WHY use Shea Butter?
WHAT is Shea Butter?
Shea butter is a solid fatty oil that is derived from the nuts of Karite trees (also known as Mangifolia) predominantly found in Africa (grows wild in the equatorial belt of central Africa between Gambia and Sudan where oil palms do not grow because of insufficient precipitation). The Karite tree bears the fruits and the nuts inside the fruits contain shea butter. The nuts are then crushed, boiled and manipulated in order to extract a light colored fat, which is commonly referred to as shea butter. Our certified organic shea butter comes from Ghana.
Enfleurage Organics’ Shea Butter is naturally deodorized through a vacuuming system and the colour is quite white as the butter has been put through a clay process that keeps all the natural healing properties intact but removes the yellowish, brownish tinge that can be common in shea.
Shea Butter is high in Vitamin E as well as other nutrients which provide anti-aging and beautifying benefits. It is said to restore the skin’s hydro-lipid layer which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
So just what are these nutrients in Shea Butter and what do they do for us?
Vitamin A (retinol): vitamin A is described as an antioxidant that protects the skin against photoaging by fortifying each cell against damage by exposure to free-radicals. It is also a humectants (draws moisture to the skin); improves fine lines from aging and photoaging.
Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory for sensitive skin, UV protection*. Neutralizes free radicals
*there is a limited amount of sun block effect in Shea Butter. It’s approximately a 6 SPF
Vitamin F (Omega 3, 6): anti-aging and anti-dryness of skin Vitamin F is a vital ingredient for maintaining skin-elasticity. Thus, application of shea butter restores the elasticity of the skin and helps maintain an even skin-tone besides hydrating, softening and beautifying it.
Cinnamic acid: several derivatives are found in Shea Butter which is attributed to anti-inflammatory properties in the butter.
Ingredients/Ingrédients: Butyrospermum parkii*
*Certified Organic by/*Biologiques Certifiés par EcocertICO USDA Certified
is backordered. We will ship it separately in 10 to 15 days.