I have been using shea butters for years. I’ve been a huge advocate for using lotions my whole life, as my skin is as dry as the Sahara Desert. But when I was about 15 I started to really care about what was in the lotions I was using, and that was when I discovered shea butter.
Shea butter is a cream made from the nuts of the shea tree. The butter is then combined with other oils, lotions, and scents to create the lotions and body butters sold in stores. For a long time I used Physicians formula (to prevent stretch marks, which as a teenager sounds like the most horrible thing that could happen to you should you gain any weight) because it was only a couple of dollars at my local grocery store and was a decent moisturizer. After a couple of years, and a paying job, I stared using shea body butter from The Body Shop. The ingredients were more organic and the body butters came in several different scents, all with shea butter included. I was in heaven! My skin was healthy, soft, and moisturized pretty much all of the time. It wasn’t until I had my first baby and saw just how fast stretch marks can develop that I started looking into better creams.
EuGenia specializes in shea butter, and have three different formulas to choose from: Everyday, Pregnancy Strength, and Dermatology Strength. While I was pregnant, I of course chose the pregnancy strength formula. I was pleasantly surprised by what I discovered! EuGenia’ offered better prices, each formula came in three different scents, and the ingredients were all natural! All EuGenia products are made with raw, unrefined shea butter.
My stretch marks softened, my skin is still moisturized, and the lavender scent, my personal favorite, has such a lovely aroma that I hardly use perfumes anymore. I am so happy that I discovered EuGenia! I’ll never use anything else!