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L'Occitane Certified Organic Pure Shea Butter
L'Occitane Mini Pure Shea Butter
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on 1/17/2018 8:36:00 PM
More reviews by Lucydibs
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
For me this product is better suited for the dry harsh winter months and/or if you’re constantly hand washing. It’s effective at keeping hands well moisturized++. It has a lovely soft shea scent not over powering. I love the tin packaging, keep this in my handbag. That being said it is not my favourite hand balm/cream by this brand but it’s still a good product overall. First and foremost not crazy abt the consistency of the product, it’s a densely packed preparation, I really need to work at it, just to pick up enough product for my hands, although a lil goes a long way, I don’t really need too much product to cover my hands for it to be effective. At a glance, product appears dry, almost waxy in the container; but becomes quite emollient after application. That said, tbh after application my hands do feel and look greasy, needs time to absorb. Therefore this would not be not ideal for the workplace. Lastly, it hardens if left outdoors in the cold winter air (ie car, walking outdooors etc) it needs to be warmed up before I can actually retrieve some product. For me, I prefer cream/lotion type consistencies because of ease. This product does deliver when it comes to keeping hands protected from constant hand washing, leaving them soft and hydrated but the application/product consistency is not for me...
on 1/17/2018 7:01:00 PM
More reviews by notjustgingerly
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This is a good, yet expensive choice if you are interested in trying out a nut butter for skin care but don’t wish to deal with the odor shea butter sometimes has and are looking for . This version has been refined so it doesn’t have any noticeable odor, this is why this one is white, where unrefined shea butters are yellow/brown and smell nutty, sometimes smokey. If you have access to a store where they sell health foods and natural body care & cosmetic products, chances are good they will carry shea butter and most likely an unrefined one, so I highly recommend you take the time to go and smell it to see if you can tolerate its nutty odor - sometimes a batch will have issues and smell bad. I say to do this as the L’Occitane version is 3-4 times as much $ as unrefined brands, but well worth it if you don’t care to or can’t stand the natural odor of unrefined shea butter. It also doesn’t go rancid as fast, an aroma that would scare most people iff from shea butter altogether.Putting the smell & appearance aside, shea butter is excellent for the skin and something I’ll always keep around because it works miracles on dry, chapped and irritated skin. This version comes in a pretty tin that opens like shoe polish and is softer in texture, thus spreading better and elegant enough for facial use. A little goes a long way so the big tin will last a long time, even if you dip into it generously to use on the body.
on 1/16/2018 5:33:00 PM
More reviews by leavingthingsbehind
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
A very posh shea butter, slightly expensive (£30) when you buy the big 150 g tub but oh so necessary during the winter months. Buying the small, travel size version really does not make any sense (it is just a fraction of the big box and at £10! Just buy the big tub of the product and scrape some to a smaller box if you want to have it with you at all times or share the purchase with a friend).It is pretty much the only product that keeps my hands hydrated in the cold, wet, wind-blasting weather (I'm always loosing gloves!) and it is always on my nightstand. I scrape out a small amount (it lasts ages too!) and massage my hands just before falling asleep, paying a special attention to the cuticles and it keeps them nice, tidy and pretty much nonexistent. I don't really use this on my face (except patting it on the top of my cheekbones when it is cold outside and the heating is on inside) but I might be tempted if this cold spell lasts any longer in Scotland! For hands however - nothing works better than this.Pretty much contains no fragrance whatsoever which I really like, it is also an organic product, responsibly sourced (or so the producers say) and contains pure shea butter with just an addition of vitamin E.I also love that the lid has a ridge that makes it easy to open, even with the greasy hands!I got my one from the L'Occitane boutique in Frederick Street in Edinburgh and I left with a ton of samples - thank you guys! It was a very pleasant shopping experience indeed as pretty much no-one gives out samples in this country! I will definitely be back.
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on 5/18/2017 11:17:00 AM
More reviews by Aimbl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
This is 100% organic, free trade shea butter with antioxidant Vitamin E. When I first saw this product, there didn't seem to be a lot of 100% shea products from other main stream brands. I also adore L'occitane's packaging. I apply stuff out of a tub at home with clean hands. (I also have BeautySoClean spray and wipes and other items to sanitize if necessary and you can use a spatula). My impression is this product is technically unrefined and/or minimally and naturally refined using water. If you have skin issues, there is an argument for using refined rather than raw which may have impurities but refined is also stripped of nutrients. Re usage, I like to warm it up in my hands and spread on dry or slightly damp skin. For occasional use on the face, I am prone to milia, so I avoid certain areas. I use this more on lips and cuticles. Sometimes heels and elbows. There are now many shea products out there for less money. (I haven't really paid much attention to other options because a tub of this lasts forever and a tiny amount of product goes a long way). But, i spend a lot on skincare and this product does perform well. If you want to try it out, there is a travel size tin.
on 1/2/2017 7:54:00 PM
More reviews by rominey
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I originally thought that I'd use this product as a lip balm or eye moisturizer. I was disappointed when it didn't seem to contain any moisture-adding or imparting properties. Rather, for these delicate areas, it just seems to "sit" on the skin like a barrier cream. That's when I got an idea! You see, I have extremely fair/sensitive skin that is very dry around the eye and prone to wrinkling. I really like to use powdered blush and highlighters, but I find that they dry the skin out around my eyes even more, leading to premature fine lines. This shea butter works great as a barrier cream to prevent these powder products from drawing out more moisture from my skin. After using this product for about a week, I've noticed that the skin around my eyes is less creased, less dry, and softer while wearing my makeup. I also add a little bit extra shea butter throughout the day to keep the moisture in there, maybe 2-3 times. The finish this product leaves is fairly non-emollient and non-greasy, although I will say that when I was at work a few days ago, one of our customers asked me what I use around my eyes and said my skin looked dewy, "like a fairy." I find that it generally does not lift off my existing Becca cheek colour or Anastasia under eye concealer (from the fair palette) - it does start to lift off after a few reapplications several hours later, but I feel like this is a happy trade-off considering the aging/dryness that I am preventing. I will be buying more of this.
on 10/7/2016 11:07:00 AM
More reviews by lizzyb2
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I think that this is great for using under certain lipsticks and that's about it for me. I used it as a lash conditioner when I was using Benefit's They're Real Mascara, because it was really drying, and it helped to soften it up. As a lip balm, it doesn't provide enough moisture as a regular day to day balm. However, it's redeeming factor is that it's absolutely amazing under maybelline lipsticks. Specifically maybelline, because maybe they contain a high amount of Shea. But they make the lipstick meld to my lips more naturally and the finish is superb.
on 11/24/2015 1:05:00 PM
More reviews by ReggieJackson
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Used this years ago to get rid of an allergic reaction on my hand. It is the ONLY thing that works! I re-purchased on Saturday and my skin is better already. I will get the big one next time. Nice on the lips too. I have been using it as a hand cream and it is WAY better than the 20%. It doesn't feel sticky to me at all! And believe me...I have tried a gazillion hand cremes over the past few months. The big one is a much better deal than the travel size, and I forgot how much this saves chapped, irritated skin.
on 11/2/2015 10:13:00 AM
More reviews by SanFranGirl
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
I am not a fan of lipbalms in a pot usually (simply because it doesn't seem that hygienic) but this shea butter balm by L'occitane is amazing. First of all it is affordable and even a small pot will last you a very long time. This is a very natural product as well (I believe there are two ingredients in it only which is insane) and it works great as an overnight treatment for lips. It is not greasy, sticky or gloopy - it feels like a true balm and never as say a vaseline. There is a minimal scent which I would describe as nutty, but overall you won't event feel it once the product is on.I know this balm is also good for dry elbows and even hair - so far I've only used it for my lips and it feels lovely. If you want to read more about this or any other organic lip balms you can check this blog post here:http://www.partyparrotblog.com/#!Lipbalms-That-Work/cmbz/56321bd80cf201d72f236d0c
on 7/11/2015 5:20:00 AM
More reviews by sbitsandbobs
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
This 100% Shea Butter tin has been a family favourite and we have constantly repurchase over the years, despite its high price point. Why so? Well, this product simply soothes, softens and comforts any dry areas on the body. I recently (after all these years, go figure) tried it out as a lip balm and it smoothes my lips like no other and doesn't feel sticky / uncomfortable. Some reviewers mentioned it leaves a sticky feeling that lasts all day... I live in sunny (humid) Malaysia and only use this all over my body at night... But first I make sure my skin's damp. I keep a spray bottle filled with water on my bedside table and mist my skin before taking a small amount of shea butter, warming it with my hands first before gently massaging it into damp skin. This way, it nourishes and the product sinks into the skin a lot quicker.
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on 2/2/2015 7:41:00 AM
More reviews by InLove87
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
This little gem has saved my lips this winter. This fall my lips became very dry, chapped and sore and I started a huge lip balm hunt. I tried very many lip balms from la roche posay, elizabeth arden, vichy, lavera, carmex, blistex, weleda, labello, the body shop etc but nothing worked. The balms helped me for a couple of hours but after that my lips were even more dry. It was horrible. Then I found this one at airport and omg- my lips are completely saved! When I usually have to apply a lip balm once in an hour, this one can be applied twice a day (when i go to bed and in the morning) and my lips are super soft. The balm (shea butter) has no fragrance which I like, and it comes in a super cute, oldfashioned 10ml tin pot which I love. The butter leaves the lips naturally shiny, not over shiny like vaseline does. There is no white residue, like with many other lip balms.Even my husband (who usually hates all kinds of balms and creams) likes this butter and asks me every night where the sheabutter is :).
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