As we age, our skin begins to lose its luster. Exposure to the sun, pollution, free radicals in chemical products and the environment, and the loss of fatty tissue can all lead to dry, wrinkled skin. But we need only look to nature to keep ourselves looking radiant.
Shea butter is a superfood for the skin. Naturally rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins E and A, this butter obtained from the nuts of the Shea tree provides incredible nourishment to aging skin. The nutrients this dense butter supplies is necessary for collagen production.
Our body’s production of collagen naturally slows as we get older. Adding Shea butter to your skin care regimen will help boost your body’s natural production of collagen, an essential fibrous protein that gives skin its elasticity and helps the turnover of dead skin cells.
In addition, Oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids in Shea butter protect the skin and prevent it from drying out. It also contains the natural chemical compound allantoin, a skin protectant that increases the water content of skin and promotes cell replication.
Along with its incredible moisturizing abilities, Shea butter also aids in reducing inflammation. Studies on lupeol cinnamate or cinnamic acid in Shea butter was found to have significant anti-inflammatory activity. This allows the butter to promote the healing of wounds, burns, scars, and acne.
African women have been using Shea butter for generations and the Global Shea Alliance helps companies like Eu’Genia Shea share the amazing healing properties of this butter with the world. As well as providing opportunities and training in business finance and organics, Eu’Genia partners with sustainable farmers to produce top quality Shea butter for their products.
This family run company provides female workers in Ghana fair wages by providing them training in the ethical manufacturing of Shea butter along with 15% of the profits to help cover educational costs for their children. This partnership benefits the workers and the customers who use their products.
We don’t just deal with natural aging. Our skin is also affected by our environment. The foods we eat, how much sleep we get, exposure to stress and pollution, and that beautiful wrinkle-producing sun are all contributing factors in how our skin ages. Moisturizing with pure Shea butter can help slow the process of aging and bring back beautiful skin.