Shea Butter, unlike other skincare ingredients that come and go with the wind, is an ancient beauty and body care ingredient that continues to be one of the most important elements for moisturizing the skin and aiding its healing process. Shea butter is formed from the fat extracted from African Shea Tree nuts. Its creamy texture makes is quite refreshing to spread and robust amounts of fatty acids and vitamins make shea butter the perfect cosmetic ingredient for softening and calming the skin. Shea is composed of oil-balancing ingredients, circulation promoting vitamins, conditioning triglycerides, and other moisture retaining properties.
This wonderful ingredient can be used for a number of skin ailments, as it helps promote wound healing while soothing muscle soreness, sun burns, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and much more. By boosting the collagen production in the skin, and promoting cell regeneration, shea butter can also aid in minimizing wrinkles caused by environmental stressors and aging. When combined with it’s incredibly light and smooth texture, shea is a beautiful ingredient for conditioning the skin.
Let’s talk cosmetic skincare, shall we? Shea butter is a natural moisturizer which interacts beautifully with plant-based oils and other common skincare ingredients. It’s smooth texture and glide on the skin, along with its quick and easy absorption ability, alleviates dryness and supplements the skin with healthy vitamins without disturbing the skin’s natural oil balance. As such, shea butter is used in Nature Only’s Natural Revitalizer for its ability to keep the skin supple and soft. Use it generously all over the face, even behind the ears and on your neck/trap area because you’ll be feeding your skin with powerful antioxidants. Using shae butter will help you look hydrated, illuminated and fresh!
Moving into body care, there are many additional properties that make Shae Butter such an incredible ingredient in Nature Only’s Natural Multifunction Ointment and our Wholesome Diaper Cream. Firstly, it is both antibacterial and antifungal, essentially killing bacteria and stopping fungus growth in its path. Our skin is also constantly generating new cells while removing dead skin cells. The new skin cells generally rest underneath the dead cells on the epidermis. The elements in shea butter allow your skin to produce the new cells quicker as the moisturizing qualities of the butter remove the dead cells quickly, making way for the fresh cells to come to the surface.
Additionally, Shea butter is known to soothe sunburns and other skin burns, as it’s anti-inflammatory factors help reduce redness and swelling and the fatty acids within help provide wound protection from environmental aggravators. On top of that, shea has tissue restoring qualities that are imperative to healthy wound healing. Mix all of this with it’s ability to soothe conditions like psoriasis and eczema and there should be no doubt why shea butter is an essential ingredient in Nature Only’s Natural Multifunction Ointment and our Wholesome Diaper Cream.
Shea butter is a blessing for the skin and we should be grateful for it! Usable by babies, senior citizens and everything in between, safe on almost every part of the body, and used on a variety of skin conditions, we highly suggest that you take full advantage of all the benefits that shea butter provides. After the first few times of using shea butter, you will soon understand! Your skin will thank you and you will never want to go back to the days when shea butter was not a part of your skin care routine.
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