Akamuti – Review of 3 Divine Natural Moisturizers

Get your skin ready for summer and prepped for wearing skimpy singlets, shorts, sandals and gulp, bikinis! Akamuti have a range of beautiful natural face and body moisturizers to choose from that will nurture and nourish the skin.

I’m quite new to the Akamuti brand but after spending one weekend with several of their amazing products and also frolicking around their website excited by all the other products aside from moisturizers there are to try (Chocolate Marshmallow Face Mask, Sweet Orange Facial Scrub and Rose Berry Eye Revitalizer to name but a few), I was left so impressed by Akamuti and the high quality of their truly natural products!

Kalahari Watermelon Body Moisturizer (pictured above)

I’m not sure if it’s because summer is approaching or I just want it to feel like summer is here, but as soon as I read the name Kalahari Watermelon, I immediately wanted to try the exotic body moisturizer.

The omega packed Kalahari Watermelon Oil combines with other fruitful oils such as peach kernel and aromatic essential oils of may change and organic lime and chamomile to create a sweet, fruity and heady scent. The texture is light yet delivers the nourishing and enriching benefits of a thick moisturizer. The moisturizer melts into skin very well and the combination of oils leaves skin with a healthy glow.

This moisturizer’s intoxicating scent, gorgeous feel on the skin, purest of pure ingredients and price will ensure I always have a pot of this Akamuti goodness on my bathroom shelf!

Ingredients:
Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Peach Kernel Oil (Prunus persica), Community Traded Kalahari Watermelon Oil (Citrullus vulgaris), Organic Beeswax (Cera alba), May Chang Essential Oil (Litsea cubeba), Organic Chamomile Essential Oil (Matricaria recutita), Geranium Essential Oil (Pelargonium graveolons), Organic Lime Essential Oil (Citrus aurantifolia).

Purchase online at Akamuti for £9

Shea Butter Soothing Salve
This has such a divine scent. It reminds me of a cup of sweetened chamomile tea! You need only scoop out a minute amount of this salve as it is rich and is absorbed quickly into the skin. As Akamuti say on their website, ‘a little goes a long way’. This salve would be very effective when applied to any particularly dry areas of skin (although all skin types will enjoy the salve). I noticed my winter withered hands lap up the moisturize and return to their former glory very quickly. This is one of those ‘wow’ products for me. Who knew 4 small but powerful ingredients of wildcrafted virgin shea butter and oils of sweet almond, primrose and chamomile could combine to form a skincare product so ambrosial!

Ingredients:
Wildcrafted Virgin Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus dulcis), Evening Primrose Oil (Oenethera biennis), Organic Chamomile Essential Oil (Matricaria chamomilla).


Virgin Shea Butter


For all those girls that just want a moisturizer that is pure and simple, delivered from nature in its most raw form, try Akamuti’s Wildcrafted Shea Butter (unrefined and unbleached). Your skin will benefit from the vitamin rich butter (vitamins A, E & F) and dry skin in particular will revel in shea butter’s ultra hydrating and skin softening abilities. This is another great ‘purchase with purpose’ because the shea butter is fairly traded from a women’s co-operative in Ghana.

Shea butter is another wonder product like Coconut Oil with numerous beauty and skin care benefits. If you have a skin issue, it seems like shea butter will sort it out for you! Shea butter can help heal burns, scars (and also diaper rash) and can be used for shaving, cuticles, hair conditioning, removing makeup and soothing chapped lips. The cinnamic acid within shea butter may also protect the skin naturally from UV rays. I’m going to do as Akamuti suggest and use my shea butter as a foot cream (apply some to feet and pop on some socks before bed each night), in preparation for summer sandal season. No home should be without a supply of shea butter!

Ingredients:
Pure Unrefined Shea Butter, Wildcrafted & Fairly traded

Available at Akamuti for £6.95

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