Shea Butter DXB & Benefits

I am a huge fan of beauty products that are natural. Most drugstore or even luxury brands claim to contain more natural ingredients but actual content of in terms of percentage is found to be lower.
If you are someone like me who loves natural products then this product is certainly for you.
Shea Butter DXB offers Shea butter straight from West Africa! Packed in a beautiful glass jar this product is one of most interesting natural products I have tried.
What is Shea butter? ivory colored butter is basically fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree. As its refined it gets the ivory/whitish color.
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Texture: It is exactly like butter but a off white-ish color. Consistency is that of a petroleum jelly and once in contact with heat of you palms this will melt which makes it easier to apply.
Application: Just like your regular lotions except here you need to scoop out a smaller quantity to begin with.
Results:
I have been using this for a month now and I have noticed massive difference in my skin. It feels more hydrated and the product leaves a healthy sheen on the skin. I wouldn’t advise it to wear during humid days but this can be a great add to your night skincare routine. If you are situated in a colder region then this can substitute your day cream as well.
Benefits of Shea Butter
–  Helps in getting rid of sunburns
– Moisturises and hydrates skin
– Reduces stretch marks
– Can substitute as a makeup base & lip balm
– Helps strengthening cuticles
The only thing I found a bit strange was the fragrance of this product. Since its  au naturale there is no added fragrance to it. At the beginning I was a bit turned off but the results within a week encouraged me to continue application. I have a dry sensitive skin and this works fine for me.
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Want to try it yourself? Visit @sheabutter_dxb for orders or call on 0505982393. Large jar costs AED120

Top Five Skin & Lip Care Products For Winters

I have been testing various products this winter so that I could provide an accurate summary of the products  I feel are perfect for my lovely fans!

These products are in no particular order & may be luxury or drugstore products, however these are great to use and perfect to keep your skin & lips moisturized.

L’occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

This classic hand cream is an absolute must have. With a combination of 20% shea butter, honey, almond extracts & coconut oil this cream works wonders! I love how light it is and how easily it blends on the skin. This product can be used in all seasons, recommending this product specially to those who are always sitting in airconditioned areas. No more dry skin with this fab product! Its luxuriously thick & wonderfully fragranced.

Purchase from: http://ae.loccitane.com/ or Loccitane stores nearest to you.

Figs & Rouge Hand Cream

Another fantastic product to add to your beauty kit is the figs & rouge hand cream. If you are someone having excessive dry hands, this product is for you. Its non greasy and makes your skin soft & smooth. I noticed a huge difference on my skin after application of this cream in just a week. This cream contains coco Butter, Natural Antioxidants & Algae extract for Protection against daily elements. Infused with Glycerine & Ginseng to soften & nourish throughout the day.

Purchase from: Boots the Pharmacy, United Pharmacies, Marina Pharmacies, Organic Foods & Café, The Change Initiative and Make-Up Etc.

Labello Lip butters 

Lips are a very fragile part of your face. The cold wintery air can not only make your lips dry but also really chappy. However with Labello I have noticed a great difference in lips. Firstly Labello butters are not at all sticky, they perfectly blend on lips leaving a healthy sheen. Found in various flavors, this drugstore product is an absolute necessity for your lips.

Purchase from: Nearest drugstores & all leading supermarkets/hypermarkets.

Human+Kind Day and Night Cream

I found this product of great use during winters. Though you can use it throughout the seasons but in winters it has worked well. It is a bit greasy than the other products, however it moisturizes well and keeps the skin looking fresh.

Purchase from:  Boots the Pharmacy, United Pharmacies, Organic Foods & Café, Make Up Etc. in Palm Strip Mall Jumeirah, The Change Initiative, and Down To Earth.

Figs & Rouge Lip Balm

This one definitely is in my list of top five products because its a multitasking product. Packed in an adorable tin, this product is wonder fixer for moments when you realise that your dry skin has patches. Just rub in the lip balm and see the difference on your skin. Also keeps your lips soft, supple and protected. Read my detailed review on this product right here

Purchase from: Boots the Pharmacy,Organic Foods & Café, The Change Initiative and Make-Up Etc.

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Featuring Labello lip butter & Loccitane Shea Butter hand cream.

 

 

Purely Pampering with Dove’s nourishing lotion

As I have previously informed, I have a terribly dry skin and very few products suit me well. However my sister has a normal type skin and she is the one who keeps purchasing different kinds of body lotions and I get to try them 😉

So this week Piyu, my sister bought home Dove’s purely pampering nourishing lotion with Shea Butter and Warm Vanilla.

Packaging says ” Caring for your skin has never felt so good. Dove purely pampering lotion deeply nourishes and softens your skin thanks to its rich blend of nourishing cream with shea butter. Its comforting and creamy fragrance of warm vanilla leaves you feeling balanced. Turn your daily routine into a pampering treat”

The texture like any other lotion is white thick cream which get absorbed in skin after gently massaged in.

Verdict: The shea butter fragrance is stronger and there is a slight sweetness of vanilla at the end. Tried on normal skin, the scent lasted for a while but skin stayed soft for a long while. On the other hand when I tried the lotion on my sensitive skin, the scent last for a while but softness wasn’t. Dove’s purely pampering lotion more suited to those who has a normal skin type and not all skin types as it is mentioned on the packaging. For 17.50Aed (4.75$) Product purchased from Carrefour its a good one time try lotion bottle. Dove’s advertising is really commendable, no matter how the product is, they really know how to market it well.

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Further information: Dove’s purely pampering lotion comes in three fragrant varieties namely Shea Butter & Vanilla, Sweet Almond & Hibiscus, Coconut & Jasmine. The entire range of lotions is available at all leading supermarkets/hypermarkets across UAE

Skin Hydrating Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner- Bye Bye Dry Skin!

I am obsessed with Lush’s philosophy and stories behind the making of every product. Lush is a brand that connects to you instantly, you know the story, you know its packed with love, the staff is soo super friendly..how can anyone resist that kind of marketing!

Excited to mention this awesome body care product, the one I have been using for a while now. My friend was the one who introduced me to this LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. We were at the salon getting our arms waxed, that’s when she noticed my skin going dry & red. I have a very sensitive skin and it doesn’t easily adapt to any body lotions that are available. For years I have been using medicated lotions but they aren’t of any use and I hate the smell of medicated lotions. (they smell like I am just out of hospital ugh..)

Anyways,so when I was suggested to try out LUSH Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner I was a bit hesitant because of the skin condition but again Lush is organic, handmade and no chemicals are involved so I knew I was safe even if I gave a try. Visited the Dubai Mall branch to grab myself a pot of this goodness. A bit on pricier side but its worth because its so good.

Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner was invented by Ms. Rowena who thought to herself that how handy it would be if there was a conditioner for body like there are for hair. So she invented this lovely product that can be used exactly the same way a hair conditioner is used except that this is for body and not hair (Checked with the staff no harm if you use on the hair too). So you just have to slather it on your skin, wait for about a minute and rinse it off.

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I did exactly as per the instructions, applied it on my dry arms and body. Waited a minute, rinsed and off I was.. The fragrance of the lotion is just amazing. My skin felt all that goodness of Argan oil, Cocoa butter, Cupuaçu butter, Brazil nut oil, Almond oil, Shea butter & goji berry juice. I didn’t have any issues with the product, no redness, and super soft skin just like a rose petal. The product itself is packaged well with all instructions mentioned. The staff is always ready to show you how to use the product in case if you aren’t clear with it. If you are like me, the curious one who likes to know how products are made, you can visit Lush’s official Youtube Channel and check out the process.

Overall, Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is amazing on dry skin, leaves it soft and supple. However when my sister used the body conditioner, it didn’t have the same effect. The conditioner made no difference to her (Normal type) skin but at least it was smelling nice. Also they need to sell it in smaller pots, I’d buy it and it would be a great add the travel beauty kit.

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Lush Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner is available at all Lush stores across UAE. Priced at 185AED for a pot of 225g.