Posts Tagged ‘shea butter’


Lotion Commotion

September 21, 2010
Written by Tracy Cox, Staff Writer

SkinIt’s easy to hop out of the shower in the morning, towel off, put on your shoes and run for the door on a busy morning but don’t forget that important step of moisturizing!  Sure, moisturizing after your morning shower keeps you smelling like your favorite Vitabath® fragrance, but it does a lot more than that!

Why do we moisturize?

  • To prevent skin from becoming dry and chapping
  • To maintain suppleness
  • To help prevent aging of the skin
  • Protect the skin from weather or free radicalsWoman Moisturizing

What causes dry skin?

  • Weather
  • Advanced age
  • Medication
  • Hormones
  • Winter months
  • Sun tanning

What happens when we forget to moisturize?

  • Skin loses elasticity- wrinkles start to appear!
  • Skin becomes red and blotchy
  • Skin becomes itchy and flaky

What does Vitabath® Moisturizing Lotion do for you?

  • Creatine in the formula revitalizes cell energy to boost skin firmness
  • Amino acids replenish moisture
  • Vitamins A & E are antioxidants and protect against free radicals in the environment
  • Aloe vera helps skin heal
  • Shea butter is an emollient to smooth the skin

So what’s the best way to moisturize?

PLUS for Dry SkinRight after you get out of the shower, when the bathroom is still steamy and your skin is still slightly damp.  Moisturizing before you’re 100% dry will lock the moisture into your skin and maximize its positive affects.

So don’t skip this important step, you’ll thank yourself later!


Pass the butter, please…

August 18, 2010

Shea Butter has been around for centuries, but has never been more top of mind than now.

So how much do you really know about Shea Butter? We are excited to talk about Shea Butter because it is a key ingredient in one of our newest products…Vitabath Hand Crème 20% Shea Butter formula!

Shea TreeShea Nut It all begins in Africa…Shea Butter, also known as Karite Butter, is derived from the Shea Tree, or Karite Tree indigenous to Africa. The fruit of the Shea Tree has a thin pulp that surrounds a large oil-rich seed from which the Shea Butter is extracted by crushing and boiling.

The ivory-colored natural fat contains many fatty acids and it these fatty acids that give Shea Butter its unique natural restorative properties and makes it a particularly effective moisturizer and emollient. Moisturizers help to nourish and protect skin. Emollients wonderfully soften and soothe the skin. shea butter

The magic of Shea Butter is vast:

  • Recognized for its anti-aging benefits, it can help diminish wrinkles and promote cell renewal.
  • It contains Vitamins A and E which helps to keep skin supple and healthy. Vitamin A has antioxidant properties – the latest buzz word – which basically means, it can neutralize free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage.
  • It has also been known to have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. No wonder it is used in so many cosmetic products!
  • And no secret why we had to formulate our new Hand Crème with 20% Shea Butter – to simply nourish and protect your skin!

Our 4.2 oz Hand Crème tube is a nice size to pack in your purse, always there to give you a helping hand. So pass the Shea butter, please!

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