If you don’t use Shea Butter in your beauty routine then you are truly missing out (unless you’re allergic which is not uncommon.) Shea Butter is loaded with nutrients that are very beneficial to skin and hair. It protects, moisturizes, heals and even acts as a natural sunscreen since it contains cinnamic acid (about SPF6 so don’t go and completely ditch your normal sunscreen as that ain’t enough, you’ll burn.) Alo sent me over their new 100% Pure Raw African Ivory Shea Butter for review and it’s my new best friend this Summer, I just can’t get enough.
Raw Shea Butter is Shea Butter that has not been filtered or processed in any way and thus has a higher nutrient content and is free from chemicals. Alo Pure African Ivory Shea Butter is 100% unprocessed and contains Vitamins A, E, K and F. Let’s break that down…
Vitamin A fortifies each cell to fight against damaging collagen, skin dryness, irritation and wrinkles.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects and repairs skin by neutralizing free-radicals that damage skin, hair and lips.
Vitamin K strengthens the elasticity of the skin, reduces discoloration and has been proven to improve healing of wounds and bruises.
Vitamin F is an essential fatty acid that is critical to improving smoothness of the skin.
The body is incapable of producing Vitamins E & F, so we have to get these vitamins externally from plants, nuts, etc. Now those are some serious benefits for both the skin and hair.
Alo Shea Butter comes in a large 16 oz tub which will last a very long time since it’s very rich and thick, and a little goes a long way. It melts as it warms up in your hands making it easy to spread on your skin, and it soaks right in (especially while skin is still wet) leaving the skin extremely soft and moisturized without feeling greasy. The light nutty aroma is not overpowering and is quite pleasant. I use my Alo Pure African Ivory Shea Butter religiously every night when I get out of the shower and pay extra special attention to my knees, elbows and heels… especially my heels which need extra attention in the Summer months. Regular exfoliation with a pumice stone followed by my Alo Shea Butter have kept my heels nice and soft.
I took a small jar with me on my recent trip to Mexico (recap coming soon) and it really kept my skin moisturized and protected from the sun, in combination with the SPF50 sunscreen that I also brought along. Sand can do a number on your heels but the Alo Shea Butter kept mine beach ready. I’ve been using my jar for a few weeks now and have barely put a dent in it. My skin has been looking and feeling absolutely wonderful and I can’t wait to use it in my hair. You can also mix it with your favorite essential oils to make homemade body butters, that’s right up my ally!
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