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Shea Butter and its benefits

Shea butter is obtained by extracting the dried nut from the shea tree, which mainly grows in African countries such as Ivory Coast, Mali, and Sudan.

Its tree is considered sacred and only the fruits that have fallen to the ground are used. According to local traditions, these fruits can only be collected by women.

Shea butter, traditionally considered a treasure of cosmetics, is a wonderful source of properties for skin, nails, and hair care. It is a powerful cell regenerator and contains vitamin F, which, although not a vitamin as such, is the name given to unsaturated fatty acids: omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are very important for the body's functioning and skin maintenance.

The body cannot produce these fatty acids, so they must be ingested in the diet and applied in the form of cosmetics. Once in contact with the skin, these fatty acids become part of the cell membrane as structural elements.

The lack of these fatty acids can manifest as dryness and flaking of the skin, nails, and hair. It can be repaired by using shea butter, which provides extreme hydration, nutrition, and elasticity.

It also protects against external aggressions such as wind, sun, cold sea water, or pool chlorine. It acts as a barrier against UVA and UVB rays, forming a kind of natural shield on the skin, being a great ally in both intense heat months and winter months and dry climates.

It also prevents and improves dermatitis in adults, children, and babies. It is the ideal preventive treatment for stretch marks. It also helps reduce signs of skin aging, leaving the skin always soft, even in difficult areas such as elbows, knees, and ankles.

When buying a shea butter product, first read its ingredient list to ensure it is pure shea butter and is present in a high percentage. For this, in the ingredient list, it must appear in the first 6 ingredients with the nomenclature: "Butyrospermum parkii butter".

Our Feelit Córdoba hand cream has a high content of pure shea butter in its formula ;)

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