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All About Shea Butter

Shea Butter is a fat extracted from the nuts of the African Shea Tree (latin: Vitellaria paradoxa). Shea is one of the staples of the beauty industry showing up in everything from body butters to lip sticks to hair conditioners. Shea butter is solid at warm temperatures and begins to melt around 72 degrees.  Shea trees are native to West Africa, and most shea butter still comes from that region. Global Girl shea butter comes from the country of Ghana. The nutritional benefits of shea butter are: Linoleic, palmitic, stearic, and oleic fatty acids, ingredients that balance oils on your skin Vitamins A, E, and F, antioxidant vitamins that promote circulation and healthy skin cell growth Triglycerides, the fatty part of the shea nut that nourishes...

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Why does our skin get drier as we grow-up?

When I was younger lotion was optional. I don't recall ever having dry, itchy, ashy skin when I was or kid or even in high school.  I first discovered that there wee benefits to lotion in my college years and by my forties it was an absolute necessity. Period. So why does our skin tend to become drier as we grow-up?  Dermatologists say that we have fewer natural oils as we age. Combined with the impact of sun exposure over time, a reduced rate of cell renewal, and not drinking enough water can lead us to have drier, rougher skin.  The key to good skin is to combat the controllable things to keep your skin soft and supple both inside...

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The Benefits of Small Batch

Put simply, Small Batch it’s making products in small batches vs mass production where hundreds or thousands at a time are produced. I'll be making all Global Girl products in small batches and there are a lot of benefits to doing it this way.    The Benefits of Small Batch Small Batch is a great thing for products where time impacts the quality of the finished product. We get this about food items but maybe we’ve never thought about the freshness factor in our personal care products like makeup, skincare, and bodycare. With mass production you’re making millions of units at a time but it may take you a year to sell them all. How do you ensure the product...

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