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Body Butters

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Why use our body butter and what are the benefits?

Our Nourishing Whipped Body Butters are suitable for all skin types and contain carefully selected plant-based oils to promote skin rejuvenation and hydration.

 

Using a rich base of Shea butter, our range of body butters are an amazing source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, nourishing dull and dry skin. Shea nut, Vitellaria paradoxa or Butyrospermum parkii, is indigenous to Africa and is used to protect the hair and skin against the fierce sun and dry winds. It has high unsaponifiable lipid content making it a valuable source of bioactive triterpene esters, which protect the skin against environmental stresses and can help treat aging skin. Shea butter increases the skin's microcirculation of blood and can assist in treating blemishes, eczema and skin allergies.

 

Jojoba oil has a wide range of pharmacological applications including antioxidant and anti psoriasis, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antimicrobial activities. Its high molecular weight and low viscosity shares a structural similarity with the sebum in our skin, creating a smoothing effect on dry skin and inhibiting flaking of the epidermal cells. Jojoba oil has a keratoplastic effect that restores the skin’s natural shine. Due to its high anti-inflammatory content, Jojoba oil is used on a variety of skin conditions.

 

Castor oil has strong anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and wound healing properties. Castor oil's main constituent, ricinoleic acid, is an unusual ratty acid that balances transepidermal water loss in the skin tissues, making it an important humectant in cosmetics. Castor oil can help to smooth, moisturize and recover rough dry skin.

 

Apricot kernel oil has two main essential amino acids, arginine and leucine, and two main fatty acids oleic and linoleic. These amino acids are used to help protect the skin from free radicals and increase the skin's visible hydration levels. Linoleic acid plays an important role in the maintenance of epidermal integrity, preventing transepidermal water loss.

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