INGREDIENTS & INFO
SHEA BUTTER 100% pure, unrefined
For seriously dry or cracked skin.
The basis of all Shea Alchemy products. Shea butter, also known as karite butter, is a cream-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees which grow wild in West and Central Africa. This is very thick, quite hard - the texture of thick fudge - and has a distinctive earthy - even sheepy (!) - smell. Originally we planned our whole company to just import and sell neat shea butter from Ghana as it is such brilliant stuff. However we realise a lot of people find pure shea butter a bit un-user friendly because of its hard texture and its smell so we decided to mix it with other things to make lighter more easily absorbed creams. However if you can handle the fact that you need to warm it between your palms (or even on a plate in the microwave for a few seconds) before applying, you will find it brilliant for really dry, sore skin.
100% pure organic, unrefined shea butter
More information about Shea Butter
Africans have known about the health benefits of Shea butter for thousands of years. They use it to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. And it contains cinnamic acid, a substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays so it gives natural sun protection
Shea butter is a particularly effective moisturizer because it contains so many fatty acids, which are needed to retain skin moisture and elasticity. It protects the skin from both environmental and free-radical damage. It contains vitamins A and E, and has demonstrated both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Unrefined shea butter which is creamy brown, is superior to refined shea butter which is white and odourless, in that it retains all its natural vitamins, especially vitamin A and vitamin E.
NATURAL, HANDMADE SKINCREAMS BASED ON ORGANIC SHEA BUTTER