January 19, 2023
We have talked over and over about the awesomeness of Shea Butter, the main ingredient of our upcoming Shea Butter cream, and we can still do it without getting tired if we had the chance! However, there are other ingredients in this miraculous cream that we would love to talk about as well. Shea Butter can do wonders on its own, but it’s the combination with other components that make this product a real knockout, and we can confidently say, your future beauty crush too. We are constantly observing the production steps, and it’s safe to say that our team is nailing it. Even we are surprised by the results! With this many nutrients and vitamins your skin and hair will not only heal and reach their full potential, but they’ll also stand the increasingly challenging test of time. Sounds irresistible, doesn’t it? We can’t wait to launch these products, and gift you with the best of Africa’s wild and astonishing nature. What exactly does it include though? How will it be able to perfect your skin? Well, your well-being is our pride, and this is why we show transparency by sharing some of the main ingredients in advance!
1. Shea Butter: The universally applicable showstopper of an ingredient, and the crown of this product had to get the ball rolling first here. Not only can it be applied to every type of hair and skin with no fear of any side effect because of the very low presence of proteins and chemical irritants, but it’s also proven to be one of the best moisturisers ever. Not to mention that it also has one of the most powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties ever, thanks to its rich being in vitamins A and E. Finally, a quick trivia: Our bodies constantly create new skin cells and simultaneously get rid of the dead ones, something between 30,000 to 40,000 daily. Given that the dead and old skin cells remain on the skin top and the new ones form below the upper layer of skin, a moisture balance on the skin surface is very necessary, which conclusively brings another reason why Shea is the hero of the day.
2. Aloe Vera Juice: One of the most powerful ingredients due to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Aloe Vera is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it a potential treatment for burns and other skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis. Aloe Vera juice contains high levels of magnesium, a vital nutrient for nerve and muscle use. It is also an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, calcium and folic acid. Another study similarly found that Aloe Vera consumption improved collagen production and reduced the appearance of wrinkles in a group of women over the age of 40.
3. Macadamia Oil: Thanks to the palmitoleic and oleic acids it naturally contains, macadamia oil helps the skin produce keratin, a protein which is essential for healthy skin. Keratin protects your skin barrier and works hard to keep your skin firm. This amazing oil has been found to be beneficial in treating stretch marks, preventing breakouts and reducing scarring. It is also known to help smooth and repair dry hair. This protective skin barrier protects the skin from pathogens and potentially dangerous environmental factors. Along with Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, macadamia oil can help with sensitive skin. It is known to reduce breakouts, reduce itching and help relieve eczema and psoriasis.
4. Argan Oil: Known as one of the rarest oils in the world, Moroccans often use it to massage their children because the locals are convinced of its health benefits. Studies have found that the antioxidant activity in argan oil helps protect the skin from free radical damage caused by the sun, preventing burns, hyperpigmentation and, as a result, even the development of skin cancer. The powerful combination of antioxidants and vitamin E found in argan oil can be used to help wounds and cuts heal faster. Thanks to its sebum-reducing abilities, it can help reduce overall sebum and reduce oiliness of the skin. Applying a cream containing argan oil twice a day can significantly reduce sebum activity and oiliness within a month. It has also been shown to treat a number of skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea and other skin infections.
5. Sea buckthorn Oil: The sea buckthorn plant, also known as sand stone, elm, and sea buckthorn, is a deciduous shrub that grows at high altitudes in places such as the Himalayan region, China, Russia, and northern Europe. Some refer to it as the “holy fruit of the Himalayas“. Its balanced fatty acid profile provides smoothing and occlusive properties and relieves temporary redness and discomfort. Omega-7 and omega-6 rejuvenate and strengthen the skin, while omega-3 and omega-9 help hydrate – the perfect combination for rough, dry, and scaly skin. The presence of linoleic acid also helps to strengthen the lipid barrier of the skin. This prevents dry skin from losing the moisture it desperately needs, improving hydration levels. Because sea buckthorn oil has the ability to penetrate deep into the epidermis, it offers ultra-hydrating benefits that work wonders for smoothing the skin.
6. Pomegranate Oil: Used topically in skin care and massages, increases collagen production and has anti-inflammatory properties. Its ability to repair skin that is damaged, dry or aging makes it an ideal ingredient in skin care cosmetics. Pomegranate oil increases skin elasticity and is known to support hormonal balance in both men and women, improving skin texture. In addition to imparting moisturizing and firming properties, it nourishes the skin while offering soothing and protective properties, especially for irritated and sunburned skin. It works by penetrating deep into the skin, soothing and reducing inflammation while protecting the skin from sun damage. Pomegranate oil’s high antioxidant content helps prevent free radical damage that causes wrinkles and thickening of the skin.