Shea Butter, Shea Butter

Shea butter is a soft, yellowish butter rich in fatty acids and vitamins. It is also often used as an ingredient in Korean cosmetic products.

How does shea butter work for the skin, in what way does the ingredient help to improve the skin?

Shea butter has a high moisture binding capacity and helps to hydrate and protect the skin. It contains large amounts of vitamins A and E, which are known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps to improve skin elasticity, reduce redness and irritation and slow down skin aging.

What other benefits are known for this ingredient?

Shea butter also has benefits for hair care, as it can retain moisture in the hair and improve its texture. Thus, it can also help reduce split ends and give hair more shine.

Is it a natural or artificial ingredient?

Shea butter is a natural ingredient derived from the nuts of the shea tree.

How is Shea Butter extracted for use in Korean cosmetic products?

Shea butter is obtained by cold pressing the nuts of the shea tree. The nuts are shelled, boiled and then cold pressed to extract the butter.

Are there any known harmful side effects or other disadvantages for the skin?

In general, shea butter is considered safe and there are no known harmful side effects when used for skin care. However, it is recommended that a patch test be performed before using any product containing Shea Butter to rule out any intolerances. As with any cosmetic product, it is important to be aware of any individual intolerances or allergies. If you are known to be allergic to nuts, have very sensitive skin and are generally prone to allergies, it is generally recommended that you first consult a dermatologist.

Are there any known interactions with other cosmetic ingredients?

There are no known interactions of shea butter with other cosmetic ingredients.

With which other cosmetic ingredients is shea butter often combined?

Shea Butter is often combined with other vegetable oils and extracts such as jojoba, avocado, olive and coconut oils to increase skin moisture and improve skin elasticity.


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