Where are all my sheabutter lovers?! This one is dedicated to you guys, and maybe we may be able to convert one or a dozen sisters.
I come bearing news; news about Kiss of Joy. Kiss of Joy is a New York based company that is “dedicated to creating a healthy line of products that heals and compliments a clean way of living. This is why we use only natural or organic ingredients that will further promote this mission. We currently offer a selection of Skin and Hair Care products that are meticulously handmade in our Brooklyn, NY Studio since 2014!”
Currently, Kiss of Joy has three products, viz Handmade beeswax lip balm, luxurious shea body butter, and luxurious shea hair butter. I have sampled all three products and I shall now share with you my thoughts.
Handmade Beeswax Lip Balm
Ingredients: Organic Beeswax, Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Avocado Oil, Essential Oil/Fragrance Oil, Coconut Oil
This was my least favorite product of the bunch. I have oily skin and oil tends to get absorbed from any and everywhere to my face. Using this balm on my lips, no matter how little the smear just seemed too much for my face to handle, which made me uncomfortable. Otherwise, it feels more natural than your regular chapstick and definitely can be applied smoothly to your lips.
Luxurious Shea Body Butter
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Olive Oil.
If you like the feel of shea butter but are not too keen on the smell, like me, this product has a somewhat reduced smell intensity. It definitely works to keep skin moisturized all day (and then some, if you are on of those that do not like to moisturize skin frequently).
Luxurious Shea Hair Butter
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Olive Oil.
Notice how the ingredients are almost identical to the body butter, sans the glycerin. There is a difference also in the way this butter feels compared to the body butter. It is a lot softer and very easy to apply to hair. It also gets absorbed a lot quicker than raw shea butter. Raw shea butter tends to change texture with the weather. However, I have found that this product stays relatively constant despite the weather. I have found it to be a great sealant in the winter or colder weather especially. However, it will not be my go-to in the warmer weather, just because of its richness and thickness.
In all, I will be replacing the hair butter, definitely. I like that the base of these products is raw shea butter and that these are as natural as natural gets. If you are curious and will like to try one or all three for yourself, check out their website. Oh! They have an appealing price point as well! I will not divulge that information so easily, click click and go see it to believe it!
I hope the week has been off to a good start. Tell us, what do you think about shea butter as a beauty product.