Cioccolatina Sankofa Face Cream

Autumn is finally here and I am hearing a lot of people discussing what they will do with their hair over winter.

I don’t currently need to change my regime but I think I am going to live in two strand twists.  It’s going to be something like,  three weeks of twists and then a weekend with them out, then wash again for three weeks of twists until I get fed up. Are you doing anything different over the winter?

Can you remember how I said before I want to slowly change all my products to have a more natural lifestyle? I started with deodorant then shower gel but recently I was looking for a moisturiser for my face.  I noticed that my skin was feeling much drier than usual and saw little lines I have never had before.  I have never used a specialist face moisturiser but a friend told me that your skin changes in your 30’s so you need to change with it.

When Shea Butter Cottage posted on twitter “you don’t need pemtapeptides you just need to try our Cioccolatina Sankofa Face Cream” I thought why not, let me give it a shot.  It’s £10 for 45g and the most I have ever spent on a specialised face cream.

Cioccolatina Sankofa Face Cream-Shea Butter Cottage

Ingredients (well you might have to google some of these but all natural)

aloe barbadensis, rosa centifolia, butyrospermum parkii, sclerocarya birrea, ximenia americana, carica papaya, olea europea, behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol, veg. glycerin, simmondsia chinensis, tocopherol (pure vit. e), boswellia carterii, rosa damascena, citrus aurantium, potassium sorbate, geraniol, linalool, citronellol, limonene, farnesol, eugenol, citral
Offical Description
How do you like your face cream? Rich, nourishing, moisturising, rehydrating, soothing? Well, this little pot ticks all the boxes. A rich face cream with pure unrefined shea butter, community traded ximenia, papaya and marula oils enhanced with the rejuvenating essential oil blend of frankincense, rose and neroli. You only need to apply a little bit. 

My Verdict
Well I hate the smell, it’s just not a nice smell to me and one I can’t really describe. However I used this cream a little in the morning and a little in the night and I started to notice how lovely my skin was looking. Its true you only need a little as it is very rich and very moisturising. Could it reverse the effects of ageing? I don’t think any product can really do that but let me tell you my fine lines were gone (perhaps my skin needed more moisture) I would go as far as to say that my skin loves this stuff its actually glowing.  I took two pictures one with and one without flash so you could see.

No Make up without Flash – skin is glowing
No Make up with Flash…

What do you think? I am definitely going to be using this over winter to help my skin battle the elements. 

Cioccolatina Sankofa Face Cream £10  available from Shea Butter Cottage



  1. I use this it’s the bomb!