|The Shea Tree|
Shea Butter has also been used for centuries in Africa as a decongestant, an anti-inflammatory for sprains and arthritis, healing salve, lotion for hair and skin care, and cooking oil. However, the protective and emollient properties of Shea Butter are most valued for skin care. In recent clinical trials, Shea Butter was found to help to protect skin against climate and UV aggressions, prevent wrinkle formation, soothe irritated and chapped skin, and moisturize the skin. Shea Butter also enhances cell regeneration and capillary circulation, which helps prevent and minimize stretch marks, inflammations, and scarring. These are just a few of the reasons we use a lot of Shea Butter in DERMagic products, especially in our Skin Rescue Lotion, Hot Spot Salve and Cell Restoration Crème.
|Ripe Shea Nuts|
We use raw, unrefined Shea Butter, rather than the refined and highly processed variety. It arrives in our labs in 55-lb blocks, soft and easily cut. It's a shame to use gloves for this process because the Shea Butter feels so delicious on one's hands! It's a beautiful material, full of healing properties and, having been prayed over, cannot help but bring good results.
For any animal (including humans) with dry, cracked, or irritated skin, our Cell Restoration Crème can't be topped. It's made with this wonderful Shea Butter, plus organic Aloe Gel (the kind you might drink), and organic Sesame Oil, which Dr. Deepak Chopra has always said will stimulate the endorphins in the brain when massaged into the skin.