A couple of days ago I posted this picture on my social media pages:
I've been trying to get a hold of this product for the last few months but my local stores are always out of stock or do no carry it. My friends over at Shea Moisture were kind enough to supply me with this product for review.
We all know I love almost anything natural-hair, body cleansers, facial products, makeup, you name it. Here is my review of..
Shea Moisture's Raw Shea Butter Facial Mask
What it contains:
Two different blends of all-organic shea butter,Stearic acid,Kaolin clay,Bentonite clay, Sodium Lauroy Lactylate,Jojoba oil,Vitamin E, Chamomile,Comfrey root extract, Essential oil blend,Extracts of frankinsense and Myrrh
What it claims to do:
-Help purify and soften to improve skin
-Clarifies skin while intensely hydrating
To cleanse and moisturize skin
Upon opening the package to the product I realized how small 4oz actually is. I was used to the bigger jar that Shea Moisture uses to package their products. I then also realized since this product is for your face a little goes a long way and a huge jar probably isn't needed. I opened the top to find a substance similar to a natural clay in both color and smell. The aroma is very "earthy" and nature-like.
The texture was thinner than I thought it would be. I imagined it would be thicker, closer to their Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque, but it had a consistency of lotion. I used the mask twice and followed up with a different moisturizer each time(pure shea butter and Daily Moisturizer by Equate(Walmart brand).
I began on a freshly washed face using Avalon Organics Cleansing Gel
The first application I applied just enough of the mask to my entire face and let it sit for 10 minutes then rinsed with cool water. I experienced a slight burning sensation the first time but not the second time. I am not sure if it was because it was my first time using it or if it had something to do with the clays. I am happy to say I didn't experience the "stiff-face-syndrome" I usually get with masks. Normally my face becomes really hard and tight where I can barely smile(haha), but none of that here. I think this had to do with the blend of shea butters and essential oils.
Once I rinsed my face felt very soft and smooth, especially the time I followed up with the pure shea butter.Overall I give this product a 4 out of 5. I love the natural ingredients and the results however I wished the consistency was a little thicker.