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Let's Talk Ingredients: Shea Butter

When it comes to natural ingredients, you can't go past Shea Butter for its benefits as well as accessibility. It creates a barrier against moisture loss and acts as an emollient to assist your skin's natural oils. It's easily absorbed into the skin, make it a superb natural skin care treatment for to help retain elasticity and improve dry skin conditions.


What is it?

Shea Butter comes from the nut of the Shea tree. The Shea tree is native to West Africa and can live up to 300 years. Shea butter is extracted from the nuts through pressing.



Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea butter has many proven benefits in skin care. Senegalese workers collecting salt in the Pink Lake rub their bodies with shea butter to help protect their skin from the drying effects of the salt.


Anti Aging

Shea butter is a natural cell regenerator, preventing ageing of the skin and hair and fighting wrinkles.


Natural Emollient

With its high concentration of fatty acids, shea butter softens skin and creates a protective barrier to lock in moisture.


Protection from the Elements

Containing high levels of Vitamin E, it's a great product to help protect the skin from the sun and cold



Here at Sakura Soap Studio, all our soaps contain Shea butter, helping to give our soaps that rich, moisturising feeling after each use. It helps to heal cracked and dry skin, especially for sun exposed skin.


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