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The Magical Powers of Shea Butter

The Magical Powers of Shea Butter

If we could only pick one cosmetic ingredient to live with then it would probably be shea butter. It is such a wondrous natural butter that has so many healing, calming and rejuvenating properties. This is why we love it and why we use it so much in our natural anti-ageing face products.

Shea butter is celebrated for its profound benefits for the skin, making it a coveted ingredient in many skincare products. Rich in vitamins A, E, and F, it offers exceptional moisturising properties, deeply nourishing the skin and promoting its natural barrier function. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for soothing conditions like eczema and psoriasis, while its antioxidant content helps to comfort skin and protect the skin from environmental stressors. Additionally, shea butter is known to promote cell regeneration, contributing to a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Anyone who has ever used shea butter directly on skin, will know that it has something special about it. This gorgeous natural butter melts almost instantly on skin to calm, hydrate and soothe. It is used in many natural skincare products because it has amazing skin benefits, but you can also use it neat on skin issues such as dryness, itching, irritation, sun burn, redness and inflammation. We love natural ingredients that can be extracted and utilised in skincare, plus shea butter is a great beautifying ingredient for all round skin assistance. Here is more information on the special powers of shea butter.

The Nutrients in Shea Butter

Shea butter is extracted from shea tree nuts in Africa. It is thick and off-white coloured, with a butter consistency that melts on contact with skin. It naturally contains a huge amount of nutrients including plant esters, fatty acids, triterpenes, vitamin A, E and F. It also contains many skin boosting fatty acids including linoleic, palmitic, stearic and oleic acid, plus cetyl esters and triglycerides.

The Skin Conditions Shea Butter Helps With

  • Fights against lines and wrinkles
  • Calms inflammation and redness
  • Hydrates and soothes dry areas
  • Effective for eczema and psoriasis
  • Eases stretch marks
  • Energises dull skin
  • Keeps skin soft and supple
  • Helps dry and cracked lips
  • Helps to heal sunburnt skin
  • Kind to every skin type, including really sensitive skin

Shea Butter Face Products

We use shea butter in lots of our anti-ageing skincare products. This is just one of the masses of plant ingredients that we formulate products with. At Nakin we always use high quality ethically sourced plant ingredients, as we aim to offer the best skincare products in the UK.

Our natural Matt Formula Face Cream £22 for 50ml is a moisturiser for oily, normal, combination and sensitive skin. As well as the nutrient value, the nice thing about shea butter in this cream is that when mixed with the right plant ingredients and actives, it works to provide long term skin hydration. It provides all this without greasiness. As with all our products, we only use high-quality plant ingredients that do not clog pores. This face cream is free from rich oils like coconut and macadamia.

The natural Active Dew Face Cream £22 for 50ml contains shea butter, and it helps to make this product very comforting to dry skin. This is the best face moisturiser for dry, normal, combination and sensitive skin. It gives a dewier finish but is never greasy. It hydrates and defends all day long, with a gorgeous long-lasting formula.

Our natural Performance Face Serum £28 for 50ml contains shea butter for its hydrating and calming properties. It is just one of many plant ingredients in this bio active face treatment to help with lines, UV damage and an uneven skin tone. The formula also includes amazing plant extracts like line smoothing hibiscus, ingredients from the sea, plumping hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, such as pomegranate for all around skin enhancement.

Any good lip balm will contain shea butter as it is very healing to lips. Our lips often take a lot of stress from our daily activities, so this is why they need extra special care. Our natural Lip Treatment Balm £12 for 15ml softens, hydrates and comforts even very dry lips with 100% plant oils and butters. This also includes argan, baobab and mint for super soft nourished lips.

We hope that you found our feature about the benefits of shea butter helpful. You can see why shea butter is so amazing for skin, with its hydrating and healing properties. Nakin are dedicated to achieving beautiful skin at every age using the best natural ingredients. To find out more about Nakin and our award winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK.

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