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Alaffia Skin Care

Akaffia Skin Care

I had a chance to sample the Alaffia Skin Care Recovery Face Set thanks to the MSB October Pillow Box I posted about here. This was my first time seeing this product line so I decided to do a little reseach…and as we all know Google is your friend lol. Well I was impressed to say the least! Alaffia Skin Care is an amazing company that is doing amazing things. Not only do the offer premium skin care products but they are also “advancing gender equality  and alleviating poverty through the fair trade of hand crafted shea butter.” Now I know that is a mouth full but the Alaffia website provides some awesome information that is definitely worth the read. Now on the Alaffia Skin Care review…

MSB provided 1oz samples of the Alaffia Skin Care Recovery Face Set which consisted of the Recovery Cleanser, Toner and Face Cream. This particular set is designed for individuals with ultra-dry or acne prone skin, which is great for me. I suffer from dry skin and just recently I have been having severe breakouts, so needless to say this set was right on time.

Alaffia Skin Recovery Cleanser – Made with neem and black soap. The African Black Soap “provides a lathering deep yet gentle cleanse without over-drying your skin.” Retails for $13 on My Shade of Brown.

Neem & Black Soap Skin Recovery Facial Cleanser

Facial Cleanser up close.

Alaffia Skin Recovery Facial Toner – made with neem and shea leaf. The facial toner is a “soothing oil-balancing toner that provides immediate moisture.” Retails for $13 on My Shade of Brown.

Neem & Shea Leaf Facial Toner

Alaffia Skin Recovery Face Cream – made with neem and shea. The face cream is recommended for those with “skin needing intensive treatment.” Retails for $16 on My Shade of Brown.

Neem & Shea Face Cream

Facial Cream up close.

Final Verdict: I must say that I was somewhat impressed with the Alaffia Skin Care products however the scent left something to be desired. I will say though, I absolutely love the facial cleanser and would definitely consider keeping it a part of my daily skin care regimen. After I washed my face with the cleanser my face was left feeling moisturized and clean. Not tight and dry like with most other facial cleansers. I would have to say my least favorite of the set would have to be the face cream, I just couldn’t get past the scent. I only used the face cream at night and the scent remained in my bedroom all night and well into the following day. However my face did feel moisturized in the morning but like I said the scent just lingered too long for me. So the question is would I purchase the whole Alaffia Skin Care Recovery Set in the future? I would have to say no to the whole set but like I said I love the facial cleanser and I definitely would like to keep it in rotation.

If you would like more information about the Alaffia Skin Care products that were included in the October Pillow Box check out My Shade of Brown. And don’t forget that you can score the November Pillow Box for half price by using the code MSBSavvyHW…that way you can try some of these goodies for yourself!

What’s your favorite skin care product? Have you ever heard of or used Alaffia Skin Care?


Disclaimer: The products/services mentioned in this post were sent to me for free for review purposes. However and as always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

The October Pillow Box

 Hey y’all!

I wanted to share some exciting news as well as show you what came in the mail yesterday!

Well, I’m sure you can tell from the title above that I received the October Pillow Box from My Shade of Brown yesterday! And y’all know I love makeup, cosmetics and all the girly stuff so to say I was excited would be an under statement…lol.  

If you’re not familiar with My Shade of Brown, it is an amazing company. MSB was created to help provide women of color with beauty products that actually meet our needs. I personally know how challenging that can be and that’s why I love the MSB signature Pillow Box. Each month a Pillow Box filled with 4-5 premium samples is delivered right to my door. I’ve posted about the Pillow Box in the past, here and here. Check out goodies in this month’s box…

Alaffia Skin Care
From left to right: Skin Recovery Facial Cleanser; Skin Recovery Face Cream; Skin Recovery Facial Toner

Ada Cosmetics Blush in Dorothy

Hair Rules Finishing Hair Cream

So far I’m most excited about trying out the Alaffia Skin Care products but I can’t wait to give them all a test run, so be on the look out for reviews.

Now for the exciting news! You can try the MSB signature Pillow Box too! MSB is a monthly subscriptions service that retails for just $10/month…totally affordable right? But even better…you can score your first box half price. Head over to My Shade of Brown, sign up and use the promo code MSBSavvyHW to score $5 off your first box. So check it out and let me know what you think! Make sure to check out MSB on Facebook and Twitter too!

Promo Code MSBSavvyHW

Disclaimer: The products/services mentioned in this post were sent to me for free for review purposes. However and as always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.