Shea butter, also known as karite butter or African butter, can be used in many ways to improve your skin health and appearance. Commonly used in homemade skin care products and cosmetics, it also has therapeutic properties that can help treat certain skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis.
Why Is Shea Better?
Shea butter, derived from a plant indigenous to Africa, is naturally rich in vitamins A and E. It’s also rich in oleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid that protects skin cells from free radical damage. Shea butter is one of nature’s best moisturizers and can be used as a substitute for petroleum-based products found in many mass-marketed cosmetics. Many of those synthetics dry out your skin—but shea butter leaves it feeling soft and supple! Plus, you may have heard about some questionable ingredients being used in popular makeup brands.
Health Benefits of Shea
1. Moisturizing Properties 2. Anti-Inflammatory Properties 3. Protects Against UV Rays 4. Increases Elasticity 5. Treats Dry and Damaged Hair 6. Reduces Appearance of Wrinkles 7. Prevents Acne and Blemishes
Shea butter is our main ingredient
If you didn’t know, shea butter is our main ingredient! You can find it inside each body butter we make, which means that when you buy our body butter, you’re really buying shea butter. We use organic shea butter because it has such amazing properties: it’s a great skin moisturizer and helps your body retain moisture.