Yummy Scented All Natural Shea Butter for Healthy Hydrated Skin

Pure Shea Butter from Adovia

Pure Shea Butter from Adovia

I kept hearing about the benefits of shea butter in commercials and women’s magazines, so I was eager to try some for myself. When I heard about this opportunity to try a sample from Cleopatra’s Choice and Adovia, I leapt at the chance. I was sent a one pound container of 100% pure, unadulterated, ivory-colored shea butter to try.

Much like dairy butter, the shea butter has a smooth consistency and starts to melt with heat from your hands and fingers. It smells wonderful. The best way to describe the scent is it is a nutty aroma, like an edible nut as opposed to acorns or other nuts we don’t usually eat. Not quite like peanuts, not quite like almonds, but perhaps a blend of the two. I was so grateful I enjoyed this scent, because with thicker butter-style moisturizers like this, the scent can linger on the skin awhile.

I mainly used the shea butter on my legs, which were unusually dry this summer. It controlled any flakiness so I could go to business meetings with bare legs under my dresses. The moisture lasted about 24 hours so I could apply the shea butter at night after a shower, then put on my professional attire and set off to work with slightly gleaming, healthy looking legs. (I don’t do self tanner, so I need my lotion to work when it comes to my legs, and this shea butter really performed well.)

If you prefer a lotion or a gel that sinks into the skin instantly, you might not want to use this pure shea butter, because you really do have to warm it up a bit with your hands and gently rub it in awhile to get it to absorb. But when it does soak in, you don’t feel greasy and you won’t have any transfer onto clothing or sheets. This just takes a few extra seconds, not a long time.

Taking a tip from some magazines, I have used the shea butter to tame my flyaways around my face. These wispy hairs tend to get out of control fast, but with just a tiny amount of shea butter on my fingertips (a barely perceptible amount), I can glide over the hairs and keep them in place without having to apply a synthetic mousse or gel.

I know I will continue to regularly use my shea butter as this summer turns into fall and then winter. The container is plentiful and generous for the price, and a little bit of butter goes a long way, so this shea butter is a great value for an all natural beauty product. I recommend it wholeheartedly.

Where I got my shea butter: Amazon

Where you can get your shea butter: Amazon

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.

Customize Your Own Masks and Scrubs with Adovia Exfoliating Facial Sea Salts

Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts

Adovia Exfoliating Facial Salts

I know I’ve been reviewing a lot of Adovia products lately, but there is a valid reason for this: they are my latest bath and body product obsession because they work and they actually deliver on the promises they make.

Ok, with that being said, let’s talk about Adovia Exfoliating Facial Sea Salts, which you can use as-is as a facial exfoliant, or you can mix with other bath and body products to customize your own masks and scrubs.

Adovia has already proven itself to me as a purveyor of exceptional, high quality bath and body products, so I had high expectations for this facial exfoliator salt. Sure enough, I can add this Adovia offering to my roster of skin and hair products I will definitely buy and use again when my first tub of salts runs out. (That will be awhile because you get a lot of product for your money.)

These facial exfoliation salt grains come straight from the Dead Sea and are not like the granular table salt we are all familiar with at mealtimes. These Adovia salt particles have a lighter, flakier consistency than table salt. The individual grains or flakes of salt are on the large side, so you will want to do what I did and apply the salts using light, circular motions and not too much pressure. If you do this, the salt will exfoliate your skin gently and will not be at all abrasive. It starts to melt and dissipate when water is applied and does not leave any kind of residue on you, your sink or your bathtub.

The genius of these exfoliating salts is you can use them in so many ways. As a facial exfoliant, they left my face feeling truly soft and clean. You can also use these salts to give yourself a pedicure, too, by using more force as you apply the salts in circular motions. You can mix these salts with your favorite body washes or bath gels to make custom scrubs–you decide how grainy or textured you want the scrubs to be.

As someone with an oily complexion, these salts performed beautifully, both for softening and for oil control. I think most skin types can use this product except for those with extra sensitive skin.

I accidentally got some of the product on my lips, and sure enough, it tasted like salt and nothing else–no chemicals or additives. I don’t recommend eating this product by any means, but a benefit of using it is knowing you are applying something completely natural on your face and body.

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.