The Best Body Butters For THE Softest Skin!



Anyone else dealing with dry elbows and cracked heels, RN? *Scans the room.* Us too, boo. Thankfully, the beauty market is saturated with body butters that amp up moisture like it’s nobody’s business. First, let’s discuss why body butters deserve a spot in your routine before diving into our fave formulas.

Why Use a Body Butter?

Body butter = moisturizer x10. Body butters are THICC moisturizers that deliver heavy-duty hydration with natural (you guessed it) butters rich in fats and vitamins that nourish and restore the skin. They also typically contain carrier oils that lock in moisture for increased hydration. What *really* sets them apart from regular body lotions is their limited water content, which means they’re so. damn. rich.

Our Fave Body Butters

1. Alaffia Pure Unrefined Shea Butter – Unscented, $14

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We can’t discuss body butters without shouting out shea butter, AKA one of the richest natural ingredients. You’ll find it in most body butters, but Alaffia’s tub contains 11 oz of the real deal: unrefined shea butter packed with fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. It softens, nourishes, and is super rich, so warm up the formula in the palm of your hands pre-application.

2. 54 Thrones Big African Beauty Butter, $38

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These squeezable tubes combine two types of African shea butter with botanical oils (baobab oil, avocado oil, and jojoba oil) that are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. It infuses moisture into your skin for an oh-so-soft feeling and is safe for hair-to-toe application.

3. OSEA Undaria Algae Body Butter, $56

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With nutrient-rich Undaria seaweed and ceramides, this buttery savior revives your skin’s barrier, making it easier for it to retain moisture. Speaking of, this rich formula also contains a Skin Identical Moisturizing Complex, as well as plant-derived amino acids that keep the skin soft and supple for up to 72 hours – #TriedAndTested. And BTW, it smells INCREDIBLE!

4. Weleda Skin Food Body Butter, $18

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This formula is like a plant-lovin’ embrace. It contains sunflower seed oil that’s rich in antioxidants and three types of emollients (lanolin, beeswax, and shea butter) that make your skin look and feel healthier than ever. It’s even laced with rosemary, chamomile, and floral fragrance notes that smell diiiivine.

5. Hanahana Beauty Amber Vanilla Shea Body Butter, $30

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One sniff is all it takes to fall in love with this vegan tub of butter. Its stand-out scent combines amber and soothing vanilla, making it the ultimate flirt-before-bed staple. The formula is also next level, infused with ethically-sourced raw Ghanian shea, cocoa, and mango butter that combine to soothe inflammation and improve skin elasticity. See why it keeps selling out?

6. KAIKE Frosting Hair + Body Butter, $26

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Formulated with mango butter, as well as apricot and coconut oil, this sweet butter is bursting with omegas and antioxidants that strengthen the skin barrier and boost collagen production to improve skin firmness. Of course, it’s also hella hydrating and is suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin. Oh, and BTW, it doubles down as a moisture-sealing balm for natural styles on kinky and curly hair!

7. Buttah Skin Scented Whipped Body Butter, $29

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This buttah literally never fails us. Enriched with Ghanaian virgin organic shea butter, it soothes and smooths while restoring uneven skin tone. The petroleum-free formula also protects your skin from environmental stressors like skin-damaging free radicals.

8. SKIN BUTTR Honey Almond, $30

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Bookmark this sweet-smellin’ body butter for #SelfLoveSundays. It nourishes the skin with 100% whipped shea body butter that softens and moisturizes for a goddess-worthy glow. Once applied, you’ll smell like a decadent nutty milkshake.

9. Golden Root Essentials Sheer Glow On The Go Stick: Butter Balm, $14

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A stick of butter? That’s new. Made for busy baddies, this stick offers on-the-go nourishment with shea and cocoa butter, sweet almond, and coconut oil. Use wherever and whenever for round-the-clock hydration.

10. The Secret Skin Saanté – Nourishing Baby Butter with Coconut Oil & Shea Butter for Dry Skin, $23

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If you’re a new mommy or are expecting, you’ll love how this ultra-plush butter benefits you and your lil’ one. Enriched with shea butter and coconut oil, the vegan butter keeps dry skin at bay while soothing postpartum incisions. Non-toxic and alcohol-free, the chamomile and fragrant sandalwood notes will def give you a well-deserved moment of peace.

11. Becalia Botanicals Pistachio Body Butter, $22

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As a young girl, Jazmin would sell paletas cubitos (a type of popsicle sold in a bag) with her mother. It inspired her to create this butter with sweet-smellin’ notes of pistachio, sweet creme, and neroli. As for the formula, it combines our fave butters (avocado, shea, cocoa, and mango) with prickly pear oil for the healthiest, softest glow-up ever.

Have you tried these body care essentials yet?

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