Shea Butter: The Key To Healthy Skin and Beautiful Hair
(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.
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 in
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
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 Nightly Repair 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
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,
La Mav’s Nourish Body Moisturizer is a moisture-locking blend of beautiful organic ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Macadamia Oil and Aloe Vera Leaf Juice. It hydrates dry, dehydrated and neglected skin while restoring and maintaining the moisture barrier of the skin to improve skin tone. La Mav’s Body Lotion is ideal for skin that is dehydrated, dry, neglected and sensitive. For even better results you can combine it with La Mav’s Coffee Bean Body Scrub that gently exfoliates your skin, leaving it smooth and ready to absorb all nutrients from the lotion.
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