To be completely honest, when I received this tub of solid Shea Butter and block of Shea Butter soap I was excited for a natural skincare brand but thought there was no way I was putting either of these anywhere near my acne prone, temperamental face! Planning only to use them on my body.
After a quick google search of “Shea butter benefits for skin” though (as you do) I couldn’t wait to lather these all over my face! And that’s what I’ve been doing for the past two weeks.
Here’s what my google search told me I should expect from Shea butter:
- Amazingly nourishing and hydrating
- Less redness due to anti-inflammatory properties
- Less wrinkles due to collagen production
- Less scars and stretch marks
- Natural sunscreen (SPF 6)
- Full of vitamin E, A and F
The most surprising though, was the fact that Shea butter has a comedogenic rating of 0! Meaning it can not clog pores even though it’s such a thick, oily substance. This is only true though for a pure, unrefined Shea butter like Deluxe Shea Butter uses.
So knowing these products weren’t going to clog my pores and had so many benefits to offer, I started using them on my face immediately.
Deluxe Shea Butter Soap
Ingredients: Certified organic handcrafted unrefined Shea butter, purified water, Moringa oil, Neem oil, caustic soda, Baobab and Coconut oil.
Surprisingly, this raw block of soap lathers up and leaves your skin feeling clean without any of the oily residue that you might expect.
I’ve been using it on my face and body which is left clean, soft and hydrated.
They also sell a bar of African Black Soap which I plan on purchasing next to use solely on my face!
Shea Butter Skincare
I’ve been using this as a night time moisturiser for my face since the day it arrived and have even gotten away with wearing it under makeup when my skin was feeling dry.
I massage a small clump in my palm before applying to make it easy to smooth onto my face.
While it leaves a slightly greasy feel, I find it absorbs fairly quickly into the skin.
By the morning, any redness in my skin is completely calmed. After the first week I noticed my skin looking significantly more hydrated and glowy overall. I will definitely be continuing use to hopefully see a reduction in scars and pigmentation on my skin as other users have experienced.
I love knowing exactly what I’m putting onto my skin and my skin definitely loves it to! Deluxe Shea Butter is an amazing natural skincare brand if you’re looking for something without parabens or any harsh chemicals. They also recommend their products for the treatment of psoriasis and eczema.
Have you tried Shea Butter on your skin before? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it too!