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•VITAMIN A AND E
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Shea butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.
The actual Shea trees grow wild in central Africa and are viewed as a community resource that cannot be owned nor destroyed. The trees help to prevent desertification in this valuable ecosystem and produce an exceptionally vitamin and antioxidant rich Shea butter that facilitates superior skin harmony, health and healing.
How Shea butter is processed is at the top of every consumer’s mind these days. This makes sense. The many ways in which Shea Butter can be manufactured has a significant impact on the final Shea product.
The raw method: Raw Shea Butter ranges in color from light beige to a more creamy yellow. It is smooth to the touch, absorbs easily and sometimes has a roasted fragrance to it. Interest in Raw Shea Butter is having a well-deserved resurgence.
The cold press method Cold Pressed Shea Butter is a new way of processing and gaining in popularity. Cold Pressed Shea Butter produces a final product that is lighter in Shea scent and color but still as nutritive.
Moisturizing: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils.
Reduces Inflammation: A 2010 study found that due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, shea butter was anti-inflammatory. (source) One compound in particular, lupeol cinnamate, was found to reduce skin inflammation and even potentially help avoid skin mutations. This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne.
Skin Smoothing: Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.
Shea butter is one of the most versatile natural beauty ingredients and I use it daily in some form. I’ve used it for years in everything from my homemade lotion bars and original magnesium body butter to homemade lip balms and healing salves.Some of my favorite uses for Shea Butter: