Shea butter is almost identical in composition to our skin fat. This is the reason why it is particularly skin-friendly and popular. No wonder, then, that it is a component of many cosmetic products and is also considered a star ingredient in tattoo care.
Note: Best quality and high shea butter content
In many cosmetic products, the shea butter content is very low and the quality and origin often unclear. Not so with us, yeah - SHEA YEAH! Because there are big differences between refined and unrefined shea butter, which is why it is worthwhile to be well informed when choosing a product. I am a great lover and missionary :) for unrefined organic shea butter. Especially for tattoos, oh la la it helps so much:
- It penetrates deep into the skin and helps lock in moisture, which is crucial for tattoo protection.
- It makes the skin pleasantly soft and supple.
- Despite its richness, it allows the pores to breathe, so it is non-comedogenic.
- Shea butter also provides the skin with essential fatty acids and vitamins to improve its elasticity and reduce fading of the tattoo.
All our body butters, including the Tattoo Balm with lavender scent, contain a very high proportion of shea butter, to be exact over 60%. Yeah! They are mixed with cold-pressed organic vegetable oil and herbal extracts. This combination keeps the skin supple and supports its regeneration.
By the way, I have a great Tattoo Care 1x1 written for you with great tips on how to keep your tattoos beautiful in the long run.
Traditional handicraft: The importance of shea butter in Ghana, West Africa
With this valuable and sustainable raw material from Ghana, West Africa, you are not only doing good for your skin and your tattoos, but you are also supporting a traditional craft that has been practised by women in the Sahel for generations. By buying this product, you support the sustainable development of these communities and give attention to this traditional craft.
Personally, I think this is very important, because all over the world, including here in Switzerland, old crafts are being lost more and more because they are no longer being carried on. So they are dying out, so to speak.
If you would like to learn more about the background of shea butter, you can find out more in our Social media and on our website lots of information. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!
Natural cosmetician & founder SHEA YEAH