Shea butter is widely known now as being one of the best moisturising ingredients in terms of moisturising skincare.
So let’s get closer to this superstar ingredient.
Shea Butter is native from sub-Saharan Africa and comes from shea trees, from kernels to be exact. Part of the shea tree has been used for a long time for its anti-inflammatory as well as pain-relieving properties among others.
As Shea Butter is rich in vitamins, fatty acids and is very easy to spread, it’s been used as a soothing, calming, moisturising ingredient for centuries.
Tied to the fatty acids contents such as linoleic, stearic, palmitic and oleic acids, Shea Butter is deeply moisturising and easily absorbed into the skin. Supporting your skin, holding its moisture and restoring its natural barrier to prevent dryness.
Although Shea Butter has an oily texture, because of the high levels of oleic and linoleic acids, the Shea Butter is rapidly absorbed and won’t make your skin look greasy.
Shea Butter also has anti-inflammatory properties, a perfect fit to soothe and nourish damaged skin. Shea Butter can also be included in products healing inflammatory skin conditions such as eczema, sunburns and even scars. Again, this is all thanks to its high levels of fatty acids, softening scar tissues and speeding up the healing process.
Shea butter benefits acne-prone skin which overproduces sebum and can, therefore, clog pores. Shea butter prevents skin dryness and keeps it moisturised.
As Shea Butter is rich in vitamins A and E, it also makes a great antioxidant and therefore, an anti-ageing agent. It protects skin cells from free radicals. Since it’s an antioxidant and a moisturiser, Shea Butter promotes healthy cell regeneration.
Because of triterpenes which are known to deactivate collagen fibre destruction, Shea Butter boots collagen production, making your skin look plumper.
Shea Butter can be found in our full range of products: Ray of Light Regenerating Moisturiser, Moonlight Glycolic Acid Treatment, Radiant Glow Illuminating Serum and Primal Light Eye Contour. We thrive to offer non toxic skin care products that cause no harm to you nor our planet whilst being highly effective.