothe, etc.) and the part that remains on the surface will help to protect the skin over a longer period of time! That's why we recommend having your skin moist or applying a hydrolat before applying your body butter: this watery phase will allow more of the benefits of the body butter to penetrate the skin.
In a body balm like our Repair Balm or our Loving Balm, there is a watery phase (aloe and hydrolat). An aqueous phase is simply water or a hydrolat/floral water. This phase brings hydration to the skin, which can only be done with water. It will both help to spread the product, allowing it to glide more easily over the skin, and to bring water into the cells. By easily penetrating the cells, the water will bring with it the butters and vegetable oils. The balm will penetrate more easily and quickly, thus without greasy effect. The skin will be nourished, protected and hydrated!