My skin always craves moisture. I don’t care what time of year it is, when I get out of the shower I need to lube it up! Even in the summer when everyone is complaining about oily skin, my skin still feels dry, cracked and strangely parched. I’m constantly on the search for something that moisturizes, but doesn’t feel greasy. I love shea butter, I have since my early days. But, I don’t like the way it wears. While when I first put it on, my skin seems to drink it up like the dehydrated organ it is, I don’t like the residue that seems to always be left behind. In the summer months, I particularly don’t like it, when you sweat and then you feel extra filmy and somewhat slimy. Yet, this has all changed with my introduction into the wide world of Swedish skincare, specifically, Victoria Scandinavian Soap.
I love this brand for many reasons. Obviously, we all want Nordic skin. Porcelain and white with nary a wrinkle, yes that would be a dream. But, I also love this company because so much of what they use is all natural. The other day I was looking at the back of one of my lotion bottles from a drugstore brand, and was horrified by how many creepy additives I couldn’t pronounce were listed on the back of the bottle. Yet, with Victoria of Sweden, they really stick to their natural-indigenous ingredients, and my skin loves it!
So back to their Shea Body Butter. I tried it in July. Now, you would think Shea Butter should be reserved for January, when your skin is like an alligator and your feet could sand a wall, they are so rough. Not this Shea Body Butter, this is for all year round. Never before have I tried a moisturizer that is so rich and lovely on your skin, but leaves no trace whatsoever. Afterwards your skin feels rose petal soft, with not a hint of that Shea Butter grease I’m always wary of. Made up of Nordic blueberry and Swedish honey, it feels decadent, and has no overwhelming scent. That’s another thing I hate about certain body creams, the smell. I don’t want to walk around smelling like Bath and Body Works, I want to smell like my perfume, or nothing at all. With the Victoria of Sweden Shea Butter, there is no overbearing scent. And you know in summer when you start to sweat a bit and then it makes your perfumed-lotion aroma come out? None of that with the Victoria of Sweden Shea Body Butter. Plus, here is the real thing. The real honest truth, I really noticed a difference in my skin. It felt supple and hydrated for days on end. I had no need to reapply and could seriously feel a difference in its texture.
Having lived in NYC for so long I feel like I’ve tried every brand under the sun. From getting Fresh samples at my local Soho store, to the Kiehl’s that just opened in Nolita. But, never before have I noticed such a visible, tangible difference in my skin, than with the Victoria of Sweden line. Plus, their prices are so reasonable, you can slather on without worrying about breaking the bank. I’m posting a link below, and seriously encourage you to try, especially the Shea Butter. I love the scrub too, and will be writing on it later, but really, my new cult beauty must have, is the Shea Butter Body Lotion. Your skin, and bod will thank you. Skål!
Victoria of Sweden Shea Body Butter w/Swedish Blueberries-Is there any kind of butter I don’t like? wahahha:)
Victoria of Sweden Link-try all their products, I know I want to;)
*Here is a direct link to purchase their products stateside: