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On this page we look at the properties of Shea Butter, Meadowfoam Oil and Vitamin E Cream. We will take each product individually and examine the properties and benefits of each for your convenience and to make it easier to read.

Shea Butter

This product is derived from the nuts of the shea tree, which is also known as the karite tree. This tree grows wild in Central and Western Africa. This fat from the nut of this tree is high in vitamins A and E as well as other important minerals.

Shea butter is primarily used as a skin soother and softener, a cuticle softener, an effective makeup remover and also a hair conditioner. It also has some natural healing properties, so if you suffer with a small cut or burn, you should immediately apply the soothing butter to the wound.

It is also very good at helping to alleviate the pain of sunburn.

Meadowfoam Oil

Meadowfoam seed oil is an edible seed oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the meadowfoam plant (Limnanthes alba). The seeds of this plant contain 20-30 percent oil. Meadowfoam seed oil is highly stable, mainly because it contains over 98 percent long chain fatty acids.

Meadowfoam oil is quite similar to rapeseed oil and it is in direct competition for the high-volume industrial oilseed applications. The product is widely used in cosmetic, beauty and hair-care applications thanks to its high stability, lubricity and ability to remain on the skin for a long time after application.

Source: wikipedia

Vitamin E Cream

There are many applications for Vit-E creams and oils, mainly those pertaining to protection from sun and ultraviolet light damage and for helping to alleviate the instance of certain skin conditions such as rosacea as already described in our article here: Rosacea Vitamin E. You can learn how this type of cream or oil can be of great benefit to the health of your skin as well as the implications of applying it at regular intervals.

Each of these products has specialized health benefits peculiar to each one. You can choose whether you want to try any of them and not have to be concerned about any negative properties such as side effects as they are naturally occurring and contain no harmful drugs.

However, in all cases of doubt over the use of creams or oils on the skin, it is advisable to consult with a medical expert or visit your doctor.