Raw shea butter is rich in stearic, oleic acids and benefit-rich vitamin E and vitamin A.
It has relatively high amounts of saturated fatty acids (like MCT oil) when compared to other plant-sourced lipids, such as grape seed oil, olive oil and canola oil. The best shea butter is extracted using cold-pressed methods without added chemicals or preservatives.
Shea butter is smooth in texture and does not liquify at room temperatures; however, it will soften in your hands, making it easy to apply.
The Journal of Oleo Science reported that through its studies, shea nuts and shea fat (shea butter) was found to reduce inflammation. The studies also showed that shea butter contains a significant source of anti-tumour promoting compounds.
Key Ingredients for Natural Skin Care
- It acts as a moisturizer and gives a nice glow to the skin.
Provides Anti-Aging Properties
- Raw shea butter helps tissue cell regeneration and softening of the skin, which reduces wrinkles. It also boosts collagen production.
Moisturizes Both Scalp and Hair
- Shea butter seals in moisture, conditioning the scalp, alleviating dandruff and provides overall protection from harsh climates.
Relieves Windburn, Sunburn and Winter Dry Skin
- Its moisturizing qualities penetrate deep into the skin, offering more moisturizing benefits while preventing windburn, sunburn and dry, cracked skin.
Reduces Stretch Marks, Scarring and Cellulite
- Its healing properties and hydrating qualities reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring.
Prevents Diaper Rash for Babies
- Works because of its antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that can fight off yeast.