Monday, February 17, 2014

Shea Terra Organics Line of Skin Care Products Provides All Day Moisture Protection and Soothes Dry Chapped Winter Skin Instantly (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

I have shared on numerous occasions how I prefer 100% all natural products over others, especially when it comes to healthy and beauty products.  I oftentimes wonder what is actually included in products when you can't even decipher the ingredients.  Don't you?

With the harsh winter, my skin sure is taking a beating.  And, my poor girls, who also got my sensitive skin are also suffering with the itchies from dry, chapped skin.  Our youngest, for reasons we can't determine (maybe food allergies?), but she started suffering from eczema at a year old.  So, this cold weather is extremely hard on her skin.  Her problem areas -- knees, elbows, tummy and hands are all cracked and irritated.  Even with all the creams and lotions I put on the girls, they can't seem to find relief.  What do you do to help cold weather chapped and irritated skin?  We have the humidifiers going to put added moisture into the air while the heat is on, and try to limit the use of our wood stove as not to dry out the air any further.  But, we needed a product that really would provide the girls' skin with much needed moisture and relief.  

Thanks to recent samples that were sent to me for review, I can finally see improved in the girls' and my skin.  With just a few applications of Shea Terra's line of shea butter products, our skin is feeling soft and hydrated.  What a relief!  Have you heard about Shea Terra Organics?  

"For over a decade,Shea Terra Organics’ founder, Tammie Umbel, has been helping native Africans to preserve their wildlife habitats by sharing their indigenous, healing ingredients with the world.

Not only do Shea Terra Organics’ skin care treatments assist in preservation, they are also the backbone of economic sustainability for many hardworking families across the continent. Since early 2000, Shea Terra Organics has worked closely with cooperatives and conservation groups to introduce Africa’s time-tested ingredients to the world."

I hadn't until I was recently contacted to review their Shea Butter Extreme in White Chocolate (It really smells like chocolate!).  After visiting their site to learn more about their brand and product line, I was excited to learn that they also offer a line of Shea Butter products made especially for babies and their delicate skin.  While my girls are 2 and 3 yrs. old, their sensitive skin is still very delicate and I need to be cautious of what products I apply as ones with perfumes cause their skin to dry out and become irritated.  And, with Bella's eczema prone skin, one small change in health and beauty products and she will have a bad eczema reaction, which will take 1-2 weeks to heal.  Not fun having the itchies, especially when you are that little and can't help but scratch and cause boo boo's. 

While I was excited to try the Shea Butter Extreme in White Chocolate myself, I was more interested in seeing how well the calming baby wash and shampoo and calming baby butter was, when it came to pampering the girls' dry skin caused by the cold winter weather.  

African Flower Power Baby Wash & Shampoo

100% Natural. Certified Organic Ingredients Oils in Spring Water. Real Soap (not modified beets, etc.) Only wash your baby with the best. Created by mom of 14 for your baby and family. Pure spring water combines with Kalahari watermelon oil, certified organic sunflower oil, and virgin coconut cream oil to produce our luxurious, ultra-eco wash and shampoo freshly kettle cooked in small batches. Essential oils from Cape chamomile and S. African lavender calm fussy baby.

I started out by trying out the products on a small area of their body first, to make sure they wouldn't have a reaction.  Once I saw that the product didn't cause irritation, it was bath time for the girls. :-)  Shea Terra Organics African Flower Power Calming Baby Wash and Shampoo is 100% natural and made with certified organic oils.  With no harsh chemicals, this calming baby wash and shampoo smelled amazing.. With calming lavender and chamomile, along with Fynbos flowers, the girls were able to unwind in the tub and relax, as the soothing ingredients did their magic and left their skin looking and feeling baby soft.  Savannah was the first to noticed that her skin was no longer tight feeling.  She couldn't stop running her hands over her belly and saying, "so soft."  Then, she did the smell test on her sister, as she leaned in and took a whiff of her hair.  Bella passed the cleanliness test, as Savannah told her she smelled clean, and like flowers. :-)  

Calming Baby Shea Butter Smoothee

100% Natural. 99% Certified Organic Ingredients. Non-toxic. Eco-friendly.Created by mom of 14 for your baby and family. Two types of organic shea butters combine to caress and soothe baby's fragile skin. And so your conscience is as green as your baby, you will be happy to know these shea butters are eco-friendly. Our West African shea butter supports a hippo conservation project and our Ugandan a needy group of women from a war-torn region. Our blend of African Flower Power essential oils of Cape chamomile and S. African lavender calm fussy baby. Use for cradle cap, rashes, dry skin, diaper area, and for hours of dry skin protection.

I followed up the soothing bath with the Shea Terra Organics African Flower Power Calming Baby Butter, also made with 100% natural ingredients.  Like the soothing baby wash and shampoo, this calming shea butter had hints of lavender, chamomile and Fynbos flowers.  I was amazed at well as this shea butter went on, and how it didn't leave the girls' skin looking or feeling greasy.  As soon as I was done rubbing in the butter, the girls felt more relaxed -- thanks to a good body massage -- but, also because their skin was instantly smooth and soft to the touch.  I repeated use of the baby wash and baby butter over the next few days and continued to see their girls' skin look and feel healthier.  And, if you looked at it now, you would never have thought just the other day that it was chapped and irritated from wind burn and the cold temperatures outside and dryness indoors.  Finally, I have found an all natural product that I can use on their delicate skin that actually works, and brings relief, while also leaving them relaxed due to the calming scents of lavender and chamomile -- making nap time and bedtime much more manageable. :-)

Shea Butter 30% Extreme Cre'me (WHITE CHOCOLATE)

99.7% Natural. 90% certified organic. How much shea butter is in your body cream? We have nothing to hide because we add as much as we can in order to make a thick, healing and effective body cream that is still easy enough to spread and glide. Our decadently rich body cre'me is the ultimate cream all day moisture protection. Made with 30% organic cocoa & shea butters and pure, dreamy vanilla in freshly pressed aloe juice. Scroll down to read more.

So, what did I think of the Shea Butter Extreme White Chocolate body creme I was sent?  This body creme, which is 99.7% natural and contains 30% Organic Shea Butter and 90% certified organic ingredients was a treat to use.  Not only was I in love with the amazing white chocolate scent, but unlike other body butters and cremes, this one really worked in getting my dry cracked skin back to its smooth, soft pre-winter appearance, thanks to the combination of shea butter and pure aloe vera leaf gel.  This combination really targeted my dry skin, and after the first application I could see results.  And, after just a few days of use, my skin looked and felt just as soft as the girls' skin.  What I was impressed with besides the instant results of these products was how long it lasted after applying.  Unlike other products I have tried in the past for dry skin relief, this one lasted hours after applying, helping to replace moisture loss over a longer period of time, without the need to re-apply. 

I loved being able to sample these products, especially because I was able to have a few more minutes of "me time" after my shower daily to lather on this amazing smelling body butter.  And, the girls are happier, now that their skin is feeling and looking smoother and softer.  So long dry winter skin -- thanks to Shea Terra Organics! :-)

Click here to learn more about Shea Terra Organics and all their wonderful all-natural skincare products available - for both adults and babies.

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. These products sound so amazing and I haven't heard of them until I read your wonderful review of them. I love that they are totally organic and I was surprised to also read that the inventor has 14 children this must be good stuff. I love it when people like her put these products out there instead of some large corporation.