Cocoa butter is derived from the cocoa bean and it has a strong cocoa smell. Once the cocoa bean is turned into cocoa butter, its properties become rich in antioxidants that aid with fighting free radicals caused by stress and environmental pollution. Cocoa butter fatty acids help bring nourishment and moisture to the skin. It is also used as an anti-aging treatment, treating eczema, psoriasis, and prevent stretch marks.
Mango butter is an excellent substitution for shea butter for anyone that has an allergy to nuts. Mango butter is a plant-based ingredient that is filled with vitamins, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants. Mango butter is a lighter, non-greasy, softer smelling butter compared to shea and cocoa butter. Its’ natural emollient creates a moisturizing and hydrating property. These properties lubricate the skin adding a moisturizing barrier to help treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis and refresh dry and damaged skin. Mango butter’s UV protection helps with premature wrinkles and protects the hair and scalp from excessive sun exposure.
Shea butter is derived from the seed of the shea tree. It is a superfood that is enriched with nutrients, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Shea butter helps the skin lock in moisture with the help of a protein name collagen. Collagen helps the skin keep its youthfulness. It supports skin elasticity, moisture, and wrinkle prevention. Over time, the largest organ in our body, which is the skin, starts to lose its collagen. The environment, free radicals, and stress causes the skin to lose moisture which results in dryness, itchiness, and flaky skin but not limited to blemishes, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis. Shea butter increases the collagen in the skin. The fatty acids such as oleic, stearic, palmitic, and linolenic acids help protect and nourish the skin. Its’ anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and healing properties help with the skin’s nourishment from the Shea butter to treat the skin condition of dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. Shea butter is also known to assist with insect bites, sunburns, reduce the appearance of scars, premature wrinkles, and stretch mark prevention. With all the great benefits of shea butter on the skin, it is also very effective in softening the hair.