Shea butter



The buttery, soft vegetable fat shea butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter) is made from Obtained from the fruits of the African shea tree and is also known in Burkina Faso as “women’s gold”. The shea tree belongs to the sapote family (Sapotaceae) and can reach heights of up to 25 meters and an age of up to 300 years. From a botanical point of view, the grape-like fruits of the shea tree are berries, inside which a fruit core about four centimeters in size ripens - the shea nut (shea nut).. The brown shea nuts are still harvested today in the traditional growing area in Central Africa south of the Sahara, where the tree is also considered sacred.



The fat obtained from the shea nut is a natural softener that is rich in vitamins and essential substances fatty acids. It contains valuable ingredients such as phytosterols, antioxidants and fatty acids that work harmoniously to soften and moisturize the skin. Shea butter is a natural skincare wonder with the ability to provide intense, long-lasting moisture and strengthen the skin barrier. In addition to its nourishing properties, it also has a very high repairing and regenerating effect. Thanks to ingredients such as allantoin, it supports the treatment of skin irritations as it contributes to accelerating cell structure and skin regeneration. Due to its moisture-retaining properties, shea butter is particularly suitable for caring for (very) dry skin. In our wound balm we also rely on the regenerating and caring effect of women's gold for women.



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Lim, D., Bae, S. & Oh, T. (2021). Anti-inflammatory Effect of Shea Butter Extracts in Canine Keratinocytes. Journal of Veterinary Clinics38(1), 27–31.

Verma, N., Chakrabarti, R., Das, R. H. & Gautam, H. K. (2012). Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Shea Butter through Inhibition of Inos, Cox-2, and Cytokines via the Nf-Kb Pathway in Lps-Activated J774 Macrophage Cells. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine9(1), 1–11.

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