Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sheamoisture: Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Collection

I've been a faithful follower of the Sundial Brands since 1995 when I could only find the Sheamoisture and Nubian Heritage products in my local muslim stories. I'm so proud to know that this is a black owned company that has expanded in such a way that everyone, not only people of color have come to use and love their products.

2014 has been the year of expansion it seems though, new collections, makeup, and skincare.. it's just amazing to see how far they have come , so I was over the moon to see a line geared for Intensive Moisture. Manuka Honey...Hmm! I just had to get my hands on anything with honey in it AND Fig? What actually drew me to this line most of all is that, 10% of sales of this particular line will go to the community commerce fighting poverty.It is currently only available in Target and as elusive as ever. Luckily a few weeks ago, I was stalking Target online and was able to get the body wash,  deep conditioner and  regular conditioner. I couldn't have been any more excited if it was my first plate of food at Thanksgiving, LOL.

And, I didnt let the fact that I was in Kinky Twists stop me. As a true product junkie knows.. you always keep a stash for later. So, my products arrived in a timely manner and I jumped into the bath immediately with the body wash.  I was imaging a scent that would linger and leave me smelling like tropical figs or ... ripening honey. Sadly, this line doesn't have a heavy scent or lingering. It's not overpowering but its subtle.  I used to eat figs right off the trees in Florida so , I was trying to conjure up that scent and it escaped me as well. It's almost hard to pinpoint but I like it.  I liked it so much, I keep checking online so I can get the body scrub and hoping like heck, they release a body massage oil as well..

The "Products"

Hydration Body Wash $9.99 13ozs

 gently cleanses while moisturizing dry, rough skin. Certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils are blended into a restorative formulation that delivers intense hydration while boosting skin’s moisture barrier. African Rock Fig helps smooth and restore softness.
• Made with natural and certified organic ingredients.
• Manuka Honey contains anti-inflammatory properties that soothe skin. Helps create a moisturizing barrier, allowing skin to rehydrate itself.
• Mafura Oil contains high levels of beneficial oleic acid. Helps replenish oils stripped from skin and hair.
• African Rock Fig contains antioxidant Vitamin C, which helps keep skin looking youthful

Ingredients: water, decyl glucoside, sodium stearoyl lactylate, disodium alkyl polyglucoside citrate, glycerin, panthenol, shea butter, fig extract, guar hydrodypropyltrimonium chloride, essential oil blend, honey, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylyl glycol,  adansania digitata seed oil, trichilia emetica seed butter.

Hydration Conditioner $9.99 13ozs

instantly softens and detangles while infusing hair with intense moisture and shine-enhancing nutrients. Certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils are blended into a rich formulation of restorative oils to nourish and condition dry, brittle hair. Helps restore manageability.

Ingredients: water, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, shea butter , coconut oil, trichilia emetica seed butter, behentrimonium chloride, panthenol,  hydrolyzed cellulose, glycerin, jojoba oil,  adansania digitata seed oil, dicaprylyl ether, honey, essential oil, vitamin e,  aloe vera juice, hydrolyzed rice protein, caprylhydroxamic acid, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, pg propyl silanetriol, caprylyl glycol, fig extract

Hydration  Hair Masque $11.99 12ozs

 intensely conditions while infusing hair with a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients. Certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils are blended with antioxidant-rich African Rock Fig to restore and lock in moisture while deeply conditioning. Smoothes and fortifies follicles for stronger, healthier frizz-free hair.

Ingredients:  water, cetyl alcohol,coconut oil, btms, shea butter, glycerin, stearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, trichilia emetica seed oil, honey, hydrolyzed rice protein, essential oil blend, adansania digitata seed oil, centrimonium chloride, avocado oil, fig extract, mango seed butter,  vitamin e,  aloe vera leaf extract, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylyl glycol, butylene glycol

Infused Shea Body Butter $11.99 4.5ozs

comforts and delivers long-lasting hydration while rejuvenating dry, rough skin. Certified organic Shea Butter, Honey, Mafura and Baobab Oils are blended into a rich formulation of restorative oils to deeply moisturize, while boosting skin’s moisture barrier against environment irritants. African Rock Fig helps smooth and restore softness to skin

 Ingredients: shea butter, mafura seed oil, fig extract, baobab seed oil, honey, vitamin e, essential oil blend.

I haven't tried the hair products out but eventually will get to them. If you take a look at the ingredients for the conditioner and the masque, the ingredients are very similar however the masque has the protein higher . Depending on which you like, you can get either or and make it work for your routine.

I am not fond of the body butter. The grit even after you emulsify it, is very hard to get absorbed into my damp body. If I wasn't lazy, I would remelt it myself and whip it but I'm not doing all of that. Luckily I picked this up on sale and I have a red card for an additional 5% off so all isnt lost. This would be an awesome sealer for your ends in the winter though.

1 comment:

Bree L said...

Hmm the butter looks like pure Shea butter and nothing else lol I look forward to your reviews! I haven't used sheamoisture products since my first year of being natural so I'm interested in if I should give them another try.


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