Focus on Shea Butter

April 12, 2016

This winter, Shea Butter has quickly become our best friend. But, seriously. Between the blasting heat indoors, and the biting cold outside, our skin has been left reeling and in need of some serious hydration. So it should come as no surprise that the ultra-nourishing, soothing powers of Shea Butter have been a savior for our skin, rejuvenating and healing the damages left by this never-ending winter.

But, let’s back up our love letter to this all natural ingredient for a sec…what exactly is Shea Butter? We use Fair Trade West African Unrefined Shea butter, which is a natural fat taken from the Shea nut. Unrefined Shea Butter is extracted and prepared without the use of chemicals or preservatives, and retains it’s nutty, slightly smoky scent. With Vitamins A, E and F, this nourishing ingredient provides the skin with a laundry list of benefits. While Vitamins A and E work to maintain the skin, keeping it clear, healthy and soft, Vitamin F acts as a skin protector and rejuvenator. So, basically, this dreamy ingredient works to soothe rough, dry and chapped skin, easily absorbing into your epidermis so you won’t get that same “greasy” feeling that so many other moisturizers leave behind.

With all those benefits, it should come as no surprise that Shea butter plays a starring role in so many of our products, from our Bar Soaps to our Repair Balm, and even our NEW Face + Body Cream. The ingredient adds a hydrating punch without clogging up pores, making it a must have for any beauty routine.

Photo credit: OturaKa Inc 

Written by Morgan Hart, a natural skincare addict, who frequently shares her thoughts on green beauty on her blog Blushing Wit.

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