With the temps rapidly falling, a dedicated skin regimen including super moisturizing African Shea Butter is more important than ever. And, keeping skin looking youthful and glowing doesn’t stop at the neck! All over body moisturizer is a must-have, especially as winter weather threatens. After all, dry, flaky, or chapped skin certainly isn’t pretty. That’s why I love Key West Shea Butter.
Shea butter is a natural and organic solution to winter weather skin. Far from a fad, this moisturizer is extracted from the nut of the African shea tree has actually been used for centuries. And, the purest form of shea butter is in its raw or unrefined state, since processing uses chemicals like hexane to dissolve the shea nut and reach the beneficial butter. Plus, during this chemical process, it also loses many of its important vitamins and minerals.
Why does unrefined shea butter work so well on skin? First, it contains essential fatty acids, so necessary to maintain skin’s suppleness. Next, shea butter is chock-full of Vitamins A and E, both crucial to maintaining skin’s elasticity. Finally, it is proven to help rebuild and rejuvenate skin’s collagen.
And, according to The American Shea Butter Institute (yes, there is one), shea butter can be used to treat more than just simple dry skin. It is a helpful treatment for many skin conditions from wrinkles, to eczema, to blemishes, to dermatitis. It can even be used to treat insect bites, sunburns, and frostbite!
Although there are many brands of shea butters available (both refined and unrefined) Key West Health and Beauty Shea Butter is special. This is the one of the only shea butters available on Amazon that is certified organic. Although some companies claim to be organic, if they are not certified organic, there is no guarantee that the product may not contain harmful chemicals.
Key West Shea Butter is also sourced responsibly by local women’s co-ops in Africa to ensure fair wages and ethical treatment of the women who harvest it. And, it is processed by hand, using water extraction and screened for impurities, resulting in the highest quality Grade A shea butter available.
If you have never used unrefined or raw shea butter before, it is a little bit different from the processed version you will typically find in local retail stores. It is firm, but can be applied directly as an intense moisturizer. Simply take a small amount and rub it directly onto skin. Your body heat will melt it and allow it to be absorbed into the skin. (Alternatively, you can also rub a dab briskly between your hands or fingers to melt it, then apply.)
Raw shea butter can also be used to create a wide variety of homemade recipes such as lotions, sugar scrubs, hair conditioner, lip balms and more. Key West Health and Beauty even offers a special YouTube channel with video tutorials on how to create these great DIY recipes.
Key West Health and Beauty Shea Butter retails for $39.95, however, right now you can purchase it for only $19.95! Plus, all Key West Health and Beauty products are backed with a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee.
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DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this Key West Shea Butter post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.
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