Dry skin: should I use FIVE Shea Cream or FIVE Face Oil?
Dry skin is not optimally protected. This makes them sensitive, which in turn can be super uncomfortable. That's why you'll find two specialists for this problem at FIVE: the FIVE Shea Cream and the FIVE Facial Oil Regeneration. But which product is right for you? In fact, the little word “now” is still missing here. After all, your skin isn't always dry right away.
What do FIVE Shea Cream and FIVE facial oil have in common?
A lot. As I said, they were both developed specifically for the needs of dry and sensitive skin . And because we are talking about FIVE products here, they are also vegan and consist of a maximum of 5 ingredients each. Because both completely do without water, emulsifiers, alcohol and all other fillers. This makes them super productive and concentrated . This means you have a lot of organic plant oils that leave your skin feeling velvety.
They provide your skin with natural fatty acids, antioxidants and ceramides that it can easily absorb. This means it feels softer immediately after application. And these active ingredients help to better protect the skin from drying out again. The skin moisture is retained better in the long term .
What is the difference between FIVE Facial Oil and FIVE Shea Cream?
That's why you're here, so let's get straight to the point: There are different degrees of dryness and we have two different products in our range. Their obvious difference lies in the consistency , which in turn affects the intensity of care. In short:
The FIVE Shea Cream is a balm that is solid in the jar and only melts when it comes into contact with the skin. This ensures a particularly rich care experience and long-lasting protection.
→ Ideal for example for extremely dry, stressed skin, icy cold and brittle areas
The Regeneration Facial Oil, on the other hand, is a liquid oil specially made for the delicate facial skin. It nourishes, protects and is quickly absorbed.
→ Ideal, for example, for hot days and daily facial care for dry skin
🧑🦳 By the way, both products are ideal for mature skin that often struggles with dryness. Here they are also brilliant in combination to improve skin moisture and give it a new glow. Find out more in the deep dive on both products.
Deep Dive: FIVE Shea Cream
🔎 Organic shea butter supports the regeneration of the skin, while organic jojoba and argan oil maintain moisture and make the skin supple. Vitamin E acts as a radical scavenger and the essential neroli oil gives the cream its subtle scent.
All-round care against dryness
This waterless balm owes its velvety, firm consistency, which only melts on the skin, to the shea butter. It has a high melting point and is solid at room temperature. The balm forms a delicate film on the skin that protects it from drying out. That's why your skin feels cared for for a long time with FIVE Shea Cream. She is also a real all-rounder. The Shea Cream was explicitly developed as a facial care product . Here you can use them extremely sparingly.
Rescue for particularly dry skin
Whether on the face or body, this balm also cares for notoriously rough areas such as the knees, elbows or bruised hands. Some also use it as a lip balm. Here are a few comments from our customers:
“...My dry patches on my face have improved significantly...In the winter months my hands are so dry and bleed. I've tried so many hand creams and none of them really helped - but the FIVE Shea Cream did after the first use!"
Best product for dry & sensitive skin
“Before using these products, my skin was always extremely dry with a tendency to flaky skin and I also have rosacea. (…) I've been using the products since around December 2020 and what can I say, my skin is super moisturized, no trace of tight skin or flakes of skin."
My magic cream!
“I've been using the Shea Cream for a few weeks now. It gradually became my all-rounder cream. Great as a lip pommade, body cream, hand cream"
For mature skin, especially after menopause
The FIVE Shea Cream has a very balanced composition that mature skin benefits from. It usually dries out quicker. The balm helps by reducing moisture loss AND providing special lipids that mature skin normally lacks. They are mainly found in organic argan oil .
Rich face cream
“I’m so excited about this skin care line. I have extremely dry skin because I'm going through menopause. No face cream helped me... My dry facial skin looked gray and old, I feel like my skin looks tighter and more relaxed. I wouldn't give it up anymore."
As a cold protection cream
Experience has shown that the skin dries out more quickly in winter. This is due to the wind and cold outside and the heating inside. A richer balm is just right here. If you spend longer outside in the winter - winter walks and the like - you should protect your skin from icy temperatures with FIVE Shea Cream. This prevents frost damage.
📚 Reading tip: Why does your skin especially love our waterless balm in winter? We'll tell you this in our article on using Shea Cream as a cold protection cream .
Nourishing care and gentle massages can prevent stretch marks and unpleasant feelings of tension during pregnancy . The FIVE Shea Cream is often used for this. By the way, the neroli oil it contains is an essential oil that is ideal during pregnancy.
The pleasantly scented balm is also ideal for facial massages . By stimulating blood circulation, the skin can optimally absorb its valuable active ingredients.
Conclusion on Shea Cream
Intensively nourishes and protects with a rich texture
For very dry skin, e.g. in winter
For stressed skin, e.g. after gardening
For mature skin
As a cold protection cream, e.g. for winter sports
Deep Dive: The FIVE facial oil regeneration
🔎 The light facial oil based on jojoba oil supports cell renewal and regeneration with sea buckthorn pulp oil and lavender oil. Squalane from olives leaves skin soft and smooth. There is also vitamin E as an antioxidant and this time lavender essential oil, which promotes the healing of stressed skin.
Light and nourishing for EVERY day
Because the FIVE Shea Cream is sometimes too heavy for some people as a day cream for the face, we have expanded the FIVE range to include our facial oils. The Regeneration Skin Facial Oil nourishes the skin richly, but with a light texture . Perfect for daily care of dry skin.
Also as summer care
Because it is quickly absorbed, the facial oil feels very pleasant even in summer. When it's warm , the skin itself produces more oil. So your face needs a little less support and is happy about the light care.
Glow for mature skin
The sea buckthorn pulp oil in the FIVE Regeneration Skin Facial Oil provides a nutrient cocktail that boosts skin regeneration . That's why it's also ideal for mature skin. Gladly as a supplement to or alternating with the FIVE Shea Cream.
Customers say about the FIVE facial oil regeneration
"Less redness, no more dryness, the oil doesn't shine and the skin is soft."
Definitely try it out!
“... My skin feels really great... Together with the serum it's perfect for the day, in the evening you can also use the serum alone. Except the area around the eyes and the décolleté - they always get both."
Conclusion on the facial oil
Intensively nourishes with a light texture
For dry skin
Glow for mature skin
For the face including the delicate eye area
Basic care for every day, summer and winter
Nourishes and absorbs pleasantly quickly
Can I combine both products?
Sure, of course! For one thing, you may want to use a lighter product in the summer than in the winter. Or you can use the FIVE facial oil, which absorbs so quickly in the morning. In the evening, treat yourself to a little more care with the FIVE Shea Cream. Together they cover all your anti-dryness needs, literally from head to toe.
This is how our customers combine the two care products:
"I have finally found a care product for my very, very dry skin... I now get by with the serum and the care oil for dry skin in everyday life and still need the shea cream as protection from the cold outside."
“I'm very happy with it - use it over the facial serum. If it gets even colder I use the Shea Cream."
Melts on the skin like butter
“This Shea Cream is simply awesome!!! It absorbs really well. Only when it's really hot... I prefer the facial oil mixed with serum (it absorbs a bit quicker)."
The right application – why both love water
Neither the FIVE Shea Cream nor our facial oils contain water, but of course your skin still needs it. Because water is moisture. Luckily, it flows happily out of the tap in this country. So, and this is important when using: Apply both products together with moisture. Why oil needs water? We have dedicated a separate article to this question .
Here's how it works: Wet your skin with water and apply the product to damp skin.
💡 Tip: Instead of water you can also use the FIVE facial serum. This is based on rose petal water , which also has a wonderfully calming effect. Glycerin and hyaluronic acid also improve your skin moisture.
Skin care with sensitivity
You don't always have the same appetite for the same thing. Likewise, your skin doesn't always have exactly the same needs. Listen to them! For example, take the facial oil for every day and the FIVE Shea Cream when and where your skin needs a lot of love. Or do it the other way around: the balm as basic care and the FIVE facial oil on particularly warm days. It's best to try it out a bit at the beginning and do it the way that feels right for your skin. She will thank you with a soft, caressable skin feeling.
All the best!