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When you’re looking for a healthy superfood for your skin, look no further than shea butter! Made from the seeds of Shea/Karite tree fruit, shea butter is a natural source of Vitamins A, E and F, while also offering limited UV protection of SPF 6. Shea butter nourishes the skin with nutrients and fatty acids that aid in collagen production and has been in use around the world for generations to improve the health of hair and skin.
Benefits of shea butter
Shea butter has such a rich concentration of natural fatty acids and vitamins that it moisturizes and nourishes the skin, protects skin’s natural oils and is a sought after remedy for dry skin. The natural properties of shea butter including the cinnamic acid found in it work as an anti-inflammatory that reduces skin inflammation and could aid those suffering from acne. Due to how it helps the skin naturally produce collagen, shea butter can soften and strengthen skin and lead to potential wrinkle reduction with consistent use. Shea butter nourishes and protects the skin with stearic, linolenic, palmitic and oleic acids and prevents dry skin.
Using shea butter
Shea butter is a very versatile natural beauty ingredient and helpful in lotion, lip balms and body butter. Shea butter on its own is usable as a natural moisturize for the body and face and used during pregnancy can ease the discomfort of stretching skin and possibly prevent stretch marks. Shea butter can reduce under eye bags and wrinkles and makes a luxurious massage butter to nourish the skin of pampered and soothed bodies.
EuGenia Shea Butter
The raw, unrefined Ghanian Shea Butter of EuGenia, bring all the benefits of shea butter along with aiding in sustainable farming. The words Eu-Genia in Greek mean the origin of goodness and the goodness in shea butter can help every woman feel amazing, radiant and beautiful with soft, nourished skin. EuGenia shea butter keeps skin moist all day long, aids in skin regeneration and can minimize stretch marks and scars. The anti-inflammatory benefits and low SPF of shea butter moisturize skin without clogging pours and the quality of EuGenia ensures that everyone’s skin receives maximum benefits.
EuGenia is family-run and offers job opportunities and fair wages for women in Ghana. They have an education fund that they donate 15% of their profits into to help further the future of their workers.