Lotion or Body Butter?

Ms. Paprika Ms. Paprika
Maybe it's because my friends and I are silly, but we actually had a friendly (but heated) debate over the merits of lotion or body butter tonight. I personally prefer body butter-it feels rich and actually keeps my skin soft. One of my friends, however, rebuts that lotion is far easier to use since it's not as thick, and usually cheaper.
So, I turn to you, EF, to help us settle this pressing issue! (And also because I'd feel very silly actually polling people in person.)
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Lotion
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21  (24%)
Body Butter
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16  (18%)
Both!
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51  (57%)
Other
zwee75
1  (1%)
Total votes: 89
Poll is closed
05/25/2011
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ToyGurl ToyGurl
I personally find body butter to be too thick sometimes, or contain additives that make me break out in a rash. it depends who makes it.
05/25/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
It really depends. I LOVE high quality body butters, but if it's the cheap-o wal mart crap then it will get tossed! I hate any greasy or sticky residue and most lotions/butters leave it unless they're high quality and usually vegan and or natural. I love the smell of bath & body works, but they leave my legs and hands with the WORST feeling! I like them to feel smooth and soft not that weird stick crap.
05/25/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I prefer lotions in general because I don't have very dry skin and body butter tends to feel a bit too heavy to me. I do have some coconut body butter that I love the smell of though, and I like to use it on my dry feet and elbows in the winter.
05/25/2011
Pixel Pixel
I adore body butters, they're one of the few things that can keep my skin from drying out. (well, that and straight up bath oil)
05/25/2011
liilii080 liilii080
Thick lotion. Body butter is usually a mess and I prefer something with a pump.
05/25/2011
lunapixie lunapixie
I like both, normally I use lotion though unless I find a good quality body butter.
05/25/2011
CuteDee CuteDee
I like lotion over body butter but both work great for anal sex!
05/25/2011
Rockin' Rockin'
I'm a fan of both! I'm really glad I can use both and enjoy them in their own ways.

I use body butter on my elbows and sometimes on my hands if they're really dry. I like to use body butter right after a shower or if I'm doing something that's not too intensive. I don't like using body butter if I'm feeling sweaty or oily, and I don't like it on the palms of my hands (makes my palms sweat more easily).

Lotion is great for everyday use, and I'll use it on my hands whenever I feel like I need a little more moisturizing. I'll use it on my legs and arms, too, depending on how they feel. My lotions are thinner than body butter, so they absorb into my skin more easily and don't feel oily afterward.
05/25/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Paprika
Maybe it's because my friends and I are silly, but we actually had a friendly (but heated) debate over the merits of lotion or body butter tonight. I personally prefer body butter-it feels rich and actually keeps my skin soft. One of my friends, ... More
I love them all and I LOVE Bath and Body Works products. I use Body Butter on my pube area after shaving and on my feet. They get dry in the winter and cracked in the summer. I use cream (tube) when my hands and body are really dry. I use lotion (although in Chicago we tend to call it all "cream") for a lot of things.

Body Butter is great after shaving on your legs, too, but not your underarms.

I used to use Curel for everything. But, someone gave me some bath and body works stuff and I used it when I ran out. Then I went to the store to replace on of the scents and got hooked.
05/25/2011
Destri Destri
Personally, I have never found anything I loved more than pure shea butter. But it is expensive, and to be honest, we usually use lotion or some kind of lube.
05/25/2011
ss143 ss143
With my dry skin I have to use the thicker creamier body butters regular lotions do nothing for me
05/25/2011
daniel and frances daniel and frances
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Paprika
Maybe it's because my friends and I are silly, but we actually had a friendly (but heated) debate over the merits of lotion or body butter tonight. I personally prefer body butter-it feels rich and actually keeps my skin soft. One of my friends, ... More
Depends on my skin and perhaps the time of year.
05/25/2011
deletedacct deletedacct
i personally like handmade cosmetics, like those from Lush.
05/26/2011
sarki sarki
I prefer lotion
05/26/2011
DustBunny DustBunny
I've never tried a body butter, but I generally don't use a moisturizer but in the winter.
05/27/2011
big b big b
any thing in a pinch
05/27/2011
oohlookasquirrel oohlookasquirrel
High quality lotion or butter is fine. I like natural ingredients, no petroleum or parabens or anything, because my skin is very sensitive and weird ingredients give me weird rashes. Lotion is better in the summer, and body butter for the winter when my skin is dry.
06/08/2011
ichigostrawberry ichigostrawberry
I prefer lotion.
06/08/2011
shentel shentel
I think you are best using both.
06/08/2011
Noira Noira
Now, let me start this post by clarifying: I do not have dry skin problems... EXCEPT... at work. Work requires I wear gloves most of the time, and using hand sanitizer with every glove change absolutely tears up my hands. As such, I use the lotion provided pretty well hour on the hour to keep my hands nice, being fickle like that. It's run of the mill Debba Skin Conditioner, but it's free and it works well enough so long as I lotion my hands at least every break.

That's where my use of lotion basically stops. I don't like using lotion the rest of the time. I prefer body butter for personal, at home use. The thick texture is just more fun to play with, and since my hands stay pretty nice without any effort as long as I'm not at work (and I used lotion before going home), I generally use the butter on my elbows and knees. I don't like using butter on my hands, but I love body butter for use on my body, and I like lotion when my hands are dry, but not for full body use.

So, well. Both!
06/08/2011
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I've never, ever had to deal with dry skin until we moved to Colorado. Up here at high altitude my skin gets SO dry, and yes, we run humidifiers 24/7 (unless it's very warm and the windows are open!)

Overall, I find that body butter is what really helps me hudrate my skin. Lotion needs way too much reapplying.
06/08/2011
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
A close friend of mine makes natural soaps and body butter. I voted body butter but this may be slightly bias because the product I use is very high quality and has no preservatives or additives.
06/08/2011
Sir Sir
Lotion, but I believe that lotion is similar to cream, yes? I've always had very dry skin, so I use AE&D cream. I do not know whether that's a lotion or not, so I'm not sure...
06/08/2011
emiliaa emiliaa
I usually use lotion unless I get a REALLY dry patch on my elbows or something that won't get smooth. Then the body butter helps a whole lot more.
06/09/2011
big b big b
both
06/09/2011
ID42 ID42
I use both but it depends on what time of year it is. Winter is more of a body butter time, while summer is a lighter lotion type time. I agree that it has to be high quality in either form though because I do not enjoy feeling sticky or slimy. I'm a big fan of Lush products.
06/09/2011
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
Both!
12/24/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Paprika
Maybe it's because my friends and I are silly, but we actually had a friendly (but heated) debate over the merits of lotion or body butter tonight. I personally prefer body butter-it feels rich and actually keeps my skin soft. One of my friends, ... More
I like both. I use body butter when it's really dry, use lotion when it's not as dry.
12/24/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I like both, but which one I use depends on how dry my skin feels. When it's really dry, I apply body butter right after my shower. When it's not so dry, I use lotion because it's easier to apply, and less rubbing in is necessary.
12/25/2011
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