As the weather turns colder and snow begins to fall, our skin begins to react in (un)predictable ways. Temperature fluctuations from cold winter air to the forced heat inside buildings can be especially punishing as your lips, face and even hair become increasingly dehydrated.
For adults and children with persistent dry skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, ongoing exposure can also lead to painfully rough and cracked skin that take quite some time to heal. While drinking lots of water is often our first line of defense (and the answer to many of life’s problems), it’s even more important to actively protect your skin with safe, natural products.
So, what’s so great about shea butter anyways?
Most of us have heard of it, but did you know that it naturally contains vitamins & antioxidants necessary to produce healthy, plump skin? Or that is helps seal in moisture year-round and protects with a natural SPF? Yup!
This thick and creamy miracle-in-a-jar is seriously multipurpose and can literally be used from head to toe. You’d be hard pressed to find a more effective, systematic healing ingredients for your daily skin care routine. Shea butter is excellent on sensitive skin and even suitable for babies. If you have nut allergies, please consult your doctor before using.
A few more key benefits of Shea Butter:
· Shea butter’s anti aging benefits are legendary. Not only does it soften and smooth, but Shea butter also contributes to the production of collagen - which leads to plumper, fresher looking skin!
· Shea butter has exceptional healing properties, proven by countless centuries of use on the African continent and documented as far back as the Egyptians. Thanks to its rich vitamin A, E & F content, Shea butter is effective at healing small wounds and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also tremendous at preventing stretch marks.
· Shea butter is anti-inflammatory and is effective at not only reducing skin inflammation (defined as splotchy and itchy areas). One of its compounds, lupeol cinnamate, has been found to help with sore joints and arthritis, too.
I love that I can get customized, personalized skin care. Using a combination of the coconut milk soap followed by the shea butter whip leaves my skin gently cleansed, super moisturized and hydrated for at least 48 hours.
- Cynthia D.
Cecile’s Uses Only The Best Shea Butter from Africa
It is important to note that only unrefined Shea butter retains all of the medicinal benefits useful for overall health. Many mass-produced lotions and creams only contain enough Shea Butter to market on the label (10% or less!) – so no matter what - make sure that you’re getting whole, source ingredients.
For all these reasons and more, Cecile’s only uses unrefined organic Shea butter sourced from a fair-trade women’s collective in Ghana to create our handcrafted soaps, Ultimate Lip Conditioner and very popular Shea Butter Whips.
All of our moisturizers are super concentrated and contain 100% pure oils and NO water – which means our products won’t be filled with a long list of preservatives.
Beneficial for the entire family, apply a small amount of the Shea Butter Whips to freshly showered skin to lock in moisture all day, or apply to rough feet and wear socks overnight to help soften dry, cracked heels. There’s really is no reason why you can’t have smooth, supple skin all winter long!