Extracted from the nuts of the African shea tree, it has been used for a very long time in Africa to protect skin in harsh conditions and even by makers of percussion instruments to improve the durability:-)
- melts at body temperature
- edible and suitable even for the most sensitive skin (babies included)
- chemically similar to natural sebaceous oils produced by your skin
- natural protection against ultraviolet rays to some extent (SPF around 4-5)
- a pure product, no water added, no silicones, just butter:-)
- works wonders on dry lips and protects your skin during winter
- you do not have to use so much of it, it will last you a long time
Another product with shea butter – Atopikderm – made by the same Czech company focuses on people with skin problems. It has a very pleasant smell and spreads easier than pure shea butter. It is a combination of shea butter, natural oils and waxes.
There are many shea butter mixtures available on the market and I’m always testing new ones because I like their texture much more than some conventional skin cream. Saloos alone has like 17 different balms with shea butter.
Shea butter bio, Oenothera bionnis oil bio, Prunus armeniaca kernel oil, Simmondsia chinensis oil, Helianthus annuus seed oil bio, Cera alba, Candelilla cera, Sesamum indicum oil bio, Borago officinalis seed oil bio, Tocopherol, Acorbyl palmitate, Ascorbic acid, Parfum*, Limonene**, Linalool**, Citronellol**, Citral**, Coumarin**, Geraniol**, Farnesol**
* mixture of essential oils ** occurs in essential oils