Blog up-date April 2017 - since we relaunched Myroo in February 2016 to be the UK's first totally free from skincare brand we no longer use shea butter in our products since it is a tree nut and Myroo Skincare products are now nut free, gluten free, dairy free and vegan.
Shea butter is still a great skincare ingredient but we now choose not to use it so that our customers with a nut allergy can be confident in using our products.
- Shea butter is dairy free as it comes from the nut of the karite tree which grows wild in areas of West Africa
- It contains cinnamic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays
- Shea butter has a high level of stearic and oleic acid, fatty acids which help maintain moisture and elasticity in the skin
- It also contains up to 10% phytosterols, which can help to stimulate cellular regeneration and growth and encourage collagen production
- It has mild anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
- Shea is also rich in antioxidant vitamin E and rejuvenating vitamin A
- The shea butter we used to use in myroo products was from Ghana and is fairly traded and organic