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The Benefits of Shea Butter and Cocoa Butter for Moisturizing Skin - Blog

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Posted on February 23 2022

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Nothing says natural glow quite like healthy, hydrated skin. There are so many products on the market that claim to heal your skin barrier, restore the health of your skin, or enhance its glow, but nothing comes close to the power of shea and cocoa butter.

They’re the holy grail of vegan body lotion and body butter and can do amazing things for your skin, making you look and feel great.

Now, you may be wondering, “What makes cocoa and shea butter so great?” Well, that’s what we’re here to share with you.

Below are some of our favorite benefits of using body lotion containing cocoa butter or shea butter for gorgeously hydrated skin.

Benefits of Shea Butter for Skin

Shea butter is a very common ingredient in organic body lotions and creams, and for a good reason.

Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea tree, which is native to West Africa.

Once extracted, the “butter” is added to skincare products like vegan body lotion and offers dozens of benefits, including:

  • It’s a great moisturizer with a high fatty acid content to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
  • It has anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce redness associated with dry skin, eczema, and even acne.
  • It contains a special compound called triterpene, which can help prevent your skin from losing collagen and developing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • It can help soothe sunburns as its high moisture content can help keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out and peeling.

Benefits of Cocoa Butter for Skin

Unlike shea butter, cocoa butter is often overlooked when creating organic body lotions. This is unfortunate because cocoa butter offers a very unique skin health benefit—it can create a protective barrier on your skin that holds in moisture.

This will help you not only make your skin look healthy and hydrated but could prevent moisture loss that would eventually lead to wrinkling, fine lines, or skin damage.

So whether you’re looking for an anti-aging or deeply hydrating moisturizer (or both!), choosing a body cream, like our Fearless Nourish & Repair Body Butter, that contains both shea and cocoa butter is the perfect choice to keep your skin happy and healthy.

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