Great skin with minimal signs of aging is largely dependent on many factors, genetics, nutrition AND how well it is moisturized. When talking about natural moisturizing botanicals, nothing is better than the silkiness of Shea Butter! Delightful ivory colored Shea Butter has an easy-to spread consistency and is the perfect natural choice for ultra-rich skin conditioning.
However, Shea Butter isn’t just about moisturization. Read on to find out what organic Shea Butter enriched products can do for your skin.
Where Do You Find the Best Quality Shea Butter?
The best quality Shea Butter comes from the nuts of the Karite or Shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa, formerly Butyrospermum parkii), farmed sustainably in the regions of Western and Central Africa. It is mostly made up of fatty acids like palmitic acid, steric acid, oleic acid and linoleic acid whose relative composition influences the quality of the Shea Butter.
Shea Butter is a trending beauty ingredient for all the right reasons. However, most commercial beauty products contain processed Shea Butter that undergoes numerous stages of filtration, deodorization and additives to improve shelf-life and subdue its natural strong scent. This obviously, reduces its natural healing abilities.
On the other hand, Unrefined Shea Butter is extracted manually and is minimally processed in Puraveda Organics’ natural products, so that all its nutritional value stays intact. The goodness of this raw butter when combined with healing botanicals translates into skin superfood!
Reviving Silky Smoothness with Shea Butter
Regular skin moisturization is the biggest line of defense for delaying the signs of aging. Our Vanilla Silk Body Butter with Unrefined Shea Butter as the key ingredient provides full body conditioning by forming a protective barrier on the skin. It has a long lasting 24+ hour moisturization effect, which unlike any other plant-based ingredient works as the ultimate skin savior for terminally dehydrated and dry skin. Long-term application may also help in reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Shea Supports Collagen Building
The active compounds from Shea (like Vitamin E, Vitamin A and Antioxidants like Phenolics) absorb deep inside skin cells to not only support collagen building, but also destroy free radicals that damage the skin. Collagen is a scaffolding (building) protein in the skin, which decreases with age and environmental factors such as sun exposure and pollution. Regular usage of Shea-based products hydrates, softens, restores elasticity and delays aging of the skin.
Shea Against Sun damage
When your skin starts behaving erratically or becomes pigmented and reddened, along with peeling and dehydration with constant sun exposure, Shea provides relief by supplying the vital oils that your skin becomes deprived of. Our natural mineral-based Sun Protect SPF 30+ with Shea Butter rehydrates the skin and protects it from photoaging. Shea increases circulation and promotes the cell renewal process, while preventing the breakdown of existing collagen, which in turn help delay the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.
Nourishing Ingredient for Oily and Blemished Skin
The miraculous thing about Shea Butter is that although it resides as a moisture enriched layer above the skin, it isn’t occlusive or pore clogging. Its composition is similar to our body’s natural oils, which allows it to melt beautifully like butter on the skin and become deeply absorbed without breaking the skin out. This makes it a ‘Pore Perfect’ ingredient for kapha or oily skin.
Shea is used in our Pore Perfect Cleanser to prevent dryness, clear pores and restore skin moisture balance every time you cleanse your face. Regenerative ingredients in Shea butter also help heal acne scars.
The anti-bacterial components of Shea is not just limited to treating acne, but is also helpful in soothing serious sensitive skin issues like rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.
Added Bonus: Shea is the Perfect Choice for Deep Hair Conditioning
The best way to tame dry, frizzy and extremely curly hair is using Shea-butter enriched hair products. Shea restores shine and vitality to lackluster hair. It is especially very useful in sealing split ends and strengthening hair fibers.
After shampooing with an Organic Shampoo, apply any of our shea-butter enriched Organic Conditioners from mid-length of hair to the tips and allow it to get fully absorbed before rinsing and styling as usual. The result is soft, tangle-free and moisture enriched locks.