Thursday, November 21, 2013

HGG2013: Shea Butter Market {giveaway}

Shea Butter Market Logo #spon
It's about time we had a gift guide entry for Mom, right? Well, this company is a new find for me, and I'm very impressed with both their ethical business model and the effectiveness of their products!

Shea Butter Market is a Canadian company, based in Mill Bay, British Columbia, manufacturing all natural skin care products made with certified organic, fair trade compliant shea butter. The products cover the gamut from foot to facial creams, body creams, lip balm, bath salts, soaps, sun products and more. The range is great, and the prices are really reasonable

A bit about the company, from their website:
Our Certified Organic Shea Butter comes from the edge of the Sahara Desert in West Africa where pure shea butter has been used for over 2,000 years. Pure African Shea Butter softens, moisturizes and heals skin damaged by the heat and sun. Ancient African wisdom knew that Shea Butter kept skin healthy and young. Modern science tells us that Pure African Shea Butter is filled with fatty acids to stimulate skin renewal; tocopherols to give shea butter natural antioxidant properties; and cinnamic acid to provide UV protection. Using pure unrefined raw Shea Butter produced by the Takpo widows group of northern Ghana, Africa we are able to achieve our goal of operating a business that benefits everyone; the women who make the shea butter, the natural environment and the people who use the product.
The collection of goodies I've been sampling.
I really appreciate that this Canadian company (buy local!) is sourcing their materials from this grass-roots group and thus contributing directly to the benefit of the Widow's Group. You can even make a donation directly to the group on the Shea Butter Market website, to help fund school fees, medical costs, and better nutrition for these women and their families. So while you're shopping, please consider this option as well. Gifts that give back! I really encourage you to visit the website and learn more about the Tapko Widows and their relationship with this company. It's a great story.

But what about the products? Do they work? I'm often hesitant to review body or cosmetic products, as I'm not always sure if I can see a difference in performance among brands (unless something really doesn't agree with me!) But in this case, I was impressed way beyond my expectations.

Specifically the Foot Cream. You see, I've had this weird, scaly, dry patch on the top of my right foot for about a year now. None of the products I've tried have really done anything to soften it. Until now! Even after the first application of the foot cream I noticed a difference, and after maybe three nights of rubbing in the cream before bed, my scaly patch is gone! It's awesome.

All of the products feel great on the skin and are very moisturising. You really don't need much product at all to feel the effects, so your purchases will last. The body cream is luxurious, and Shea Hands, just a tiny touch, absorbs nicely for a great, silky feel. I haven't tried the Just Shea yet, but it is said to be great for dry scalp (or feet, or body), which I will soon be experiencing with the coming of winter. Given the results I've had with the other products, I don't doubt this will be a godsend over the next few, itchy months!

Finally, I couldn't resist the Kiss Me, I'm Canadian lip balm. At just $3.50 this would make a great stocking stuffer. The flavour is maple syrup-cinnamon, and it's yummy as well as quenching. I think this little Canadian add-on to any gifts you purchase here is a great idea!

With products starting at just $5.99, you're sure to find a great selection of pampering products to put together a gift for mom or any woman in your life.

A Giveaway

You deserve the special treatment too! Shea Butter Market is offering a prize pack of their products, valued at approximately $50, for one of my readers. If you feel like giving your skin a little pampering, or maybe you want to gift this to a special person in your life, entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EST, December 6. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. Best of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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