Raw Shea Butter is one of Born Again Boho's favourite ingredients to use in our products,and here's why......
Shea butter comes from the nut of the karite shea tree that is indigenous to Africa. Raw, unrefined shea butter contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A & E, as well as essential fatty acids. It has a creamy colour with a very distinct smell. It has been used for centuries for its moisturising, anti-inflammatory & antiaging properties.
Shea butter has the ability to soothe, hydrate and balance your skin. It is used as a moisturiser for dry skin & eczema, as a dry scalp treatment, for chapped lips also to help soften cracked dry skin on heels, elbows & knees. It is important, to make sure unrefined (raw) shea butter is used. Raw shea butter maintains its therapeutic qualities and will keep your skin moist & supple, whereas refined, processed shea butter loses almost all of its healing properties. Studies show it can reverse dry skin in about three days.
Shea butter has natural anti-inflammatory properties that have been known to heal scrapes, cuts & burns; relieve sunburn & rashes; take the sting out of insect bites; & ease the pain from muscle fatigue & arthritis.
Anti Aging Properties
Shea butter has been used for centuries as a wrinkle reducer. Shea butter contains essential fatty acids, along with vitamins A & E, which are imperative to maintaining your skin's elasticity & suppleness. In a clinical study done by Frank Renard, Ph.D., shea butter was found to have significant antiaging properties, it was proven to help rebuild & rejuvenate collagen. Participants in this study were given shea butter to use as a balm to massage on their skin for four to eight months. The results showed clearer, brighter skin; less wrinkles; even less sun damage.