Shop for your favorite butter, lotion, or cream. The lotion is runnier in nature and has more liquid oils and distilled water in its formulation. The lotion is often better for oily skin and for olivey Mediterranean-type skin. The cream is thicker and bottled in a pot or jar as you would need to be able to get your fingers or spoon in, to take out a dollop. Butter is extremely thick and rich, ideal for dry skin.