Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Moisturizer

moisturizer box


After using the LUSH Skin Drink moisturizer for over a year (yes, it lasted that long with how heavily-moisturizing it is compared to LUSH Imperialis, which lasted 4 months for me), I was in search for a new night facial moisturizer that didn't break the bank, had a mild scent, and was eco-friendly. Upon strolling around the green beauty aisle in Target (which holds brands such as Pacifica, Yes To___, and Burts Bees), I came across this beauty: Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Facial Moisturizer (phew! what a long name!). This fit all of my criteria. I love almost any product with some sort of rose in it! And for $11.99 at 2 oz. it sure beats LUSH in the price area (Skin Drink is $24.95 for 1.5 oz).

Shea Moisture is a "green beauty" (I put quotations because not all green/eco beauty products have all natural ingredients) brand, committed to make their products affordable to those of all socioeconomic backgrounds. They gather their ingredients globally to concoct high quality products that nourish, comfort and heal. It's interesting to learn that it was started by Sofi Tucker, who started off selling Shea Nuts at a village in Sierra Leone in 1912. However, at 19 (and a widowed mother of 4 to boot!), she started expanded to creating and selling beauty products such as Shea Butter and Black African Soap. The information can be found on their website here.

What I love about Shea Moisture is that they are passionate about their philantrophy. 10% of their sales go to supporting women's small businesses. They also support and fund education, breast cancer awareness, and teaching organic farming. They have the cruelty-free bunny logo certified by PETA, meaning that they do not conduct, commission or pay for animals for their products. They are also certified with purely organic ingredients.

Okay, enough about the history and back to the brand. What attracted me was the packaging: cute pink little box with tibal print: feminine, global, and natural come to mind when I glance at this product. 

When I opened the container and took a whiff, I was taken aback at first, it felt like an older lady smell. But as time grew, I got used to it and actually found that it was not that strong. Plus, I like moderate–strong scents. So that is something to consider if you have a sensitive nose (I have a very weak sense of smell). It contains Peace Rose Oil Complex (a blend of Alpine, Damask, and Musk Rose Oil for soft hair and skin), Date Palm Extract to protect skin, and Camellia Leaf Extract to calm skin (raise your hand if you have sensitive skin!)

While the packaging is gorgeous on the outside, it's all about inner beauty, right? Well, you will glow inside and out with this. I don't know if you guys have tried this, but inside the container is a white, soft concoction. I have tried so many moisturizer that feel so heavy, sticky and greasy afterwards (including LUSH). Not this one. It looks AND feels like whipped cream. That is how light-weight it is.

Despite it's softness and lack of grease, it still gives you baby-smooth skin. I like to apply this before going to bed.

Would I recommend this product? I would say a big fat YES if:

  • You don't mind floral or earthy scents
  • You want to be more aware of the ingredients you are slathering on your face and body to prevent doing more harm than good
  • You want to support a company that contributes to various causes that benefit the less privileged
  • You want to support a company that does not test on animals and makes the environment a top priority
  • You are looking for a nourishing and moisturizing product that doesn't feel greasy or sticky
  • You want to incorporate more green beauty into your routine on a modest budget

Do you have this product? Or have you tried Shea Moisture's products?


  1. I've never used Shea Moisture but it sounds fantastic. I hate heavy creams so I love that you say its so lightweight and the scent sounds divine! I also love that the brand gives back to women's small businesses! x

    Viva Epernay

    1. Yes, it is a wonderful brand and I just love their values and mission. They have amazing products too that are also great for the environment!

  2. That moisturiser sounds amazing, would you say that it's suitable for oily/problematic skin? I find that a lot of moisturizers cause my skin to break out, so I have to be quite careful with my choices. x I actually like that this one is scented; I know that a lot of people prefer their skincare products to be fragrance-free, but I prefer it when they smell nice! x x Sounds like it's packed with lots of great ingredients, also. :) I'm not sure whether this brand is available in the UK, but I'd love to check out. Thanks for sharing, darling! Hope you've had a super awesome week. x


    1. Honestly I'm not sure, I actually did try to look up "moisturizer tips for oily skin types" and the one thing I found was that most oil-free moisturizers have dimethicone (which is a silicone-based property) and this one doesn't have it. I mean, a lot of the ingredients are mostly hydrating but I feel like it's really light, and I did wonder myself if it would be good for those with oily skin. You could totally try though, it doesn't hurt! I know you will love the smell, it's divine, and I know you love your fragrances! I hope you have a wonderful week too!

    2. Shea moisture has a black soap line for oily/problematic skin. I've used it and it was great! It got all of my Afghanistan pimples out of my chin that would not budge with anything else. -Tasha

  3. This moisturizer looks really interesting! I love rose oil and it seems like it would work well for sensitive skin!

    Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

  4. This sounds like a really nice moisturizer! I haven't tried this brand yet, but I need to look into it :)

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  6. It sounds like a really great brand! I'm glad you found a moisturizer you like so much :)

    1. thank you, it is wonderful and smells amazing!