Shea Butter vs. Coconut Oil
Natural oils are making a big comeback in the cosmetic and health industry!
And with good reason:
- Natural oils don’t have as many chemicals, which means fewer allergic reactions.
- Natural oils don’t break the bank! They’re cost-effective.
- It’s been used for centuries - we’re getting back to the basics of what’s good for us and the environment.
Multiple studies confirmed what we’ve known all along: shea butter is suitable for every skin type! If this is your first time trying shea, apply the butter to a small area to test for any reactions. While shea butter is suitable for all skin types, coconut oil can be more tricky. It is comparatively more irritable to some skin and hair types. It can clog pores when used in excess. Thus, it’s not recommended if you’re struggling with acne. On the other hand, shea butter has proved to help reduce acne.
We aren’t medical professionals, but we do know our beauty products. So before you try out a new routine, clear it with your naturopath, doctor or other professional if you have concerns regarding your particular skin condition.
Pairing shea butter with another oil doubles up on moisture plus increases the benefits that the other oils provide. Mixing up the oils can also make application easier - because we like easy and effective.
- Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E but is also known to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
- Grapeseed oil absorbs very quickly into the skin, making your moisturizer a breeze to work with.
- Argan oil is very light, making it a winner in our books for a daytime moisturizer (and it smells divine).
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Let us know on social media or in the comments which oil you prefer to mix with your shea butter!
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