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Refined VS Unrefined Shea Butter

100% Unrefined Shea Butter

Vegan, sustainable and natural ingredients? All day everyday we slay the big three and are proud of it! Part of our mission is to firstly, challenge the idea of 'gendered skin care'. Skin is skin, it cannot be gendered. Our products are for anyone looking for affordable, sustainable, and natural products. The benefits of using natural products are undeniable and that's why we use 100% unrefined Shea Butter sourced from Ghana. 


Why is Shea Butter Good?

With all the hype you must be wondering, what actually makes Shea Butter so good? We'll spill...Shea Butter is rich in fats which make it perfect for moisturising skin. Research done on Shea Butter has shown it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which can help to soothe skin conditions and reduce the damage done to the skin.

Looking to get a Shea Butter fix? Try out our AMBROSIAL Body Butter.


Difference Between Refined and Unrefined Shea Butter?

If Shea Butter is your life then you need to know the basic difference between refined and unrefined. This fact will save you from spending your coin on something that has no benefit to your skin.


Refined Shea Butter

This refers to shea butter that has been extracted during a high heat level process! On occasion, there may be an addition of chemicals including Hexane. Unsurprisingly, many of the benefits of Shea are lost due to the high temperatures. How to tell if your Shea Butter is refined? Check the colour! The colour found in shea butter is removed during the process giving it a whiter appearance. 

Unrefined Shea Butter

Now let’s level up! Unrefined Shea Butter is the natural goodness that we use in our products. Creamier and more yellow in tone, unrefined Shea Butter is extracted using no heat and no chemicals. A double win! By ditching the nasty heat and chemicals, the Shea Butter keeps all the glorious benefits of the shea. 


What Type of Shea Butter Is In Our Products?

We are a natural and clean beauty brand so we use 100% unrefined Ghanaian Shea Butter, so you can rest up knowing your skin care routine will be chemical free. If you're looking to infuse some more vegan skin care products into your life then why not check out our Body Care products? 

Our AMBROSIAL body butter includes:

Organic Unrefined Shea Butter - Helps with cell regeneration. Perfect for those with skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema due to its anti-inflammatory qualities.

Rosehip Oil - High in essential fatty acids to help treat dry, irritated and itchy skin. Vitamin A and C helps with the production of collagen aiding treatment of acne scars and stretch marks.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Moisturising anti-inflammatory and rich in multiple vitamins including vitamin E which is an antioxidant that protects the skin from damage and from free radicals. 

Our Recommendation

When using our AMBROSIAL body butter we recommend using in the AM or PM. Make sure to distribute evenly from the neck downwards and massage until fully absorbed into the skin. Apply a small amount of the product to begin with, a little goes a long way! 

For best results use on slightly damp skin.