Shea (butyrospermum parkii)

Shea (butter/oil) acts as a skin conditioning agent and viscosity (thickness) increasing agent. Its function as a dermal conditioner is twofold.

Firstly, it helps retain moisture and lessen the loss of water by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface.

Secondly, it also works to reduce the appearance of rough patches and dry flakes on the skin.

Many prefer this ingredient as a moisturizer because of its content of unsaponifiable fats, which, unlike other fatty oils, do not turn into soap when in the presence of a potent alkali, thus retaining its moisturizing abilities.

Shea (butter/oil) is a naturally occurring substance that comes from the shea tree nut. It is an off-white colour on its own and works by penetrating the skin to repair and protect it from the damage that can be caused by dry air. At the same time, shea butter helps to improve skin elasticity and melts at body temperature, being absorbed without leaving behind that awkward oily residue.

Shea feeds the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E help maintain the skin and assists with keeping it clear and healthy. These vitamins are particularly helpful for sun damaged skin also to help prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamin F helps protect the skin and has rejuvenating properties. It soothes rough, dry or chapped skin and helps soften dry or damaged hair. Shea easily absorbs into the skin allowing the skin to breathe without clogging your pores.

For your body: All our Body Butters and Hand Creams are LOADED with the moisturising, protective power of shea, and they never leave a greasy residue.

For your face add neck: Our Antioxidant Facial Serum, Argan & Rosehip Moisturiser, Sativa Restore Facial Moisturiser and Turkey Neck Balm are sure to give you a smooth healthy glow.

Taking care of your Tops and Tails: Shea enhances the moisturising and protective powers of our Hemp, Hibiscus & Silk Shampoo and Conditioner, and for pooch, Pampering Pouch Organic Herbal Wash. At the other end apply Bottoms Up Baby Bum Balm to give your baby all the toxin free protection he or she needs.

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