Thanks for your fast shipping!
What's your greatest skin care challenge?
As women and a growing number of men of color, what's your greatest skin care challenge? Whether it's dark spots, uneven skin tone, dark circles,puffiness under your eyes or hair that won't grow, you'll find a product that can possibly become the solution to your challenge.
Moisturizers and ingredients that hydrate your skin will always be your best friend, for your face, body and hair. So look for products with nourishing and nurturing ingredients. Shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter and jojoba oils are a few of the ingredients to keep on your list.
We've got new additions to our store for you. Essential oils have been known to help calm and soothe skin and scalp irritations. Although you'll find a sample kit on the hair category page, you can use them for any of your skin and hair care needs.
The hair care sample kit has been given an upgrade. We've increased the size of the container on the shampoo and conditioners and added a hair butter sample to the mix.
Although there's beauty in your blackness, your skin is sensitive and needs protection from the sun just like everyone else. So if you know you're challenged by sunburn, add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to Jojoba and Grapeseed Oil and create a nice body oil for yourself. It will bring comfort and beauty back to your skin.
We're listening to you and your suggestions, so keep an eye on the category pages and your emails for updates.
Until next time ...
Dedicated To Your Beauty
10 Reasons for Using Mango, Shea, and Cocoa Butter on African American Skin
As a woman with beautiful black skin, you're no stranger to the world of body butters. Derived from sources found in nature, Shea, cocoa, and mango body butters go beyond chemically infused lotions due to their natural ability to bind with your beautiful African American skin to nourish and heal it.
Here are 10 reasons to use these butters:
You know the benefits of going natural.
The skin is our body’s shield. It’s strong and protects us, but it is also delicate and has to absorb things that aren’t always good for us. When we use skin care products that are unnatural, we may end up with the opposite of the effects we’re trying to get. If you think about it, your skin has to react and defend itself against foreign substances that are unhealthy and that battle often shows on our bodies. A good body butter breaks this negative cycle. Using them is also environmentally friendly, so not only is it personally beneficial, it also contributes to the greater good of our world.
You have stretch marks.
When the skin stretches, it often leaves unsightly marks behind. These marks can come from rapid weight gain or weight loss, but they can also be a part of genetics or many other factors. When you use body butters, it is easier to get rid of stretch marks because of their deep moisturizing qualities that work to blend stretch marks into your skin and become less visible. Cocoa butter is especially recognized as a stretch mark remedy and can help to prevent them from forming.
You live in regions where harsh weather is frequent.
The weather has major impact on our skin and it's something that we can't get away from. While the sun does have its benefits, it also causes damage to the skin and can lead to more extreme illnesses, like cancer. Natural body butters helps your skin to repair itself from sun damage while acting as a shield against further damage. Furthermore, mango butter happens to be an exceptional guard against UV radiation. Cold weather is another culprit because it robs your skin of natural moisture, leaving it with a dry and rough texture. However, each of these butters will replace the moisture that’s lost.
You suffer from blemishes and hyperpigmentation.
Blemishes and scars are commonly left behind after injuries, breakouts, and the hyperpigmentation that causes certain areas of the skin to be darker (caused by an excess of melanin). Unfortunately, these issues tend to get worse over time, but when using cocoa, Shea, or mango butter, your can improve significantly because all three products have powerful healing qualities.
You have sensitive skin.
Sensitive skin reacts easily to outside elements, but sometimes, we aren’t exactly sure of what it is we are allergic to. While trying to pinpoint what the cause may be, we may mistakenly use products that cause rashes, hives, and breakouts on different parts of our bodies. Despite this problem, all skin still deserves moisturizing and caring treatment. The natural ingredients in a body butter are far less likely to cause allergic reactions than items containing chemicals and unknown additives.
You have muscle aches.
In its raw form, Shea butter has been used to treat a variety of medical issues. It’s been scientifically proven that Shea butter contains anti-inflammatory qualities that reduce swelling and pain in the muscles and joints. In it raw form, Shea butter can also prove to be a bit greasy. So take caution when applying it before going out, it could ruing a great outfit with oil stains.
You have dry skin.
Many factors can contribute to dry skin. Dry skin is often cracked and irritating, and it’s definitely not pretty. Getting rid of dry skin isn’t always easily done by slathering on lotion. Your feet, for example, are a part of the body that is commonly dry and lotion only cures the obvious dryness temporarily. On the other hand, cocoa and Shea seal moisture into your skin for a long-term effect.
You want to look younger.
With so much to do, life can be stressful and unpredictable. We can't always control how long we will sleep or make sure we are eating as well as we should be. Cutting out all these bad habits would definitely help us to age more gracefully. Some people will age prematurely because of their lifestyle choices, while some age more quickly due to genetics. Packed with vitamins A and E, body butter can help with the fine lines, wrinkles, and dull skin that come with aging.
You have dry lips.
Your lips are used when you eat, drink, and speak to others, and its one body part that people can’t help but to notice. We all have to deal with dry lips at one point or another, and sometimes, it is an everyday annoyance. Dry lips have no shine, they look rough, and are unappealing. Cocoa butter can definitely shield your dry lips and trap moisture in them for lips that are soft and attractive at all times.
Your skin needs overall healing.
Very few people, if anyone, can say that they have flawless skin. If you feel that your skin needs to be healed in slight ways, or in a major way, using natural body butters will do just that since they have the ability to give you a more even complexion with less skin issues. They will also keep your skin healthy by boosting its ability to repair itself.
There is a long list of benefits that come with using these butters, too many to place into one list. Many people can relate to most of these 10 listed reasons, and if you can too, it may be time to give cocoa, Shea, and mango a try.
If you like what you've read, share it with a friend or two. It's also a good idea to try the Extreme Cream, it's packed with Shea, cocoa and mango butter, all in one jar, to aid in caring for your beautiful black skin.
That's it for this week, as always ...
Dedicated To Your Beauty,