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Brown Earth Pure Whipped Shea butter

June 3, 2008

I bought this product to use as an everyday moisturiser because it was described as ‘whipped” – I thought it would be light enough to use in the mornings. If I am completely honest, I was a bit disappointed when I opened the tub to find a very solid lump of shea butter as I was expecting something with the texture of chocolate mousse!

This product has a very stiff, rich texture. When I started to rub it onto my skin, it quickly became silky and smooth. This isn’t the type of product that you could use as an everyday moisturiser or on your legs after shaving because it is so thick and greasy. Instead it makes an excellent intensive treatment for dry feet, knees, lips and face etc. I used it on my feet overnight with a pair of socks and most of it soaked in but my feet felt a little oily in the morning. You really don’t need to use very much and I think with this and the size of the tub in mind, it will last me until retirement!

On my face: It cleared up any dryness but also left an oily layer on my skin.

On my feet: Brilliant for dry feet after wearing flip flops too much or walking around for long periods of time.

As shaving cream: It worked very well for this and my razor glided easily. The only slight problem was that it was quite difficult to wash off and it left the bath extremely slippery.

This product smells quite different to shea butter products I have bought from stores like Boots or my supermarket. It’s literally just shea butter and nothing else so it doesn’t smell as sweet as other shea butter based products. I wasn’t sure if I liked the smell at first just because it was so different to products I had bought before. After I’d used it a few of times, I got use to it and I think I prefer it now because it doesn’t smell so sickly.

If I am honest I have mixed feelings about this product. On one hand it’s quite expensive and a bit greasy but on the other hand it is an excellent emollient for dry skin. I think it would be a good form of relief for those with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis because it’s so rich.

Has anyone with these skin conditions tried this product?

Summary

  • Pros: Excellent emollient for dry skin conditions, very pure
  • Cons: Quite expensive, and can leave skin feeling quite greasy

Ingredients

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea butter)

One Comment

  • Lizzie on January 11, 2009

    As a psoriasis sufferer I found this product gave me the right amount of moisture to prevent itching.

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