I have been sort of MIA lately when it comes to blogging due to my illness. I usually feel a lot better during the warmer months of the year but I’ve been having a rough time for the past month or two. This doesn’t, however, mean that I don’t have a ton of really awesome products to talk to you about. I do and I’ll be sharing a different product or brand every day this week. Like Beurre, which means butter in French, a line of skin care products that feature shea butter as it’s starring ingredient.
I got to try out several products from Le Beurre Shop including their signature product Beurre Essentiel in their uncented and scented versions, Beurre Visage (their face cream), and lip balm. My whole family loves Beurre products!
Let’s start with Beurre Essentiel, the product that started it all. I was sent a 4 oz jar (they also sell an 8 oz jar) of the unscented version as well as small pots of their basic scents – lavender, vanilla, lemongrass, and sage. I don’t really like the fragrance of the lemongrass and sage creams but that’s just my personal preference. I almost always choose unscented products due in part to my sensitive nose but I do have to say that I like the lavender and vanilla versions too.
Beurre Essential is made with Shea Butter, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Rice Powder, Purified Water, Soy Lecithin, and Essential Oils (depending on which version it is, although the unscented cream has none). This cream is formulated with over 80% unrefined shea butter so it is extraordinarily rich and deeply hydrating. Since it’s so thick I have found that it is best to apply to warm, damp skin directly after a shower since it is easier to spread and massage into skin that way.
My Dad, who is a product snob, thinks this cream is the best thing ever. He gets really sore, cracked hands and fingers from working in the garage all day and swears by this cream to help heal them. My Mom and I also love it! I especially love it as a hand cream and my Mom loves to massage it into her cuticles. You can also use it as an all over body moisturizer and to help heal the skin. There are so many uses for this product.
You can use Beurre Essential on your face but the company also makes Beurre Visage, which is lighter in texture. I had to give this product to my Mom because it smells very, very strongly of Monoi Oil. Monoi Oil smells amazing but it was a little too much for me, but I’m extremely sensitive. She loves this though! A little goes a very long way and it provides the face and neck with intense moisture that isn’t too heavy or pore clogging. It makes a fantastic night cream!
Last but not least is the Shea Butter Lip Balm. This lip balm is a really nice consistency that leaves lips feeling smooth and healthy. It’s very buttery without being sticky, heavy, or greasy. The texture is really great and seems to really help heal the lips!