Shea butter Butyrospermum parkii butter
The rich, velvety shea butter is obtained from the fruit seeds of the African shea tree, some of which are 300 years old thanks to its deep network of roots. The first fruits can be harvested for the first time after around 20 years of growth.
During the harvest period between April and July, the seeds are separated from the sweet, edible pulp and roasted. They are then crushed with water to form a paste. This mass is now heated until the pure shea oil settles on top and can be skimmed off.
During the final cooling, the unrefined, golden-yellowish shea butter is created from the oil. The precious shea butter has a special effect on moisture retention in the skin cell due to its valuable ingredients, containing valuable vitamins and minerals.
Due to its high proportion of unsaponifiable components, it is ideal for the care of all skin types. Ingredients such as allantoin and omega 3 fatty acid have an anti-inflammatory effect and support wound healing. Vitamin E and beta carotene have valuable antioxidant properties and protect us from harmful environmental influences.
The lipid plant substances triterpenes it contains have a richly nourishing and anti-inflammatory effect on our skin. The “friendly” fatty acids found in shea butter, such as stearic acid, linolenic acid and palmitic acid, support the skin barrier function, are light and well tolerated and bring active ingredients into the skin.
Shea butter is used in the base of the soothing belly cream and ensures that the skin feels supple.