Best body moisturizers to treat dull and pigmented skin

Dull and pigmented skin on the body is as common a concern as the face. Especially if you are a darker skin tone, you are more likely to develop pigmented patches on the body. This is because you have a higher number of melanocytes residing in your skin which produce more melanin (the skin darkening pigment) to protect it against environmental stressors.

The best and the most natural way to lighten pigmentation on the body is to treat it like your face. The skin on your body is thicker than your face but it probably also goes through more wear and tear daily. Treating your body every day is essential to keep it soft, supple, and even-toned. These body moisturizers are potent, nutrient-rich, and super-clean to get you started on your perfect-skin-on-the-body journey.

  • Juicy Chemistry Neroli, Rosehip & Tamanu Organic Body butter for stretch marks and pigmented skin

Rich with skin regenerative properties, this butter improves skin tone and texture by neutralizing free radicals and reducing marks. Due to its rich fatty acid and high vitamin C profile, rosehip provides anti-aging benefits and diminishes scars and spots. Powerful neroli can regenerate skin at the cellular level, thereby improving skin texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. Used often in aromatherapy, neroli has antiseptic and disinfectant properties that help to control inflammation and treat wounds. Also known as ‘immortelle’, helichrysum has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that heal skin, slow down aging, lighten dark spots, scars, and blemishes. Antioxidant-rich sweet almond reduces the damage caused by environmental aggressors and improves skin’s elasticity. The light oil is easily absorbed and nourishes the skin from within. An effective moisturizer and healer, jojoba oil treats dry skin disorders and fights infections. A powerful blend of Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Vitamin E, and Cocoa Butter infuse fatty acids to nourish skin and form a barrier to prevent moisture loss. Extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil further enhance hydration and nourish dull and dry skin.


  • Shankara Soothing Body Oil – Geranium and Lavender

This hydrating body oil features a soothing blend of oils that are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Licorice lightens pigmentation and promotes even skin tone. Vetiver essential oil has skin cell regeneration properties and boost the growth of new cells. It facilitates wound healing by removing dead skin cells from the body and hence bestows a radiant skin. Lavender, neem, and orange essential oils help by hydrating dry skin, healing inflammations, and promoting collagen synthesis. It also contains carrot seed essential oil that promotes natural sun protection and can enhance the skin’s barrier against damage.


  • Shankara Sundarya Body Oil – Aloe Vera and Sandalwood

This luxurious body oil is as nurturing as it is moisturizing. Formulated with barrier-fortifying and hydrating ingredients, the body oil nourishes dull skin and visibly improves the appearance of the body. Sandalwood essential oil can even help with body acne and post-acne scars.


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