Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Virgin Coconut Oil
I love to browse shops, physically and online, for skin care products that I have not yet tried or used. Particularly when travelling, I love to discover small shops in foreign places, that carry products with strange sounding names and unusual ingredients.
When living in Tanzania some 10 years ago, very little conventional beauty and cosmetic products were locally available. It was basically L’Oreal, or local. I remember using coconut oil by Shea Moisture https://www.sheamoisture.com back then, however have never come across that brand again since, as it does not seem available in Europe.
But I am so delighted we met again, right around the corner, at CVS. Looks like they are doing very well in the US, with retailers such as Walmart, Walgreeens, Rite Aid and Target. Pretty mainstream.
The brand has been featured in magazines, newspapers and on TV around the globe now, whilst some of the products have won awards.
I picked up the made in US 100% virgin coconut oil daily hydration body oil for well under 10 Dollars.
A girl called Sofi started selling Shea nuts in her village in Sierra Leone in Africa in 1912. By the age of 19, she had developed her own hand made hair and skin products, which she was able to sell all over the countryside. Today’s Shea Moisture is her legacy.
I analysed the ingredients and was pleased with the outcome. Other than essential oil blend fragrances (which can cause allergies to some), I have not found any harmful ingredients.
It contains to name a few: virgin coconut oil, coconut milk, acacia Senegal, sunflower seed oil, apricot kernel oil, and sweet almond oil.
The plastic bottle and cap are recyclable, however I could not find any evidence for an environmentally friendly source of the material.
I like that the bottle can do without additional outer packaging, the bottle is sealed on purchase.
Smell and Feel
The light yellow yet clear liquid oil can be used as both, body and bath oil.
The coconut scent is very gentle, there are additional more flowery notes predominant, which remind me of hair style products.
The oil is non sticky, absorbs well, and leaves a dominant scent on my skin. Hence I would not use it on my full body, the scent would be overpowering for me.
I prefer the oil as bath oil, as the scent is much more subtle this way.
Have you tried other products by the same manufacturer? What were your experiences? Which one would you like me to try?
I have purchased this product myself, which has no impact on my recommendation.