Shea Butter – the Secret to Natural Skincare

Shea Butter – the Secret to Natural Skincare

Shea butter for skin has long been recognized as a nourishing product. Its importance in the cosmetic industry stems from its natural source and the host of benefits it has to offer.

If you’re a skincare junkie, the word ‘Shea’ might not sound foreign to you. It’s listed as an ingredient in a lot of high-end skin creams, after all.

However…

…What Exactly Is Shea?

It’s basically fat extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, native to West Africa. Since it’s a form of fat, it’s better known as ‘shea butter’.

Shea butter has had its place in the cosmetic industry for thousands of years. It’s therapeutic use has also been recognized as far back as Cleopatra’s era.

Benefits of Shea Butter:

Shea butter is suitable for all skin types. Here’s everything some good-quality, organic Shea cream from a trusted brand like Marnys can do for you:

  • Moisturize

Shea butter is rich in natural fatty acids. These make it a great moisturizer for skin, hydrating it for a supple, nourished texture.

  • Soothe Sensitive Skin

It works great on sunburnt skin, or skin that is irritated due to any other reason. Apply shea butter over allergic or post-waxing inflammation to calm the flare-up right away.

Suffering from pimples? Shea could be the answer. According to science, shea contains phenols, sterols, and triterpenes. Those can also help reduce other forms of swelling the skin.

Research has found eczema creams containing shea butter to be as effective as regular creams for the condition. The moisturizing properties of this emollient come into play to decrease the itching

  • Stay Young

The anti-aging effects of shea butter can help you maintain a young face and body. If you need to minimize the signs of aging like wrinkles and sun damage in order to look youthful well into your older years, better stock up on shea!

  • Regenerate Damaged Skin

A natural remedy for flawless skin, shea could help reduce the appearance of scars and blemishes, especially when combined with other natural ingredients with skin lightening properties like marigold (callendula).

  • Fade Away Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are often a natural feature that results from the dynamics of fat gain and loss, as well as pregnancy or puberty. Shea butter can help keep them  at bay due to its hydrating and moisturizing action.

  • Make Hair Healthy

A good-quality shea butter like Marnys® Shea Cream can work wonders over frizzy hair and unkempt beards. The anti-frizz properties of Shea could help you achieve that glossy, smooth look you’ve always wanted for your hair.

Use it as a hair mask after you’ve conditioned your hair by simply applying a small amount over damp hair, then rinse. You may also use a small amount over dry hair for its anti-frizz action.

Marnys’ Shea Range could Be Your Ultimate Skin Pampering Solutions

Marnys® Shea cream with Buckthorn and Marigold works well to soothe sunburnt or irritated skin. Another version consists of Shea butter with rosehip and marigold, a nutrient-packed formulation to benefit your skin the the max.

 

REFERENCES:

  1. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils. Lin T, et al.
  2. Patient acceptability, efficacy, and skin biophysiology of a cream and cleanser containing lipid complex with shea butter extract versus a ceramide product for eczema. Hon KL, et al.
  3. Anti-inflammatory effects of shea butter through inhibition of iNOS, COX-2, and cytokines via the Nf-κB pathway in LPS-activated J774 macrophage cells. Verma N, et al.s
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