SHU was carefully developed for daily moisturizing and extremely fast healing.
Many other products add glycerin and/or types of liquid plastics like silicone for a feeling of temporary moisture and relief. Neither of these actually feed the cells, but instead, put a band-aid layer over the skin like seran wrap that can wow for a couple of hours. These are nowhere near as breathable as a healthy dose of triglycerides and vitamins.
Ghana Shea and Burkina Fasso Shea: I have combined both shea butters here for maximum benefit of both. Shea butter is full of stearic acid, which is deeply cleansing and helpful for acne and skin issues that need a "bring it up and out" approach. Tired of paying for an expensive "Vitamin A cream"? Shea butter is a vitamin A AND vitamin E cream in one. So the base of your moisturizer is on solid ground.
Hazelnut Oil- hazelnut oil is a highly penetrative due to a good percentage of polyphenols. It has also been shown to be effective for acne because it is anti-inflammatory and astringent.
Ucuuba Butter- This has always been the secret powerhouse of SHU. Ucuuba is in the nutmeg family and has helped immensely with eczema and psoriasis. It is extremely rich in fatty acids, is anti-bacterial, and is said to be especially helpful for mature skin in toning and brightening the complexion.
Karanja Seed Oil- **NEW to SHU**** with very good reason. It cleared up my oldest daughter's acne in 2 days- and she has very bad acne when she fails to use her facewash and lotion. Karanja is in the same family with neem but has a much less offensive odor. It is very high in triglycerides, which are extremely important in creating a magical protective barrier over your skin without clogging pores. This oil is also high in flavonoids, which are anti-oxidants and very astringent. Tannic acid is present in karanja seed oil. Tannic acid treats rashes, fever blisters, and other irritations or bacterial infections.
Karanja is an extremely well-rounded oil with so many benefits that it is easy to see how it further improves the efficacy of SHU. For those who have used the original version of SHU, this is the ingredient that makes a much more silky feel.
Frankincense Oil- Frankincense made its way into Brazen Bee products the moment I heard that research shows it kills skin cancer cells. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers and anything that we can do as a preventative measure should be taken. I am not purporting that your facewash will prevent skin cancer in any way, but the research should be looked at and judged accordingly. Aromatherapy: spiritually grounding
Lavender Oil- Lavender is one of the most well-known skin soothers around. With a high amount of linalool, this wonderful oil is used across most skin care formulas because it simply works. It also helps to heal scars and diminish redness. Aromatherapy: soothing
Elemi Oil- Here is the third new ingredient to SHU. Elem
SHU used to have Abyssinian Oil, which is now unavailable. We have moved over into using Camellia Seed (Green Tea Seed) and Organic Unrefined Almond Oil in place of the Abyssinian Oil. I think everyone will be happy with this!
Total Ingredients: Shea Butter (refined and unrefined blend), Hazelnut Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Organic Unrefined Almond Oil, Ucuuba Butter, Karanja Oil. Essential Oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Elemi
Here is a 2 part video on using Oil in your skincare regimen!
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Moisturizers are crucial to proper healing, scar prevention, and wrinkle prevention. A good moisturizer is packed with healing oils and butters from nature, but never clogs pores with ingredients like glycerin or silicon. The skin MAKES OIL because it NEEDS OIL. Providing the right oily nutrition can speed healing and improve the quality of the skin like you have never seen before.
FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
SHU Healing Moisturizer was developed specifically for acne relief. Acne needs oil. Acne needs anti-bacterial action. Acne needs soothing. Acne needs SHU. Apply liberally and you may want to reapply throughout the day for the first few days of use. Especially since you touch your face often and the antibacterial action is important.
DAILY MOISTURIZER USE
Apply after anytime you wash your face. It will be absorbed within 10 minutes. PRO TIP: leave fingers and face wet prior to application and apply a VERY small amount. If you are going to wear makeup, leave some time to absorb before makeup application.
NIGHTLY MOISTURIZER USE
Our moisturizers are recommended for dry or oily skin! At night, apply what feels like “too much” to the face and sleep with it on. This gives the skin a chance to take up and utilize the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that support healthy skin.
NIGHTLY USE - OILY SKIN
Apply what feels like “way too much” at night and go to bed. What you are doing is telling your skin that it does not need to overproduce oil and that you will feed it well every day so that it can stop making so much oil. Your oily skin will be markedly improved within one week with continued improvement over time. After two weeks of “way too much” at night treatment, you can adjust back to normal nightly use.
Skin needs a daily nutrition boost! It is critical to give skin a thin layer of bioavailable vitamins and minerals with your daily routine. Directions: Use twice daily. Apply liberally after cleansing. While toner is still wet, apply your favorite Brazen Bee Moisturizer. It helps the moisturizer spread evenly as well as super charging it with bioavailable vitamins and minerals.