The Benefits of Shea Butter are Abundant!
- Skin regenerating
- Natural UV protectant
- Stimulates collagen production
- Rapidly absorbed into the skin
- Strengthens skin
The Shea Tree is a native of Western Africa and means ‘Sacred Tree’ in the native Western African language, Bambara. Shea Butter is extracted from the nuts through a six-step process that includes separating, crushing, roasting, grinding, separating the oils and finally, collecting the Shea Butter. It has been used for thousands of years by queens, kings and common people alike. There are stories of dozens of caravans carrying Shea Butter for Cleopatra and Queen Neferiti, which they used to keep their skin beautiful and healthy! Shea Butter has an abundant amount of fatty acids that contribute to its effectiveness in skin care.
Shea Butter contains stearic, oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acids. These fatty acids are essential for the health of the skin’s natural barrier and its acid mantle layer. The natural barrier and the acid mantle are key components of healthy skin. They are the skin’s first defense against damage. The natural barrier and acid mantle not only protect the skin against environmental damage but also produce enzymes that control oil secretion, prevent bad bacteria and viruses from entering the blood, both of which can cause skin sensitivity, acne and premature aging. This is why it is essential to provide the skin with ingredients that help heal and nourish the skin. Shea butter is one of the most effective ingredients for accomplishing this!
Skin Fitness Therapy believes in the power of Shea Butter so passionately that we have it in many of our products! Check them out!
- Lemon Chiffon Cleanser
- Deep Pore Cleansers, Deep Pore Cleanser Pumpkin /Pomegranate, Deep Pore Cleanser Normal/Combination Skin, Deep Pore Cleanser Dry/Sensitive
- Contouring and Soothing Eye Gel
- Tone N Tighten With Insta-lift™ Eye Cream
- Bright Eyes (Eye Firming Concealer Therapy)
What’s your favorite product to use that contains skin-nourishing shea butter? Tell us in the comments below!