Body Oil vs Body Lotion?

Body oil and body lotion are both excellent ways to help make sure the skin stays moisturized. Moisturizing can result in skin that appears smoother and feels softer, but it can also have an effect on your general overall health. Skin provides a protective block against certain toxic substances, and also adds protection from the elements, such as the UV rays of the sun and the wind and cold of winter.

Finding the best way to moisturize can be confusing since there are so many different skin care products on the market today. Is body oil better than lotion, or is the opposite true? When you understand the differences, it can simplify the process of selecting the best products to give your skin exactly what it needs.

In comparison to body lotion, however, body oil offers more benefits for the skin than body lotion does.

What Makes Body Oils Better Than Lotions?

Generally speaking, body oil tends to be heavier and thicker than body lotion. The viscosity (thickness) of the oil helps create a protective barrier on the top layer of skin that retains moisture better, while lotions tend to evaporate quickly due to the high water content, and therefore, need to be reapplied more often. Here are some things to look for when buying body oils:

Non-Toxic Ingredients

Look for products that do not contain unnecessary synthetic ingredients. One of the huge benefits of body oil is that it does not require preservatives as long as it is 100% oil-based. Water-based products, such as lotion, will always require preservatives. Research shows that preservatives can negatively impact the skin microbiome leading to skin issues. 

 Plant-based body oils, such as Abby Rose Soothe-X™, contain natural ingredients, such as sunflower oil and jojoba seed oil, which help soothe damaged skin and protect against moisture loss.

Quick Absorption

It is important to choose body oils that contain lighter-weight, easy-to-absorb oils. Jojoba oil is a wonderful, non-greasy oil that resembles the skin’s own sebum and can help balance the skin. 

Natural Ingredients

Natural ingredients, such as plant-based emollients, provide deep hydration and tend to be rich in the types of vitamins, fatty acids, and minerals that can help rejuvenate dry skin. Due to its high linoleic acid content, Sunflower oil is very effective in its ability to soothe, nourish, and protect the skin barrier. 

Improve Natural Skin Appearance

Abby Rose’s plant-based body oil contains all-natural ingredients, such as coconut oil and hemp seed oil that can help improve the appearance of dry, sensitive, and inflammation-prone skin by soothing and protecting the moisture barrier resulting in softer, healthier-looking skin.

How to Use Body Oil

Body oils work best when applied to skin that is clean and damp, immediately after bathing. When you massage the oil onto damp skin, it will seal in moisture leaving your skin soothed and glowing. For the best results, body oil should be used in combination with a compatible soap. If you have severely dry, irritated skin, it is best to layer it with a moisturizer. The Abby Rose Soothe-X 3-Step Regimen Kit has everything you need to gently cleanse, moisturize and protect dry, sensitive skin. These uniquely-formulated oil-based products are clinically tested, dermatologist recommended, and accepted by the National Eczema Association.


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Soothe-X™ Soap $8         Soothe-X™ Oil $18         Soothe-X™ Balm $22       Soothe-X™ Skin Care $45

March 22, 2023 — Trish Kuk