Skincare must-haves for winter/harmattan; r and r luxury product review!

If you’re not from West Africa, you might not know what Harmattan is. Let’s just say it’s the West African version of winter only without the snow. It usually comes with extreme dryness which can be harmful to the skin. During this season, people are advised to incorporate good moisturizers and oils into their skincare routine to keep their skin hydrated and to protect it from the harsh weather.

For this reason, I was super excited when I got a gift from r and r luxury, an African skincare brand known for their shea products just before the season that comes with flaky skin and chapped lips! I was gifted a set which included three products; whipped shea butter, body butter balm and lip balm. I’ve been using them for a while now, so I decided to give my honest review on the products. Enjoy!

Whipped shea butter(for face, body and hair)

Whipped shea butter

The first thing I noticed about this product was the scent. If you’re familiar with the scent of shea butter, you’d know that although it doesn’t have a bad smell, it can be a bit pungent. This one in particular was scented with lavender, bergamot and ylang ylang cancelling out the regular nutty, not-so-nice smell of shea butter.

The shea butter itself was light and fluffy showing that it was whipped properly. It was also buttery smooth and it was easily absorbed by my skin. This product has so far been gentle on my skin and has been doing a good job in keeping dryness away.

Body butter balm

Body butter balm

The body butter balm to me is just a bigger version of your regular lip balm but what I’d say made it stand out was yet again the scent; this time lemon grass. This was hands down my favourite product from the set. It is something you can easily throw into your bag and take everywhere with you for instant revival of dry skin. You know how harmattan makes your feet, elbows and palms all ashy? This product will save you from all of that conveniently. Plus it can be used for the lips and face too!

Lip butter

Lip butter

The lip butter was very moisturizing and it lasted for about an hour or so which I think is pretty decent. It also had this peppermint feel to it which I found really nice and ofcourse the scent too lmao.

Overall, I would say these products are great and I would recommend them to any one with my full chest and sleep like a baby at night lol. You can easily purchase their products here.

Don’t forget to drink lots of water to stay hydrated and avoid hot water baths as it strips your skin off its natural oils thereby making your skin even drier. Instead, use lukewarm water.

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