Body Butter | Shimmer Butter
This all-natural, sumptuous shea body butter from Africology brings a touch of luxury and African flavour to your skin care routine. Enriched with pure essential oils that uplift the spirits and nourish the skin, it also contains glistening mica minerals that will give your complexion a lovely glow all year round. Key ingredients include hydrating shea butter and neroli, uplifting geranium, relaxing frankincense and calming jasmine.
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- All natural ingredients
- Proudly South African
- Free from chemical preservatives and ingredients that cause DNA mutations, endocrine disruption and cancer
"The average US woman uses 12 personal care products a day, containing 168 different chemicals. While most men use fewer products, they’re still exposed to about 85 such chemicals daily. Often alkyloamides (MEA, DEA, TEA, MIPA and PEG’s) are used as thickening agents, emollients and emulsifiers in moisturisers. They are manufactured by using fatty acids as the starting material. Not considered toxic, but can become contaminated with nitrosamines which are considered cancer causing! Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)/Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are synthetic antioxidants in moisturisers. BHT is a suspected human carcinogen. BHA & BHT both act as a synthetic estrogen or xenoestrogen. Another 'nasty' that is often added to body lotions and creams is Disodium EDTA. This ingredient is often used in sprays, powders, body lotions and creams. This toxin is cytotoxic and weakly genotoxic (causing DNA mutations), although not carcinogenic. It has also shown to be a reproductive toxin. Oxybenzone is classified as a 'chemical' sunscreen agent but is often added to help preserve the integrity of other cosmetic ingredients, preventing their deterioration under the sun. It can be found in body creams and lotions. Oxybenzone is a photocarcinogen, it has demonstrated an increase in the production of harmful free radicals and an ability to attack DNA cells. In short, we really should avoid using body creams and lotions that contain any of these chemicals (ref: www.ewg.com)".
All skin types
Use | Tips
Warm in your hands and apply to the body: for a super-hydrating application blend with a few drops of body conditioning oil.
Store in a cool, dry and dark place.