Shea Butter’s Luxurious Properties Promote Healthier Skin

7th February, 2013 - Posted by Victoria Girard - 6 Comments

Learn more about Shea Butter

Shea butter (butyrospermum parkii, vitellaria nilotica, or v. paradoxa) is a fantastic natural moisturizer that soothes and nourishes the skin. This super charged butter is extracted from nuts found inside the crushed fruit of the shea tree (a peapod butter) is found in Africa and has been shown to visibly improve the skin.

This exquisite butter is solid at room temperature but begins to melt on contact with the skin becoming a light oil that spreads beautifully onto the skin. Because of its nourishing properties it’s great for mature skin, dry skin, rosacea, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

Shea butter is rich in fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic acids) as well as powerful antioxidants vitamins A and E.

Linoleic acid – an essential acid that helps maintain a healthy skin barrier as well as an acne reducer and anti-inflammatory.

Linolenic acid- this essential fatty acid helps calm and soothe the skin while improving moisture retention and repairs the skin barrier.

Vitamin A – this vitamin is an amazing antioxidant that fights free radical damage and increases cellular turnover.

Vitamin E – this vitamin is also an incredible antioxidant that fights free radicals, boosts collagen production, and supports new skin cell growth, while speeding up cell regeneration.

Shea nuts

Shea butter is a great anti-aging ingredient that:

  • Enhances capillary circulation
  • Promotes healing
  • Improves elasticity
  • Moisturizes
  • Helps protect the skin from sun damage

You can find this luxurious butter in many skin care products or you can try applying straight shea butter to your skin or creating your own special potion.  You can find shea butter and other botanicals at Mountain Rose Herbs.

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Vianney from portable buildings

February 14th, 2013 at 6:16 am    

I’ve been using this lovely lotion with Shea Butter and it’s wonderful! It really helps my skin glow, it’s like there’s never a lousy day for me.


February 14th, 2013 at 9:35 am    

I’m glad it’s worked so well for you Vianney :)


February 14th, 2013 at 3:54 pm    

I will surely try this Shea butter. I really want to have a beautiful fair skin.

Aayna from photoshop elements 11 training

February 17th, 2013 at 5:05 am    

Hey Victoria,
My mother has brought a lotion which has shea butter as one of the ingredients, I was quite apprehensive about applying it. But now I understand it’s a great product and can surely work wonders for me. Thanks for sharing this post.


February 25th, 2013 at 2:55 pm    

I did not know shea butter was that advantageous or that it could work as as an anti aging product too. Thanks for sharing.


February 26th, 2013 at 11:38 am    

You are so welcome Fatima, I’m glad you learned something new :)

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