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Shea Butter: The Key To Healthy Skin and Beautiful Hair
Shea butter (often listed on the product labels as “Butyrospermum Parkii”) is widely used in the formulation of skincare and hair care products and is considered to be one of the most precious oils in the world. It has pleasant light nutty scent and white to ivory color. The oil, also known as karité, is extracted from the nuts of the African Shea (Karite) tree and it is actually eatable, unlike other oils used in the cosmetic industry. Today, I want to tell you more about the incredible properties of one of the most versatile beauty oils and show you why it should be part of your beauty routine.
Probably the most amazing thing about Shea butter is that it has natural SPF 6! Yes, natural SPF, you heard it right! This characteristic of Shea butter makes it ideal as leave-on hair mask that you can apply when you go to the beach – it will protect and nourish your locks, leaving your hair soft and shiny.
Skin Smoothing & Hair Softening
Shea butter is remarkable skin smoothing agent and it won’t be over exaggerated if I say that it is the best softening oil you can put on your skin and hair.
About 90% of Shea butter’s fatty acid composition is stearic and oleic acid,
which makes the oils a bit thicker and not so easily absorbable, compared to
other natural oils. Nevertheless, if you have dry skin, be sure once you apply
this precious liquid on your skin it will soak in a matter of minutes. Pure
Shea butter can be used as pre-shower nourishing hair mask and I promise you’ll love the results – no wonder so many companies use it as key ingredient their hair care products.
Good to know: Normally, Shea butter comes in the form of solid fat, but when you warm it up it liquefies (it melts at body temperature).
Hydration & Nourishment
Shea butter is rich in vitamin A, E and F and as you know, your skin needs vitamins to stay healthy and good looking (just like your body does)! Vitamin A and E improve skin’s elasticity and suppleness, while vitamin F plays a key role in cell restoration. According to some sources, because of its high oleic acid content, Shea butter is not suitable for acne-prone skin. While it is true that oils rich in oleic acid are considered potentially comedogenic, I’d like to mention that everything depends on the concentration. If Butyrospermum Parkii is no one of the first 5 ingredients on the ingredient list of the product you want to buy, you can rest assured that it won’t make your acne worse. Did I mention Shea butter is a superb moisturizer and it restores skin’s hydro lipid layer?
The Omega 3 Advanced Night Cream is an advanced nightly repair crème designed to revitalize, hydrate and recharge the skin all night. Formulated with Raspberry seed oil, Shea Butter and Chlorella vulgaris extract to support and boost the skin’s barrier function, our Nightly Repair Crème will protect and nourish your skin while you sleep. Wake up to healthier, more youthful and smoother skin every day, organically!
• Hyaluronic Acid – increases skin hydration and firmness to plump up the skin
• Polyphenols in Ascophyllum nodosum extract provide protection and exfoliation, while oligopeptides and amino-acids in Chlorella vulgaris extract help in skin restructuring and correction of vascular imperfections
• Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids in Marula Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil, Shea Butter and Avocado Oil repairs and promotes suppleness
• Cassia Alata Leaf Extract – protects cellular DNA from UVA and UVB and supports natural repair of cells
Shea butter speeds up cell regeneration, because of the high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids. It improving the overall condition of your skin, helping it stay young and healthy. Moreover, the precious oil is full of super potential
antioxidants that protect your cells from oxidative stress, slowing down the
aging process and keeping wrinkles at bay. After all, this is what we all want,