Shea Butter

Shea seeds
Active Ingredients:

Shea butter is 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 in the treatment of various skin dryness-related disorders such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.  Shea butter lubricates the skin, makes it look plump, bright, and velvety smooth.

This exclusive butter is full of active ingredients. It contains vitamin A and vitamin 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 inflammation and photoaging (UV irradiation of the sun) are the major adversaries of skin. These processes have a significant 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 of the sunlight and combating harmful particles caused by the sun UV light.   

Due to its rich composition, safety, and the 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.