This Scented Body Butter Is the Only Moisturizer That Doesn't Irritate My Eczema-Prone Skin
This story originally appeared on InStyle.com by Erin Lukas.
As someone with eczema-prone skin, scented body lotions don't smell like sweet roses or warm vanilla, they smell like regret. More often than not, fragrance-heavy lotions irritate any flaky dry patches I may have, especially during the cooler months when I experience flare-ups the most.
So while Tatcha's The Indigo Soothing Body Butter (Buy It, $48, tatcha.com) is ridiculously soothing to look at with its sky-blue hue and matching jar, not to mention it's designed to calm skin, I full-on expected it to have the opposite effect on mine because it has an herbaceous scent (which, for the record, is naturally derived).
However, I'm pleasantly surprised every time I use this cream because my skin soaks it up without any redness, itchiness, or burning. Like its name implies, the hero ingredient is indigo, an ancient botanical used in Japanese culture to soothe irritation and help heal skin. It also contains colloidal oatmeal, also known for its calming properties, and glycerin and squalane, two extremely hydrating ingredients.
In addition to instantly leaving my skin smooth and buttery soft, it dries down quickly so that I can get dressed right away without getting white body lotion marks or grease skids on dark clothing or having the fabric feel glued to my legs.