New for November: Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Skincare
3/20/2013- So I guess that I should have updated everyone on this like I said that I would! I gave these products away the next month; I just couldn’t take it anymore. The facial wash & scrub was like cleaning my face with lotion. While I prefer creamier cleansers (think Origins’ Checks and Balances), I felt like my face was never clean with that product. In addition, the notion that this it could have been a scrub was boggling, as there was no exfoliating action whatsoever. The facial mask was too heavily scented for me and again, I didn’t feel like I had a clean face after using it. For the mask to be mud based, I felt like it was clogging my pores instead of clearing them. I did not witness any brightening, although I don’t think that I used the products long enough to see those results. The only thing that I can say to these two products is that I didn’t have my usual winter dry patches- but the other issues outweighed that.
Would I repurchase? Definitely not.
This month I decided to switch up my skin care routine. MHS and I were in Target last weekend and I came across Shea Moisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Wash & Scrub, as well as the Coconut & Hibiscus Facial Mask. Both products are said to be for brightening and toning, which my skin certainly needs.
I battle acne and the scarring that comes along with it. Normally, I have combination skin with an oily t-zone and everything else is normal. In the winter, I get dry patches in between my eyebrows, under my eyes, and around my lips. Considering that both of these products contain shea butter, I figured that would help with the moisture.
So, here is what I have been doing since Sunday, Nov. 4, and continue to follow until I finish the products:
- Cleanse every AM with the Facial Wash & Scrub
- Tone with witch hazel infused with lavender
- Moisturize with Kelapo Organic Coconut Oil
- On M,W, & F evenings, do step 1, then apply the Facial Mask until it dries, the n wash off with warm water
- Follow steps 2 & 3 from above
Since I am posting this late, I will post my first impressions and pictures after a week of using these products.
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