Shea Butter

Shea seeds
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The shea tree is a native of western Africa. Afro-Egyptian medical and beauty history is full of references to its butter. For example, Cleopatra was purported to have used shea butter preparations on her skin regularly. The Karite tree is revered in Africa, where the funeral beds of African kings are carved from an old shea tree.

Shea butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter) is edible vegetable oil and a constituent of the choice of numerous leave-on skin, scalp, and hair care formulations. It is semi-solid, buttery oil derived from Shea tree* kernels.  It is safe, does not irritate or sensitize the skin. This edible butter became one of the front-runners of the skincare industry due to its outstanding moisturizing performance, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties.  The major part of Shea butter is vegetable fat, which blends with skin natural lipid compartments very well and exerts a superb occlusive effect. It traps water molecules inside the top layer of skin, prevents epidermis dehydration and scaling. This is why it is widely used to treat various skin dryness-related disorders such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. In addition, Shea butter lubricates the skin, making it look plump, bright, and velvety smooth.

This exclusive butter is full of active ingredients. It contains vitamin A and E (tocopherols), phenolic compounds (catechins and quercetin), sterols, and triterpenes. All of these ingredients combat skin aging by showcasing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  It is widely accepted that the skin's significant adversaries are inflammation and photoaging (UV irradiation of the sun). These processes have a substantial contribution to collagen and elastin degradation. Eventually, they lead to the destruction of skin scaffolding and make it sagged and wrinkled. Active ingredients of Shea butter reduce skin inflammation, redness, and welling. They also protect skin from sunburn (SPF 3-4) by absorbing some sunlight and combating harmful particles caused by the sun UV light.   

Due to its rich composition, safety, and soothing impact, this exceptional oil is a valuable ingredient of highly efficient beauty formulations.    

* It is also called Butyrospermum Parkii or Vitellania Paradoxa or Karite tree.


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What are the benefits of Shea butter?

Shea butter contains natural anti-inflammatory compounds. The effectiveness of shea butter’s anti-inflammatory action is confirmed by its’ traditional uses for arthritis, rheumatism, bruising, and sprains. In addition, Shea butter possesses remarkable properties. Clinical trials have shown that shea butter really will reduce wrinkles in most individuals while helping with skin conditions like dermatitis, sunburn, and scarring. Shea butter is high in fatty acids like stearic and oleic acid, which are very helpful in moisturizing the skin and improving skin elasticity.