This Shea Body Butter is Like a Winter Coat For Your Skin
Ever noticed how your skin gets super dry during the winter months? Between the dry air, indoor heating, and hot showers, dry skin is a common skin concern in the chilly season. On the plus side, you don’t have to deal with dryness for much longer because we’ve got a shea butter-based moisturizer that’ll hydrate your skin deep within.
Honestly...this shea body butter is like a winter coat for your skin. Deeply nourishing and hydrating, it’s guaranteed to keep your skin happy this winter.
Read on to hear more about our go-to winter moisturizer, and all the benefits of shea butter for your skin.
What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter (butyrospermum parkii) is a plant lipid derived from African shea tree nuts. Rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins, shea butter is one of the best skincare ingredients out there for moisturizing, soothing, and healing skin.
You’ll find shea butter in all kinds of skincare products including body creams, body lotions, body butters, face creams, and hand creams. You’ll even find it in haircare products like conditioners and hair masks designed to hydrate and repair dry, damaged hair.
Benefits of Using Shea Body Butter
If you’ve got dry skin, there’s no better product than shea body butter for hydrating your skin and relieving dryness. Packed with fatty acids, shea butter lubricates the skin and creates an occlusive barrier to keep moisture in. If your skin feels dry, flaky, and generally just dehydrated, slather on a shea butter cream and it’ll feel instantly quenched.
Since it works to hydrate and nourish, shea butter can plump out fine lines and wrinkles while giving skin a fresh appearance. Shea butter contains vitamin A, which helps at speeding cellular turnover and boosting collagen production, both of which can minimize the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
To manifest plumper, smoother skin, reach for a shea body butter and coat your skin in it. According to dermatologists, it may even be helpful at reducing the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.
It Soothes Irritation
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, shea butter can ease swelling and redness in the skin. Many people use shea body butters to relieve irritation while controlling symptoms associated with skin conditions like eczema.
It Helps Fade Scars
Whether you’re dealing with scars from acne or some other kind of skin trauma, a shea body butter can be helpful at nourishing, repairing, and healing skin for a clear and even body. Of course, you will need to use it regularly in order to see the scar-fading effects of shea butter, but even the derms say it can help treat scars.
It’s Suitable for All Skin Types
Luckily, everyone can benefit from shea butter. Dry and sensitive skin types, in particular, will find a lot of relief in a shea body butter. That said, even if you have oily or acne-prone skin, shea butter is non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores and trigger breakouts.
It Pairs Well With Most Other Ingredients
From hyaluronic acid to retinol, aloe vera, argan oil and mango butter, shea won’t interact with any of your other skincare products. It combines well with most other ingredients, even chemical exfoliants. That said, if you do have sensitive skin, you generally want to avoid mixing too many ingredients at once.
The Best Shea Body Butter
We’ve got a shea body butter that’ll keep your skin super hydrated and nourished this season, and beyond. It’s so comforting, we like to call it a winter coat for your skin!
Meet Rainbow’s HYDRATE Body Butter. This rainbow-swirled whipped body butter blends the healing properties of shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E, coconut oil, jojoba seed oil, and almond oil for all-day, all-over silkiness. One of our best sellers, this rich and restorative body butter deeply hydrates, restores elasticity, and plumps for youthful, radiant skin. And it smells just like cotton candy! Yummy!
It’s also vegan, cruelty-free, and doesn’t contain nasty chemicals, sulfates, or parabens. If you’re looking for a clean, powerful, and healing body butter that’ll help your skin survive winter, this is it.
Best for: All skin types, especially dry and sensitive.
Key ingredients: Shea butter, cocoa butter, and vitamin E.
How to use: After showering, apply a dollop into skin and massage in until it absorbs. A little goes a long way!
You’ll also Find Shea Butter in...
PLUMP Lip Balm
A buttery, decadent balm of hydrating almond, jojoba oil and shea butter and naturally plumping peppermint for your fullest, juiciest, most luscious lips. It also contains key ingredients like cocoa butter and vitamin E to provide your pout with further nourishment.
ANTI-CELLULITE Body Butter
A velvety-smooth body butter featuring plumping watermelon, vegan collagen, and shea butter to instantly restore moisture to dry, dimpled skin. It’s one of our fave body care products for treating skin dimpling while leaving your bod looking visibly tauter. Pair it with body oil to seal in day-long moisture and dewiness.
SMOOTH Shave Butter
A rich and fluffy whipped shave butter for sensitive skin and coarse hair that evenly coats every follicle for an irresistibly smooth shave that lasts for days. Enriched with shea, glycerin, and botanicals like rose and radish, Smooth Shave Butter is the best beauty product for securing your smoothest, coolest shave without ingrowns or razor burn. In spite of its richness, Smooth is incredibly lightweight and won’t clog your razor.
When it comes to finding a shea body butter, most of them won’t let you down. Just try to look for a product made with organic shea butter and if you’ve got super sensitive skin or a skin condition like eczema, be sure to opt for an unscented version.
Our shea body butter (aka, HYDRATE Butter) is the warm embrace your skin needs this winter to stay comfy, nourished, and happy.
Before you checkout, browse through our other hydrating formulas to create the perfect winter skincare routine.