Turn around the average bottle of body lotion, and you’ll get a long, daunting list of ingredients, most with chemical-sounding names you can’t pronounce. Turn around the average bottle of green-branded lotion, and you’ll likely still get a long, daunting list of ingredients — though with a few organic ones thrown in and a few of the baddies like parabens thrown out.

That’s why the minimalist ingredient list is what sets Anthology Organic apart. Turn around a jar of Anthology Organic’s Organic Body Butter, and you’ll see a list of seven ingredients. And since the body butter is 99 percent organic, all the ingredients are organic-certified except one — the GMO-free tocopherols (vitamin E).

But can such simplicity create a good body butter? Yes, it can. I tried the Lemongrass Shire Organic Body Butter — an intensive moisturizer made with rich, organic shea butter plus oils of golden jojoba, sunflower and macadamia. Open the recyclable glass jar on a warm day, and the butter will feel like a smooth, thick cream that deeply moisturizes your skin while leaving you smelling like fresh lemongrass. On a cold day, the body butter feels more solid — like hardened butter — that quickly warms and melts in your hands.

Anthology Organic’s body butter is thick, potent, and made for thirsty skin — which means if your skin tends to be oily, the butter may be a bit much for you. But if, like me, you’ve started turning on the heater because the L.A. weather is turning cold, the body butter will help your drier skin adjust.

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Based in Los Angeles, Anthology Organic is a vegan and eco-friendly skin care company that prides itself in its 99 to 100 percent organic products — which are all vegan to boot. In addition to the body butter, Anthology Organic makes facial serums, masks and scrubs — as well as bath salts, body scrubs and candles. Get the body butter — in five different scents including unscented — for $16.95 per 4-ounc jar at Anthology Organic’s online store or Etsy shop.

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