You may have seen this little bottle of awesome in my recent May Beauty Favourites Post and wondered just what it was all about. Well, today I’m here to share more about it and why you need this in your beauty routine STAT! Whether you have dry, oily, mature or combination skin serum/oil provides a beneficial boost of non-greasy hydration to any skin type. And, the best part? It only has about 4 ingredients and is 99.7% natural so it’s even great for the most sensitive skins!
Shea Terra Organics Maracuja Beauty Milk – $26.00 USD (2oz) – I have been downright obsessed with this beauty milk since I was lucky enough to give it a try! It has become a staple in my daily skin care routine and I find myself not being able to go a day without it, sometimes I even use it morning and evening!
So, what is it? You may be familiar with Josie Maran Cosmetics at Sephora, and if you are you have probably seen the “Milk” version of her famous Argan Oil. The “milk” is made by mixing both oil and water together to hydrate skin in two ways and provide long lasting hydration. The argan oil (or any oil) works on hydrating the lipid barrier of the skin (deeper levels) and the water in the mixture works on the surface of the skin to plump and make skin appear more youthful. Personally, I’ve tried Josie’s version and liked it quite a bit, it’s very hydrating and makes skin look dewy – but, I will never purchase it again because of the whopping $70.00 CAD price tag!!
The reason I bring up Josie Maran’s version is because this is pretty much the same thing, but 10x better! First off, instead of water, Shea Terra uses super calming and soothing Organic Aloe Vera Juice as it’s base and then mixes in cold pressed Maracuja Oil to make this one of the most effective hydrating treatments I’ve ever used. They then top it off with all natural passion fruit extract (which is the fruit Maracuja Oil is made from) and add a natural preservative to keep it fresher, longer.
If you’re worried about using oil on your skin but still want to reap the benefits, this is a great way to introduce yourself to them. This beauty milk doesn’t have the texture of an oil and feels super light and fresh when you apply it to the skin. It also absorbs instantly and leaves you looking youthful, hydrated and down-right dewy! It makes a perfect canvas for applying makeup because it provides intense hydration with none of the grease factor which can be a problem when applying foundations and concealers.
Honestly, what got me hooked on this serum initially was the scent. Oh my god you guys, this smells like fresh-off-the-tree passion fruit! I can’t even describe how much I love it and how much I want to eat it sometimes! Because Shea Terra uses only all natural extracts and oils the smell of this is in no way overwhelming, just lovely and extremely fresh and trust me, it will make you want to use it 5 times per day.