Face mask, hair mask, scrub and moisturiser…this nourishing butter has it all. So natural, you can even eat it (though we’d rather take advantage of its skin softening properties!).
The Body Shop is one of our go-to stores for all things self-care. So when we heard about four new products that have just launched in their popular Shea range, we were all ears.
Perhaps the most exciting of all the new products is the multi-purpose 100% raw The Body Shop Shea Butter, R200 for 150ml – which can do almost everything.
The butter – which has been described as ‘intensely nourishing’ – may well become your new beauty go-to, as it can work on your body, face, hair and lips!
Shea Butter Moisturiser
Apply it to your skin to help soothe dry and sensitive patches. You can also use it (sparingly) as a facial moisturiser under your usual foundation.
Shea Butter Hair Mask
If your hair is feeling a little dry and sad in the freezing winter weather, it can also work brilliantly as an overnight hair mask, if mixed with the Body Shop’s Coconut Hair Oil.
Massage onto your whole head or apply to split ends, to help them recover and to help you achieve softer, more nourished locks.
Shea Butter Frizz Tamer
It can also be used to help style your hair, if you’re looking to manage any unruly curls. Smooth onto ends after blow drying for an added moisture boost.
Shea Butter Lip & Body Scrub
And if that weren’t enough, the new Body Shop Shea Butter can also be used as a lip balm and scrub (when paired with sugar), a body exfoliator, or as a shower cream to help soothe your skin.
Shea Butter Face Mask
Slather this nourishing butter over your face before bed and you’ll wake up feeling soft and hydrated. For a quick fix in the morning, massage into the skin with sweeping upwards movements to encourage lymphatic drainage, then wash off with warm water.
Containing a whopping 192 shea nuts, it seems the new product is proving popular with first testers too. The Body Shop reported that 85% of people who have already tried it agree that their body, face and lips feel restored with moisture, while 82% agree very dry, sensitive body skin feels instantly soothed.
Compiled by Amy Hunt
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.