Ever wondered what makes our award-winning night creams so special? The answer lies in the pure Shea Butter and the way we whip it together with our signature aromatherapy blends to create creams that are super-soothing and extra-moisturising.
If you are after something to leave skin deeply nourished as well as plumped up and healthy-looking, then Shea Butter 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 ? (add number) beauty awards (and counting) so they quite rightly have their own fan clubs.
Extracted from the nuts of the West African Shea Tree, Shea Butter is made up of fatty acids that work to bolster and restore skin’s natural outer barrier, locking in moisture. This helps skin stay plumped up and healthy-looking 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
Four ways Shea Butter helps your skin while we are sleeping
Deep Down Moisturisation - Shea Butter contains a 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
DID YOU KNOW? 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 - Unlike most tree nut products, Shea Butter is 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