Nilotica Shea Butter
Not all shea butter is created equal. However most people don’t know that there are two distinct varieties of Shea Butter. One from West Africa (this is the one that most people know) and then there is its more precious and rare cousin from East Africa; Nilotica shea butter.
We often say that comparing the two in terms of consistency and texture is like comparing parmesan cheese to cream cheese. Why is that the case?
Any type of vegetable butter is made up out of a solid element called stearin and a liquid element the olein, or oil. The ratio between the two determines how soft the butter is and the melting point. Nilotica shea butter has a much higher oil content compared to West African shea butter. This is due to the genetic differences between West African shea trees (Vitellaria Paradoxa Paradoxa) and East African shea trees (Vitellaria Paradoxa Nilotica). Because of this Nilotica is so much softer and this also why it melts the moment you touch it into a luxurious oil. In shea butter it is also the oil that has the most beneficial properties. Therefore the higher the oil contents the higher the amount of benefits for your skin and hair. Hence why Nilotica stands out as natures’ skin super-food, even when compared to other extraordinary oils and butter.
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Our Nilotica shea butter is grown in the wild savannahs of Northern Uganda, harvested by hand and carefully pressed to extract its precious oil. We don’t add anything in any way or use any chemicals during the process. All we do is simply retain all of its natural goodness.
Nilotica in its pure form is a perfect balm-to-oil moisturizer that easy absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy layer on top. Naturally our Nilotica shea butter is rich in vitamins A, E and K, fatty acids and anti-oxidants. Furthermore it has exceptionally high contentrations of cinnamatic esthers, allatonins and other compounds. Combined this makes Nilotica great for many different! Use on any skin for a deep moisturizing treatment and to support the healing and protection of the the skin. Nilotica is suitable for even the most sensitive skin and doesn’t clog the pores. Use it as a body balm, massage oil or face mask and take care of your whole family! Just like nature intended it to be.
It is also a great ingredient for skincare and cosmetics products because it easily enriches any formulation with its great properties without taking over the color or scent of your product.!
Vitamin A: Boosting the skin’s healthy call production. Stimulates blood flow and fibroblasts; the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and maintains elasticity.
Allantoin: Provides healing, soothing, and anti-inflammatory properties. Helps to heal wounds and skin irritations including eczema and sunburns. When used as an additive in skin protectant products, it is regulated by the as a medicinal drug.
Cinnamatic esters: Provides inherent sun protecting properties
Comparing Nilotica shea butter
|Product||Perfect to use pure||Highest Fatty Acid content||Wild grown & Hand harvested|
|Caïo Nilotica Shea Butter||+++||+++||+++|
|West African Shea Butter||–||++||+++|