Shea butter can be found listed as an ingredient for a host of products creams, bit it has amazing skin benefits when used in it's raw unrefined state.
Here are five of the biggest Shea butter benefits for your skin:
Amazing Moisturising benefits
Raw Shea butter is a natural emollient, which means it can help to moisturise and soften the skin. It is particularly effective at hydrating dry, rough, or chapped skin. And we've had rave reviews from customers helping them improve with thier skin conditions like Eczema. Read some reviews here
Anti-inflammatory properties soothe and nourish skin
Shea contains a number of compounds that may have anti-inflammatory effects on the skin as noted by the Journal of Oleo Science which include cinnamic acid and lupeol cinnamate. These compounds help to reduce redness, swelling, and irritation.
High in antioxidants
Some people believe that Shea butter may have anti-aging properties due to its high levels of antioxidants vitamin A and vitamin E, which are both known to be important for skin health. These vitamins can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals, which can contribute to the signs of aging.
Helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scarring
Shea butter is often used to help soothe and heal skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and burns. Its moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties may help to reduce redness, swelling, and itching associated with these conditions.
It is worth noting that the extent to which shea butter can benefit the skin will depend on the individual and the specific skin concerns they are trying to address. Some people may find that raw unrefined Shea butter is effective at moisturising and soothing the skin as well as specific skin conditions. It is always a good idea to test a small amount of any new product on a patch of skin before applying it to a larger area to ensure that it is well tolerated.