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Gloucester, England, GL1 2NE
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The Candle Tree offers a wide variety of candles, artisan soaps, jar lights, greeting cards. Situated in College St, Gloucester.

Shea Butter Skin Care


Shea Butter Skin Care

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It is that time of year again where it’s getting colder and we spend more time indoors around our central heating. Autumn brings lots of interesting changes in nature and things to enjoy, but it is also time to give your skincare routine a boost. Central heating and cold weather can dry and dehydrate skin, causing soreness, dryness and chapped skin.

Shea butter is really a saviour this time of year, and is included in many skin care products to enrich and moisturise. This wondrous beauty product was being used cosmetically as early as Cleopatras Egypt. In ancient Egypt it was used to protect the hair and skin from the fierce sun and desert winds.

Shea butter is a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea (Karite) tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection of around SPF 6 and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. The concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids in Shea butter makes it incredibly nourishing and moisturising for skin. It is often used to remedy dry skin and to help protect the skin’s natural oils. It alleviates the pain associated with tightness and itching of eczema and dry winter skin conditions.

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Shea butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction. Shea butter melts at body temperature, making it easily absorbed into the skin. It absorbs rapidly into the skin, acts as a "rehydrating" agent, and has good water-binding properties. Used regularly, Shea butter products can revive tired dried out winter skin and boost your skins natural oils.


Once you’ve tried Naturally European Hand Cream we’re sure you’ll agree it’s the best hand cream around for soothing dry hands. With 20% Shea butter, Naturally European Luxury Hand Cream provides outstanding skin care, is beautifully scented contained in attractive packaging. This Neroli & Tangerine fragranced hand cream will lift your mood and improve and protect the delicate skin on your hands. This luxurious hand cream is blended with rich shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, baobab seed oil and rosehip oil to hydrate and ensure you’re left with soft, supple skin. Massage Naturally European luxury hand cream in and let the rich, creamy moisturiser melt to reveal softer, smoother skin.

As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from environmental damage. Shea butter helps to firm skin and combat the signs of aging, fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Perfect for skin that is sensitive, dry and dehydrated, as it helps with skin elasticity. Overall, shea butter is a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of these beautifully scented creams. Here at The Candle Tree, we have a range of Naturally European hand creams. Our selection includes: fresh Verbena, classic Rose, zesty Ginger & Lime and comforting Lavender. See below for the range:

Red Clay French soap with shea butter, is currently half price!

Here, at The Candle Tree, we have a large selection of French soaps. The soaps are infused with shea butter to help soften and moisturise your skin, leaving you with a natural glow. Shea butter is used to keep skin in good condition and is particularly useful for applying to sensitive, damaged skin or skin that is dehydrated, promoting skin elasticity. BIO Shea Butter creates a rich and creamy lather leaving your skin soft and moisturised. These are artisanal vegetable French Soap, certified without animal fat and made in Marseille from rigorously selected raw materials. As well as being deeply moisturising, the rich shea butter forms a protective layer to defend skin from environmental damage. Overall, shea butter is a wonderful ingredient to form the basis of these naturally scented soaps.