Benefits of using African Shea Butter

Benefits of using African Shea Butter

It’s Body Month at Cher-Mere and we begin by exploring the benefits of Shea Butter, one of the main ingredients in our Amazing Body Organics line of products (Amazing Body Oil and Amazing Body Lotion).

If you have dry skin, you probably know that shea butter is one of the top moisturizing ingredients to use.  That's one reason why shea (pronounced shee) butter is frequently used in Cher-Mere's skin and hair care products.  In its natural form, it has multiple benefits from reducing premature facial lines and wrinkles to soothing skin conditions like eczema.

 Benefits of using African Shea Butter

 Shea butter comes from the shea nut tree or karite tree that grows in West and Central Africa.

Shea butter’s antioxidants have anti-aging benefits and properties similar to green tea.  Shea butter contains five essential fatty acids, (a major amount coming from stearic and oleic acids), phytosterols, vitamins E and D, allantoin (good for healing skin irritations) and vitamin A. 

 This combination of ingredients helps neutralize free radical damage, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and fading age spots, as well as stimulating collagen production. Shea butter has numerous skin care benefits like helping fade acne and other scars, plus healing sunburned, cracked and peeling skin.

It also soothes skin allergies like poison ivy and insect bites as well as skin conditions like contact dermatitis and psoriasis. It is believed to reduce muscle aches and rheumatism by stimulating the elimination of toxins from muscles.

Using shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.

So be sure to visit our website at and log on to our facebook and Instagram pages for special discounts (10 to 15 percent) on all Cher-Mere body products throughout the month of April.


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