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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5 of the Best Skincare Products from Boscia

Boscia has so many great products in its line that it’s fast-becoming one of my favorite skincare brands. It’s a brand that originated in Japan almost four decades ago, but since 2002, it’s become incredibly popular in the USA. Boscia, pronounced Bo-Sha, combines science and botanical ingredients to create products that are truly effective.

From serums to moisturizers, Boscia offers some excellent products that you should definitely consider adding to your skincare routine. Here are five of the best the brand has to offer.

1. Boscia Restorative Night Moisture Cream

One of my favorite products from Boscia, and one of my favorites in general, is the Restorative Night Moisture Cream. This moisturizer has a luxuriously creamy texture, meaning it simply glides over the skin. It’s perfect for dry and very dry skin types, as it adds that extra boost of moisture to the skin, which is often lacking in other night creams.

The cream contains a really good mix of emollients that soften the skin and occlusive, which really lock that moisture into the epidermis. It also offers a good selection of antioxidants, anti-irritants and plant extracts.  It’s fragrance free too, so if your skin is sensitive it’s a great option.

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Can Skincare Products Detox your Skin?

Detox SkinThere are lots of products around at the moment that claim to detoxify your skin. These products claim to remove toxins and impurities from the skin, and as a result make it look clearer.

From moisturizers to cleansers, there are a lot of these detoxifying products on offer from some big skincare brands.

But, can skincare products really detox your skin?

Essentially, skincare products cannot detox your skin, and here’s why…

Why a Product can’t Detox your Skin

To put it simply, there are no toxins in your skin to remove in the first place, making the claim of detoxification entirely redundant in the first place. What you do have in your skin is oil, dead skin cells, dirt and bacteria.

When the pores become clogged by these things, blackheads and breakouts can occur. Bacteria is a leading cause of acne.  It’s certainly not toxins that cause breakouts or other skin issues, because there simply aren’t any in the skin to begin with.

You’ll also probably notice that if you take a closer look at products that claim to remove toxins, they don’t actually specify which toxins they are referring to. They just make these very vague references.

There are impurities in the body in general, but these are filtered out by the liver and the kidneys, and that process is something entirely separate, which certainly does not require assistance from skincare products.

So, you certainly don’t need to bother with products that claim to detoxify the skin.