Oils and Butters
OILS AND BUTTERS BENEFITS*
Unrefined Shea butter
High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins (A, E, F and K) contained in Shea butter, makes it an effective moisturizer for softening and nourishing the skin. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It will help tone, condition, and soothe your skin.
Macadamia Oil contains high amount of monounsaturated fatty acids, including Oleic Acid (Omega 9), known to be moisturising, regenerating and softening. They also have anti-inflammatory properties.
A natural emollient drawing moisture into the skin.
Coconut Oil is linked to some potential benefits for the skin, including reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and healing wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in this oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.
Olive Oil is naturally high in squalene, an oil that mimics your skin's natural sebum. You will be left with an extra smooth and soft skin. The presence of antioxidants will help prevent premature ageing.
Olive oil contains the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K.
This oil is also known to have anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties.
The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties may be useful in reducing acne. The fatty acids can also promote the growth of healthy skin tissue, making it helpful in restoring uneven skin tones.
Castor Oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, moisturizing, cleansing and humectant properties.
The fatty acids find in rosehip oil help to keep cell walls strong so that they do not lose water and stay hydrated. It is also a fast absorbing oil which allow its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layer.
Rosehip oil is also known to moisturise the skin and help boost collagen formation which is essential for skin elasticity and firmness.
Argan oil is a rich source of Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant required for a healthy skin and contains fatty acids which is excellent to keep the skin hydrated.
It is also known to help slow the ageing process by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress.
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