If you or one of your loved ones are struggling with dry, irritated, and cracking skin, this blog is for you. As we know, dry skin is a common symptom that can occur at any age. When our diet is lacking vitamins, minerals, and especially omega-3 fatty acids our skin is affected by these nutrient deficiencies. We can easily see in winter that our skin’s essential barrier and microbiome are directly affected causing dry, chapped, and sensitive skin symptoms.

Today we would like to introduce you to our two favorite skin superfoods that will quench the driest skin types: Shea butter and Argan oil, renowned for moisturizing, hydrating, and protecting properties that our skin needs to be happy and healthy.

Shea Butter

Shea butter has been used since ancient times and was always considered a skin superfood. Oil cold pressed from the kernel of the shea nut produced from the Vitellaria paradoxa (shea tree). Shea butter is a life-saving sustainable renewable resource for many African countries’ economies. As many African women traditionally play an important role from extraction to final processing of shea butter, choosing a product fair trade will ensure fair prices, living wages, and community benefits for farmers, and their families in developing countries. It is used for cosmetic reasons, but also as food, especially in Africa. Along with the nutritional and nourishing benefits of Shea Butter, the bark of the Shea Tree is a source of traditional medicine.

The American Shea Butter Institute calls shea butter the skin’s best friend and an all-natural vitamin A cream. Wonderful moisturizer with positive biochemical and physiological effects.

Argan oil 

Argan oil is also extracted from the kernel of the Argan tree, found in Morocco.

Argan oil is a wonderful moisturizer with anti-aging benefits that promote better elasticity of the skin. Argan oil has gained much popularity in more recent years due to its rich source of skin-nourishing essential fatty acids. Its delicious non-comedogenic texture melts into the skin delivering the essential fatty acids and anti-inflammatory nutrients that dry skin types need. It Improves the elasticity and suppleness of the skin and hair instantly. It is also ideal for preventing stretch marks. Provides immediate comfort to sensitive and reactive skin.

In conclusion, is one much better than the other? Not really. They are both excellent skin superfoods that have unique qualities and properties. Now, what if we will combine the two skin superfoods in one product? The best of both worlds with the Druide Karité collection.

Trust Druide formulas that use only pure, raw, organic, and fair trade Shea butter and high-quality Argan oil. This collection offers you versatile formulas that can be used on your face, body, hair, scalp, after sun exposure, as a massage balm, on scars, and is suitable for the whole family including babies.

If you want to efficiently treat dry and sensitive skin conditions look for simplified formulas that can deliver the nourishing benefits that your skin needs like the Druide Organic Shea butter and Argan oil products from the Karite Collection.