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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Review: KYI #Natural Skincare Products

I am always on the lookout for natural skincare products that not only work amazingly but are great for my skin. KYI is just that. Not only are they completely natural, but they work tremendously.

KYI which is short for KNOW YOUR INGREDIENTS clearly list all of their ingredients. Which isn’t very many at all. The ingredients are all completely natural; Shea Butter, Argan) Kernel Oil, (Sweet Almond) Oil, (Jojoba) Seed Oil, & Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.


Whipped Shea Butter Mask

What: Lavender and Chamomile- Refined Shea Butter (butryrospermum parkii butter), jojoba oil, essential oil of chamomile and lavender.

Refined Shea Butter (butryrospermum parkii butter), jojoba oil, essential oil of litsea cubeba.

Why: 1. To moisturize skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, soften and condition. 2. To soothe, heal and protect dry, chapped, irritated skin. 3. To condition dry, coarse hair and add shine. How: 1. For dry/aging skin, on just washed face, gently rub on as nightly mask. 2. Rub liberally on hands, feet, elbows or anywhere skin needs. 3. Massage into hair as leave-in conditioner, shampoo and condition as usual.

KYI’s Whipped Shea Butter Mask is recommended as a night face mask for those with older, drier and aging skin.  However, it is multi-functional and can be used anywhere on the body and is excellent to treat dry, red and irritated skin on children.

My Thoughts*

I have been using this for about 2 weeks now. I have used this an a night mask, skin conditioner, and hair conditioner. I love that this product that can be used in so many different ways.

I was sent 2 tins of these. A larger one (Lavender and Chamomile) and a smaller one (Litsea Cubeba). I use the larger one for my body and hair and the smaller one for my hair!

As a night mask- I use after I get out of the shower and have washed my face for the night. I dip my fingers in the metal tin and scoop a small amount out. I then rub it between my palms and apply to my face. As soon as I apply it, it’s instant moisture and nutrition for my face. I love this!

Through this entire two weeks, I can tell that my face has become VERY hydrated, which I love. My skin is so soft and luscious feeling! I can apply my makeup the next morning so effortlessly because my skin is so soft. My makeup just seems to glide on without a hitch!


As a Hair Conditioner: I have 3 uses as a hair conditioner. I use this BEFORE shampooing with another leave in treatment. I let it sit for about an hour and then wash it out. I use it after shampooing it and adding conditioner. Sometimes I add a dab when it’s wet, sometimes I let it dampen or dry.

My hair is glossy and polished. All the split ends blend in together so they aren’t noticeable. Over the past two weeks I’ve noticed that it doesn’t only help the top layer of my hair, but it has also helped m scalp gain the vitality that it desperately needed.

This also helps keep down the harmful effects that blow-drying, straightening, and curling can do to your hair. It protects the hair shaft to hold in the much needed moisture, while you can quickly style your hair and be on your way out the door.

This is awesome as a defrizzer. I can take this with me and when I see hairs starting to pop up on my head, all I have to do is whip out my very perfect stainless steel tin and apply a VERY small amount and the frizz is gone, my hair is sleek and sooth, and I am a very happy camper with perfect hair.

As a Skin Conditioner: In the colder months, my Keratosis Pilaris gets very very horrible. It’s due to the drier skin. Tiny little bumps tend to pop up everywhere. They aren’t as bad in the warmer months because I can air my legs out.

In the cooler months- where pants are a must; I can’t let them air out as much which causes the bumps to get worse. I can rub this not only on my thighs where the bumps are- but use it on my knees, elbows, and feet to keep my skin ,moisturized, silky soft, and free of Keratosis Pilaris bumps!

I have a microdermabrasion kit, and this is perfect to put on after I’ve done my weekly treatment. I even use this nightly so that they stay away and don’t come back.


KYI’s Sweet Almond Softening Oil


KYI’s Sweet Almond Softening Oil is recommended as an after shower moisturizer, either wet or dry.  However, it can be used on skin anytime it needs some softening up!

This is definitely something I needed. I add a tiny mixture of this and the whipped shea butter mask to my skin. The whipped shea butter and this is AMAZING!

My skin hasn’t been dry at all since I’ve began using this. I can use this throughout the day, or before I go to sleep. Before or After the shower. No matter when I use it, it still has such a moistening effect that I’m not sure how I ever lived without this!

Not only can this be used as a “skin oil” but I’ve heated some of it, and it also makes the perfect massage oil. It is so slick and glides on so perfectly. Then I can let it dry on my skin and get dressed. It is so relaxing and so beneficial to my skin!

Not only is it useful, but it’s invigorating. Now I can’t go to sleep unless I’ve used this. It comes in a handy pump bottle, so all I have to do is grab half a squirt if I’m just needing to hydrate my legs for the day. Or I can do a whole squirt for my body. OR more if I want to heat some up and give myself a quick massage (or make Adam do it lol ).

About the Ingredients:

Shea Butter provides many benefits to the skin: it combats aging by reducing lines, wrinkles and increasing skin elasticity, it relieves red, sore skin including eczema and psoriasis, it minimizes stretch marks and scars, including those left from acne, it conditions and softens hair.  Shea butter can be used on any part of the body, including lips, face, hair, elbows and feet!

Argan Oil has numerous skin, hair, nail and therapeutic benefits.  It is quickly absorbed into the skin and is particularly effective against the effects of aging, including cell degeneration.  It also combats dryness, and reduces inflammation, acne and scars.  It can also be used in hair to smooth frizzies and split ends and add shine.

Sweet Almond Oil is a very emollient moisturizer and lubricant which prevents skin from becoming dry, itchy and flaky. It is easily absorbed and helps aging skin because it eliminates impurities and removes dead skin cells while refining the skin's structure and stimulating cell renewal.  Sweet almond oil is also a very good anti-inflammatory as it helps ease the itching and irritation caused by psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and sunburn

I love both of these products. The products that do have a smell come from real essential oils, not chemical induced fragrances. When my daughter got a little red on her butt, I could use the whipped shea butter on it as well. Because it’s safe and chemical free it makes a nice butt cream. It’s thick and creamy consistency is perfect!

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Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post, all products were sent for review purposes inly. The opinions in this post are completely honest and not influenced in any way.



This post was written by:

Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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