Here at Heyland and Whittle, we like to make the most of natural ingredients where we can, especially if they offer great benefits to you. As such, we use a lot of natural oils and butters to create products that smell great, feel amazing and leave you happy.
One ingredient that we love using is shea butter, which you'll find in our hand creams, bath melts and fairy cakes. This beautiful ingredient has some fantastic benefits for your skin, making it a great addition to your beauty routine.
Here are some of the great reasons we love making the most of shea butter:
Shea butter is incredibly moisturising, making it ideal for dry skin but still suitable for combination or oily complexions. It naturally contains high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins, which are easily absorbed by your skin.
This means that you get deep moisturisation without the butter weighing your skin down. Not only will this leave your skin looking and feeling good, it also means your skin will be plumper, less prone to breakouts or dry patches and better able to fight off the signs of ageing.
Works as a natural inflammatory
As well as containing moisturising properties, shea butter also contains a compound called lupeol cinnamate. This has been found to reduce inflammation in the skin, which means it can help to reduce swelling and redness.
Its anti-inflammatory properties mean that shea butter can help soothe insect bites and burns, as well as help to reduce the appearance of spots and acne. It is also great for those with psoriasis or eczema, as it will help with the dry patches as well as relieve redness.
Smoothes your skin
Shea butter is also brilliant when it comes to smoothing skin, as it actually helps with the natural production of collagen.
As we get older, collagen production in our skin lessens, which can result in looser skin and wrinkles. Improving collagen production keeps skin smooth and plump for longer, leaving it looking and feeling great.
The fact that she butter contains a number of beneficial compounds - including stearic, oleic, linolenic and palmitic acids - ensure that it protects the skin from moisture loss, which can affect how strong your skin is and how smooth it looks and feels.
As well as all of these great benefits, shea butter is gentle enough for sensitive, traumatised or very young skin. It's soothing and nourishing results ensure you can use it on your face and body, giving you great all-over results.
You'll feel a difference to your skin straight away, with continued use leaving your skin looking radiant and feeling healthy.