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The Difference Between Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Mango Butter

If hydrated and glowing skin is your dream and ultimate skincare goal, give body butters a try!

Body butters are a richer alternative to moisturizers and are more effective at nourishing and rejuvenating dry skin. Body butters have a long shelf-life and have a variety of uses for body and face care and even help in removing makeup.

The most common body butters available are shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter. We’ll take you through the differences and similarities of these three butters so you know which will suit your skin the best.

Cocoa Butter: Cocoa butter is obtained from cocoa beans and is rich in vitamin E and natural antioxidants and is known to help fight stretch marks and signs of ageing. The butter smells amazing and can hydrate and soothe your skin well as it penetrates the skin easily. The texture is creamy and yellowish in color and you’ll find it used in lip balms, body butters, soaps, etc.

Shea Butter: Shea butter is fat extracted from the seeds of the African shea tree and has been popular since ancient times. It is high in vitamins A, E and F and provides collagen helping you fight aging and wrinkles. It also does not clog your pores or cause acne making it perfect for oily or acne-prone skin. Shea Butter is a natural healer for people who suffer from dry skin and eczema. It naturally has a smoky, nutty scent and is softer than cocoa butter. It's an excellent way to moisturize dry, flaky lips and if you're looking for a light and creamy lotion, try our aloe vera body lotion.

Mango Butter: Mango butter is made from the seeds of the tropical mango tree and has a creamy texture. While mango butter is softer than shea and cocoa butter, it contains more fatty acids making it a more intense moisturizer. It has little to no odor and being rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it helps ease dry skin conditions and slows down degeneration of skin cells.

The best way to use body butters is to apply them right after you take a shower. Take care to pay special attention to your hands, feet, elbows, and knees as they need to be hydrated more.

Now that you know which body butter does what, which one do you look forward to trying? Let us know in the comments below.


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