I'm back with The Body Shop and this time is one of my favorite items from them that I've known for years. Now they come with many variants (like 11) and I've got the Shea, thank you The Body Shop Indonesia.
Details from thebodyshop-usa.com:
Shea Beautifying Oil
- Beautifying Oil is pure beauty in a bottle. Made with a lightweight blend of nut oils including Community Fair Trade marula oil, it gives instant hydration and a shimmering finish. This one has a delicious nutty scent.
- For body, face and hair
- A little goes a long way
- Delicious nutty scent
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Emollient), Dicaprylyl Carbonate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil (Emollient), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate (Antioxidant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Butyrospermum Parkii/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Emollient), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).
The oils feels rich and not ultra light. So, hmm, I'm not recommending the product for facial use, especially is you have oily skin. And it is actually very good for massaging which later on you can clean it. For body and hair it is actually quite pampering. I use it on my hair as an overnight treatment. It doesn't dissolve or absorbed by your hair, so you will feel uneasy and oily for sure but I like the scent it create and the next morning when I wake up and after the shower, the hair become smoother and tame.
If overnight is not your thing, use it 1-2 hour before shampooing and get the benefits from the oils to your hair. Dry hair can really take a benefit for it. Oily scalp owner? You might want to skin the scalp and strictly on hair only. How much per use? Depends on your hair length and how oily you can stand, my hair is below shoulder and I use around a palm-full and only on the hair, avoiding the scalp. I leave it overnight and in the morning 1-2 hours before showering, I add some more, on the parts that I think either haven't use it or don't have the oils anymore.
Body? Massage oils of course and for you suffering from dry skin can mix it a bit with your lotion, no need to use too much, remember what TBS says "A little goes a long way"