Known as African karite butter, it is derived from the pits of the fruit of the African Butter Tree which grows in Africa. Used for centuries for foot and body care, Shea Butter is able to moisturize and nourish the skin. Native to Western Africa, this is a beautifully rich & decadent ingredient. Shea butter is known for it’s regenerative, emollient and protectant properties. Shea butter aids in the prevention of premature aging and offers a unique characteristic of providing extra sun protection. It nourishes and treats dry, chapped, sunburned and irritated skin.
Shea butter has a vast number of proven healing properties stemming from its physical makeup of vitamin E, vitamin A and cinnamic acid to name a few. Shea butters ingredients increase the healing of wounds and improve scars. It is commonly used in the treatment of eczema, rashes, burns, and severely dry skin.
Shea butter contains natural UV sun protection or has a variable SPF value. Daily use of shea butter on the face and body drastically reduces sun exposure, which in turn slows down the rate of aging due to external factors.
Here is a quick reference list of the benefits of shea butter:
- scars, burns, and stretch marks.
- chapping, and skin rashes.
- hair dressing that protects the scalp from sores and rashes and prevents dandruff.
- prevents weak hair from breaking, fading, or thinning out.
- Fortifies cuticles and nails.
- Seals and moisturizes and is used widely in baby product.
- dry skin, dermatitis, eczema, sunburn and athletes foot.
- aging skin and helps clear wrinkles.