Nice mild moisturizer, but meh overall
I don't know if artificial fragrances have just misled me all these years or what, but whenever I think of shea butter, I always associate it with a sweet, vanilla-adjacent, buttery smell. This...does not smell like that. I don't know if that's what real shea butter is supposed to smell like or it's just because this is "pure and unrefined" and thus doesn't have any preservatives. It kinda smells like wax or like what natural scentless oils (like emu or sunflower) end up smelling like when they're just about expired. Scent aside, it's moisturizing enough, though it does take a bit for the skin to absorb. It's also a bit difficult to spread. I do like that the little jar came full to the brim and there's a little inner cover to safeguard freshness, but that's about it. I got this on sale (for 216), so I'm not super mad about it, but it's definitely not worth the full 400 to me (either in quality or quantity). I mean, the label says it's a "superb moinsturizer" (sp.). I'm giving it 3 stars instead of 1 or 2 just because this may just be what natural shea butter is like and I'm just ignorant.
9 months ago