Moisturizers Have The Quality Of Softening or Soothing The Skin

September 14th, 2012

My moisturizer, the Daily Hydrating Cream, has arrived but it is not posted on our website yet due to missing graphics. However, I wanted to highlight a key ingredient in it, Shea Butter. This remarkable ingredient has been used for centuries and to give you an unbiased report I found an article from LiveStrong that gives you a pretty good idea as to why I choose this component for my moisturizer. The exact article and references can be found by clicking on the link above.

African people have been using shea butter for centuries to help keep their skin soft, clear and healthy. In the last few decades its moisturizing and healing properties have been discovered by cosmeticians worldwide. Shea butter has a lot of uses but it is most valued for skin care because of its protective and emollient, having the quality of softening or soothing the skin properties.


The majority of shea butter comes from West Africa but a new smoother version is now being imported from the eastern part of the country. The butter is extracted from the nuts of the shea-karite tree. When you buy shea butter, make sure it is unrefined. The color of unrefined Shea Butter can vary from almost white to yellow depending on the color of the shea nuts. Shea butter that is pure white is probably highly refined.


Shea butter is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid. It nourishes the skin with Vitamins A, E and F. Vitamins A and E help keep your skin healthy and clear. These vitamins can heal sun damage and prevent premature wrinkles and facial lines. Vitamin F protects your skin, rejuvenates it and helps heal rough, dry or chapped skin. Shea butter is so moisturizing that it can even help severe cases of dry skin like eczema and psoriasis. The moisturizer absorbs into the skin easily and does not clog your pores.


In a clinical trial performed by Frank Renard PhD, 30 people between the ages of 29 and 82 used shea butter on their skin daily for four to eight months.The participants experienced softer, smoother, better looking skin and fewer wrinkles within weeks.


To apply the shea butterm you will need to soften it up first. Put a small amount in the palm of your hand and rub your hands together until it feels smooth. Now you are ready to rub it into your skin. It may feel oily at first but that will subside. The moisturizer absorbs into the skin easily and doesn’t clog your pores. If you are concerned about an oily feeling use a small amount or put it on before going to bed.

Other Uses

Shea butter has other uses too. It is a good anti-inflammatory and hair conditioner, and works well on dark spots.

The Daily Hydrating Cream will also have Galactoarabinan, a key ingredients that speeds up cell turnover, making it anti-aging by reversing aging skin or keeping it youthful.

Lastly, I look forward to seeing you at the salon where you will be dazzled by how great your skin looks and to order this amazing moisturizer call us today.

Call for your appointments NOW at 212.949.2350.


Joanna Vargas Skin Care