The heady scent of black orchids combined with citrus top notes and an intoxicating rush of patchouli, vanilla and truffles makes Shea Radiance Black Orchid Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream a truly decadent oriental fragrance. Shea Radiance Black Orchid Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream is formulated around the anti-aging and anti-oxidants properties of Shea butter, Baobab, Guava and Pumpkin seed extracts. Shea Radiance Black Orchid Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream is a spa moisturizing cream utilizing Marine Extracts, Hydrolyzed wheat Protein, Baobab, Pumpkin, Guava and Calendula extracts. Shea Radiance Black Orchid Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream includes natural minerals and extracts that promote hydration. Shea Radiance Black Orchid Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream is also infused with marine extracts containing natural minerals that protect and nourish the skin with film-forming properties. Shea Radiance Black Orchid Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream is excellent for dry tired skin.
Benefits: Shea Radiance Black Orchid Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream provides an invigorating spa experience with deep moisturizing benefits through natural botanicals and marine extracts. Shea Radiance Black Orchid Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream offers the great moisturizing properties without leaving a greasy after-feel.
- SHEA BUTTER: Rich and powerful moisturizer used for centuries to restore, renew and revive dry skin. Rich in bioactives and natural sterols.
- MARINE EXTRACTS: Contains natural minerals protect the skin. Adds moisturizing and film-forming properties.
- BAOBAB EXTRACT: High in anti-oxidant properties.
- GUAVA EXTRACT: Rainforest plant rich in Vitamin A, B and C
Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream
Shea Radiance Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream is a smooth delectable shea butter cream that was developed to meet the special needs of mature and tired skin. Shea Radiance Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream was functionally formulated around the anti-aging and anti-oxidants properties of Shea butter, Baobab, Guava and Pumpkin seed extracts. Shea Radiance Ultra Rich Shea Butter Cream contains Chondrus chrispus(marine extract rich in trace minerals), hydrolyzed wheat protein and amino acids to lock in moisture and fight the signs of aging.
Shea Butter, also known as Butyrospermum parkii, is extracted from the nuts that come from the shea tree. The Shea trees grow in the Sahel belt of West Africa and includes countries like Ghana, Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.
Why Shea Radiance Use Only Unrefined Shea Butter
Shea Radiance uses only unrefined shea butter as the base for all their products. Shea Radiance believes that skin care products should produce results and unrefined shea butter has been shown to be an effective healing balm. Shea Radiance's goal is to create products that are luxurious and effective. Studies conducted by the Journal of Oleo Science, Anti-Inflammatory and Chemopreventive effects of Triterpene Cinnamates and Acetates from Shea Fat, confirm the healing properties present in shea butter.
Unrefined shea butter is rich in properties that moisturize and heal the skin. Shea butter contains bioactives that include tocopherols, flavinoids and cathechins (similar to those found in green tea). Unrefined shea butter is rich in tripetenes which contain anti-inflammatory and protease inhibition properties. Shea butter also contains phytosterols which can improve skin metabolism and reduce inflammation.
Unrefined versus Refined Shea Butter
Unrefined shea butter contains a sizeable quantity of unsaponifiable fats, vitamins and other essential elements, which help cell regeneration and capillary circulation. Unrefined shea promotes the healing of small wounds, stretch marks, eczema, cracked and irritated skin and skin ulcers. It is said that unrefined shea provides some level of UV protection because it contains cinnamic acid. Unrefined shea butter has a natural, earthy and nutty scent which is great for the skin and has therapeutic effects.
Refined shea butter on the other hand is white and odorless. The refining process removes the natural scent and color, and unfortunately strips the natural shea butter of all its therapeutic properties. The process may involve the use of harsh chemicals such as sodium hydroxide. Refined shea butter may be aesthetically appealing, but lacks the true moisturizing, healing and nutritive properties of unrefined shea butter.