There’s something undeniably indulgent about applying nicely-fragranced and ultra-creamy body butter. Sure, traditional lotion formulas are nice too—and most certainly get the job done—they hydrate your skin for a few hours or so post-shower. But for me, the luxury of opting for a dense, ultra-rich body butter feels so much better—it’s truly an experience. Just like your love for your favorite facial moisturizer, applying your favorite body butter feels less like a mundane skincare step, and more like a special treat.

Body butter just goes the extra mile, leaving your skin not only quenched with lasting moisture but also feeling baby-soft and smooth (and usually, smelling delicious to boot). And, if you suffer from chronically dry, itchy, and flaky skin, body butter will feel less like a luxury, and more like a necessity. Whether you prefer a super-emollient balm or lightweight whipped formula, these body butters will give your skin the extra TLC it deserves.

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