Shea No More

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Wintertime for African-American skin can be harsh. And, while Vaseline might’ve been the cure-all for dry skin growing up, the remedy for your rough patches have evolved. L'Occtitane En Provence’s Shea Butter Collection ($10) provides the balm for your hands, elbows and knees to withstand the winter. And this fall, the French company developed a new limited edition hand cream to add to their shea line. Their original Shea Hand Cream, which included 20 percent shea butter, blended with honey and almond extract and the healing power of Vitamin E—has been remixed. L'Occtitane’s limited edition products still contain the texturally pleasing ingredients of the original cream, but are now infused with the aromas of Frangipani, Ylang Ylang, Rosebud and Acacia.

Each fragrance, from the fresh and fruity scent of Rosebud, tropical essence of Frangipani, the powdery perfume of Ylang Ylang or the woody musk of Acacia, still has a very high shea content to nourish and soften hands. Never greasy or watery, shea continues to be considered the most superior beauty product for the healing and protection of dehydrated skin. L'Occitane En Provence uses a natural and organic approach to reach effective and noticeable results.


Shirea L. Carroll is a journalist and online TV host based in New Jersey. She tweets at Invite Only.

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