Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cleopatra's Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter: Review

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 Cleopatra's Choice is a company that was founded in 2005; they seek out and sell effective, high-end beauty and skin care products. Cleopatra's Choice offers a wide variety of unique products and delivers top-notch customer service. Customer satisfaction is their number one goal, so all purchases are shipped out within 24 hours and a money-back guarantee is in place for 90 days if you are at all unhappy. Cleopatra's Choice offers personalized customer service by phone or email, and enjoys thousands of happy customers! Not only are their products reasonably priced and quality; you also get three free samples with every purchase! Cleopatra's Choice takes their name from, you guessed it, the once queen of Egypt.

Cleopatra's Choice started out with a line of products that contain ingredients from the Dead Sea, and they have expanded to carry almost everything you can imagine in terms of beauty products. Here are just a few of the things you will find at Cleopatra's Choice:
  • Facial serums and moisturizers
  • Body wash and lotion
  • Nail Care
  • Self-tanners
  • Sexual Wellness
  • Shampoo and Conditioners
  • Hair masks and oils
  • Fragrances
  • Makeup
  • Nutrition Products

Cleopatra's Choice was generous enough to send me one pound of their 100% Pure African Shea Butter for the purpose of this review. I was excited, because I had only recently learned all of the benefits of Shea butter, and many of them apply to me! My skin is combination skin and has been going through some rough patches, literally. At the same time, I am combating little patches of acne that have decided to magically invade my life now that I am already in my twenties (?). On top of that, my hair is coarse and dry to begin with, and heating it with a straightener to remove my unruly waves only increases the damage. I knew that Shea butter was useful for all of these things, and more!

The 100% Pure African Shea Butter from Cleopatra's Choice comes in a one pound, plastic container, and is mostly formed into a solid "brick". Shea butter comes in two different varieties: Ivory and Yellow. I received the Ivory Shea butter. The container is recyclable, and will come surrounded by bubble wrap in perfect packaging with a quick shipment! As I've described before, Shea butter is a product of the Shea Tree nut, which is native to certain parts of Africa. Tribal women in Africa have a special process for harvesting the raw Shea butter. Cleopatra's Choice participates in fair trade - women subsistence farmers in Ghana, Africa are compensated. The organic, raw, and unrefined Shea butter is the only type of Shea butter that retains the FULL nutrients and vitamins of the Shea Tree Nut. Therefore, raw Shea butter has the BEST healing qualities.

Cleopatra's Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter is full of Vitamins such as Vitamins A and E, which are wonderful for your skin. Vitamin A is known to help treat a whole host of skin conditions and has antioxidant and healing properties. Vitamin E is great for healing and moisturizing. Cleopatra's Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter is free of parabans, sulfates, and petroleum. It is cruelty free! This Shea butter absorbs deeply for maximum, long lasting hydration. It is for topical use, and can be applied anywhere throughout the body. It is easiest to apply the Shea butter if you grab a small amount and warm it up in your palms before lathering it on. You can put it on your face, your neck, your arms, your hair.. the options are endless! Shea butter is great for use on cracked or irritated skin because it is a natural healer. Cleopatra's Choice 100% Pure African Shea Butter is also great for use in fading stretch marks.

What else can this product help with?
  • Dark spots and skin discoloration
  • Blemishes and acne
  • Preventing and fading fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
  • Minor burns
  • Rough skin and calluses
  • Mosquito bites
  • And more!

Cleopatra's Choice Shea butter is very high-quality. Many people complain about the smell, but you have to remember, this is a raw product -- how do you think all those nice shampoos and conditioners get their scents? By adding in additional ingredients, most of the time chemicals. If you want what is best and most nutritionally beneficial to your skin, unrefined and organic Shea butter is the way to go. I actually don't mind the smell.. it is, to me, very subtle and non-irritating. It doesn't smell like roses, but it isn't horrid, or anything. It is earthy and nutty. This Shea butter is easy to apply, and I ended up using it on my face (especially where I have acne spring up), on my dry hands, and on my damaged hair. A lot goes a little way, so you really don't have to apply a ton. It is only slightly greasy when you first apply it, but not enough to clog up your pores or irritate your skin. In fact, it does the very opposite -- it has a moisturizing, soothing feel that really sinks into your skin. It doesn't absorb as fast as oils and serums, but it does a wonderful job of hydrating. I applied the Shea butter to the tips of my hair, where I tend to get split ends. My hair looked shiny and new after a few days, because it was actually retaining moisture! I really think my dry skin has been improving as well. I can't wait to see what this does for my stretch marks. Many have already faded, but I would like to see if this could help dull the color of the more purple stretch marks. I think this is a wonderful and versatile product, because there are so many uses for it. Not only can you use if for skin and can also use it as an ingredient to make your own soaps and lotions. You can even use it as a lip balm! I could really see myself using this on my cracked/dry lips in the winter.

You can purchase Cleopatra's Choice Shea Butter on the Cleopatra's Choice website, here, for just $14.00 per pound. If you buy two or more containers, they are only $12.00 each, and if you buy six or more, they are reduced to $10.00 each. You can also purchase this Shea Butter on Amazon, for $16.00 per pound, with free shipping.

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  1. I didn't know that shea butter can be used for the hair. And, I didn't know that it had soooo many uses. I haven't tried it, but it's now one of my favorite products :D

  2. I didn't know Shea butter could be used for hair either .. Good to know.. This Shea butter looks like good quality .. Some of the cheap stuff is all watery and weird.. I'll have to check this out ! Thanks for the review !

  3. I would love to try 100% Pure African Shea Butter from Cleopatra's Choice. I think shea butters are great for my dry skin and I didn't know it can help with Dark spots and skin discoloration, so that is a bonus.

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