Can Shea Butter Clog Pores? | Kokoa Eco Beauty

Can Shea Butter Clog Pores?

Shea butter is a natural ingredient which has many topical benefits for the skin. It can treat many skin problems, including blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns, small skin wounds, eczema, skin allergies & insect bites!


What is Shea Butter?

Shea Butter originates from West Africa. The natural butter is rich in Vitamin AED and F making it fab to use on your skin! Shea Butter has been used in skincare for centuries, it is amazing for moisturising skin and is packed with skin benefits! 

Shea Butter is derived from the fat that is extracted from the nut of the Shea Tree, which produces fruit for up to 200 years before reaching its maturity. It is solid at warm temperatures and is usually off-white or ivory in colour.


How to Find Out if Shea Butter can Clog Pores

You can tell if a product will clog pores depending on its comedogenic rating.


What is a Comedogenic Rating?

The word comedogenic means the tendency to block pores, a comedogenic rating tells you the likelihood of clogging your pores and encouraging the formation of blackheads and acne. The higher the rating, the higher the chance. 

You can find out more about comedogenic ratings here.


So, Can Shea Butter Clog Pores? 

Shea Butter isn’t quite magic but we like to think it is, it has a comedogenic rating of 0 meaning it doesn’t clog up your pores! Shea Butter contains high levels of linoleic acid and oleic acid. The two acids balance each other out making it easy for Shea Butter to fully absorb into your skin. 

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To put it simply, shea butter has a comedogenic rating of zero which means that it will not clog pores despite its thick and creamy texture. Our Shea Butter-Based Moisturisers are also suitable for all skin types! 

Which one is your favourite? 

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