Introduction to Nut Butters
There is a movement towards natural and organic skincare products derived from unprocessed plant extracts. With these products, you get all the benefits from the nutrients and compounds without the extra additives. One of the best examples of this trend is nut butter. Now, there are as many kinds of nut butters out there as there are nuts, which is why we’re reviewing the top 10 nut butters in skincare here for you.
What Are Nut Butters and Where Are They Found?
Nut butters are eco-friendly creams created from natural, plant-based sources such as nuts, beans, and even seeds. They don't contain any water and are thick and creamy, perfect for restoring your skin's moisture balance. Nut butters can be found in many cosmetic stores, both brick-and-mortar and online. An alternative option is to go DIY because then you know exactly what you'll be putting on your face.
Top 10 Plant-Based Butters and Their Skin Benefits
Mango Seed Butter
Mango seed butter contains vitamin A, C, and E, all of which have proven antioxidant properties. It's excellent for skin that doesn't need a lot of extra moisture but can benefit from anti-aging properties.
Olive butter can be sold on its own or in combination with shea or coconut butter for an extra creamy texture. Olive oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, has been shown to lower inflammation, and is perfect for dry skin.
Hemp Seed Butter
It's important to note that, while hemp comes from the same family of plants as cannabis, it doesn't contain THC. Hemp seeds contain lots of omega-6 fatty acids, and hemp seed butter is easily absorbed into your skin, making it perfect for dry or damaged skin.
Shea butter is one of the most well-known nut butters—and with good reason. Not only is it rich in nutritious fatty acids, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for damaged and irritated skin. It's also rich in vitamin E and can help fight the effects of aging.
Roughly ground almond butter is great as an exfoliating agent, but it can also be used to help your skin deal with UV damage to prevent premature aging.
Cocoa butter is rich in antioxidants and is often used to help lock in moisture. It's used to protect skin during winter months by acting as a physical barrier to the harsh elements. It has a distinctive, delicious smell and you can use it head-to-toe.
Coconut butter is rich in unique medium-chain fats that offer a completely different moisturizing profile to other butters. It contains lauric acid, a natural antibiotic, and also provides various nutrients that can help calm your skin. Coconut butter is made from the meat of the coconut, making it an excellent natural exfoliant.
Macadamia butter is full of vitamins and minerals to keep your skin looking healthy and young. It also contains lots of flavonoids that help protect your skin from free radical damage, and it has a creamy texture, making it a pleasure to apply.
Kokum butter is easily absorbed into the skin without any greasy residue, making it perfect for oily skin. It also has antibiotic properties and is a natural anti-inflammatory compound.
The babassu is a Brazilian palm tree, and babassu butter is made from cold-pressed, sustainably- sourced babassu seeds. It's high in lauric acid and is easily absorbed into the skin without feeling greasy.
DIY Skincare Recipes
The best thing about nut butters is that they're really easy to make at home, especially butters from common nuts that you can get at the store. There are multitudes of recipes to be found on the web, just a few clicks away. If you get serious about making your own skin care, Nezza Naturals offers a range of DIY products that you can mix and match to concoct your ideal cruelty-free cream or lotion for your skin.
Nezza Naturals Products with Nut Butters
Nezza Naturals offers both nut butters and the products you need to make them yourself for skin care. Why not switch to organic, eco-friendly nut butters and see what a difference they make to your skin today? Visit our website, like us on Facebook and Instagram—and feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you may have! We’d love to hear from you.