What In Heaven Is Shea Butter?

Shea Butter is packed with essential nutrients that enhance your natural complexion and help you glow from the inside out – all ingredients not found in their totality in any current cosmetic line, and brand. Shea Butter is  Nature’s gift to beauty and over thousands of years has been the  body beauty ritual of women (and men) everywhere.  

Below we list the benefits of Shea Butter.  Compare these with all the cosmetics, and brands you have been using:

It is safe for all skin types

Shea Butter is very low in proteins that can trigger allergies, does not contain any chemical irritants known to dry out skin, and it does not clog pores. It is appropriate for any skin type.

It is moisturizing

When you apply shea, the oils are rapidly absorbed into your skin. They restore lipids and rapidly creating moisture. This restores the barrier between your skin and the outside environment, holding moisture in and reducing your risk of dryness – from your forehead down to your beautiful toes.  Shea Butter should become you evening – end of day beauty ritual, primarily because of your daytime make-up use.

It is anti-inflammatory and non-oily look

Shea Butter contains high levels of linoleic acid and oleic acid. These two acids balance each other out. That means Shea Butter is easy for your skin to fully absorb and will not make your skin look oily after application. Shea Butter has anti-inflammatory properties.  When applied to the skin, shea triggers cytokines and other inflammatory cells to slow their production.  This helps minimize irritation caused by environmental factors, such as dry weather, pollution, as well as inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema.

It is antioxidant – anti aging

Shea Butter has significant levels of vitamins  A, E, and F, antioxidant vitamins that promote circulation and healthy skin cell growth which means it promotes strong antioxidant activity.  Antioxidants are important anti-aging agents. They protect your skin cells from free radicals that can lead to premature aging and dull-looking skin. And by boosting collagen production and promoting new cell generation, Shea Butter helps reduce what researchers call photoaging — the wrinkles and fine lines that environmental stress and aging can create on skin.

It helps boost collagen production

Shea Butter contains triterpenes. These naturally occurring chemical compounds deactivate collagen fiber destruction.  This minimizes the appearance of fine lines and results in plumper skin.

It helps promote cell regeneration — face and body

Shea’s moisturizing and antioxidant properties work together to help your skin generate healthy new cells.  With the right moisture balance on the surface of your skin, you will have fewer dead skin cells in the way of fresh cell regeneration in the epidermis.

It helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring

It is thought that Shea Butter stops keloid fibroblasts — scar tissue — from reproducing while encouraging healthy cell growth to take their place. This may help your skin heal, minimizing the appearance of stretch marks and scarring.

It helps soothe sunburn and other skin burns

Shea’s anti-inflammatory components reduce redness and swelling. Its fatty acid components may also soothe the skin by retaining moisture during the healing process.

It helps promote wound healing and soothe muscle soreness

In addition to reducing underlying inflammation, shea is linked to the tissue remodeling that is crucial for treating wounds. Its protective fatty acids help shield wounds from environmental irritants during the healing process. Muscles that have been overextended can be affected by inflammation and stiffness as your body repairs muscle tissue. Shea Butter helps sore muscles in the same way it may help joint pain — by reducing inflammation.

How to use Shea Butter

You apply Shea Butter directly to your skin. Raw, unrefined shea butter is easy to spread.  You use your fingers to scoop a teaspoon or so of shea butter and  rub it onto your skin until it is completely absorbed. Application of Shea Butter, for centuries has been an end-of-day ritual, which aligns with our busy world – Shea butter can keep makeup from adhering to your face, so you may prefer to  adopt an evening beauty ritual – you deserve to feel and be beautiful.