Different butters will benefit different skin types, and with the endless options and combinations available in natural soaps there is a perfect butter or butter blend to suit any skin type. Most natural soaps will contain one or more of the butters below and knowing what they do, how they feel, and their best use can help you pick the right soap for your skin type.
Cocoa butter is one of the most popular and well known body butters, it is naturally high in vitamin E to help hydrate and sooth skin. Cocoa butter is often used to help reduce or prevent stretch marks.
Shea butter is an intense moisturizer and like other butters is forms a natural barrier on the skin to help lock in moisture. Shea butter is high in vitamins A, E, and F, provides collagen -which helps prevent signs of aging and wrinkles - and contains essential fatty acids.
Mango butter is similar to cocoa and shea butter but it contains more fatty acids making it an even more intense moisturizer. Packed with vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants, Mango butter nourishes, moisturizes, and repairs dry or damaged skin. Mango butter is a great choice of mature skin.
This is highly prized and healing butter that can help revitalize skin cells while supporting elasticity and flexibility. It is rich in essential fatty acids, vitamin E and won't clog pores, making it a great choice for dry, rough, or calloused skin. Please note: Anyone with a nut allergy should not use Kokum butter.
Avocado butter is great for glowing skin. Rich in vitamins A, D, and E, unsaturated fatty acids, and lecithin, Avocado butter can help reduce the signs of premature aging while moisturizing and clearing skin.
Not a traditional butter, cranberry butter is a natural mix of shea butter, palm butter, jojoba oil, and freeze-dried ground cranberries. The antioxidant-rich blend of cranberry butter is very moisturizing with an added touch of exfoliation and pretty pink color.