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I figured I’d take a break from the Benton issue to write a product review! It’s been quite a long time since I’ve actually written one (a month actually, how crazy is that?) and I have one in mind for the summertime. Actually, just thinking about it makes my mouth water!
The Face Shop’s Mango Seed Heart Volume Butter’s description is as follows:
Volume butter gives your face and cheek volume and lifted chin line by moisturizing from mango seed and elastic heart seed. Natural mango seed butter is a 48 hours lasting moisturizer. Strengthened extracts from Sudan’s mango and mango seed butter making an effective moisturizing coating protects the skin for 48 hours to the skin full of moisture and volume.
Here’s an ad by The Face Shop, if you’re interested!
In terms of placement in my skincare routine, this comes directly after your moisturizer – this is thick and seals in moisture for a long time. I bought the 100 mL size for $35, although a smaller size is cheaper if you’re looking just to try it out. I bought this from Rose Rose Shop, but I originally found out about it because of Beauteque – a while back, they sent me free samples and this was one of them. This product is available at a multitude of online stores that’ll be linked below.
Water, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, glycerin, propylene glycol, dicaprylate/dicaprate, myristic acid, palmitic acid, dipropylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, 1,2-hexanediol, c14-22 alcohols, panthenol, cyclohexasiloxane, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, c12-20 alkyl glucoside, glyceryl polymethacrylate, propylene glycol, palmitoyl oligopeptide, anemarrhena asphodeloides root extract, mangifera indica (mango) fruit extract, cardiospermum halicacabum seed extract, xanthan gum, polysorbate 60, adenosine, peg-150 distearate, peg-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, ammonium acryloyld/methyltaurate/vp copolymer, sodium polyacrylate, c18-21 alkane, trideceth-6, caprylic/capric glycerides, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, beta carotene, theobroma cacao (cocoa) extract, hyaluronic acid, chenopodium quinoa seed extract, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, sorbic acid, hydrogenated polyisobutene, phenoxyethanol, ethylglycerin,butylene glycol, diphenylsiloxy phenyl, trimethicone, peg-240/HDI copolymer BIS-Decyltetradeceth-20 ether, disodium EDTA, fragrance. Holy crap, that was a lot to type out.
It comes with a cute little scoop – the scoop is bendable as well, which is great if you need to get into little corners and don’t want to stick your fingers in there.
The Mango Butter itself is a thick, yellow cream. A little goes a very long way for this cream, so it should last you quite a bit. All I do is dip one edge of the scoop into it; I wouldn’t dare do the whole thing. Even the picture below is too much for me.
Because I’ve also started using Paula’s Choice’s CLEAR 2% Salicylic Acid, my skin gets ridiculously dry. It’s a little sad that my skincare has come to a toss up – either dry skin and no acne or nice nourished skin with acne galore. Regardless, I use this as a deterrent for dry skin.
Taking a little from the edge of the scoop, I dot it all over my face. I like doing it like this because it ensures proper product distribution.
|Half applied, half not.
This is what my face looks like after rubbing it in upward motions. On my forehead, you can clearly see a sheen, and a border between the sheen and my bare skin.
The result is a moisturized face, and a sweet scent that’ll stay with you for quite a while after application.
Smell: Holy mother of mangoes, this smells delicious. It doesn’t smell exactly like a mango, but it smells like if a citrus fruit was mixed with a mango into a smoothie, with the results waved directly under your nose. For those with sensitive noses, try a sample of this first – it is pretty strong and doesn’t fade that much!
Appearance: Thick light yellow butter.
Texture: Very smooth – a little goes a long way, so be careful how much you use.
– Little goes a long way
– Smells divine
– Makes skin feel smooth and moisturized
– Comes with scoop for sanitation
– Not suited for oily skin. At all. Run far far away if you’re oily.
– It takes a long time to absorb into skin.
– Noticeable shine on face after application.
OVERALL RATING: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆/ 7 out of 10
|I just couldn’t help myself.
This product is really pleasant for summertime, especially for those who have dry skin. I have combination skin, so in some areas it stayed unabsorbed for a very long time, whereas in my dry spots, it was gone within 30 minutes. I really like the smell of it, and while it does make me happy to use it, perhaps it would work better suited for my winter skin, where my cheeks and forehead get dry.
I will admit that every morning after this is applied, my skin has a slight glow to it. Even after I wash my face, I can feel product come off and my face STILL looks great. I also haven’t broken out from anything (thank goodness) in this product, so I’ve got that going for me.
Would I Buy This Again?
Probably not this particular type of Mango Seed cream – I might try the Silk Moisture one instead. From what I understand, the Mango Seed line from The Face Shop is geared towards dry skin. That probably won’t stop me if it smells this delicious, though.
While this product is moisturizing, and does make my skin feel great, I’m hesitant to say it is the best. I feel like I’d have a better time with Laneige (even though I haven’t picked up the sleeping pack yet – darn no buys!) and their sleeping pack. It’s a little less expensive but it has rave reviews so far. I think I’ll do a comparison after trying it.
Where to Buy The Face Shop Mango Seed Heart Volume Butter?
I could find the lowest price ($21.84 & FREE Shipping) on Amazon.
What do you think about this product? I’d love to know! Drop me a line, peeps!
And on a side note, thank you for any and all readers who read this blog. I don’t update much because I’m a student and I stay up at all hours to write these little reviews for you.. but your comments and your views mean the world to me. At first I thought the views were all my own because I read them afterwards, spell checking and what not. Getting comments, though, and just hearing feedback from you all makes me smile. So thank you.