Shea butter for skin moisture and conditioning is an essential in your routine. But what is Shea Butter?
Shea Butter comes from the Karite Tree nut (Shea Tree) found in West Africa. This highly concentrated fat has been used for centuries by African Tribes for its nourishing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties. Melting into a silky texture at body temperature, it is still used to nourish skin and hair from sun and dry winds exposure. Over the years it has made its way across the rest of the world with many brands using shea butter for skin, hair and body care products.
Shea butter benefits
Shea butter is made up of oleic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid and palmitic acid. These are fatty acids which help smooth and soften the skin by being absorbed easily, giving you long lasting moisture and hydration.
Packed with antioxidants such as Phenolic Compounds, Vitamins A, E and F which helps to keep the skin supple and younger looking. As well as this, these help protect your skin from UV damage and pollution (That is not to say that you can get away with not wearing SPF. Wear SPF everyday no matter what!)
Shea butter is proven to have anti-inflammatory properties, its fatty content soothes and moisturises and repairs dry, damaged skin and hair. As it contains derivatives of cinnamic acid soothe and relieves redness from conditions such as Rosacea and irritation caused by skin conditions such as Dermatitis and Psoriasis.
Shea butter benefits your skin texture and complexion in more way than one. Our 3 in 1 multi-functional Daily Base™ Wonder Cream is specially formulated with Shea Butter, alongside Murumuru Butter and Jojoba Seed Oil. Its glorious texture glides on, gently but thoroughly cleansing your skin yet also deeply nourishing your skin and replenishing its natural protective barrier.
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