Shea butter soothes, moisturizes and protects the skin. A sizable amount of fat along with vitamins and other active elements adds even more precise activities to these general properties. Because of the presence of cinnamic acid, Shea butter plays a protective role against UV rays so it can be incorporated into solar products. The natural latex contained in Shea butter helps prevent certain sun allergies. Shea butter also helps cell regeneration and capillary circulation which aids in the healing of small wounds, skin cracks and crevices and skin ulcers. In the cosmetic field, this property is an asset against skin aging. It has restructuring effects on the epidermis. also on dry and fragile hair. Shea Butter aids in the healing of dry skin, dermatitis, dermatitis, eczema, sun burn, and burns. It also has an anti-elastic characteristic which makes it a good active ingredient against stretch marks.
Shea butter can also be used to treat rheumatism and aching muscles, and to ease colds because it decongests nasal mucous tissues. It is very well tolerated by the skin for it does not normally trigger any allergic reaction and can even be used on very sensitive skin areas such as mucous tissues and around the eyes.
Mango butter is obtained from the kernels of the mango tree. It possesses a high content of stearic acid which makes it similar to cocoa butter. Mango butter has good emollience and lends protection against the sun. It is said to prevent drying of the skin and formation of wrinkles. Mango butter also reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores elasticity. It can be used to soothe sunburn, heal scars, cuts and rashes while also providing relief from the dryness of eczema and psoriasis.
IT DOESN'T SMELL LIKE MANGO!
Kokum butter is one of the most stable vegetable butters available in the market. It’s also one of the hardest. Another peculiar feature which makes it popular among formulators of cosmetic products is that Kokum butter remains in a solid state at room temperature, but melts immediately on contact with the skin.
Kokum butter is more emollient than most butters, possesses natural healing properties, has a uniform triglyceride composition and promotes regeneration of skin. Fatty acid levels are low, indicating an absence of any powerful lipolytic activity. Kokum butter is meant to be used as an ingredient in cosmetic formulations. For external use only.
- Helps prevents drying of the skin
- Helps heal ulcers, heal fissures of the lips, hands and soles of feet
- Helps regenerates skin cells & reduces degeneration of skin cells
- Non-pore clogging (non-comodegenic)
- Contains 80% stearic-oleic-stearic triglycerides
- Contains antioxidant properties
- Helps stabilize emulsions
- High oxidative stability
- Softens the skin and restores skin flexibility
Jojoba Oil (Huh-Hoe-Buh)
Used in the role of carrier oil for all of the body butters except for the Rose Parfait Body Butter, Jojoba oil comes from the seeds of the jojoba plant. It has a delicate, nutty aroma. Technically, jojoba isn’t an oil, but a wax with powerful moisturizing properties. It’s thought to closely mimic sebum, the skin’s natural oil.
Using jojoba oil may help reduce the skin’s oil production in acne prone people by making the skin think it’s produced enough oil.
Uses: Jojoba oil absorbs easily in the skin and doesn’t clog pores.
Used as the carrier oil specifically for our Rose Parfait Body Butter, Rosehip oil contains Vitamin C and Vitamin A. It being extracted from rosehips helps them blend well with the Rose essential oil in the Rose Parfait Body Butter. It also contains essential fatty acids such as:
- oleic acid
- palmitic acid
- linoleic acid
- gamma linolenic acid
Rosehip oil is also a good source of vitamin F, a fatty acid made of linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid.
Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil’s potential benefits derive from two key features: its antioxidant properties, which could fight inflammation and slow the effects of free radicals, and its moisturizing properties.
Some purported benefits of vitamin E oil include:
- Moisturizing skin
- Reducing skin itching
- Vitamin E may help to reduce itchy skin and ease eczema.
- Preventing or minimizing the appearance of scars
- Preventing or treating fine lines and wrinkles
- Promoting nail health