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Shea butter: from Africa with fury

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Have you ever wondered how African women keep their skin young and soft even with age? The secret of beauty is called shea butter.

A natural product extracted from the seeds of the Vitellaria Paradoxa, an imposing tree that grows in Africa called by the inhabitants "tree of youth". From the cold pressing of the seeds you get a soft and buttery substance, with a light color and a sweetish scent that, in its countries of origin, also peeks into the kitchen as a condiment. Deprived of all impurities and deodorized, it becomes a precious ingredient particularly loved and used in the world of cosmetics, thanks to its exceptional and numerous virtues.

Rich in vitamins A, D, E and F and of unsaponifiable substances, which do not lose their properties when they react with others, shea butter is known for its nourishing, emollient, moisturizing, antioxidant, cicatrizing and soothing properties. Particularly suitable for dry and slightly elastic skin, due to its versatile nature it is a must-have that you can not miss. Here the reason why.

Its natural composition creates a protective film on the skin, protecting it from dehydration and the aggressions of external agents, as well as acting as an anti-wrinkle and anti-aging natural for the face and body, giving the skin a wonderful, compact and elastic. Used as a face cream it fights against dryness, leaving the skin soft, elastic, protected and super hydrated. Thanks to its emollient properties it is ideal for protecting lips and preventing cold chapping. As a hand cream it performs a nourishing, protective and soothing action, while used after waxing it helps to calm the discomfort. Because of its healing and soothing pain, it is useful in case of minor burns, bruises, irritations, rashes and insect bites. And because it promotes the production of collagen which makes the skin elastic, it prevents and reduces stretch marks. On the hairother hand, curlyin particular helps restore vitality to dry and damaged hair.

In short, it is impossible to resist this gift of nature. An extraordinary gift from the land of Africa with unique properties that we can not do without. And then it is appropriate to say: shea butter, never again without!