Particularly effective for Acne, Sensitive Skin, Oily Skin and Wrinkles.
- 1/2 cup of Shea butter (where on earth do I get that!?)
- 1/4 cup of Argan oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla oil
- Tablespoon of Vitamin E oil
- Place the shea butter into a mixing bowl.
- Add argan oil to the bowl
- Add in the Vitamin E and Vanilla.
- Freeze the mixture for 10 minutes, then whip with a fork for a better consistency.
- Add the contents to a air tight, sealed container.
Argan oil contains 200% more tocopherols (Vitamin E) than Olive oil which acts as a potent free radical scavenger and antioxidant. It increases the skin’s water-binding capabilities, thereby bolstering the natural moisture content of the skin. It protects and boosts the fibroblast of the skin. Argan oil is rich in fatty acids, primarily oleic and linoleic which are essential for the health of the cellular membranes. Argan oil also has high amounts of polyphenols which fight sun damage and photo aging.
Shea butter is rich in vitamins A, F and E. It provides essential fatty acids (oleic, stearic, linolenic and palmitic acids) which enable collagen production. In addition to offering UV protection (~SPF 6) it is incredibly nourishing and moisturising for the skin. Due to the presence of cinnamic acid, Shea butter is very potent against skin inflammations and is recommended for acne prone skin.
Vanilla oil contains vanillin and eugenol which have potent antibacterial properties thus helping in combating acne and a multitude of other infections and inflammations. Vanilla oil is a strong antioxidant with a high ORAC ( oxigen radical absorption capacity ) score.
Vitamin E oil is a known scar healer. It is very effective in reducing scar tissue, blemishes and acne. Vitamin E helps rejuvenate tired, dull or sensitive skin by providing it much needed moisture. Vitamin E acts as an effective anti-ageing agent by boosting collagen production, a protein which is responsible for maintaining skin elasticity. It also helps in the recovery from sun damage as its antioxidants neutralize the free radicals generated by the ultraviolet rays from the sun.