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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, 16 December 2014

The Body Shop, Shea Shower Gel Cream review

Hey,

how are you? Today I am going to review for you The Body Shop Shea Butter shower cream gel.  

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The Body Shop Shea Shower Gel Cream
 First thing which comes to my mind is that this shower gel is very moisturizing and that it doesn't contain the soap. It has a very thick creamy consistency and doesn't lather too much. It is very efficient, you will need only a small amount to wash your whole body. After the washing your skin will be clean, moisturized and nourished.
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The Body Shop, Shea Shower Gel Cream
The Body Shop Shea Butter shower cream will not  stripp your  skin of its protective barrier. After the shower you could even skip the body moisturizer. It is all because this shower gel contains the shea butter which is best known for its moisturizing, anti-aging and regenerating properties. 
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The Body Shop Shea Shower Gel Cream

But one thing I need o tell you. This shower gel cream from the Body Shop has a very strong smell. At the beginning I had problems with tolerating it. The smell may remind you of a mens aftershave. It can be a good and a bad thing. Good thing is that because of the smell this product is suitable for women and men. But if someone is sensitive to the smells then I would recommend to choose something more subtle. 


Greetings and thank you for reading,
Joanna