Desalu Naturals Shea Butter is full of essential all-natural vitamin A, and our shea butter is 100 percent pure, unrefined and raw. Shea Butter is essential to aid in numerous skin conditions such as blemishes and dealing with wrinkles. Our Shea Butter is excellent for the prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy.
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Almond Oil & Coconut Oil
Shea Butter Benefits
- Shea Butter is known for its healing properties that can be attributed to the presence of several fatty acids and plant sterols such as oleic, palmitic, stearic and linolenic acids. These oil-soluble components do not undergo saponification or convert into soap on coming in contact with alkali. Shea butter is more non-saponifiable than other nut oils and fats, thus imparting it a great healing potential for the skin. Raw, unrefined shea butter is effective in curing skin rashes, skin peeling after tanning, scars, stretch marks, frost bites, burns, athletes foot, insect bites and stings, arthritis, and muscle fatigue.
- Shea Butter contains plant antioxidants, such as vitamins A and E, as well as catechizes. Vitamins A and E protect the cells from free radicals and environmental damage. The cinnamic acid esters in the shea fat help in preventing skin damage from ultraviolet radiation.
- Shea Butter has several derivatives of cinnamic acid that exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. Research has proved that in addition to its anti-inflammatory benefits, lupeol cinnamate found in shea butter prevents the development of tumors. Its anti-inflammatory properties render it beneficial for the improvement of skin conditions.
- Shea Butter acts as a natural sunscreen by providing protection against the ultraviolet radiation of the sun, though the level of protection offered may be variable. Shea butter is considered as the best skin care for winter and after-sun care as it provides the extra moisture, nutrients, and protection needed by your skin during the cold season and summer.
- Shea Butter is considered as one of the best anti-aging and moisturizing agents for the skin. It stimulates the production of collagen, the youthful scaffolding protein in the skin. The vitamins A and E found in this butter keep the skin supple, nourished, and radiant, and prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. Shea butter penetrates the skin easily, without clogging the pores, and is effective for dry skin.
Avocado Oil Benefits
- The beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, and vitamins A, D, and E found in avocado oil help moisturize and protect your skin from damaging UV rays and also increase collagen metabolism.
- Avocado oil also helps heal wounds. A 2013 study trusted source found that linoleic acid, oleic acid, and other monosaturated fatty acids in avocado oil can speed up wound healing.
- The antioxidants and vitamins in avocado oil may help to heal the dry, irritated, and flaky skin associated with eczema and psoriasis.
- The antioxidants in the avocado oil help to ease the symptoms of a sunburn. Vitamin E, beta carotene, vitamin D, protein, lecithin, and essential fatty acids in the oil can support healing and soothe the skin.
- Applying avocado oil to the scalp can help to reduce dandruff and other problems caused by a dry, flaky scalp.
Almond Oil Benefits
- Because almond oil is anti-inflammatory, it helps ease swelling of the skin.
- Due to its emollient properties, almond oil has the potential to improve both complexion and skin tone.
- In ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, almond oil was used to reduce scarring. The vitamin E content contributes to helping smooth the skin.
- Almond oil can be an effective treatment for preventing and reducing stretch marks.
- Studies have shown that vitamin E, one of the nutrients in almond oil, may help reduce damage to the skin caused by UV exposure.
Coconut Oil Benefits
- Acne is an inflammatory condition, and many of the medications used to treat it work by targeting and reducing inflammation. Because coconut oil and its components help reduce inflammation in the body, it also aids in the treatment of acne.
- Keeps your skin hydrated and helps preserve its function as a barrier to keep out bacteria, promote the healing of scars and maintain overall skin integrity
- Treating wounds with coconut oil speeds up healing. Improves antioxidant status and increases levels of collagen, an important protein that aids in wound healing.