Waitrose Hydration Range - Shea Butter Allergy

Hi everyone

I decided to go cruelty-free with my beauty products in April this year and I have been researching and finding alternatives which I can use. I love sharing with you, my best buys and bargains.

Waitrose own brand of skincare products are cruelty-free, vegan and leaping bunny logo certified and this makes me incredibly happy.

I had been wanting to try and review the Waitrose Pure Hydration range for a long time. The Hydration range says it's suitable for sensitive skin and fragrance-free which is what I require for my skin.
Last night I applied the Hydration Face Mask (£2) all over my face and within minutes my face felt like it was burning.
I washed the facemask immediately off and my face was bright red. I was in shock that I was having an allergic reaction to a product which was supposed to be for sensitive skin. 
The main ingredient used in the Hydration range is Shea Butter.

I have identitfied this as one of my allergy triggers and i will be avoiding these products from now on.

After researching and googling about Shea butter I found that some Shea butter formulas contains a natural latex.  I am aware of my allergy to latex as I had a patch test in 2009 but i didn't know that it could be in Shea butter.

I have used Shea butter products before and my skin has been fine. I think this is a case of it being a bad batch.

Waitrose have another range of skincare products which is called "Pure" which is in the blue packaging. This does not contain shea butter. 

I popped into my local Waitrose this afternoon to return the items.  I got an apology and a full cash refund.

Bunny Hugs,




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