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Ingredient Spotlight - Shea Butter

Ingredient Spotlight - Shea Butter

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What is Shea butter?

Put simply, it's the fat extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. The Shea tree is native to the West African regions, with the majority of shea butter still coming from there. 

Suitable for all skin types, Shea Butter is a tree nut product, but is very low in the proteins that can trigger allergies, and contains no chemical irritants known to dry out skin, nor does it clog pores. 

Typically used for moisturising, the benefits are tied to the shea nuts fatty acid content, including linoleic, oleic, stearic, and palmitic acids.

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Why we chose it

Extracted from Shea Tree Nuts Shea Butter has high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins, making it a natural choice as a cosmetic ingredient.

Shea butter is known for its extensive anti-inflammatory and healing properties, and sinks easily into skin to condition, tone, and soothe.

Shea butter has significant levels of vitamins A and E, which means it promotes strong antioxidant activity.

Thanks to it's high levels of both linoleic acid and oleic acid and how the two balance each other out, it won't leave your skin oily.