The Truth About Shea Butter

The Truth About Shea Butter

Shea Butter is one of the most popular moisturiser ingredients in the UK. Made from nuts of the Karite tree, there isn’t a better ingredient for smooth, soft, blemish-free skin as it's filled with natural oils and vitamins.

The truth is … 

There isn’t a better ingredient out there for smooth, soft and blemish-free skin! 

Filled with natural oils, vitamins and maybe even magic! The product comes from nuts of the Karite tree, located in West/East Africa, yet is one of the most popular moisturiser ingredients in the UK! 


The Top 5 Benefits of Shea Butter

Shea Butter has many magical properties that will leave you feeling as smooth as a baby. For example:

1. It’s moisturising (obviously) 

While obvious, shea butter has additional benefits to the usual drug store moisturiser. The natural vitamins and fatty acids protect the skin’s natural oils while getting rid of dry skin. It’s even been known to help fight eczema symptoms.  

2. Reduces inflammation  

Tired of spots, lumps and redness? The butter contains anti-inflammatory properties such as cinnamic acid, which is beneficial for acne-prone and sensitive skin. (Meaning our shea butter ingredient isn’t comedogenic!)  

 A heart made out of Shea Butter

3. Reduces stretch marks and wrinkles 

This ingredient is extremely beneficial in reducing wrinkles, stretch marks and blemishes due to its skin-tightening properties (vitamins and iron content). It’s basically the Fairy Godmother of moisturisers! 

4. It even has healing properties!

This ingredient works like a magic eraser – removing traces of scars, by softening the scar tissue to speed up the healing process.  

It even prevents keloid scars, so you alternate girlies can pierce wherever you  (….within reason).  

 A person uses their fingers to get shea butter out of a pot

5. It’s a natural SPF! 

Want to be tanned and lie out in the sun like a lizard? Drug store suncreams contain all sorts of hard-to-pronounce ingredients, whereas shea butter has a natural SPF of 6! 

Now, I’m not advising you to go out all day in the desert only wearing shea butter, but for those makeup/skincare obsessed queens, shea butter aids as SPF and a moisturiser all in one! 


Where does FFS Beauty use this magical ingredient? 

Our shaving lotions range all contain this magical ingredient to provide premium pampering. These products provide your skin with all the vitamins and natural ingredients to achieve a smooth, fuss-free shave. The exfoliant is especially important as it allows the healing nature of the shea butter to penetrate deeper layers and protect the skin's natural barrier.

 The FFS Beauty Shaving Cream range lined up

We also use this ingredient in our Hydrating Hair Masque, to transform straw-like, frizzy hair into lush and glossy locks.


Is shea butter good for hair?

The short answer, YES! A million times, YES! 

The long answer, hair and shea butter go together like bread and butter. The vitamins (A and E) soften brittle hair by locking in the moisture, and also repair split ends!

The anti-inflammatory qualities and fatty acids have also been shown to improve scalp health and reduce hair loss. Also, if you’re a curly-haired girlie, the anti-frizz and moisture-locking benefits help your curl patterns reach their full potential!

 The FFS Shaving Cream laid down and surrounded by petals

Now that the truth is revealed…

What’s the point of having a premium razor if you don’t provide the best before/after care?  

Skincare and haircare should go hand in hand – think of them as best friends! Without the best moisturiser to eliminate dry skin and reduce inflammation, all that hard work shaving and pampering will go to waste. 

If you want to bring shea butter into your self-care routine, visit our shop!