Buying products with
Look for natural ingredients in the
products you buy. Avoid cosmetics that are artificially colored.
Is the shampoo bright green or blue? Very likely it contains a coal
tar color. Does the product contain synthetic fragrances or natural
fragrance? Does it have mineral oil or almond oil? Consider before
you buy. You may find that if you have allergy problems they may
disappear when you stop using cosmetics formulated with petrochemicals
and other synthetics.
FREE. What does that mean?
Cosmetic manufacturers label cosmetic products that do not contain
ethyl alcohol (also known as ethanol, or grain alcohol) as "alcohol
free." The general consumer belief is that "alcohol free"
products are better for the skin because they believe ethyl alcohol
dries out their skin or hair. However, there are many kinds of "alcohols"
with different names and a variety of effects on the skin. This
can be confusing to when you check the ingredient listings for alcohol
on cosmetic labels.
In cosmetic labeling, the term "alcohol," used by itself,
refers to ethyl alcohol. Cosmetic products, including those labeled
"alcohol free," may contain other alcohols, such as cetyl,
stearyl, cetearyl, or lanolin alcohol known as "fatty alcohols".
The effects of these alcohols on the skin are quite different from
those of ethyl alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol, is often considered drying
to the skin, is rarely used in cosmetics.
butter comes from the nut of the fruit from the karite tree found
growing in West Africa. The most common species is butyrospermum
parkii. Natives have been using shea butter for beautiful skin
and hair for generations. The butter has many natural skin benefits
including natural sun protection. In Africa it is rubbed all over
the body and hair to protect the skin and hair against rough elements.
It is also used to cook with. In Europe, shea butter is imported
and refined in enormous amounts. There it is often used to replace
cocoa butter, which is quite costly. European companies use it
in their chocolates and famous skin care products
the term 'Wonder Cream' could be applied to a protective and healing
skin care cream, Shea Butter deserves the title.
Shea Butter is a versatile, active ingredient consisting mostly
of triglycerides and a fair amount of linoleic acid, bearing excellent
anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, soothing, healing,
and moisturizing properties. In fact, no other cream has ever
been proven higher in skin care properties than Shea Butter. Research
has proven that as early as 1949, among the population using Shea
Butter, the occurence of skin diseases was scarce.
shea butter is processed is important to it's effectiveness.
Many companies use chemical bleaches and deodorizers to accomplish
this. These methods further deterioate shea butters natural properties
and deminish it's rich supply of vitamins. The shea butter in
Gion Shea Butter is cleaned using a multi
meshing system and then soaked through fullers earth, a white
clay, to remove impurities. The final process litarally vacuums
out the shea butter's natural odor, leaving the product completely
natural from start to finish.
benefits of shea butter.
skin tone & returns luster to skin & hair.
Absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving greasy residue.
Moisturizes & protects skin & scalp, especially
processed & heat-treated hair.
Doesn't clog pores & block hair shaft.
Revitalizes, softens & maintains skin moisture.
Naturally rich in vitamins A, E & F which are essential
vitamins needed for good skin balance.
Penetrates deep into skin to help restore elasticity.
Shea Butter benefits your skin by keeping it clear &
Helps soothe scalp & skin irritations
Butter is naturally rich in a number of vitamins such as Vitamins
A, E, & F
vitamins in Shea Butter
A & E - Balances and normalizes the skin. Helps keep it clear
and healthy. Particularly beneficial for dry or sun-exposed skin.
Vitamin A has soothing and hydrating properties. They provide
healthy skin collagen which prevents premature wrinkles, facial
lines and slackened skin. VitaminE has well know natural healing
F - acts as a skin protector and revitalizer. It soothes rough,
dry or chapped skin on contact and helps soften and revitalize
dry or damaged hair. Vitamin F consists of linoleic, linolenic
and arachidonic acids, the three essential fatty acids.
- The Foundatin of youth
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for using the multi-talented, naturally refined Pure Shea Butter:
Pure Shea Butter has a firm texture. Warm the shea butter a minute
in your hands and allow it to melt completely with your body temperature
until butter is a liquid consistency before application.
Use shea butter as a moisturizer during winter months since
cold weather is especially hard on skin. Shea butter works as
a protectant and intensive moisturizer. In the summer,
shea butter applied to the skin acts as an intensive skin moisturizer
before and after sun exposure to help tan and reduce the chance
of peeling. Shea butter offers natural protection against UV rays
because of its content in cinnamic acid but should be used with
a sunscreen. Shea butter also prevents some sun allergies.
Add a spoonful of shea butter to a warm bath. It will leave
your skin moisturized and quenched.
for sensitive skin/skin problems:
Use shea butter as a natural botanical treatment for skin
with allergies, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Perioral Dermatitis, and Eczema.
dull, dry hair with shea butter. The day before shampooing, massage
a dime size amount of shea butter into your hair, especially the
ends. Wrap your hair in a hot towel for about 10-15 minutes so
butter will absorb into hair.
For very dry hair, ten minutes after shampooing, apply a small
amount of butter to add luster to your hair.
Apply shea butter as a moisturizer to face, body and especially
dry areas such as elbows, feet and toes and wipe off excess. It
penetrates deep into the skin to protect, nourish and soften.
Its hypoallergenic and is great for sensitive skin.
Use shea butter as a cuticle cream to eliminate rough areas
and maintain smooth beautiful cuticles.
Shea butter can be used to lessen stretch marks from weight
gain by helping the skin remain supple and moisturized where skin
has lost elasticity.
Use shea before working out to accelerate your warm-up,
Smooth on after work out to drain toxins from sore muscles.
Use shea butter for sensitive skin and delicate skin such
as the skin around the eyes
After shaving or waxing, shea butter should be applied
immediately to prevent irritation and help skin recover from tiny
cuts and scrapes.
New mothers can use shea butter as a soothing nipple cream
for raw cracked nipples.
Use shea butter for prevention or relief of windburn and
Use shea butter for irritated noses from sneezing and colds.
Shea butter has healing qualities and is beneficial in cell regeneration
and capillary circulation. Use it for small cuts or lacerations
to enhance healing.