Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Smooths fine lines and wrinkles, reduces skin blemishes and discolorations of the skin. Stimulates collagen production, and protects the skin from UV-B rays.
Indigenous to Africa, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) butter, is the fat extracted from the nut of the Shea Tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). This triglyceride primarily is comprised of stearic and oleic acid. These components contain a nonsaponifiable factor which differs significantly from that of other nuts. Shea has remarkable healing properties which help to reduce blemishes, discoloration, and inflammation of the skin and stimulate collagen production.
It contains high levels of the triterpene esters responsible for the anti‐inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. These acids help to thicken the epidermal barrier of the skin and increase collagen production. Cinnamic acid is known for the absorption of UV-B rays. The phenolic compounds present in Shea Butter are responsible for its antioxidant properties.
Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) butter contains high levels of retinol (vitamin A) and tocopherol (vitamin E) which help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and retain moisture of the skin. Catechins found in Shea butter possess the same botanical antioxidants found in green tea. It has remarkable healing properties which also help to reduce blemishes, discoloration, and inflammation of the skin and stimulate collagen production.