People often ask us – why we don't have in our collection creams for the face and body? What do the enigmatic words "body butter" on boxes with our products mean? What is the best choice, cream or body butter, and what is the difference? This article will briefly tell you about this exciting and very nutritious "dessert" for the skin called "body butter".
The cosmetic industry is not at a stop. During the last few years in cosmetic shops, dozens of bright packages with hitherto unknown names on the labels have appeared. One of the pleasant discoveries in cosmetology has become a product called "body butter". This word implies a semi-solid oily substance that reacts to changes in the ambient temperature.
A great example is dairy butter: it is solid in the fridge, softens at room temperature, and melts on the palm.
Cosmetic butter use to act similarly. Any butter is an emulsion. Dictionaries inform us that the emulsion is a dispersed system, i.e., the liquid suspended microscopic droplets of other liquids. Any immiscible liquids can form emulsions. In physics, they are called phases. In most cases, the emulsions present in two phases, oil, and water. Does it seem to be complicated? Not at all! The most obvious example of the natural emulsion is cow’s milk, wherein butterfat droplets are dispersed in an aqueous medium.
However, if you try to prepare an emulsion yourself, only water and oil will not be enough. Take clean water and any oily liquid, such as coconut oil, and stir it well: you will not get an emulsion. Another component is necessary: emulsifier. Emulsifiers are a particular matter which possesses properties to reduce the surface tension at the outer edge of all liquids, phase components, thereby holding them together and allowing for mixing substances.
Thus, milk, dairy butter, and cosmetic cream are emulsion examples. The difference between them is determined by the composition and the ratio of liquid phases, amount, and chemical nature of the emulsifier, emulsifying method. The modern industry offers a wide range of different emulsions. Let's look at this question in detail by the example of today's "hero", cosmetic body butter.
Consistency and "lightness" of any cosmetic emulsion depend primarily on the proportion in oil and water composition. Since we have two liquids, one forms the dispersion (outer) base, and the other thus becomes a dispersion medium and goes inside. Along these lines, this can be divided into direct (oil-in-water) and reverse emulsion (water-in-oil). Oil-in-water is the suspension of oil droplets spread in water. In this case, the main volume is water, in which a layer of oil emulsifier stabilizes tiny particles. And on the contrary, the reverse emulsion is a water-in-oil.
Water-in-oil body butter has several advantages. First, the formula allows producers do not use preservatives, and it makes an all-natural composition. As we remember, in inverted emulsions, each water drop is surrounded by oil. Thus, lipids "seal" is the water without allowing it to come into contact with the air. It eliminates the possibility of the emergence and growth of bacteria. And if there are no bacteria, why needs to put stuff chemical inside? In addition, during the application of body butter, dispersed water is released and absorbed into the epidermis. The lipid component remains on the skin like a thin film, nourishing the skin and softening it while drawing moisture in and not letting it evaporate.
Second, to get an excellent product in compliance with all processes, the manufacturer should use low hardness water enriched with herbal decoctions and hydrolats.
Thirdly, in water-in-oil emulsions, natural phospholipids, such as beeswax, lanolin, and lecithin, are used.
For the oil phase in the delicacies from by-cosmetics, we use beeswax and agar for the water phase. They act as co-emulsifiers, complementing and reinforcing each other's properties.
Among the active ingredients have aloe, cocoa, cinnamon, clove, lemongrass, orange oil, magnolia, ylang-ylang, and many other magical gifts of nature.
Examples of oil-in-water emulsion are creams, lotions, facial and body milk. It usually has a lighter texture, absorbs quickly, and leaves no greasy. The high water content has a cooling effect, but this type of emulsion is not recommended for long-term use, especially for dry skin. The water is in excess in composition quickly evaporates from the skin surface and pulls the moisture out of the deeper layers, provoking dehydration at all cellular structures. As a result – a one-time instant moisture effect, and then the skin dries even harder.
In addition, the aqueous medium means a risk of bacterial growth, so the manufacturers have to include in the product formula aggressive synthetic preservatives.
So the answer to the question - what is better to choose, cream or butter - is up to you, dear readers. Just think about the "food" for your skin. The habitat of modern humans is already full of chemicals and artificial products, so read carefully the composition of any of the products you purchase for yourself and your beloved ones - from everyday food to cosmetics and personal hygiene items.
The by-cosmetics factory produces:
Desire Body Butter,
Mimpi Body Butter,
Miracle Body Butter,
One Love Body Butter,
Simple Pleasure Body Butter.