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Friday, 6 February 2015

Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena. Review


Hello,
today I would like to review a Pure Shea Butter with Vitamin E from Out of Africa. I like this product a lot because i
t moisturizes, nourishes and repairs the skin like nothing else. 

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena

I personally don't like the smell of pure shea butter which is very nutty and strong. That was the reason why I chose verbena scent which smells nice and fresh. It has a delicate citrus scent.
According to the manufacturer this product is ideal for all skin types, especially for a sensitive skin and people who have fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, psoriasis, and eczema. It is recommended for prevention and reduction of stretch marks, wrinkles and scars. It will also soften the skin and restore its natural elasticity. For the best results it should be used two times a day.

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena

I have been using it for my hands because they were very damaged. I was using too harsh washing liquid and pads of my fingers became so dry that the skin started to peel. It looked and felt awful. Regular hand creams wouldn't help at all. But then I started applying Out of Africa shea butter and voila the skin has been repaired.  
But the shea butter can be used everywhere on the skin where you want it: anywhere your skin needs extra hydration: elbows, knees, hands, etc. 
The texture of Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter is thick and rather heavy so it doesn't absorb too quickly. Because of that I would recommend using it when you are at home or as a night treatment. Also be careful with clothing or bed sheets as it may leave greasy stains. 

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena

We need to remember that pure and unrefined shea butter hardens in cool temperatures and softens in warm temperatures. Before the application it is best to rub the product between the palm of the hands for a few seconds. Otherwise the application may be a bit difficult.
Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter packaging is very simple yet nice looking, retro-like. The butter is packed in a metal tin.
I got my shea butter from iherb because here in Finland pure shea butter is really expensive. For this product I have paid less than 6 euros for 57 grams.

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Verbena


A quick summary

Pros:
  • all natural
  • vegan
  • 100% pure, unrefined shea butter
  • moisturize, repairs and nourishes the skin
  • ideal for dry or chapped hands
  • repairs the skin
  • nourishes 
  • hand made in Africa
  • will last long
  • nice packaging
  • good price: 57 grams for less than 6 euros
Cons:

  • absorbs slowly
  • a bit hard to apply

Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (pure unrefined shea butter), citrus medica limonum (lemon) peel oil, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, tocopherol (vitamin E).
 


I highly recommend Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter to everyone. It will help to regenerate and protect dry, damaged skin. This little "piece of gold" should be always kept at home.

Greetings and thank you for reading,

Joanna

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Alpha Hydrox, Enhanced Cream with 10% glycolic acid acne treatment, anti wrinkle treatment


Hello,
today I would like to recommend Enhanced Cream Alpha Hydrox with 10% glycolic acid for everybody who like me suffers of acne, pimples or scars. The cream is advertised as an anti-wrinkle treatment but I use it for the scars. The same thing works for the wrinkles and the scars. I have tried many ointments and creams for the scars but so far this cream works the best.

Like all products with a glycolic acid this cream will remove your dead cells from the skin's surface. You will notice that the skin peels a bit:). At the beginning your skin may sting, especially if you haven't ever used any product with glycolic acid. It also may cause skin redness and dryness. Remember to use a good moisturizer.
Because products with glycolic acid  increase skin's sensitivity to the sun I use it only during the spring and autumn months and I always remember about applying cream with minimum SPF 30.
Results:  day by day my skin looks better, smoother, the pores shrink. I have also noticed that when I use it I have less pimples and black heads. But what is the most important for me is that the spots heal much faster and they DON'T LEAVE THE SCARS!

If you are not familiar with this type of products better if you start the treatment by using it at night and follow with moisturizer. Also I think it is better to use this product sparingly. The next day apply moisturizer with minimum SPF 30 and soon you will have nicer looking, smoother face:).
I highly recommend Alpha Hydrox, Enhanced Cream with 10% glycolic acid because it is cheap and lasts for long.

Ingredients:
water, Glycolic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate-PEG 100 Stearate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearic Acid, PEG-40 Stearate, Cyclomethicone, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Polysorbate 60, Xanthan Gum, Sorbic Acid, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Imidazolidinyl Urea, BHT

Greetings,
Joanna