Benefits of Shea Butter

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The benefits below are unique to shea butter in its purest form. Raw and unrefined. Though many skincare products have shea butter as an ingredient, it is often refined and highly processed, meaning it has been chemically altered and the beneficial properties found in unrefined shea butter have been diminished. Our shea butter has these benefits as we use only Grade A Unrefined Shea Butter:

  • Incredibly moisturizing: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils. It is safe to use on all skin types, even sensitive skin. Shea butter moisturises hair as well, helping to make it stronger and reduce breakage.
  • Eases inflammation. Due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, shea butter is anti-inflammatory. One compound in particular, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation. This makes it beneficial for people with acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis.
  • Shea butter has antioxidant properties: It is rich in vitamins A and E which means it promotes strong antioxidant activity which helps neutralise free radical damage and promotes cell regeneration. With long-term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.
  • Shea Butter boots collagen production: Shea Butter helps boost the skin’s natural collagen production which gives the skin its plump look.  This is because the naturally occurring compounds are known to deactivate collagen fibre destruction. This minimizes the appearance of the fine lines and results in plumper skin.
  • Reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring: Shea butter stops scar tissue from reproducing and encourages cell growth to take its place. The high levels of vitamin A and E found in the butter can help with skin elasticity and help smooth the skin’s surface. Applying a thin layer daily can help your skin heal and minimize the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

It has UV protection: Yep! Shea butter actually has a natural SPF of about 4 to 6. It can’t replace your beloved sunscreen, but it can provide some relief and added protection on the go.

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