Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Skin I'm In

Bath body product

Now that we have closed the door on summer 2012, I for one have mixed memories.  From annoying facial and body breakouts (translation: prickly heat) to larger-than-life mosquito bites leaving scars, the record-breaking heat and humidity did a number on my skin. September breezes and crisp mornings now allow me the chance to rectify my troubled skin.

I'm finding relief with SheaMoisture beauty products sent to me for review.  SheaMoisture's Organic Lemongrass & Ginger Body Scrub exfoliates and nourishes with moisturizing Shea Butter, healing Tea Tree Oil and refreshing Lemongrass. And the scent is utterly delightful!  It retails for $9.99 at Target.com.

SheaMoisture’s African Black Soap is specifically for acne-prone and troubled skin. I have heard about it for years, but seeing that my usual regimen of Pond's face wipes was doing nothing more than wiping my face clean, I thought I'd give it a try. 

Lathering less than the average bar of soap, the smell has a subtle licorice fragrance.  I'm impressed by the organic ingredients of Palm Ash, Tamarind Extract, Tar and Plantain peel. 

It has been used in Africa for centuries to treat eczema, acne, oily skin, psoriasis, hyperpigmentation and other skin ailments. Healing and hydrating Shea Butter helps balance skin and further resolves skin problems.  It is available for $4.99 at Walgreens.com.

After three days of use, it's too soon to say what it will do for my complexion.  But I feel confident in saying that in this Fashion Week besieged with color, cut and design,  SheaMoisture skincare is the new black.

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