Shea butter is a fatty oil that comes from the African Shea tree. It’s often referred to as, the “tree of life” because of its many healing properties. In its natural state, shea butter can range from beige to light yellow color and has a very peculiar smell; it is a very distinct smell, which makes it very hard to describe! Its consistency is very similar to cocoa butter and can be used all over the body.
Shea butter is very high in Vitamin A, which is essential for cell regeneration in the skin. It is also rich in vitamin E which gives it incredible moisturizing properties. It’s also rich in polyphenols and phytonutrients, which give this natural oil great anti-inflammatory properties.
Shea has been used for centuries by Africans and people world wide for hair, skin, and can even be used for cooking. Below are some common uses of shea butter for the skin:
Shea butter can be used to treat:
- Daily moisturization
- Cold weather/ Frost bite
- Chapped skin
- Anti aging/Wrinkles
- Stretch marks
Shea butter is a super-food, but not all products that claim to contain shea butter are super-products. To learn more about the superior quality of the shea butter used in Skin PhD products, click here.