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I like this product, it’s of a greasy consistency but absorbs quick into the skin. It really does the job for me, softens and moisturizes the skin. I mostly use it on my hands and cuticles. I gotta say it’s a little bit pricey for the amount that the jar contains (4 ounces only) but I only use it on my hands. The scrub smells way better, and I apply this butter after scrubbing my hands with the sugary scrub made by the same brand with the same scent. In general I’m happy with the product which resembles much the Nubian Heritage Mango Butter which I have been using for quite a while now. I think it’s a great product!
The scent is wonderful, like a vacation in a jar! As others have mentioned, it is more papaya than coconut, but both coconut & shea are there as undertones. The product absorbs quickly and leaves very little residue. It does not leave the skin feeling oily, but there can be a slight sort of powdery feel, which is the slightest bit sticky after applying if I use a lot. It is one of the best moisturizers I've tried - works amazing for my hands, feet, elbows & knees, which easily get ashy/flakey in low humidity.
Texture issues & how I solved them:
I first tried this shea butter at a health food store, however they were out of stock of the heavenly smelling Coconut & Papaya, so I ordered it off Amazon (better price here too). In the store the product had a hard, refrigerated butter-like consistency, but melted to the touch. The product I received was opposite in texture. The top layer was mostly solid white, as expected, but as soon as I dipped a finger into the jar, it disintegrated and revealed white chunks of either shea or coconut suspended in a yellow oil, with more of the gritty chunks at the bottom. My product resembled a body scrub compared to what I had tried in store. Based on the ingredients list I'm guessing what happened is the coconut or shea separated from the essential oils.
I fixed this by wrapping the jar in aluminum foil & placing it in a bowl of hot water until the product liquefied, stirring a few times. I waited a few hours for it to cool and then placed it in the fridge overnight. I pulled it out in the morning, and by the evening I found it had the most wonderful whipped-like texture. Keep in mind that this fix may alter/breakdown some of the anti-aging/skin brightening benefits listed on the jar. Since I am using this as a body moisturizer, potentially losing those benefits does not bother me, but if you are concerned about it, heating the product may not be a good solution.
i found that in one week, if applied nightly, this cream did more to soften my heels and rid myself of that tough skin, than anything else i have found. i do make sure i keep up with the other processes as well. i put a stopper in the shower several times a week so that my feet get thoroughly saturated as i shower, which helps to soften that skin for abrasion. i am not a fan of coconut in any way shape or form, but found this to be a minor part of the overall scent. in fact, it smells good enough to eat. you do not need a lot of this product so it should last for a while.
I just love this smells very good at first it was a little hard to put on but if you put a little in your palm and rub your palms together it gets a little easier to put on her use it at night and use it during the day I have a cleaning business and my hands get very very dry this works like a gem
A little pricey but I don’t use much. I do use it daily on my face... first pure tea tree essential oil ( let that soak in and burn off for a few minutes 😄) followed by a little of this wonderful lotion. My skin is amazing!
Loved this, but wish the jar was bigger. My skin gets dry fast and this really nourished my skin without being too thick and heavy. Just had to make sure I rubbed in my hands first before I applied because it is very thick at first, but it breaks down easily once you rub in your hands frist so you're not wasting any. As usual with Nubian Heritage products , the smell is awesome.
Love all Nubian products! I have to say that the smell of the coconut papaya, puts me off. Very strong. And don't get me wrong, I love fruity smells. Previously I bought the frankincense and myrrh scent and it is just lovely. I'll use this one up then go back to the previous one I love. The formula is great! Very softening. Even for use in the ends of my hair.