Using butters May 13 2016, 0 Comments

Butters can be used in conjunction with oils or instead of.   They are very useful for skincare as they have the same ability to moisturise as vegetable and nut oils.   Butters are solid so when mixed with oils can make wonderfully soft balms.     

The two most popular butters for skincare products and cocoa and shea.

Cocoa butter is very hard and has a high melting point.  It is very hydrating and has skin softening properties.   A good anti-wrinkle butter!

Shea is softer than cocoa butter being semi-solid at room temperature but melts on contact with the skin.

Shea butter is hydrating and skin softening and is a rich source of vitamins A & E.

Look for products which make use of these wonderful butters to care for your skin.