Shea butter soap base is an excellent addition to any soap recipe. Because of its high levels of vitamins & fatty oils, and its easy-to-apply consistency, it makes a wonderful addition to our deo recipe. It's an excellent ingredient for delicate skincare, soothing and moisturizing.
1. It's Safe And Gentle For All Skin Types
Shea butter technically is a tree nut product. But, unlike many tree nut products, its protein content is extremely low.
Shea butter is suitable for all skin types. It doesn't clog pores. This is especially important for soaps or deodorants.
2. It Moisturizes.
Shea butter, which is rich in fatty acids such as stearic, linoleic, and palmitic, has amazing moisturizing qualities.
Shea oils quickly absorb into the skin when they are applied to the surface. They act as "refatting" agents, which can restore lipids and rapidly create moisture. This increases the skin's resistance to the environment and helps keep moisture in.
3. It's Anti-Inflammatory
Research has shown that the anti-inflammatory properties of plant oils from shea butter are well-known.
Shea butter, when applied to the skin, triggers inflammatory cell production to slow down. This may reduce the irritation that can be caused by dry conditions and other skin conditions such as eczema.
4. It Is An Anti-Oxidant
Shea butter is high in vitamins A-E, which encourages antioxidant activity.
Antioxidants can be important anti-aging agents. They protect skin cells against damage from free radicals, which can lead to premature aging.
5. It Is Antifungal
Shea tree products have been proven effective against skin infections caused due to fungi.
6. This Could Be A Way To Reduce The Appearance Of Acne
Shea Butter has a unique mix of fatty oils that can be used to help your skin get rid of excess oil.
Shea butter works simultaneously to replenish moisture to the skin and lock it into your epidermis. Skin doesn't feel dry or stripped of natural oils. The natural balance of your skin's oils can be restored to help stop acne from getting worse.
7. Collagen Production Is Boosted
Triterpenes, naturally occurring compounds, are thought to slow down collagen fiber breakdown. Shea butter also contains triterpenes. This can reduce the appearance of fine lines and make your skin look more youthful.
8. It Can Promote Cell Regeneration
Shea has moisturizing and antioxidant properties that help your skin make healthy new cells. The body is always creating new skin cells. It also sheds the old ones. The top of the skin has dead skin cells. New skin cells form below the epidermis (upper layer). Shea butter works to create a moisture balance on the skin surface. This will help in fresh cell regeneration in your epidermis.
9. It May Soothe Conditions Like Eczema.
Shea's anti-inflammatory and soothing properties help relieve itching. This is particularly useful for people suffering from eczema.