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Ingredient Spotlight: Shea Butter

Ingredient Spotlight: Shea Butter

This week’s ingredient spotlight we are looking at skin’s best friend—Shea Butter.

Derived from the seed of the Shea-Karite tree, the best shea butter is extracted from cold press without chemicals or preservatives. Shea butter has been around for hundreds of years and is likely used in your favorite skincare products. What exactly makes shea butter so popular?


Moisturizing

The moisturizing properties of shea butter mimic the sebaceous glands of the skin making it an excellent emollient that is easily absorbed in the skin. Shea butter penetrates deep into cracked dry skin, which is perfect for use on hands, feet, and elbows. Regular application of shea butter helps with eczema and psoriasis and keeps skin protected, supple, and soft.


Soothing

Shea butter is rich in Vitamins A, E, and F, high in fatty acids, and cinnamic acids. Vitamin A helps regulate the skin. Vitamin E helps with aging and skin injuries. Cinnamic acid helps act as a mild sunscreen. As a result shea butter is anti inflammatory and helps heal wounds and prevent irritations such as sunburn, windburn, and rashes.


Smoothing

Shea butter provides your skin with the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Boosting collagen helps elasticity and strengthens your skin. Shea butter has antioxidant properties and also helps your tissue cells regenerate thus reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.


With all the incredible benefits in shea butter, try Soon’s Shea Butter Hand Mask and see how this miracle ingredient gets your skin buttery soft and smooth.  
  • Post author
    Broek Johnson