When it comes to your skin health, Shea Butter is an all-star – that miracle ingredient found in many a skincare product, destined to moisturise and nourish even the most parched skin. But what is it about Shea Butter that makes it quite so miraculous and how will using it improve your skin’s health?
Shea Butter is jam-packed with vitamins
Native to Africa, shea butter is extracted from the seeds of the fruit of the Karite Tree which coincidentally translates to ‘Tree of Life.’ Naturally rich in skin-optimising Vitamin A, E and F, it’s your vitamin-packed skin saviour. Skincare-savvy shoppers know that Vitamin E is the number one go-to ingredient for skin-smoothing, antioxidant and protective properties.
The sheer concentration of natural vitamins and fatty-acids in shea butter means that it packs a serious punch when it comes to moisturising and nourishing your skin, whatever your skin type. Its high fat content means it is an excellent natural emollient and humectant, locking in moisture and keeping skin hydrated. It also does a great job of ensuring that your skin’s natural oils are protected, which means you can say hello to baby-soft, silky-smooth skin.