Raw Shea Butter

Nature's Multitasking Marvel

Shea butter, extracted from the African shea tree nut, has been used for centuries for its incredible versatility. It's a natural moisturizer for skin and hair, can help soothe irritation, and may even offer UV protection (though sunscreen is always recommended!)

What is Shea Butter ?

Shea butter is a natural fatty substance extracted from the nut of the African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa). Here's a breakdown of this beneficial ingredient:

  • Origin: Native to West and East Africa, shea butter has been used for centuries by local communities for its various properties.
  • Extraction: The process traditionally involves drying the shea nuts, grinding them into a powder, and extracting the fat through boiling or churning.
  • Composition: Rich in fatty acids, vitamins A and E, and triglycerides, shea butter offers a unique combination of benefits.

What are the benefits of Shea Butter?

Shea butter, a natural powerhouse extracted from the African shea tree, offers a wealth of benefits for both skin and hair. Here's a breakdown of its magic touch:

For Your Skin:

  • Hydration Hero: Rich in fatty acids like oleic acid and stearic acid, shea butter acts as a natural emollient. It forms a protective barrier on the skin, locking in moisture and keeping it soft and supple. This is especially beneficial for dry, dehydrated, or mature skin.
  • Soothing Savior: Shea butter's anti-inflammatory properties can help calm irritation and redness caused by eczema, psoriasis, or even sunburn. It can also provide relief from itchy skin.
  • Wrinkle Warrior (Potentially): While not a miracle cure, shea butter may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Some studies suggest it may stimulate collagen production, which helps maintain skin elasticity.
  • Stretch Mark Minimizer (Possibly): Some studies suggest shea butter may help improve the appearance of stretch marks, although more research is needed. However, it can certainly help keep skin supple and hydrated during pregnancy, which may help prevent stretch marks in the first place.

For Your Hair:

  • Moisture Master: Shea butter deeply nourishes and conditions dry, brittle, or damaged hair. It helps lock in moisture, prevent breakage, and adds shine for healthy-looking hair.
  • Scalp Soother: The calming properties of shea butter can help soothe an itchy or irritated scalp.
  • Frizz Fighter: Shea butter's fatty acids help tame frizz and flyaways, leaving your hair smooth and manageable.

Overall, shea butter is a versatile and natural ingredient that offers a multitude of benefits for both your skin and hair. It's a simple yet effective way to nourish and pamper yourself!

Here are some additional points to consider:

  • Comedogenic Rating: Shea butter has a comedogenic rating of 3 (on a scale of 0-5, with 0 being non-pore clogging and 5 being highly pore clogging). This means it may clog pores in some people, especially those with acne-prone skin. It's best to do a patch test before applying it directly to your face.
  • Unrefined vs. Refined: Unrefined shea butter has a stronger nutty scent and may contain more beneficial antioxidants. However, it can also be more likely to clog pores. Refined shea butter is lighter and less likely to clog pores, but it may have a weaker scent and fewer antioxidants.

Did You Know?

Shea Butter's Ancient Secret for Timeless Beauty

Forget fancy creams! Shea butter holds a beauty secret passed down for generations – its remarkable similarity to our skin's natural sebum. Sebum is a protective oil our bodies produce, but its levels can decline with age or environmental factors. Here's the magic: shea butter's structure mimics sebum, allowing it to seamlessly blend in and replenish lost moisture.

Where does Mabrooka source Shea Butter?

Our passion for crafting exceptional skincare extends to sourcing the finest ingredients from regions renowned for their ideal growing conditions. For our luxurious shea butter, we venture to the savannas of West Africa, where the shea tree thrives in the warm climate and fertile soil.

These regions are known for producing shea nuts with a high butter content. We then work directly with trusted suppliers who ensure the nuts are processed using meticulous methods to preserve the natural potency of the shea butter.

This meticulous approach allows us to bring you shea butter of the highest quality, rich in beneficial fatty acids and vitamins, for a truly transformative skincare experience..