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kellaurm

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Hi, just writing to say that I love your products, but I am unhappy to see that shea butter was removed from the new Dream Cream version. Mango butter is great too. I like oils, but butters are one thing that seem to deeply moisturize my skin. It would be great if you could introduce it back into a cream in the future for severely dehydrated skin. The ceramides and cholesterols go a long way in helping I just love the intense hydration of a butter. I'm going to have to look elsewhere for a little bit of shea boost, which makes me disappointed. I guess you can't please everyone though.

I would suggest that when reformulating products in the future, you could ask if there are any important actives us customers might like to keep in a formulation.
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Sorry for taking so long to answer. I needed some extra information and it was the very long weekend so I had to wait until today.

I love the Dream cream. I formulated it for specific skin problems within my family. But... shea butter is a natural product and its properties vary with the lot. Recently we had production problems where the shea butter would crystallize and we had many returns from unsatisfied customers. Our new cream that substitutes the Dream cream is excellent but of course I understand that the feel is different.

What I am going to do is to try and make a very small amount of shea butter mousse in my kitchen. When I get it right I will give you the recipe and will try to make a video. Then you can make your own shea mousse and incorporate it into any cream you want, including our Dream cream replacement, to give it the right feel. The idea is that if I can make it in my kitchen anybody can make it into her/his kitchen.

What do you think?

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I made 100 grams of she butter "mousse" like this.

I added 50 grams of refined shea butter into a plastic cup compatible with my electric beater with the whip attachment.


Heated it in the microwave until almost melted. Don't over do it!

Out of the microwave I added 50 grams of rosehip oil and mixed well.

Left it to cool down in the kitchen (room temperature). Took a long bath (this is important for the success of the recipe!).

When I came out it was still liquid. When it started to thicken I used the whip attachment and whipped the mix. If nothing happens, let it cool a bit more. I whipped it for a couple of minutes until it tripled in volume.

At this stage I would add it to a cream you like. I used it "as is" because I am in Arizona and my skin is dry!

This mousse will not give you all the lipids you need, you still need some lipids that are in the ELS serum. And I would also add some antiox booster.

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