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Benefits of shea butter on skin

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

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Shea butter is a fat that is extracted from shea tree nuts. It’s off-white or ivory-colored and has a creamy consistency that’s easy to spread on your skin. Most shea butter comes from shea trees in West Africa.

Be it Forrest Essentials or The Body Shop, every luxury brand has Shea butter in its formulation. Budding brands in India, especially in the handmade skincare segment, help people who find it difficult to buy these big branded products. As most of the artisan skincare products makers want to give their customer that same enriched luxury.

Anti-inflammatory and healing properties

Shea butter has been proven to have an ample amount of anti-inflammatory properties. Redness and swelling on your skin may be calmed by applying shea butter products.

Emollient properties

The rich oils in shea butter can soak into your skin, creating a smooth and soft barrier that seals in moisture. This moisturizing effect can last for several hours.

Anti-ageing properties

Shea butter has also been reported to have anti-ageing properties as it helps to promote collagen production or decreasing the breakdown of collagen that’s already present

There are humongous benefits of Shea Butter when applied on the skin. Let’s check it out, as you need to #KnowWhatYouPutOnYourSkin

1. Normal <-> Dry <-> Sensitive = OK

Shea butter is a tree nut product. But unlike most tree nut products, it’s very low in the proteins that triggers nut allergies.

Shea butter contains high levels of linoleic acid and oleic acid. These two acids balance each other out. That means shea butter is easy to absorb in your skin and won’t make your skin look oily & greasy after application. So it works best for all the skin types.