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Soothing Dry Fall and Winter Skin

Shea Butter for skin care

Shea Butter

Shea Butter is an off-white or ivory-colored fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree which is synthesized into hair and skin care products can be used raw.

Try this: Allafia, Skin and Hair Care

Allafia measures its success by its empowerment projects in Togo, western Africa, where its cooperative is located. Through fair trade practices and reach out projects they have:
- Distributed over 7,100 bikes to children so they can get to and from school
- Constructed 10 Schools
- Constructed 1,855 School Benches
- 4,200 Eyeglasses Donated
- Funded 4,142 births through their maternal care program

Winter Skin Care Argan Oil

Argan Oil

is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree that is native to Morocco. Argan oils has proven itself useful as moisturizing oil, against acne and flaking of the skin, as well as for 'nourishing' the hair.

Try this: Acure Organics Moroccan Argan Oil

A true skin super food! Incredibly rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, and proteins, argan oil helps restore texture and tone. Lightweight and easily absorbed, use it as a: facial serum, body + decollete massage oil, hair serum, hand + cuticle oil, soothes dry elbows + heels. This oil is often referred to as "liquid gold" so get yourself some beauty bling!

Essential Fatty Acids

The real key to beautiful skin is to nourish from the inside out. Water intake and ensuring you get enough Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) will make your skin glow!

Try this: Fish Oil, Flax Oil, Hemp Oil or Evening Primrose Oil.

Essential fatty acids play a part in many metabolic processes, and there is evidence to suggest that low levels of essential fatty acids, or the wrong balance of types among the essential fatty acids, may be a factor in a number of illnesses, including osteoporosis.

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