Body Cream vs. Body Lotion — Vitabath Guide

When it comes to preventing dry skin, you probably make sure to use moisturizing body washes or bar soaps when in the shower, and then you apply another moisturizer when you get out. This is a great way to keep your skin healthy and soft. You may not realize it, but there are a variety of different moisturizers available to use.

Two of the most common include body creams and body lotions. While both of these items are created to keep your skin hydrated, there is a difference when it comes to body cream vs. body lotion. Find out more here and pick out the best products for your skin and senses.

Body Cream vs. Body Lotion

Body Creams

When it comes to body creams, these are heavier and thicker than body lotions. They contain more oil than water, which allows them to penetrate deeply into your skin to create a barrier that reduces moisture loss.

Body Lotions

Body lotions aren’t as thick as creams because they have less oil and more water in them. Like body creams, lotions can also create a barrier on your skin that prevents moisture loss. 

Which One Is Better?

The decision between body cream vs. body lotion will depend on your skin type and how much moisture it needs. Creams do a great job of adding moisture to your skin, but they can also feel greasy and heavy. Lotions may be lighter, but it may also take more to make your skin feel hydrated.

Vitabath® offers both lotions and creams to fulfill all of your skincare needs, and it might be beneficial to try a few different kinds so that you know which one works best for you. The Plus for Dry Skin™ Moisturizing Lotion was created with extra dry skin in mind, and it can quickly and efficiently make your skin supple and smooth.

Should you be looking to add some unique and wonderous scents to your body, the Body Cream Trio Set is your must-have. You’ll be able to keep your skin moisturized and indulge in the scents of Lavender Chamomile, Pomegranate Bellini Blush™ and Heavenly Coconut Crème™. Best of all, they’re all clinically proven to improve skin’s moisture by 82% upon application.

Everyone has different skin types and hydration needs. Depending on where you live and the time of year, you may find that you need both lotions and creams to keep your skin moist and soft.