Body Oil vs. Body Lotion: What's the Difference?

Body Oil vs. Body Lotion: What's the Difference?

When it comes to body skin care, there is never enough information. We are constantly trying to find the best products, the most effective methods, and the overall healthiest way to care for our skin.

Hydrating and moisturizing our skin is, of course, one of the most important parts of any skincare routine. But with all the different products on the market, it can be hard to know which one to use!

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Body oil and body lotion are two of the most popular products for hydration and moisturizing, but is one more effective than the other? Let's take a closer look at the difference between body oil and body lotion to find out!

What's a Body Oil?

As the name implies, body oil is pretty much made of, well, oil.

Oil is an occlusive. Meaning, it creates a barrier on the skin that helps to lock in moisture. This is why oils are common ingredients in moisturizers and creams!

Body oils are also emollients. When you don't have enough moisture on top of your skin, it may crack and flake, leaving spaces between your skin cells.

When you moisturize your skin with an emollient such as body oil, it fills the tiny spaces between cells with fatty substances called lipids. This creates a softening and soothing effect on your skin!

However, because body oil is thicker than body lotion, it does not spread as easily. As a result, the oil may have a harder time getting into those nooks and crannies.

What's a Body Lotion?

A body lotion is basically a hybrid of the best emollient or occlusive ingredients-- giving you the best of both worlds!

It takes the cake on being able to penetrate the skin more deeply, delivering long-lasting hydration and moisture on every part of your hot bod.

Body lotions are also easier to spread and don't leave a greasy residue after use. When used correctly, body lotion will leave your skin feeling smooth, soft, and healthy!

Which One Should You Use?

So, which one should you use? Well, it depends on your individual needs and preferences. Here are a few things to consider when making your decision:

Do you have dry skin? If so, body oil may be the better option for you. It can help to lock in moisture and prevent your skin from feeling tight and uncomfortable.

Just be sure to apply it sparingly, as too much oil can actually make dry skin worse.

Do you have sensitive skin? If so, lotion may be a better choice. It is usually less likely to cause irritation than body oil and can provide a protective barrier against environmental aggressors like pollution and wind.

However, if you choose to use lotion, always pick one that is unscented and hypoallergenic.

Do you have normal or combination skin? In this case, either body oil or lotion will work well. It really comes down to personal preference.

Do you prefer the way body oil makes your skin feel? Or do you prefer the convenience of lotion?

Pro tip: give your skin an extra layer of moisture by using either body oil or body lotion after your hair removal routine.



So go ahead and lather on some body oil or body lotion after using Bleame Crystal Hair Eraser for the smoothest, most hydrated skin ever. Your skin will never feel better!


Plus, this extra step ensures you never have to deal with dry patches or strawberry skin after hair removal. And at the end of the day, isn't that what we all want?

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