We admit it. We’ve got a big, big crush on Shea Butter. If you are after something to leave skin deeply moisturised as well as super smooth, plumped up and healthy then this natural skin conditioner takes some beating. That’s why it’s at the heart of both our DREAM Night Cream for Feet and our LOVE Night Cream for Hands. Between them they’ve won 7 beauty awards (and counting) so they quite rightly have their own fan clubs

Shea Butter is made up of skin-friendly fatty acids that work to bolster and restore the natural skin’s barrier, locking in moisture. This helps skin stay looking young and banishes flakiness and dryness. Unlike many of nature’s moisturisers, it’s rich enough to work wonders on even the tougher, thicker skin on our feet and on hardworking areas such as hands and elbows

Here’s four reasons why Shea Butter is such a skincare favourite here at Kiss the Moon…

Deep Down Moisturisation

Shea butter is a superstar when it comes to deep down moisturisation. Its secret lies in the high concentration of fatty acids which, together with its ability to penetrate skin easily, makes it effective at treating even dry, flaky skin. It helps restore skin’s protective barriers and locks in the moisture, keeping skin hydrated for longer. It can also help to soften the skin on your hands and feet leaving them supple and more resilient to wear and tear

Nature’s Skin Soother

Several of the fatty acids that Shea Butter contains are known for their healing properties. The plant esters of shea butter have anti-inflammatory properties useful to calm skin conditions like eczema and to soothe itchiness. Shea also absorbs quickly into the skin, so can offer quick relief for unexpected skin flare-ups. Shea butter may also help sore muscles and ease joint pain such as arthritis by reducing inflammation

Research has shown that Shea Butter also has some anti-fungal properties on certain type of spores, including those associated with Athlete’s Foot

Resilience and Repair

Considered to be one of the best anti-ageing ingredients, Shea Butter is stacked full of Mother Nature’s antioxidants - vitamins A and E. They help support cell renewal and fight off free radicals which can attack and damage our cells and leave outer layers more vulnerable. The end result is skin that is better equipped to retain moisture so it's more supple, smoother and softer

Suitable for everyone

Shea butter is technically a tree nut product (it comes from the Shea Tree found mainly in West Africa). However, unlike most tree nut products, it’s very low in the proteins that can trigger allergies. It also doesn’t contain the chemical irritants known to dry out skin, and it doesn’t clog pores, making it suitable for almost all skin types

 feet and hand cream

Try our Shea Butter superstar night creams: LOVE Night Cream for Hands & DREAM Night Cream for Hands