Summer is officially here and the rising temps down here lets me know that everyday! Despite it being a gazillion degrees outside, I still suffer from the same problem I had earlier in the year – dry skin. My nose is really good at producing extra oil but the rest of my skin can dry out so easily, especially with all the swimming I like to do this time of year. That’s why I’ve always been a body wash kinda girl because I find that bar soap just doesn’t moisturize well enough for me. As for lotion, I’m always going for those that cater to dry skin and doesn’t have too strong of a scent (I don’t want it to compete with my perfume!). Keeping all that in mind, I was kinda psyched to review SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter skincare products.
My husband was the first one to put me on to shea butter, especially in its raw form. He keeps a tub of it and recommends it for everything – from treating a dry scalp to skin dryness and irritation. I had the opportunity to try out their Raw Shea Butter Body Wash ($9.99) and Lotion ($7.99), while I gave hubby the honor of using the Soap ($4.99). All of these skin care goodies are rich in vitamins, essential fatty acids, Frankincense, and Myrrh. Now normally I would break each product down and get into the specifics of each one and my experience with them, but it would all be pretty redundant because:
I absolutely loved them!
The body wash left my skin soft and hydrated, while the lotion gave my skin so much moisture! It literally glowed without looking greasy, the semi-thick lotion absorbing into my skin rather easily. Even after a long day of work or running errands, my skin was still hydrated, which is something I can’t say for a lot of the lotions I’ve tried. My husband liked the soap as well, giving him basically the same results as the body wash. The fragrance is not overpowering either, leaving you smelling fresh and clean. If I had to pick an absolute favorite, it would definitely be the lotion. With all the lotions I have in my house, I’m always hunting for the Raw Shea Butter one (that says something!). My only little peeve with it is that because the lotion is a little on the thick side, it can be hard to get out of the bottle sometimes. I think if it came in a jar, it would make life a lot easier! Otherwise I love it (and the price points are great too!)
You can find these products on their site or in your local drug store. As a matter of fact on my latest trip to Walgreens, I saw that this company also has hair products! How cool is that?! My hair loves shea butter!
Have you tried out their products? How did you like them?
Photos courtesy of: SheaMoisture
FTC Disclosure: Products mentioned in this review were received as free samples from said company.