Mokosh Shea Body Butter 100ml
Our Body Butter is well named: it has a rich buttery consistency and is extremely protective as a result of its high content of unrefined shea butter. Shea butter combines beautifully with a blend of coconut, macadamia, jojoba, evening primrose and rosehip oils, providing a dense nutrient boost that is particularly beneficial for damaged and dehydrated skin. Perfect for maintaining healthy skin, particularly in harsh weather conditions, many of our customers have found it useful for chronic conditions such as eczema because of the extra protection if provides, without disrupting the important excretory function of the skin. Fragranced with a blend of frankincense, lavender & geranium essential oils, this is a truly healing and nurturing product.
Gently massage a small amount into the skin and allow a few extra minutes for absorption. Application to lightly damp skin will help achieve a thin spread of the cream. Note that you can use far smaller quantities of our creams (less than half) compared to standard water-containing moisturisers – a little goes a long way.
Unrefined shea butter (fair trade), virgin coconut oil (fair trade), macadamia oil, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, rosehip oil, essential oils of lavender, frankincense and geranium, rosemary leaf extract.
Ingredients 100% certified organic.
Unrefined shea butter - Shea butter is obtained from the nut of the karite tree, a long-lived tree which grows wild in savannah Africa. The unrefined form of shea butter is rarely used in skin care in the west but has been used for centuries by African people for its healing effects and in cooking. The refined version which is favoured by most skin care manufacturers is pure white and odourless, and unfortunately depleted of many beneficial nutrients. Unrefined shea butter is one of the best emollient moisturisers available, and is better than mineral oil at forming a waterproof barrier to the skin. It is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and has strong anti-inflammatory effects making it extremely useful in treating eczema and other inflammatory skin conditions. In clinical studies it has shown to be anti-ageing, probably because of its anti-protease activity which inhibits breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Coconut oil - This beautiful cooling oil is light on the skin and a wonderful emollient. Rich in saturated fatty acids, particularly medium chain fatty acids which have some anti-microbial activity, and in the polyphenol antioxidant ferulic acid which is a more powerful antioxidant than vitamin E.
Macadamia oil - Rich in palmitoleic acid, which is important in helping delay premature ageing, since the natural level of palmitoleic acid reduces with age. It also contains a good level of anti-inflammatory phytosterols, and catechins which are anti-oxidants.
Jojoba oil - Jojoba oil improves the skin's ability to form a barrier as well as to heal from damage. It has been shown to stimulate collagen production and help the skin protect itself against UV light damage. It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps balance oil production in the skin, and reduces the build up of sebum in clogged pores.
Evening primrose oil - Best known for its extremely high content of gamma linolenic acid which is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and promotes healthy skin growth.
Rosehip oil - Rich in anti-inflammatory essential fatty acids, and very high in pro vitamin A, in the forms of beta-carotene and trans retinoic acid, this oil is best known for its ability to reduce scarring, reduce the effect of sun damage to skin, and reduce the appearance of fine lines on the skin with continued use. It contains a range of anti-oxidants and a strong emollient..
Frankincense essential oil - Numerous benefits are attributed to this ancient healing oil. Amongst them, a slowing down of skin ageing, and reduction of acne and scarring. More recently, frankincense has been shown to have anti-cancer properties.
Geranium essential oil - Balances the production of sebum and also improves blood circulation in the skin, with a mild astringent effect that helps tone the skin. It promotes cellular regeneration and efficient metabolism and also has anti-microbial properties. Its fragrance is uplifting and can be a useful to treatment for anxiety, depression and anger.
Lavender essential oil - One of the most useful of essential oils, this healing oil helps balance sebum production, anti-bacterial, and anti-scarring, making it particularly useful for acne and problem skin.
Rosemary leaf extract - A powerful antioxidant which helps prevent oxidation of the oils in the product, and also provides anti-oxidant benefits to the skin. It also has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and skin toning properties.