What are the differences between Body Moisturizers?
Why do we need to moisturize our body?
Our skin is the largest barrier to infection that we have. It is the first layer of defense against bacteria and natural elements. In the process of life, water evaporates off of the skin. The skin also experiences stress from pollution, weather changes, and airborne dust.
Broadly speaking, moisturizers play two different types of roles.
The first is to assist the skin’s natural water retention by helping draw water to skin cells. Typically, products that contain high aqua content and formulated as serums, gels, or toners fall into this category.
The second is to act as a protective and moisturizing barrier. Oils, creams, and butters are typical examples of this type of skincare. Where the rich oils meet the skin, hydration and essential nutrients are provided. Where the oils meet air, a protective layer envelops the skin, shielding your body’s biggest organ from stressors in urbanity and nature.
When Should We Apply Body Moisturizers?
A general rule of thumb when applying moisturizing products for your face, is to start with light, high aqua content formulas first, and layer on higher oil content or cream formulas next.
For the skin on our body, which is thicker and less fine than the skin on the face— as it sheds dead skin layers less frequently— creamier moisturizers can be applied directly.
Body Cream vs. Body Lotion vs. Body Soufflé
Sade Baron offers Body Soufflé, Body Cream, and Body Lotion.
All three products moisturize your skin by containing nutrient-rich vegan oils, and they differ in their oil to water ratio. Explore all body moisturizers here.
Natural Body Creams
The Body Creams that we provide are extra moisturizing for individuals who need that super soothing finish. Rough, dry, cracked, chapped, or eczema-wracked skin will especially benefit from regular day and night application of Body Creams.
People who have a dry skin type will benefit from using body creams on problem areas.
Body Cream is formulated with the highest oil to water ratio. They’re thicker, but that just makes them ideal for tackling the most stubborn dry spots on your body.
In Canada, long winters can get us down and make us irritated and itchy. Washing our hands in the dry winter under cold faucets further damages the top skin layer and creates redness.
Body Creams can be applied at any dry spots like heels, elbows, knees.
What is Body Soufflé?
Similar to a Body Cream, Body Soufflés are named such because they are airy, more whipped than a heavy cream or solid butter. As a result, they are between a Body Cream and a Body Lotion in terms of consistency.
Common, day-to-day activities can dehydrate the skin. Going out in the sun, taking very hot baths, not drinking enough water, or being in an air-conditioned environment are all scenarios which commonly dehydrate our skin.
Dehydration of the skin is temporary. Dehydrated is not the same as dry skin which is a skin type— dry, oily, normal, combination— which are dermatological designations describing how skin may look and behave. Regardless of skin type, everyone’s skin can benefit from extra hydration.
When To Use Body Lotion
For everyday use, to carry in your pocket or to leave at work, our Natural Body Lotions are ideal.
Body Lotions are the lightest formulation of oil. But they are rich enough with superfats to keep your dry areas hydrated the entire day.
As a lighter formulation, Body Lotions are absorbed into the skin more quickly and offer more instant hydration.
The Body Lotion offers super hydration. Remember what we said above, about skincare falling into two types? Body Lotions definitely are more on the hydrating side, giving your skin cells that extra boost to keep them firm, dewy, and glowing.
All our products are vegan, lightweight, and super hydrating, leaving no long term chemical damage on your skin. See our Body Moisturizers.