Shea Butter benefits for skin
Shea Butter is a luxurious nut butter that melts at skin temperature, penetrating beneath the skin’s surface to offers the ultimate in hydration. Shea Butter is one of nature’s most effective moisturizers, offering nutrients including vitamins A and E that fight free radicals to support the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that keep skin elastic, supple and youthful.
Shea Butter’s oils match those produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin, making it a skin-friendly emollient that melts at skin temperature, so skin cells drink it up with ease, allowing it to penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to target new cells.
Shea Butter also offers moisture to parched cracked skin, especially on the heels or hands, it supports skin from chapping in cold weather and it has been used to help manage stretch marks during pregnancy by maintaining collagen and elastin so skin retains its supple elasticity.
Uses of Shea Butter
In addition to moisturizing, Shea Butter has been used to help support skin recovery, including easing the discomfort of sunburn.
It also is an excellent lip balm and hair conditioner, especially when used as a hydrating agent in shampoo bars.
Source and sustainability of Shea Butter
Shea trees grow abundantly in west and central Africa without the need for fertilizers or pesticides.
Shea Butter is one of the world’s most sustainable products, because it is hand harvested and hand produced.
A fair trade product, Shea Butter also creates job opportunities for African women and children, who collect, dry and shell the shea nuts, then harvest the butter in a labor-intensive, cold-press process that produces a beautifully beneficial product of unmatched quality.