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Benefits of Shea Butter in Evoke Skincare products.

Benefits Of Shea Shea Butter:

Shea butter is fat that's extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It's solid at warm temperatures and has an off-white or ivory colour. Shea trees are native to West Africa, and most shea butter still comes from that region.

Shea butter has been used as a cosmetic ingredient  for centuries. It's high concentration  of vitamins and  fatty acids make it a great product for soothing, smoothing, and conditioning the skin. 

1. It's safe for all skin types:

Shea butter is technically a tree nut product. But unlike most tree nut products, it's very low in the proteins that can trigger allergies.

In fact, there's no medical literature documenting an allergy to topical shea butter.

Shea butter doesn't contain chemical irritants known to dry out skin, and it doesn't clog pores.

2. It's moisturising:

Shea butter is typically used for its moisturising effects. These benefits are tied to she's fatty acid content. This restores the barrier between your skin and the outside environment, holding moisture and reducing your risk of dryness.

3.  It won't make your skin oily:

Shea butter contains high levels of linoleic acid and oleic acid. These two acids balance each other out. That means shea butter is easy for your skin to fully absorb and won't make your skin look oily.

4. It's anti-inflammatory:

The plant esters of shea butter have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. When applied to the skin, shea triggers cytokines and other inflammatory cells to slow their production. This may help minimize irritation caused by environmental factors, such as dry weather, as well as inflammatory skin conditions, such as eczema. 

5. It's antioxidant:

Shea butter has significant levels of vitamins  A and E which means it promotes strong antioxidant activity. Antioxidants are important anti-aging agents. They protect your skin cells from free radicals that can lead to premature aging and dull looking skin.

6. It's antifungal:

Shea butter products have been established as powerful ingredients to fight skin infections caused by fungi.

7. Rich in fatty acids:

This unique composition helps clear your skin of excess oil (sebum). At the same time, shea butter restores moisture to your skin and locks it in to your epidermis, so your skin doesn't dry out or feel stripped of oil. The result is a restoration of the natural  balance of oils in your skin.

8. It helps boost collagen production:

Shea butter contains triterpenes. These naturally occurring chemical compounds are thought to deactivate collagen fibre destruction.  This may minimise the appearance of fine lines and result in plumper skin.

9.It helps promote cell regeneration:

She's moisturising and antioxidant properties work together to help your skin generate healthy new cells. Your body is constantly making nea skin cells and getting rid of dead skin cells. You actually get rid of anywhere between 30,000 to 40,000 old skin cells each day. Dead skin cells sit on the top. New skin cells form at the bottom of the upper layer of skin (epidermis). With the right moisture balance on the surface of your skin, you'll have fewer deaf skin cells in the way of fresh cells regeneration in the epidermis.