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IS SHEA BUTTER GOOD FOR OILY SKIN?


OTI Organic Yellow Shea Butter

If you have an oily skin type and are apprehensive about using shea butter, you’re not alone.


There are people who fear they might get acne breakouts and pimples by using this plant oil-based butter.


If you are wondering if the oil in shea butter might clog your skin pores, you’ll be shocked to know the answer to this.



On the contrary, shea butter is a popular remedy for acne and other skin-related problems. Shea butter contains Vitamin F and other healthy fatty acids that serve as anti-inflammatory elements.


Many know shea butter as a moisturizer and easily conclude that it is for people with dry or chapped skin but that is not the case.

Sourced from shea nuts in parts of West Africa, it is one of the few oils/butters that have a comedogenic rating of ZERO. This implies that it won’t clog your pores at all and is very safe to use for oily skin.


In fact, all the types of ultra-nourishing authentic Shea butter from Organic Trade and Investments is excellent for oily skin.

This is proved when you apply it, the oils in the butter are absorbed by the skin almost immediately without leaving a greasy layer to your skin.


Honestly, there are some oils that are very good for the skin – one of which is shea butter that is able to dissolve stale oil found in the pores of oily skis, thereby removing it.


Surprisingly, shea butter is able to prevent oily skin by bringing a balance to the quantity of sebum produced. Sebum is the oil secreted by the skin glands to keep it moisturized.

This might sound ridiculous but the same principle applies to having excess fat in your stomach. You need to consume healthier fats (like olive oil, sunflower oil, avocadoes etc…) to have a counter effect of breaking down and burning the old unhealthy fat.


In conclusion, shea butter is very good for all skin types - whether they are dry or shiny and oily because it helps balance out your skin’s oil production. Thus, making it perfect for your particular skin type.


Raw unrefined shea butter is rich in healing nutrients that haven’t been decreased or removed by heating or refining processes. While refined shea butter goes through a number of purification processes to remove contaminants like those bits of shea nut and to neutralize its odour.


However, both are effective for improving your skin’s appearance. And for those who cannot stand the strong scent of unrefined shea butter, we recommend you whip shea butter with other essential oils such as lavender oil.

Adding a few natural ingredients such as organic argan oil, pure aloe vera gel, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, or natural cocoa butter to the unrefined shea butter before whipping the butter into a fluffy cream is a great option to obtain the result needed to treat your skin-related problem.

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