Extracted from the nut of the African shea tree, Shea Butter is a wonderfully versatile oil for all skin however, it can be especially beneficial for skin of color. Native to West Africa it has been used for generations from treating skin conditions to cooking with. Below are just a few ways that it can benefit your skin
One of the best benefits of Shea Butter is that it keeps skin looking youthful. Part of that is because it stimulates the production of collagen.
Shea butter contains many beneficial vitamins, along with catechins that help protect the skin against free radicals (which damages the skin) and are found in environmental pollutants and irritants
All-Natural Makeup Remover
High in oleic acid, Shea butter is a highly effective option for an all-natural makeup remover that's also gentle on the skin
You might not know this but Shea Butter is known as a superfood for the skin . The nuts contain oil that when extracted becomes Shea butter. It’s rich in vitamin A, E, F and good fatty acids
That same concentration of vitamins and fatty acids mentioned above also make it very moisturizing and nourishing (bye dry skin and hair)
Stretch marks are a common part of life (from Puberty to Pregnancy) but thanks to the Vitamin A in Shea Butter (which helps to increase skin elasticity) when applied regularly to the skin it helps to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
If you’re curious to know more about Shea Butter, check out our post about using it as a natural makeup remover here!