An Indian Summer

with Ancient Cosmetics

So it’s technically Fall but not really. We have had two weeks of cool and rainy weather and summer stepped back in like, “one more thing . . . “. It’s been in the solid 80 to 90-degree weather during the day and completely drops to the ’50s by 7 pm and I can tell my skin is feeling it. Usually, in the summer, I opt to use lighter body butter or lotions so I stay moisturized without the greasy feeling. However, when dealing with an Indian Summer it can be trying to stay moisturized as the weather is ever-changing throughout the day. 

Recently I found Ancient cosmetics, specifically their Double Body Butter. Now like most brands I expected a list of ingredients with no actual butter. It came at a complete surprise that this product contains only three ingredients, two of which are shea butter and cocoa butter. Completely natural, no chemicals or parabens. 

For the last month, I have been trying out the Double Body Butter to see if it lives up to its claims of being for people who experience dry skin or those who have sensitive skin. Personally, out of both claims I was more interested in finding out if the product was great for sensitive skin. I usually can’t use products that have strong fragrances as I will break out in a rash. Which is not worth the risk of using scented lotion.

 I was happy to find that it had no scent and did not cause a rash. It smells like raw shea and cocoa butter, super subtle and not overwhelming. It applies smooth and melts into the skin. It applies like a heavy butter but your skin will quickly absorb the product. Leaving it feeling supple and soft. Yet, in terms of being for dry skin, I don’t believe the butter remains on the skin long enough to provide long-lasting moisture. The butter is great for an Indian summer when the weather is fluctuating between hot and cool but I don’t think it will hold up during a Chicago winter. I do plan on using the Double Body Butter until the weather fully changes, however look forward to trying more of Ancient Cosmetics products because they are natural and easy on sensitive skin. 

About the product: 

Welcome to luxury. Our moisturizing duo of Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter, whipped up together in creamy goodness. This mix will leave your skin feeling soft supple and luxurious. Not only will your skin feel great but you will love the sweet and natural smell of pure cocoa. 

INGREDIENTS:  Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil,

Shelf Life: 1 year from Purchase

This product contains nuts.

Size: 5oz, 10 oz

We always recommend to spot test new products. If discomfort or irritation occurs please discontinue use.

Word on the Street: 

What is that….velvet?? 

Looks like whipped icing but goes on smooth like butter. I love that this isn’t overly greasy and can be used from head to toe. Unlike regular lotion, this makes my skin feel super soft after use. I’ve used it as body butter and even used it as a moisturizer for my feet (lather up and put socks on). I’m restocking as soon as I run out. Buy this, promise you won’t regret it.

  • Kee 


Ordered this product last month and I love it!! It not too heavy and goes on your skin so smooth. Literally cannot go a day without using it. Will be ordering more and trying new body butters because they are definitely my favorite.

  • Natalie H 


Softens Skin, Great after using Black Soap

I bought this item for the first time a few weeks ago because I wanted to try a natural butter that didn’t have any other additives. I saw an ad for this butter on Instagram and thought that it would be great. I was not disappointed at all. This has been one of the best butters that I have purchased for my skin care in a very long time. I’m from the Caribbean, so I grew up using natural oils and butters on my skin. This is just as good quality as I would get from butters made back home. 

  • Leeks

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