Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Shea butter, often called karite butter, is a highly effective remedy for dry and aging skin. Shea butter is rich in important minerals and vitamins. The other ingredients that are present in shea butter also make this butter a very unique substance that can be used as a remedy for certain diseases.
A special feature of shea butter are such valuable ingredients like:
vitamin E, beta-carotene / vitamin A, vitamin F / acyl residues of oleic acid (40-55%), linolenic acid (3-8%), allantoin, as well as long-chain triglycerides.
Each of them has its own special effect, and the shea butter composition itself has a special effect.
Allantoin has anti-inflammatory properties. This active ingredient is important for wound healing. It can also be used in the treatment of skin diseases, neurodermatitis.
Shea butter alone can support cell renewal and regeneration. It is often used as an anti-aging agent. It has a nourishing effect on the skin and affects its elasticity. Natural sun protection and protection against sunburn are also very important here. At the same time, it can also protect the skin against moisture loss (TEWL - transepidermal water loss).
Due to its moisturizing compounds, the oil is recommended as a lubricant for dry skin
Effect and application
tendency to dry and chapped skin
scars, promoting wound healing
skin regeneration, moisturizing and lubricating effect
protection of the lips against frosty wind, exposure to the sun
protective effect in the treatment of burns and irritations
properties has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties,
J Mol Sci. 2018 Jan; 19(1): 70. Anti-Inflammatory and Skin Barrier Repair Effects of Topical Application of Some Plant Oils, Tzu-Kai Lin,1 Lily Zhong, Juan Luis Santiago