Shea butter anti aging properties are famous all over the world! Not surprising at all :) Because natural Shea butter contains vitamins A, E and F, all of which help fight off premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamins A and E are particularly beneficial in keeping your skin healthy. For example, they play an important role in helping sun damaged skin heal. Vitamin F both protects your skin and helps it heal. It also soothes rough, dry or chapped skin, and helps soften dry and damaged hair. And the best part – raw Shea butter is also non-comedogenic! Which means it has a pore-clogging ability of zero, so it doesn’t cause breakouts, clogged pores or pimples.
Need more pros? Here they come – raw Shea butter is high in unsaponifiables (a type of fat). Shea butter contains somewhere between 7% and 12% unsaponifiables. To put that in perspective, avocado oil – another well-known skin conditioner – contains between 2% and 6% unsaponifiables.
It is thanks to this level of unsaponifiables that Shea butter can treat so many conditions. Since raw Shea butter easily penetrates the skin, allowing it to breathe and not clogging the pores, it delivers its nutritional payload better than other man-made moisturizers.
In addition, unrefined Shea butter contains cinnamic acid, which is a natural sunscreen. It even provides a degree of protection from the sun’s harmful rays. You should still wear your sunblock though.
Did you know that according to the legend, Cleopatra was carrying Shea butter with her where ever she went. And she was said to owe her legendary beauty to the use of Shea butter. The tales of her beauty still exist to this day, and it is no surprise that many cosmetics and skin-care products use Shea butter as a main ingredient. We definitely believe in beauty that stays notorious for centuries!
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