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Shea butter

Shea butter

Butyrospermum parkii

A moisturising powerhouse, shea butter is an ivory coloured natural fat, extracted from the shea tree’s nuts in its native Africa, where it’s been enjoyed as a beauty ingredient and cooking oil for thousands of years. The unctuous butter is a must-have ingredient in cosmetics today, thanks to its rich and intensely nourishing texture that is particularly compatible with our skin. In a cold climate like Sweden’s, shea butter’s exceptionally hydrating and restorative qualities are highly appreciated.

Key Benefits

  • Intensely nourishing and restorative, thanks to shea butter’s fatty acids and vitamin A and E content.

  • Shea butter is exceptionally high in lipids akin to those naturally present in our skin, making it particularly effective as a moisturiser.

In beauty, when it comes to fatty acids, more is definitely more, and shea butter has plenty – oleic, stearic, linoleic and palmitic acid are just some of shea butter’s fatty acids.

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