Wasn't too impressed
I decided to try out shea butter for the first time. The shea butter itself was of good quality and it came in equally good condition. But I was not too thrilled with it. I tried using it on both my hair and skin and it was just too thick for my taste. Also there was a buttery almost cheese-like smell to it that I was not very fond of. For anyone who actually enjoys the use of shea butter, I would highly suggest this brand because it is good quality. But shea butter itself is not my cup of tea.
January 13, 2013
I have not used shea butter before, so I cannot compare the quality and effectiveness to any others. I looked around for the best price which turned out to be from Swanson. What would have made my overall rating better is if the shea butter was made from organic ingredients as some others were. But then, that might have driven up the price to be more comparable to the competitors'.
December 23, 2012
This product is great for skin and hair. I use it for lotion, frizz control, and I even make my own lip gloss out of it. I don't particularly like that the product has to be scraped out of the tub and contaminate everything, but I don't think there's a better way to package it.
November 28, 2012
Shea is best
I have extremely dry skin. I like being able to find a pure product to use even when I need to stay away from products that contain so many ingredients I cannot pronounce or understand. It works better than any lotion I have tried. Feel like I have baby soft skin for hours after using it.
November 1, 2012
She Butter Cream
This was more granulated than butter-creamy.
September 26, 2012
yes, this product is in a solid form, need to heat up in microwave in order to mix with other, but still can put directly to skin. smooth my skin without oily look.
August 30, 2012
I bought this for a moisturiser and it works wonderful. Especially on my heels! Try...you will love it.
May 31, 2012
A staple item for me
This Shea Butter is easier to spread than others I have tried. I like using a pure product on my skin and was thrilled with the reasonable price.
March 26, 2012
This shea butter is the best I've ever used. It's soft and easy to apply. I'm very glad to have found it at such a good price at Swanson's.
March 26, 2012
I love how my skin drinks this up. No greasy leftover feel....just soft skin.
March 16, 2012
I enjoy this product! I saw some complaints about the "roughness" of it! At first it was very moist and felt nice, but as i got further down in the jar, it started getting drier and "crumplier"...i do however really enjoy this product! Makes my skin feel SO wonderful after using it! Also, once you rub it in your hand for a few, it softens right up! I will continue to use this product, especially for the price!
January 9, 2012
This is the best moisturizer I've ever used. No smell and lasts a long time. My face is extremely dry in winter and this lasts all day.
March 10, 2011
Most effective moisturizer, best price
Shea butter softens and moisturizes my skin like nothing else. I've tried many unrefined natural oils and all-natural creams and lotions. Shea really soaks in and does the job. I can even mix it in with my facial cream to make it extra moisturizing and no breakouts!
February 3, 2011
NOT for face
I tried this in my face, alternating with Pure Jojoba oil and it actually increased the tiny wrinkles I have below my mouth, in the jaw area! This might work kinda nice for the skin of your hands and feet, but that's it--NOT face!
January 28, 2011
I like shea butter, but this was way too gritty
I like shea butter very much, it's a superb moisturizer for my super-sensitive, 57 year old skin. It's also good for taming the frizzies on the rare occasion that we have rain here in the desert.
I expect some grittiness with any all-natural shea butter, but this was extreme. It didn't matter how much or how fast I warmed/rubbed it in the palms of my hands, I still ended up with grit all over my face that I had to pick off. I use a different brand now.
November 11, 2010
I have been using the now brand for a few years and I have loved it until recently. About the time the label was redesigned, the shea butter became very gritty. I try to warm it up in my hands but the grittyness remains. Swanson has been more than gracious in replacing them when this happens. The first replacement was smooth and not gritty. The second replacement was still gritty. Tough to smooth on face with hard grit. Too bad because it was great and good value. I will be looking for a replacement.
August 18, 2010
I'm sensitive to chemicals and found that I can safely use this product with no reaction. I also noticed that it keeps my skin moist. I love how creamy it is. I bring it in the hot shower with me and let it melt a bit before putting it on, just after I dry off. I think the price is great for the quality of product that you get. I'm so glad I discovered this product and I'm pretty sure you will enjoy it too.
June 15, 2010
best in its class
Have been useing shea butter for years and now found the best value and product for skin care......
May 23, 2010
Good Product for the Price
I just started using this product about 3 weeks ago and so far so good. I haven't noticed the smell that other people have stated in their reviews. It hardly has any odor. The product is not very emollient but it doesn't claim to be. If you have extremely dry skin like myself and you don't like petroleum jelly or mineral oil this product is an excellent substitute and moisturizer.
April 8, 2010
I will not purchase this product again. It has cheap packaging and the Shea Butter was very hard and dried out. Very disappointed as most Swanson products I have purchased are quite good.
January 14, 2010
I really like Jason brand shea butter. It retails in my local area for around $7 for 1.75oz and much cheaper here on Swanson. But I am still looking for something for even less. And here it is. I think this item is very comparable to Jason Shea Butter. The #1 way I use thisproduct, I put a little in my hand and squeeze in a few drops of the Jason Cosmetics Vitamin E Revitalizing Oil and apply directly to my feet. Put socks on and kick back for the night or go to sleep. It 's great for other dry skin areas as well.
October 27, 2009