Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the African Shea Tree, which grows in the Savannah belt of West Africa. Shea butter has been used for hundreds of years in Africa to rejuvenate and protect the skin. It is also edible and is used in food preparation and cooking in some parts of Africa. Shea butter has also been used medicinally to heal a variety of skin conditions from rashes to acne. It contains cinnamic acid, which is a unique anti oxidant and anti inflammatory agent that helps to protect and calm the skin.
This rich and opulent butter contains Vitamins A and E: both play an important role in skin health and anti aging. Shea butter is rich in oleic, stearic, palmitic and linoleic fatty acids which help strengthen the skin’s lipid barrier and protect the skin from environmental damage. Shea butter is unique in that although it is rich in fatty acids and minerals, it absorbs readily and penetrates deeply into the skin. It also hydrates the deep layers of the skin, making it the ideal butter for skin care. Shea butter has a natural UV protection of approximately SPF 6, which also adds to it’s unique skin care properties.
Because of its rich emollient nature and protection from the elements, Shea butter is perfect for the delicate skin around the eyes. It is also wonderful to use as a moisturizer before and after sun exposure, and perfect for dry climates. Shea eye butter is also an excellent way to restore dry and tired skin around the eyes when traveling.
Shea eye butter leaves the skin feeling soft and well- moisturized yet not greasy. Shea butter also stimulates collagen production to increase skin firmness, and improve the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. Even better, it helps reduce inflammation to combat puffiness.
Our support of African Shea producers increases the value of the living Shea tree, engendering conservation of indigenous African woodland for future generations.
Use: Apply liberally around eyes morning, night and throughout the day. Penetrates deeply to rejuvenate and protect delicate skin.
Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, emulsifying wax, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut butter, glycerin, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower water, Apis mellifera (beeswax) wax, Citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel wax, Symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract, Plantago major (plantain) leaf extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, xanthan gum, dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol
Ingredients in bold are Certified Organic