Friday, 21 August 2015

Review: Vican SheaCo Body Cream and Moringa Seed Oil

I was recently contacted by AfiaAfia to see if I would be interested in sampling two of their products.

After looking through the lovely selection of body cream options (you can chose from Lavender, Cocoa & Mint or, Moringa Oil, Lemongrass Oil & Vitamin E) I picked the unscented Vicans Whipped SheaCo Body Cream*. 
My skin has been a bit unpredictable lately so I'm trying to keep my body products as simple as possible and what could be simpler than a blend of Coconut Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E Oil? 
This body butter is rich and as with most butters, a little goes a long way. It's been wonderful to use after I've had a bath to replenish the skin, it absorbs quickly and leaves a gorgeous scent behind, but I've also been using it on my hair. I take a small scoop (remember, a little goes a long way!) and warm it in my hands before massaging into my scalp and running the oil down to the ends of my hair. I usually tie it up and leave it on overnight before shampooing out in the morning. It works so well and gives me silky soft hair with less flyaways than usual. 

I also picked Vican Moringa Oil* and again, there were a few options to chose from - standard with just the Moringa Oil, with Lemongrass Oil or, with Peppermint Oil. I went with the standard for the same reason as I picked the unscented SheaCo.
To be honest, I hadn't really heard about Moringa Oil before so was interested to see how it would stand up to the other oils in my life. Moringa Oil is a vibrant yellow and like its fellow oils, has a grassy scent to it. This is another multi-use oil that has been rigorously tested over the last few weeks! Skin, hair, nails, cleanser, you name it! It's been loved and not just by me; Mr JGS has been using it as a beard oil/moisturiser and has been enjoying refreshed looking skin with a softer beard.

Have you tried Moringa Oil before?
Head over to AfiaAfia to take a look at their range!

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  1. Looks good Jen, shock horror I didn't know of this brand. I do love a nice simple ingredient body butter/cream

  2. I don't think body butter needs to get too complicated, this sounds like a nice simple one. Impressed with the thorough testing you've done here! :)

  3. I've not tried moringa oil before, sounds lovely though! x


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