Shea Butter Benefits for Skin

Shea-Butter-Benefits-for-Skin* All links to products in the post below are affiliate links. This means I make a commission for purchases made through these links. 

Dry, flaky, tight feeling skin just isn’t pleasant – and often standard moisturizers just aren’t enough.

But, what can you do if your usual day cream or body lotion simply isn’t providing you with enough moisturization?

Well, you can add shea butter to your skincare routine.

Research shows that shea butter can help your skin to retain moisture more effectively than almost all other moisturizing ingredients out there. In fact, it can moisturize your skin for up to eight hours after application – that’s pretty impressive!

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Review Leven Rose Jojoba Oil

Leven Rose Jojoba Oil

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Over the past few years, oils in general have become increasingly popular. Whether it is argan oil (sometimes known as Moroccan oil) or coconut oil, it’s been claimed that oils can do almost everything for skin, from reducing wrinkles to preventing acne. A lot of the claims about oils aren’t true, but some are.

Oils are loaded with fatty acids, triglycerides and plenty of other skin-boosting compounds, and some of them offer anti-inflammatory properties too. One of the best, and most versatile, oils for skin is jojoba oil – pronounced “ho-ho-bah”.

Recently, I picked up the Leven Rose Jojoba Oil from Amazon. You get a generous 118ml of oil. It claims to naturally moisturize and soften skin – and provide it with a “radiant, energetic look”.

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Review Tarte Maracuja Oil

Tarte Maracuja Oil

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Oils are one of those items that almost anyone can benefit from having in their skincare routine. Whether it’s argan oil or almond oil, oils provide you with that extra surge of hydration that often, a moisturizer alone simply can’t offer.

Oils work best for normal, dry and combination skin types, but that’s not to say you can’t use them at all if your skin is on the oilier side. If you’re looking to add a facial oil to your skincare routine, a great option is the Tarte Maracuja Oil. This beautifully packaged products hydrates and nourishes skin, leaving it feeling much smoother.

So, what else does this well-formulated oil have to offer?

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Review Paula’s Choice Skincare Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30

Paula's Choice Dry Skin MoisturizerI’ve reviewed a lot of products from Paula’s Choice Skincare on this site. It’s simply because the brand delivers so many great products. Another excellent moisturizer from the brand is the Paula’s Choice Skincare Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 30.

Loaded with skin-boosting antioxidants and effective moisturizing ingredients, this product has a great deal to offer.

Application

This silky lotion glides over your skin. While it is designed for people with drier skin types, this lotion is not too thick or heavy. So, it feels nice and light on your skin. It comes in simple tube packaging, so applying the product is very easy.

Does it do What it Claims to Do?

This lotion claims to replenish dry, sensitive skin, protect against sun damage, promote a health barrier function and provide a formulation that maintains healthy, radiant, youthful skin. That’s quite a lot for one product to offer. But, it does deliver.

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Fight Dry, Dull Winter Skin with the Right Skincare Products

With winter fast-approaching, it might be time to take a fresh look at your skincare routine. During the colder months, skin often dries out. Rough, flaky patches appear, and skin just doesn’t look as nice as it did.

While dry, dull looking skin is a problem for a lot of people in the winter, there are few things that you can do to restore your complexation.

Moisturizer

Skin is often desperate for hydration during the colder months. So, make sure your moisturizer provides it. A good winter-appropriate moisturizer should contain plenty of emollients, like cocoa butter and cetearyl alcohol, and humectants, like glycerin and sodium hyaluronate.

Emollients smooth and soften, dry rough skin, making them essential for winter. Humectants draw in moisture to the epidermis from the atmosphere, so they are perfect for boosting skin’s moisture content.

Occlusive ingredients, like shea butter and petrolatum, are also essential. These create a thin layer over the skin, which locks in moisture. In the winter time, look for moisturizers that boost your skin’s natural moisture barrier, like ceramides.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

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