All shea butter products are not created equal, and Karité is committed to offering only the highest quality and highest concentration of this intensely hydrating natural ingredient. Combined with organic coconut oil and sustainably-sourced palm oil (and very little else) to enhance its moisturizing properties, our Crème Mains Hand Cream is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help soothe, heal and restore elasticity to the skin without potentially irritating ingredients such as dyes, silicones and parabens.
Karité only uses raw, unrefined shea butter to preserve its naturally high concentration of essential fatty acids as well as vitamin A and vitamin E, which are essential for maintaining the skin’s health and suppleness. In addition to being an exceptional moisturizer, this all-natural dermatologist-created hand cream offers antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pro-aging benefits that help hydrate and soothe and heal the skin—especially as hand-washing and hand-sanitizer use are at their peak.
Benefit #1: Moisture
For maximum hydration, it’s important to use raw, unrefined shea butter, as the refining process diminishes its moisturizing capabilities. Compared to other natural hydrating ingredients, shea butter and coconut oil are best for preventing moisture from evaporating from the skin. As an added plus, palm oil is known for its ability to soften the skin while maintaining and restoring its elasticity.
Benefit #2: Soothing
Shea butter and coconut oil have been found to have natural anti-inflammatory benefits, making them ideal for soothing itching and irritation. The therapeutic nature of shea butter makes it especially effective for repairing the skin's barrier, which in turn provides relief for those with sensitive skin, eczema and other skin conditions. Coconut oil’s anti-microbial properties may also help prevent infection in the case of cracked skin and cuticles.
Benefit #3: Pro-aging
Shea butter, coconut oil and palm oil have high concentrations of vitamin E, polyphenols and beta carotene, which helps provide powerful antioxidant benefits that help protect against environmental damage that leads to visible signs of aging such as age spots and thin, crepey skin on the backs of the hands.
Could your hands use a little extra care and comforting? Our Crème Mains Hand Cream is just what Dr. Naana Boakye orders!