Hey angels! I’m so excited to share Shea Moisture’s 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Glow Priming Moisturizer with you all! Influenster sent some to me in my Prep VoxBox to honestly review. And it's even cruelty-free!
At first, I was really afraid to use it because my skin usually reacts horribly to coconut oil. I've written about it before, I think it’s a little too hydrating for my skin, because every time I over-moisturize, I have the same reaction: big, painful pimples and irritated skin. I love coconut oil for cooking, and I fully understand the benefits of using it, but it just doesn’t work for me.
...Until! This moisturizer came into my life! I waited until after my sorority’s formal so I wouldn’t get any zits, and first tried it on a hot day to test how good this primer does its job. Sweat is the ultimate test!
Applying this moisturizer/primer is super relaxing. The smell is absolutely divine, and the texture is amazing! The package says to massage it onto your face in circles, which is a really relaxing way to start my morning. I feel like I’m babying my face :’) And a little goes a long way. I’m not even halfway done through the smaller sample package Influenster sent me, and I’ve used it four or five times. The formula carries wonderfully.
And the best part? It actually works! My makeup stayed on my face for the whole day, barely even smudging. I always say that I can never tell a significant difference in my skin with products like this, but this actually made a noticeable difference. I didn’t react to the coconut oil at all, which really surprised me, especially since this product is super moisturizing! No zits or irritation or anything. This morning I was looking in the mirror and noticed how great my skin looked. I really was glowing!
I’m seriously, very pleasantly surprised with this primer/moisturizer. I definitely plan on buying myself a jar when I’m done with my sample. As you can see in the photo up there, this moisturizer is also free of parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil, and sulfates. I’d recommend this to anyone, even if you have sensitive skin!
If you’re interested in going cruelty-free, check out PETA’s Searchable Database and Cruelty-Free Kitty’s alphabetized list of cruelty-free brands. If you have any cruelty-free recommendations, please comment them below!