Cleopatra’s Choice gave me the opportunity to review their 100% Pure African Shea Butter (yellow in color) and their Adovia Mineral Skin Care Dead Sea Mud Soap. These were both products that I had never tried before, so I was excited to test them out. The shea butter came in a one pound, clear tub, about the size of a small butter container. After using it, I realized that a pound of shea butter is a LOT and would last you a LONG time! The label said that it was 100% organic, deep absorbing, great for dry skin, minor burns, Eczema, doesn’t clog pores, contains Vitamins A & E, treats skin discolorations, stretch marks & blemishes, prevents wrinkles by moisturizing your skin and can be used a s lip balm. I tested this product out and it does moisturize your skin. I put it on after a shower and woke up the next day with soft skin. Since it is organic, it is hard and you have to either break off a chunk and warm it inside your hands or rub hard on it before it rubs off on your hands so you can use it. I called the company about this and they said it depends on the room temperature and easily melts or “loosens up” with your body temperature of your hands. If you are looking for moisture, this is a great product, but it has a “natural” smell that I can’t get past. A pound of shea butter is a LOT and would last you a LONG time! There is a learning curve that comes along with using organic products and I’m open minded and learning more everyday.
Now for the Adovia dead sea mud soap – I liked it and use it every day in the shower. It makes my skin have a “squeaky clean” feeling. It came in a 4.4oz bar, about the size of a regular bar of soap and says it is great for all skin types. I also use it to clean my face, but DON’T get it in your eyes because it will REALLY burn your eyes! Trust me, I did this and will now be very careful when I use it around my eyes. It burned so bad that I would never have my children use this soap. This will not keep me from using it, it will just keep me “alert” while I am using it. The soap packaging says it will cleanse away oil, bacteria and dirt particles to purify, detoxify and clean your skin. Here’s the ingredients: dead sea mud, palm kernel oil, dead sea salts, magnesium, sodium, potassium, demineralized water, and natural extract for fragrance.
Now that I’ve had the chance to try it, CleopatrasChoice wants to sponsor a giveaway for both of these products on the mom blog. One US winner will win both the Pure African Shea Butter and the Adovia Mineral Skin Care!