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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.

ALCOHOL 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.

shea butter information

Shea Butter
Shea 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

If the term 'Wonder Cream' could be applied to a protective and healing skin care cream, Shea Butter deserves the title.

Pure 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.

How 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 Tomi 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.

Key benefits of shea butter.
•Evens 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 & smooth.
•Helps soothe scalp & skin irritations

Shea Butter is naturally rich in a number of vitamins such as Vitamins A, E, & F

Antioxidant vitamins in Shea Butter
Vitamin 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 properties.

Vitamin 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.

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Tips for using the multi-talented, naturally refined Pure Shea Butter:

100% 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.

Shea Moisturizer:
• 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.

Shea for sensitive skin/skin problems:
• Use shea butter as a natural botanical treatment for skin with allergies, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Perioral Dermatitis, and Eczema.

Hair Conditioner
Revitalize 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.

Shea Anti-aging:
• 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. It’s 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.

Shea Medicinal:
• 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 sunburn.
• 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.



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