Diary / Beauty / Nov 6, 2023
5 Benefits of Shea Butter for Your Skin
Written by: Piper Gray
Photography by: Ben Ritter & Jon Paterson
Shea butter, a natural emollient sourced from the African shea tree, has made a name for itself in the world of skincare. The shea nut yields the treasured raw shea butter, found in many—and for good reason—beauty and skincare products.
It's a topic of discussion among dermatologists for its array of benefits, but let’s go beyond the surface. Not only is it a storehouse of fatty acids, vitamin A, and antioxidant properties, but its role in moisturizing and revitalizing dry skin is undeniable.
Let’s dive deep into five key benefits of shea butter for your skin, and we'll also talk about how you can incorporate shea butter into your lineup with Jones Road Beauty.
Whether you're wanting to hydrate, soothe, or touch-up your brows, shea butter should be an integral part of your skincare routine.
1. Nourishing Hydration
Shea butter's rich, emollient nature helps deeply nourish and hydrate the skin, forming a protective barrier that locks in moisture and supports the skin against environmental stressors. This barrier doesn't just prevent water loss—it actively supports the skin's hydration process, helping it look plump and radiant.
With its fatty acids and vitamins, shea butter deeply nourishes, making it a go-to for dry skin. Plus, its antioxidant properties also help support your skin cell health during environmental stress, working to keep your skin looking youthful even as collagen production declines with age.
At Jones Road Beauty, shea butter's hydrating properties are included in several of our formulations. Light Moisture Cream, for instance, relies on the moisturizing essence of shea butter to replenish and nourish your skin.
2. Soothing and Calming
Beyond hydration, shea butter offers comfort for irritated or sensitive skin with its innate ability to soothe and calm. Its fatty acids and vitamins are gentle on the skin, ensuring that your skin is nourished and nurtured but not suffocated.
For those with especially sensitive or irritated skin, our Miracle Cream is the perfect choice. Infused with shea butter, this cream works to help you maintain a calm and glowing complexion so every day is a good skin day.
3. Enhancing Skin Texture
Shea butter champions hydration, but it's also a superstar ingredient when it comes to refining the look of skin texture. Its rich composition of fatty acids and vitamins helps support a softer and smoother-looking skin surface, working to ease rough patches and unevenness. Over time, consistent application of shea butter can help you achieve skin that looks and feels healthy, smooth, and even.
Jones Road Beauty leans into this transformative capability of shea butter by integrating it into products like The Face Pencil. The buildable, glideable formulation ensures a smooth texture upon application, letting you get the best of shea butter’s adaptability beyond traditional skincare.
4. Supporting Supple Lips
Our lips, by nature, are highly susceptible to environmental elements that can lead to chapping, dryness, and an overall lack of suppleness. With its vitamin-rich, hydrating properties, shea butter helps provide a protective cocoon for the lips, revitalizing them and enhancing their natural beauty.
While shea butter's benefits for skincare are far and wide, its role in lip care is especially noteworthy; the fatty acids present in shea butter help ensure lips are not only moisturized, but deeply nourished so they can remain soft, plump, and protected.
Enjoy our lightweight, ultra-moisturizing, and shea butter-infused Cool Gloss. It goes on and feels good with buildable, impactful color. And it's never tacky, sticky, or heavy.
5. Brow Care
Beyond traditional skincare, shea butter also lends some magic in the realm of brow care. The skin around our brows is delicate, and when it comes to makeup application, being able to apply it smoothly, without any dragging or catching, is key.
Our Brow Pencil is packed with shea butter to give you the ultimate glide and unparalleled ease. It offers a seamless blend without tugging at your skin or brows, ensuring a flawless finish and safeguarding your skin from potential stress during application.
The Bottom Line
Whether incorporated into lotions, or combined with other nourishing ingredients, shea butter has firmly established itself as a high-quality ingredient for maintaining and enhancing skin health across various skin types.
Not only does it assist in soothing blemishes and imperfections, but it also plays a pivotal role in moisturizing and nourishing the skin. Jones Road Beauty's dedication to integrating shea butter showcases its effectiveness.