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Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz

Handmade with Fair Trade Shea Butter. Balancing. Moisturizing. For Normal Oily and Combination Skin. Sustainable Skin Care™. This silky cream combines the proven moisturizing and anti-aging properties of unrefined shea butter with the antioxidant power of virgin coconut oil Rooibos tea and African wild honey. Improves skin elasticity & texture while protecting from damaging free radicals. For normal oily and combination skin.  . Alaffia was founded to alleviate poverty and advance gender quality in West Africa through the fair trade of handcrafted she butter. The mission embodies three clear principles:.  . Create - We formulated and create the products based on indigenous beauty knowledge and unrefined fair trade ingredients. Inform - The products inform the public about the interconnections between communities and how together we can alleviate poverty through fair trade and sustainable choices. Empower - The fair trade shea butter cooperative and community projects encourage self empowerment and gender equality for women in the West African communities.  . We believe Fair Trade requires a solid commitment to our communities. Alaffia returns at least 10% of all sales to fund community empowerment projects in West Africa. The ongoing projects include:.  . Bicycles for Education: Since 2005 we have collected and sent over 3000 used bicycles to disadvantaged students in Togo so they can get to and from school. Maternal Health: Each year Alaffia provides pre and post natal care to 70 women in central Togo to help reduce high maternal death rates in West Africa. School Supplies & Repairs: Alaffia donates metal roofs seats and school supplies to schools in rural Togo to help communities educate their youth.
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7 out of 8(88%)customers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
Review 1 for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
Overall rating:
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Dolly44
Packing Picture is Incorrect
 November 7, 2013
"While I have only used it once, I know I am going to love the product, as I have purchased Alaffia products before, and have always enjoyed them. HOWEVER, that said....I deducted one star because I am quite disappointed in the packaging. The picture shows it in a pump, which I prefer. When it arrived, it was in a tube, which I do not like."
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Review 2 for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
Overall rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5
goNaturalnow
fromLos Angeles, CA
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Simply FANTASTIC
 April 25, 2013
"Alaffia is just all around awesome. I use this as a lighter daytime moisturizer and the neem oil version for heavier daytime moisturizing. Both are absolutely great! They leave my skin nice and smooth and look great under makeup too. All this without those dreaded silicones that almost ALL moisturizers have to make your skin "feel" smooth, versus actually nourishing your skin to help make it actually smooth. Silicones cause cystic acne in lots of people but this lovely moisturizer leaves skin soft, smooth and nourished with no bad ingredients. I use their shampoos and conditioners as well as they are completely sulfate free (not just free of sodium sulfates but ALL sulfates and harsh surfectants), silicone free, and paraben free. My skin and hair has never been happier! Alaffia proves you don't need that chemical gunk to make your skin and hair glow!!!"
 
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Review 3 for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
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2 / 5
2 / 5
Manko
fromModesto, CA
Age:75+
Gender:Male
Cream separated into a thick cream and thin liquid
 August 1, 2012
"I really did not like the face cream, it just did not seem to work for me. Then before I was a 1/4 of the way through the bottle the cream separated into a thick cream that would not come out with, or without, the pump. All I could get was a very thin water-like liquid. I tried shaking it, but that did not help, so I just poured all of the liquid out. But the cream left in the bottle was too thick to come out no matter how hard I tried to shake it out. Finally just tossed it as lost cause."
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Review 4 for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
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NachoP
fromDavis, CA
Age:18-24
Gender:Female
Referral source:Other
Duration of use:30-60 days
Good purchase
 April 27, 2010
"I'm still trying this out, but so far I think it's of good quality and works well as a skin moisturizer. I probably just need to do a little portion control."
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Review 5 for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
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lettinuknow
fromlos angeles
Age:35-44
Gender:Female
Referral source:Self-referred
Duration of use:61-180 days
versatile everyday cream
 March 12, 2010
"i have regular/dry skin. This cream is more or less for regular skin so I used a generous amount. It smells like licorice, absorbs easily and feels great on my skin. I can use it anytime but prefer to use it in the day. It has no sunscreen so I put sunscreen on top of it after it has absorbed."
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Review 6 for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
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Isabelle00
fromUpper Michigan
Age:25-34
Gender:Female
Duration of use:61-180 days
Love it!!
 October 7, 2009
"This is a great face cream..not too thick, not greasy, perfect for under make up AND as a night cream. Slight tea like smell that fades as soon as you apply it. The last little bit gets stuck in the pump, but that seems to be normal for pump-style lotions."
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Review 7 for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
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createthefuture
Age:45-54
Gender:Female
Referral source:Self-referred
Duration of use:30-60 days
Great stuff!
 June 28, 2009
"I decided to give this a try after seeing how great their liquid soap is. I have used many different moisturizers on my face, including Origins and Clarins. My skin is very oily, so I have to be careful about my moisturizer. This moisturizer sinks in fast and doesn't feel greasy, as well as keeping my face from getting too oily throughout the day. I hope they never stop making it. This bottle will last me a very, very long time."
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Ratings-only reviews for Alaffia Antioxidant Face Cream Rooibos and Shea Butter -- 2.3 oz
Based on 1 ratings-only review
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5 / 5
1 out of 1 recommend this product