As soon as I step out of the shower, I have around 25 seconds to find some face and body cream before I turn into what feels like stone. Battling through winter with all this melanin isn’t easy, and one of the downsides of having beautiful brown skin is its dependent on oils during the cold and dry seasons.
Not all Shea butter is equal
Whilst many brands boast of the benefits of Shea Butter, many offering Shea Butter as an ingredient don’t actually deliver any benefits at all. Beware of Shea Butter that has been altered to give a better fragrance and texture, as Shea Butter that’s mixed with several other non-natural based ingredients are usually the ones to avoid. Only high quality Shea Butter can offer all its well known health benefits (skin conditioning, anti-ageing, scar reducing among many others). Remember, when it comes to ingredients, often the simpler the better.
One brand I’ve started using is UK based natural oil producer Native Nous. Irene, who heads up the business creates Shea Butter sourced from Ghana and produced to improve health of hair and skin. I’m using the hair and skin butter with natural fruit, nut and seed oils to support my hair growth and dry skin right now. This batch (RRP. £12) contains Ghanaian unrefined Shea Butter, virgin coconut oil, cocoa butter, Jamaican black castor oil, olive oil, avocado oil and essential oils.No silicone, no parabens, no mineral oil, no petroleum, no phthalates, no polypropylene glycerol, no synthetic colour.
So if you’re looking for a no BS, all natural Shea Butter based product at an affordable price, look no further, and thank me later!