What is the difference between Creams and Lotions?

The main difference between lotion and cream is that lotions have more water in them. Lotions are a mix of water and droplets of oil.

They usually are weigh lighter than cream, and are not greasy.

On the other hand, Creams are thicker  than lotions and this will give protection to stop our skin from being dehydrated.

So which are better to use? Creams or lotions?

When it comes to taking care of the body, using Lotions on your face can be a hazard to you as they usually have fragrances added and are thicker. This can cause problems with your skin and eyes. If you have Dry skin, Lotions are better for you, especially during the hot days. Lotions, because of their water content are absorbed better into dry skin. They usually come with a pump.

However Creamsare usually used to prevent our skin from becoming dry and cracked by keeping it soft and moisturised.

When using Natural skin care cream, the product is thicker in consistency than lotions and this provides a barrier that maintains hydration for your skin. Creams are  usually sold in a small container or jars because of the viscosity. Also, as Creams are thicker and oilier  you need to apply much less of the product generally.

When is it best to use the Skin care products?

During our hot summer days  and night it is best to use Lotions, because their high water content assures that your skin is kept hydrated. Also, if you live in a high moisture climate, Lotions are better.

Creams, especially natural skin care cream, are usually used more in the winter or colder climates, especially where there is less moisture, and with regular application these tend to nourish and deeply moisturise dry skin.


If you have an oily skin, then Lotions are better for you as the thinner product will penetrate your skin better and also help with preventing your pores in your skin form being clogged up. Lotions are also better for Acne due to being able to penetrate your skin better.

Creams are much better for your dry skin, as they lock moisture in by providing a protective layer to keep the skin moisturised and soft.

Whichever you choose to use, it is better to use Natural skin care cream or Natural skin care lotion as they are less damaging than Synthetic moisturisers.

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