Ingredients found in WHOOP ASH Body Butter and their benefits!
One of the key ingredients in WHOOP ASH Body Butter is bee honey (the inspiration for WHOOP ASH). Bee honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air itself, moisturizing your skin. It has been used throughout history, as a way to heal scars, clear acne and even out our skin tone. It does this by speeding up your skin cells’ healing process and activating your immune system.
Let's start with where it comes from: the kernels of shea trees, which are native to sub-Saharan Africa. Traditionally, parts of the shea tree were famous for their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, relieving health issues like ulcers, nasal congestion and, unsurprisingly, skin problems. Shea butter still mostly comes from this region, but these days, it's most valued for its proven skincare abilities.
Most importantly, mango butter contains vitamin A, an antioxidant that stimulates the skin's natural renewal process. It encourages the skin to produce new, healthy skin cells, improves the skin's texture and elasticity, and protects the skin against damage caused by UV radiation. All of this leads to fewer wrinkles, fewer fine lines, and firmer skin.
Grapeseed Oil is obtained from the seeds of grapes by cold-processing selected seeds and refining the oil. Grapeseed Butter is then created by blending Grapeseed Oil with non-GMO Soy Butter and Vitamin E to produce a soft, creamy butter with a pale tint that is almost white. Odourless, it is ideal for skin care, and has an excellent melting point on the skin. Being gently toning while rich in vitamins, minerals and linoleic acid, Grapeseed Butter is used to improve the resiliency of the skin and create a better balance of dermal moisture. It exhibits good spreadability on the skin, making it ideal as an addition to a massage butter or body balm.
The fatty acids in coconut oil work as a reinforcing barrier on the skin, sealing moisture in for intense, long-lasting hydration. It also contains high quantities of lauric acid, which can be used to treat viral, fungal and bacterial skin conditions like warts, athletes’ foot or acne. Coconut oil is often an ingredient in creams and lotions but can also be found in body scrubs and soaps.
You may have noticed that there is a lower percentage of water, included in the list of ingredients of our WHOOP ASH Body Butter. Even water, the most seemingly innocent ingredient in commercial body lotion poses a risk. This might be confusing because when you pick up any generic store-bought lotion, and turn to read the ingredient label, water (or “aqua”) will be somewhere near the top of the list. This might seem like a safe and natural ingredient, because what else is more natural than water, right?
What most consumers don’t know though, is that any product that contains water is susceptible to mold. So, in order to combat any mold that might grow on lotions containing water, more preservatives are added to extend the shelf life of the product. Preservatives are something you probably want to avoid if you’re looking for an all-natural product. And you absolutely should be striving for all-natural products if you are considering putting them on your skin! Our skin is the largest organ on our bodies after all, and our pores suck up everything that we put on our skin. WHOOP ASH is the perfect all-natural body butter for you!
What is body butter and how to use the body butter
What is body butter?
Body butter is a moisturizer that is thicker than a body lotion and your generic moisturizer. Hence why you’ll most likely find a body butter in a jar than a bottle. The jar helps to contain and preserve the ingredients of the body butter. Body butters typically contain ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil and/or other vegetable-based oils and butters. The buttery smooth consistency is known to be more effective at nourishing and protecting the skin against dryness. Using the right WHOOP ASH Body Butter will transform your skin with a combination of moisture, vitamins and nutrients. Repeated daily use of our product will result in soft, smooth, and glowing skin!
If you've never used body butter, you're in for a treat! Just like your face, your body also needs moisturizing. Body butter is perfect for those dry areas of your skin, such as elbows and knees, or anywhere that needs a little extra hydration. The best way to keep your skin healthy is to take care of it, especially during winter. If you suffer from dry skin, peeling and/or flaking, body butters are key to helping to combat these struggles. If you are wondering how to use body butter correctly, then read on!
Where to store/keep body butter?
Body butter should be stored in a cool, dry place. If it is too warm or too cold, the ingredients will break down and the quality of the product will decrease. Pairing body butter with regular use can help maintain healthy-looking skin all year round.
Tips on how to effectively use WHOOP ASH Body Butter:
- Use after a bath or shower: scoop out a dollop amount with your fingertips and massage all over your body after a bath or shower, applying a small amount onto your hands or directly on your elbows, knees, or heels. Then rub into your skin until it’s smooth and absorbs into your skin layer. Absorption of the product should take a short amount of time if you have very dry skin, or about half an hour if you have normal to oily skin. If the product feels greasy when you first put it on, that's okay! It'll melt into your skin within minutes and will continue to moisturize for hours.
- Apply before bedtime: this will help to keep your skin moisturized while you sleep. Body butter is a fantastic way to pamper yourself and practice incorporating self-care to your daily routine. Carve at least five minutes before bed, to massage the body butter all over your body, massaging it thoroughly on your skin.
- Mix with moisturizer: another alternative is to mix a bit of the WHOOP ASH Body Butter with your regular moisturizer, which will make the moisturizer last longer by spreading out its effects.
- Use as an intensive hand cream: our hands tend to get dry during the winter months. A thick coat of body butter will immediately soothe sore, cracked fingers. The thick texture and deeply hydrating formula make it ideal for extremely dry skin and applying it liberally will make your hands feel like they were just pampered at the spa all day long!
- Use on face: if you have dry or flaky areas on your face (like along the sides of your nose or forehead) you can rub a little bit of body butter at night before you go to bed to help with this problem. However, it's not safe or effective to use a body butter on your face during the day; it doesn't contain sunscreen and it could clog pores and make your skin look greasy or shiny.
What is the body butter targeting?
Body butter is one of the most potent and effective forms of moisturizer. In fact, it's hard to believe that something so thick and creamy can be so deeply penetrating. Body butter works to lock moisture into your skin and provides a protective layer for the outside environment.
Unlike other manufactured moisturizers, these products are completely chemical free. Factory-made lotions can often cause allergic reactions because they contain harsh chemicals like fragrances, preservatives, dyes, and sunscreens. These chemicals can irritate sensitive skin or even cause rashes or acne breakouts. If you're looking for an all-natural product, body butters are the answer. They contain a variety of plant oils, essential vitamins, and rich antioxidants. Here are a few benefits of body butters:
- Moisturizes and smooths skin, relieving the pain and discomfort of dryness, flaking, itching and tightness
- Targets “ashy skin”, if you're prone to blotchy patches of redness after spending too much time in the sun
- Soothes sunburns and eases the pain of rashes caused by eczema or psoriasis.
- Work to close up the pores after cleansing with a body wash or soap while leaving a protective barrier over your skin that acts as an antimicrobial barrier against bacteria and viruses
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce and prevent stretch marks while nourishing the skin with vitamins and antioxidants
Body butter vs. body lotion- Which is better?
Your skin type plays an integral part in finding your favorite body butter and lotion. While both types of these body moisturizers can help you achieve smooth and hydrated skin, it’s recommended that people who struggle with dry or ashy skin, use body butters. The main difference between these two skincare products is that body butter usually has a thicker texture than lotion. This quality makes body butter great for spreading over your skin and providing long-lasting moisture. Body butter and body lotion have many things in common when it comes to taking great care of your skin. Both focus on replenishing your skin's moisture and protecting it from long-term damage and dryness.
Hydrating lotions use a blend of essential ingredients and valuable skin nutrients, such as vitamin E oil and coconut oil. Body butter, as the name suggests, has a creamy, buttery feel and features luxurious ingredients such as shea butter and cocoa butter. These kinds of butters contain essential amino acids known for restoring and healing your skin.