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7 facts about shea butter

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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.

  1. Shea butter comes from the nut of the karite tree which grows wild in areas of West Africa
  2. It contains cinnamic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps protect the skin from harmful UV rays
  3. Shea butter has a high level of stearic and oleic acid, fatty acids which help maintain moisture and elasticity in the skin
  4. It also contains up to 10% phytosterols, which can help to stimulate cellular regeneration and growth and encourage collagen production
  5. It has mild anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
  6. Shea is also rich in antioxidant vitamin E and rejuvenating vitamin A
  7. The shea butter we used to use in myroo products was from Ghana and is fairly traded and organic

 

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