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What Does Shea Butter Do For Your Skin? 

June 26, 2020 3 min read

What Does Shea Butter Do For Your Skin? 

Let’s talk about shea butter, shall we? You’ve heard of it, right? It’s that decadent ingredient that all skincare brands seem to use in their formulation, but what exactly does shea butter do for your skin? 


A totally valid question that we’re going to address in today’s guide all about shea butter. 


So first…


What is Shea Butter?


Shea butter is a fat that has been extracted from shea tree nuts. It is relatively thick in terms of consistency but is super easy to apply to the skin, making it an ideal ingredient for body moisturizers. 


What are the benefits of Shea Butter?


Shea butter is one of those skincare ingredients that we could on and on about. It has no shortage of benefits, which is why we made it one of the primary ingredients in ourHEAVEN SCENT Shea Butter Sugar Scrub


If you’re curious about the benefits of shea butter, here are our top 5 that we think all skincare enthusiasts will appreciate: 


  • Moisture, moisture, moisture!

  • We can’t talk about the benefits of shea butter without mentioning how ridiculously moisturizing it is. Ideal for all skin types, just a quick application of shea butter to your skin will almost immediatelyalleviate any dry skin you’re struggling with. Not to mention, shea butter locks moisture in to keep skin moisturized long after application.  


  • Can help treat acne

  • While you should always be cautious about what you use on your skin when you’re struggling with acne, shea butter is something we recommend experimenting with since it has been shown to help clear the skin of extra sebum (i.e. the oil that clogs pores, resulting in pimples). 


    In addition, if you’refamiliar with acne then you know, oftentimes, your skin has a difficult time regulating oil production. One moment you’ll be oily, while the next your skin is totally dry. Well, luckily, with shea butter in your skincare arsenal, you won’t have this problem. Shea butter helps regulate oil production, keeping skin moisturized, but not overly oily. 


  • Effective for anti-aging 

  • We love any ingredient that can help assist with anti-aging, don’t you? If you’re nodding your head yes then you need to add shea butter to your list of must-haves. 


    Excellent at promoting collagen production and cellular regeneration, adding shea butter to your skincare routine can instantlyadd a level of vitality to your complexion that makes you look years younger. 


  • Anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and healing properties 

  • Whether it be eczema, a sunburn, acne, an insect bite, or a cut, shea butter works excellently at keeping skin in tip-top shape. No more painful sunburns with shea butter sitting on your vanity. 


  • Baby soft skin 

  • And last but not least, it might not sound revolutionary to boast about soft skin, but shea butter takes softness to a whole new level. Creating that baby soft skin that’s totally smooth and velvet-like, you’ve never truly experienced soft skin until you’ve started to use shea butter. 


    How can I add shea butter to my skincare routine? 


    There are plenty of skincare brands out there that add shea butter to their formulation; however, as most of us know, not all skincare is created equal. Just because shea butter is listed as an ingredient does not mean that product will give you all the benefits mentioned above.


    To truly get the full effect of shea butter, it’s imperative that you’re using clean beauty products that utilize top-of-the-line, organic ingredients. 


    Enter Jolicoeur. 


    Well known for our commitment to effective, clean skincare, we’re obsessed with  providing you with the best skincare available. Try out our  HEAVEN SCENT Shea Butter Sugar Body Scrub today, and we’ve got a feeling you’ll soon understand what the Jolicoeur experience is all about. 


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