Alaffia Antioxidant Shea Butter Vanilla Ylang Ylang -- 2 oz
funky scent (on me I guess...)
This is such a bummer because I adore the brand and am so glad it's available on Vitacost for great prices, it allows me to support phenomenal causes AND manage to score extraordinary skincare in elegant, heavy glass packaging. This balm however, just misses the mark for me. The texture is a bit too oily at first but that, I can work around because just used at night on the face it softens the skin to a smooth, supple and comfortable state, gives a pretty, ethereal glow in the morning, doesn't break me out or bother my myriad of allergies, for hands it cleans up cuticles like nothing else and triples as an emergency dry patch balm for pretty much anything! So what's my beef? Other reviewers said they liked the smell so I'm guessing it's just me that my body chemistry decides to go haywire and destroy whatever nice scent (all natural essential oils btw) this should have. Now, I'm not a smoker and nobody in my house smokes and this somehow gives me that yucky ashtray odour some heavy smokers have...must be my body chemistry that just doesn't want to get along. For that alone, it's a miss for me because I'm finding myself actively avoiding it for the funky scent and will need to pass it along to someone else who can hopefully fully appreciate it's super benefits :(
March 15, 2014
This product is fabulous! I found this at a local pharmacy a few years ago. I was looking for a moisturizer without any chemicals, this happen to be on sale so I thought I would give it a try. My skin tends to be a bit on the dry side. It makes no claims of being a miracle age eraser, like many other chemical filled products do, however I noticed a dramatic difference in the morning after my first application. The fine lines around my eyes seemed to disappear, and after a few days it erased a deep line that I had above my lip. It is also great for elbows and knees that tend to be really dry. I use to have a problem with itchy dryness in both those areas, since using this it is has not been a problem. I was pleased to find it on Vitacost, they the best price I have found. I recommend this to all my friends.
November 29, 2013
Melts on contact, smells yummy! I use on my dry feet and hands before bed. Absorbs in just a few minutes. All natural ingredients.
August 5, 2013