Suffering from eczema, psoriasis or dry skin?
Here is one topical ingredient that can improve and relieve symptoms associated with these skin conditions.
Who: Butyrospermum Parkii, or shea butter
What skin types/conditions it can help: Dry, aging, eczema and psoriasis
Where it comes from: The nut of the karite tree which grows in Africa
Why it’s important: Rich in vitamins A and E (antioxidants) and vitamin F (an Essential Fatty Acid known as linoleic acid), shea butter protects the skin from free radicals, helps minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and is a great emollient. It also has soothing and nourishing properties
How it helps with dry, aging, eczema and psoriasis: Emollients maintain soft, smooth, pliable skin; remain on skin surface to act as a lubricant; reduce flaking; and improve appearance. The soothing and nourishing aspects help repair the skin barrier. Linoleic acid in skin care helps provide anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and healing support.