Welcome to 2016. My first post of the year is in praise of a couple of spectacular skincare products by the company LoveShea.
When it comes to skincare, I like to keep things simple. If I'm not using coconut oil as a moisturiser, I'm using shea butter, and so you can imagine how excited I was to carry out this review.
As wonderful as shea butter is, one of the problems I face with it is the scent. If you've ever used shea butter then you know exactly what I'm talking about! That musky, nutty smell is not for everyone. The folks at LoveShea have solved that issue by creating a range of scented Shea Soufflés - I'm talking Vanilla, Keylime Pie, Chocolate Fudge, Bakewell Tart and the one that I am a proud owner of: Wild Berry. This is food for the body that smells great and looks & feels good enough to eat.
The shea butter is whipped, and what this means is that you're left with a creamy, spreadable, mousse-like consistency. A little goes a long way and you only need a small amount to moisturise in order to achieve super soft skin. At £6 for a 120ml jar I think it's a steal, especially as it will last you a long time.
The second product that I was sent to review is the Coconut & Lime Moisturising Sugar Scrub. Like the Shea Soufflé, this is also good enough to eat! They combined the scent of two of my favourite ingredients - coconut and lime - in this exfoliating scrub which not only gets rid of dead surface skin but leaves your skin feeling unbelievably silky, thanks in large part to the natural oils that are infused into the scrub, including organic coconut oil.
Simply rub into damp skin in a circular motion to get the desired effect. I tried it on the back of my hand first to see how my skin would react and there was no problem at all. I felt satisfied that it was safe to use on the rest of my body.
The nifty glass jar is properly sealed to prevent the scrub from disintegrating, and so you can store it on your bathroom shelf or in your cabinet without any worry. At £7 for this 200ml jar you've got yourself another affordable treat.
All in all, I was extremely happy with both products and I would happily recommend that you give them a try. I can't deny though that the Wild Berry Shea Soufflé was my favourite of the two and I sense an obsession coming on!
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Thanks to the Vegan Lifestyle Association for organising this review. LoveShea Skincare is listed with the VLA and offers Associates a 15% discount and you can take advantage of this here.