- Fresh plant infusions of olive leaf and rose petal in olive oil, Madagascar vanilla in coconut oil, and Calendula blossoms in sunflower oil, make our Whipped Shea Butter an excellent source of essential fatty acids, vital phyto-nutrients and antioxidants
- After a few days skin looks noticeably younger, more vital, supple, hydrated and healthier, conditions hair too
- evanhealy makes their Whipped Shea Butter completely by hand, it takes four to six hours of continual whipping to reach its rich, creamy softness
A finger-tip sized amount applied daily to clean skin regenerates and protects extremely dry and dehydrated skin, having a remarkable effect on wrinkles, softening and smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, all signs of stress held in our face and eye area. After a few days of consistent use skin appears noticeably improved. Our Whipped Shea Butter, rich in essential fatty acids, cinnamic acid, and vitamins C, E, and K, heals dry, sensitive skin conditions while providing maximum barrier protection without a heavy feeling or clogging tiny dermal pores. It is especially effective when treating inflamed skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, rashes, dry and burned skin.
evanhealy's Whipped Shea Butters are a combination of luscious and nourishing oils: California- grown extra-virgin olive oil, calendula-infused sunflower oil, and a Madagascar vanilla- infused coconut oil. These restorative and concentrated butters are prepared by hand in small batches. Over a period of four to six hours we slowly add each oil into the raw unrefined shea butter as it gently and continuously whips. At the end, we add the flower remedies of Self Heal and Crab Apple.
evanhealy's Shea Butter comes to us from the Tapko Widows Group, a small community of women in northern Ghana. This remarkable group of women hand-harvest and process the shea nuts into shea butter using labor-intensive, traditional methods that have been handed down over centuries. The Tapko Widows are paid a premium price and a percentage of sales goes to a micro-credit project in their support, complementing their subsistence agriculture-based economy. Tapko is a small village located near the Burkina Faso border in Ghana's Upper West Region.
This truly unrefined product has been extracted without chemical solvents, cleansers or bleaching agents. As a result small granules may occur, which in no way compromises its quality, and will dissolve instantly when massaged into skin. Variations in color and fragrance may also occur. Unrefined shea butter is high in valuable unsaponifiables, which add emolliency and softness to skin. Vitamin E protects against oxidation, and naturally occuring phytosterols contribute to cell membrane integrity.
evanhealy is an artisan-quality skin care treatment line created by aesthetician Evan Healy. Her holistic approach draws from traditional plant lore, aromatherapy, ayurveda, and homeopathy. Through her experience with holistic therapies Evan has observed the connection between plants and skin. Rather than treating areas of imbalance such as an overly oily condition, the more holistic, successful and long-term solution is to support the totality of skin functions using simple plant-based formulations and non-invasive treatment methods. This approach encourages the skin, with its innate ability to regulate itself, to breathe.
As a daytime moisturizer: Taking a finger-full of Shea Butter warm and soften between the palms of your hand. Massage into area of face or body to be treated. Finish by misting with of one of our Facial Tonic Hydrosols to increase hydration and penetration.
As a Shea Treatment Mask: An alternative to their Clay Treatment Masks, their Whipped Shea Butters make ideal regenerating, nourishing and restorative treatments for dry and/or sensitive skin in need of rebuilding from over-use or over-reliance on harsh glycolic (AHA) treatments, fruit enzymes, or dermabrasions; it also makes a great hair conditioner!
How to apply a Shea Mask:
1. Warm a small amount of Whipped Shea Butter between the palms of the hands and massage into clean, slightly damp skin. Leave on to fully absorb - at least 15 minutes.
2. Enhance the Shea Butter Treatment by pressing a series (two to three or more) of warm washcloths just against face, allowing the moist warmth of the washcloth to penetrate the Shea Butter into the skin.
3. Finish with a final wipe, removing any remaining Shea Butter off face. Your skin will look and feel exquisitely clean, velvety smooth, and calm.
This treatment helps to restore, protect and strengthen skin structure.
Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii),* olive oil (Olea europaea fruit oil),* vanilla-infused coconut oil (Vanilla plantifolia and Cocos nucifera), calendula-infused sunflower oil (Calendula officinalis and Helianthus annuus),* botanical extracts of St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), comfrey (Symphytum officinalis) and evening primrose (Oenothera biennis), olive leaf and rose petal extracted in olive oil (Olea europaea leaf and rosa damascena petal), vitamin E (tocopherol), essential oils of ylang ylang (Cananga odorata), frankincense (Boswelia carterii), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Flower Essences of Crab Apple and Self Heal.
No GMOs, parabens, petroleum-based products, synthetic fragrances, or animal testing.