Shea Butter: The only superfood your skin needs

Shea Butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. 

The Shea tree has naturally inhabited West Africa for centuries, stretching from Senegal to Sudan and up to the foothills of Ethiopia. African history tells of jars containing a rich butter used for skin and haircare being transported during Cleopatra’s reign, even the Queen of Sheba is said to have used it! It also has a long history of medicinal use, such as in wound care due to its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 

 

Let’s learn a lil more..

 

Shea Butter Benefits:

  • Moisturizing: The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea Butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturizing for the skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin and its natural oils.
  • Reduces Inflammation:A 2010 study found that due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, Shea Butter is anti-inflammatory. 
  • Skin Smoothing: Shea Butter aids in the skins natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids that protects and nourishes the skin to prevent drying. With long-term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction.
  • Anti Aging properties: Shea Butter contains effective ingredients that combat oxidative stress, which is the effect the environmental toxins have on your skin cells. This helps your skin to have a healthy turnover of new cells, and also supports the structure and tightness of your skin. The vitamin E in shea butter also helps protect your skin from the UV rays of the sun. 

Now, I’d like to introduce to you all:  Larnies Shea Butter ✨

 

100% natural and organic Shea Butter direct from Ghana, lovingly hand-whipped with organic virgin coconut oil. The result: a beautifully soft body butter enriched with natural goodness that does absolute wonders for the skin. 

 

We whip our beautiful Shea Butter with Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, another skin superfood that does wonders for the skin (and hair!). Coconut oil is an incredible moisturiser that is beneficial in restoring the skin as well as strengthening skin tissue. These two natural ingredients combined produce a velvety smooth body butter that will soothe, soften and nourish your skin. 

 

Completely free of parabens, colourants and artificial fragrance; Larnies Shea Butter is the definition of 100% natural skin care. Grab your jar of Larnies Shea Butter and enjoy the benefits of this skin superfood. 

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