Shea Butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production.
Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair. It is a moisturiser, anti inflammatory, and smoothens the skin. Unrefined shea butter acts as a barrier against moisture. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that support skin cells and protects against infection and irritation
Shea butter is rich in fats that make it an excellent emollient and skin moisturising agent. It has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants. These can help reduce inflammatory skin diseases and the damage the skin and hair have undergone due to free radicals.
It also contains vitamins A and E, which not only keep the skin in optimal health but also protect it from being damaged by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. These components give shea butter a mild sun protection factor (SPF). Vitamin E also soothes dry skin and improves the skin’s elasticity, making this butter a good anti-aging agent.