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If you have dry skin, your beauty cabinet is no doubt brimming with body lotions, butters, and nourishing oils. You probably also know that shea butter is one of the high-ranking ingredients to use for moisturizing skin.
As an ingredient for skincare, shea butter has multiple benefits -- from deleting dryness to reducing premature fine lines, to soothing skin conditions like eczema.
Here's everything you need to know about this forever reliable ingredient we use in ALL of our body butters -- and many other beauty products!
Shea butter is a plant lipid that's extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. Rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E, D, and A, shea butter boasts powerful anti-aging and anti-inflammatory abilities. It's been used as a cosmetic ingredient for centuries.
You'll find shea butter in everything from body creams to lip balms, cuticle oils to hair masks. It's a deeply moisturising ingredient that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.
Scroll down to hear all about the benefits of shea butter for skin, and where to find it!
Shea butter is excellent for hydration. It sinks easily into the skin, diminishing dryness and leaving skin soft. It also protects the face from extreme temperatures.
These benefits are tied to shea’s fatty acid content, which absorbs into the skin and restores the barrier between your skin and the outside environment, holding moisture and maintaining hydration.
Dermatologists say that shea butter stops scar tissue from reproducing while boosting healthy cell growth. This may help skin to heal, reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scarring. That means you may be able to say farewell to those pesky acne scars you've been attempting to conceal for forever!
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, shea butter soothes skin allergies like insect bites and poison ivy, as well as skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. What's more, the derms say shea butter is great for soothing sunburned skin and speeding up wound healing.
Shea butter helps neutralize free radical damage while stimulating collagen production, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots.
By boosting collagen production and promoting new cell generation, researchers say shea butter may help reduce photoaging — the skin creases caused by environmental stress and aging.
Interestingly, shea butter may be able to ward off breakouts and blemishes. That's because it's rich in different kinds of fatty acids which help clear the skin of excess oil. At the same time, this nut butter restores moisture to your skin and seals it in to your epidermis. As a result, your skin doesn't dry out and compensate by producing more oil -- triggering acne.
Shea butter will always have a place in our hearts -- and our body butters! Here's a list of our top shea-infused body butters you need to start slathering on your skin immediately!
A buttery, non-greasy multi-colored body moisturizer loaded with hydrating, skin-repairing ingredients such as acai, rose, vegan collagen, aloe, and matcha.
Of course, the formula would not be complete without its base of shea butter, high in concentrations of fatty acids and vitamin E that work to create a protective, hydrating barrier on the skin.
Nourishing, natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and rose make up this luxurious, floral-scented, rich body butter. It's here to brighten, hydrate, and blur out fine lines to give skin a glowing, youthful appearance.
Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, anyone can benefit from this high-quality, paraben-free body butter. Remember to follow up with sunscreen if you're going outside.
Hydrate and sculpt your boobs with this resurfacing, elasticity-restoring shea body butter designed especially for your breasts.
Made with acai, retinol, dragon fruit, and jojoba seed oil, this formula is designed to smooth skin and nips while also tightening and perking up your twins! It also helps fade fine lines and stretch marks for a glowing, youthful chest.
Besides shea butter, retinol is the product's star ingredient for increasing cell turnover to minimize wrinkles and discoloration.
All skin types can benefit from this body care formula designed specifically for the butt. It really is the best body butter for increasing firmness, intensely hydrating, and minimizing the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. That's thanks to its two key ingredients -- wheat protein and watermelon extract.
In addition to hydrating shea butter, other nourishing ingredients featured in this creme include vitamin e, apricot, mango butter, almond oil, and cocoa butter (cacao).
A fluffy, whipped body butter that's perfect for fall skincare routines. Formulated with hydrating marshmallow, anti-aging ginseng, and soothing hemp, this luxurious body butter gives skin a soft, reflective glow.
It's also made with a base of shea butter to relieve dry, itchy, or flaky skin. Since it contains zero parabens or preservatives, it's ideal for all skin types.
A whipped body butter designed specifically for your cheeks! It's formulated with acne-clearing ingredients like beta glucan and allantoin, and dryness-deleting shea butter for a smooth, blemish-free bum.
It's also infused with a surplus of antioxidants and vitamin C to neutralize free radicals and protect against dark spots and blotchiness.
Before you checkout on Truly, Amazon, or Ulta (the homes of Truly goodies), remember to take a look through our other shea butter formulated products. We've got hair products, lip butters, shaving creams, and body polishes all made with shea butter for intense head to toe hydration and nourishment.
Shea butter is the forever reliable ingredient you'll find in almost all of our formulas!