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Monday, November 4, 2013

Beauty Review: Essence of Beauty Shea Indulgence Body/Bath collection #HolidayGiftGuide2013

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Essence of Beauty have come out with a new bath/body collection called Shea Indulgence. The Shea Indulgence Collection comes in full size Body Scrub, Body Lotion, Body Butter, & There is also a Shea Indulgence gift set that includes a cleanser, lotion, & butter for only $9.99.

The Shea Indulgence Collection contains African shea, macadamia nut, avocado, apricot, and sunflower oils. These mix of ingredients definitely makes you feel like you’ve spent the day at the spa getting pampered!

The fragrance of this makes me immediately think of a Hawaiian beach. It has soothing scents of exotic tiare flower, silky shea butter and coconut milk wrapped in warm, creamy vanilla. It is simply irresistible and relaxing.

The African Shea is harvested for it’s restorative properties. It helps the skin enhance the bodies natural moisture barrier for healthy, radiant skin. She butter is extremely moisturizing, having the ability to heal even the driest skin.

Shea butter naturally has the Vitamins A & E inside, both being very beneficial to the skin. Vitamin A is a natural skin healer. It naturally improves the texture of wrinkles,eczema, blemishes, etc. My doctor prescribed me a Vitamin A Cream for my Keratosis Pilarsis (chicken skin). It was extremely expensive so my doctor just told me to find good quality lotions/creams with Vitamin A in the ingredient list.

Vitamin E isn’t as important as Vitamin A, but it helps fight free radical damage. Free radical damage is what makes the skin wrinkle. The moisturizers within shea butter are one and the same as the moisturizers that your body makes naturally. That’s the reason it works so well hydrating the skin!

The Body Scrub

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I immediately fell in love with the Essence of Beauty Shea Indulgence Body Scrub. The body scrub is thick and very creamy. I love the luxuriousness of the quality. You can tell that there is Shea Butter inside because of how well it moisturizes while IN the shower. It works immediately.

My skin immediately feels rejuvenated because of the tiny natural pumice particles within. They are very small, they work amazingly at exfoliating the dead skin away without scratching the skins surface. It works gently but thoroughly.

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The pumice stone particles are just the right size,not too big or too small. If they are too big they feel like they are scratching my skin. If they are too small, I feel like they melt too quickly, usually before they can do their job.

It bubbles up very well to be a body scrub, especially one that has Shea Butter (ex. a lotion like consistency) inside. It bubbles like a regular body wash would, so it cleans while exfoliating at the same time!

I love that this is a flip top lid. The ones that come in the gigantic tubs easily get water inside the containers when I’m in the shower. With the flip top lid I can squeeze out the amount I need and flip it back shut and know it’s secure.

When I get out of the shower my skin feels so dewy and soft. I love that it is moisturizing yet not greasy or oily. It doesn’t leave any oily residue at all, yet my skin is so silky. I love it.

 

The Lotion

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The Essence of Beauty Shea Indulgence Body Lotion is definitely one that you want to have on hand. It softens and locks in moisture to even the driest, roughest skin. Shea butter is healthy for the skin in so many ways and naturally adds its own scent. It is moisturizing yet doesn’t leave a greasy film behind.

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My skin practically drinks this in when I apply it. My legs usually get super dry during the fall and winter months. Not only do they dry out but they also get itchy. This lotion keeps my skin super hydrated so the dryness doesn’t get to the itching point.

I love the fact that it is long lasting. The thickness of the lotion lets me apply it less during the day. I can use this once or twice and be good almost all day. The Avocado oil is an amazing addition to this lotion. 7

Avocado oil is naturally soothing and moisturizing. It has a high concentration of vitamins, antioxidants, and fatty acids. Avocados have the natural ability to soak up water, so when it’s in an oil inside skincare- it helps to retain and soak up moisture inside the skin cells.

This lotion is all around amazing. The scent is just like the body wash & butter, very warm and enticing scent. Warm vanilla, shea butter, sweet coconut milk brings this fragrance to a 10. I adore it. It’s sweet, light, and long-lasting.

 

The Body Butter

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You want intense locked in moisture? Then the Essence of Beauty Shea Indulgence Body Butter is for you. The butter is mega thick, rich, and feels so silky to the skin. It immediately softens while releasing it’s ultra amazing fragrance. Most body butters are very oil based and leave the skin oily. This feels just like a whipped cream body butter, because it doesn’t feel greasy at all.

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It’s probably the choice of ingredients. The African shea, avocado oil, and macadamia nut oil. They are all naturally moisturizing and then when they’re added together create this magnificent body cream.

The macadamia nut oil is another fabulous oil added to this line of products. The chemical makeup of macadamia nut oil is very close to the oils that are produced by human skin. It’s a great moisturizer because of how lightweight yet non-greasy it is. It leaves a protective barrier on the outer layer of the skin, locking out dryness while holding in moisture.

This is perfect for those rough, dry elbows, knees, hands, and feet! The fragrance is still detectable hours later which I love. I’m also loving the flip top bottle. I can take this bottle with me in my purse. If this was in a tub/container I wouldn’t risk putting something that gigantic in my purse. This makes it more like a lotion bottle, yet distinctly different from THEIR lotion bottle.

It is nourishing and keeps the cool weather from drying out my feet. It soaks in immediately and keeps dryness away for long periods of time, so I love putting this on before bed. When I wake up in the morning it feels like I just applied it. The consistency is perfect for a butter; not so thick that it takes forever to soak into the skin yet thicker than lotion. Open-mouthed smile

This would make an amazing gift basket for Christmas! They are available at CVS

Get Yours: Shea Indulgence gift set $9.99

or get the bigger separate bottles;

Beauty Shea Indulgence Body Scrub $7.99

Essence of Beauty Shea Indulgence Body Lotion $5.59

 Essence of Beauty Shea Indulgence Body Butter $6.39

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Jessica Renee

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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