I became addicted to shea butter when I was pregnant and wanted to try to fight stretch marks. Unfortunately genetics and an extra eighty pounds won but my skin never felt so good. It wasn’t until recently however that I knew that there are different kinds of shea butter- ivory and yellow. I was sent some raw ivory shea butter from Beauty by Shea recently so that I can try it out at home.
Company Description- ‘Simply put Raw Unrefined Organic Shea Butter is superior because it is extracted from the nut seed and prepared without any additional chemicals or preservatives therefore remaining in it’s most natural pure form. Only unrefined Shea Butter contains it’s natural healing properties that have been used for centuries in Africa as a great moisturizer and to heal and treat many ailments and skin conditions. That is why Beauty By Shea’s Raw Unrefined Shea Butter is superior as it is in the most natural state with all the healing properties intact’.
Beauty By Shea Raw Shea Butter Review
The shea butter was wrapped up in a ziploc bag and packaged even further in a brown sealable paper bag. While the Ziploc bag is not the most luxurious packaging method there is, it does the job of keeping the product moist and fresh. The size of the block that they sent is about 2″x5″ so it’s pretty easy to store.
The company says that ivory shea is lighter so it absorbs into the skin faster. I found that their shea butter is still very thick but it does rub into and is absorbed by the skin very quickly. As is the case with every shea butter that I’ve used in the past I do find it to feel heavy and a little tacky when it’s initially applied. However, after a few minutes, it feels lighter which is great in the summer heat and there’s no trace of tack. It actually feels like a super thick moisturizer which I don’t mind.
The shea butter works wonders in moisturizing my skin. I use it on my arms and legs which aren’t too bad during the summer. I also use it on the soles of my feet which are pretty dry year round and do require a little bit of extra work. As I said, the results are amazing and I can’t wait to see how it works in the winter when my skin turns into sandpaper.
I love the nutty fragrance of the shea butter so I don’t mind that it lasts for a long time. It isn’t very subtle though so if fragrances are not your thing then you’ll definitely notice it.
Shea butter can be used by people who suffer from:
- stretch marks
- dry skin and hair
- insect bites
- cracked skin
- itchy skin
- muscle fatigue and tension
- skin allergies and rashes
- scars and dark spots
- skin blemishes
I’m a fan of Beauty By Shea and would recommend them to others. You can learn more about them on http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/b00llpt4hi
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.