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WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE SOLARTÉ

Quality Products Require Quality Ingredients

Quality skin care products should not only feel and smell great, but should protect and help heal your skin. The reason why Solarté Collections products work the way they do is because of the top quality ingredients we use.

Health Benefits from Nature

Shea butter is the key moisturizer in Solarté Collections products because it's simply one of the best natural moisturizers ever identified. Shea butter is produced from the nuts of shea trees grown in Africa. The moisturizers in shea butter are similar to those produced by your body's sebaceous glands.1 The sebum produced by these glands waterproofs and lubricates our skin while helping to protect us from infections.2 The compounds found in shea butter have also been found to help reduce inflammation naturally3, help skin recover from wounds4, and soften scar tissue.5

Shea Tree

Shea butter Is a natural source of vitamins A, E, and F (linoleic acid). Studies have shown that topically applying these nutrients has provided benefits to the skin ranging from reducing wrinkles6 to protecting from sun damage7 to anti-inflammation.8 The numerous health benefits inherent to shea butter and its contribution to  supporting our natural moisturizing factor (NMF) make it helpful in reducing the impact of such conditions as eczema,9 psoriasis, ichthyosis, and xerosis.10

 

Lavender

 

In addition to Shea butter, Solarté Collections uses other quality ingredients such as glycerin11 and beeswax12 to improve moisture retention, vitamin C to help enhance the protective benefits provided by vitamin E13, and natural lavender14 and verbena15 to reduce anxiety and help improve mood.

Why to Choose Solarté Collections

Solarté Collections realizes you have a lot of choices when it comes to what you use on your skin. We choose ingredients to make a product that feels luxurious, but is made with ingredients that protect and heal your skin. We hope that you can feel confident in choosing to use Solarté Collections as part of your daily skin regimen. 

 

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For more information, please read the following sources

1 - "The moisturizers present in shea butter are some of the same moisturizers that the sebaceous glands produce." - Jody Levine; https://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/moisturizing/products/is-shea-butter-good-for-face-skin-.htm
2 - "...sebum serves other important purposes, including maintaining the skin's flexibility and acting as a barrier to protect the skin from bacterial and fungal infections."; https://www.verywellhealth.com/what-is-sebum-1069375
 3 - "These findings explain the molecular bases of shea butter’s bioactivity against various inflammatory conditions and substantiate it as a latent source of novel therapeutic agents."; https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0108/435b8cfd6a7f2db881744907f64eecc05b42.pdf
4 - "...triterpenes are also abundant in shea butter... Triterpenes may induce cell migration, proliferation, and collagen deposition. Triterpenes also enhance the tissue repair by reducing the length of time for wound closure, and modulating the production of ROS in the wound microenvironment."; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5796020/
5 - "Shea butter is traditionally used as a skin care product due to its hydrating properties and its ability to soften scar tissues."; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3905615/
6 - "Skin is a major retinoid-responsive tissue and vitamin A metabolites have been in use for decades for the treatment of various skin conditions, including acne vulgaris and photoaging... Long-term (at least six months), continuous exposure to topical 0.05% tretinoin (all-trans-retinoic acid, at-RA) results in significant improvement in clinical signs of photoaging, namely fine wrinkling, roughness, and hyperpigmentation."; https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-A
7 - "...topical vitamin E seems to be an effective mechanism for both delivery to the skin and providing a photoprotective effect."; https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-E
8 - "Topical application is also a successful route of EFA delivery to the skin. Symptoms of EFA deficiency (EFAD) in both animals and humans can be reversed by either topical application or ingestion of oils rich in [Linoleic Acid]."; https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/essential-fatty-acids
 9 - "At the beginning of the study, the severity of the patient’s eczema was rated as a 3, with 5 being a very severe case and 0 being totally clear. At the end, the arm using Vaseline had its rating downgraded to a 2, while the arm using shea butter was downgraded to a 1. The arm using shea butter was also notably smoother."; https://www.healthline.com/health/shea-butter-for-eczema
10 - "Reduced levels of the NMF have been found in many disorders such as AD, psoriatic skin, ichthyosis, and general xerosis, a consequence, in some cases, of filaggrin loss-offunction mutations."; http://practicaldermatology.com/pdfs/PD0712_FTR_NMFReview.pdf
11 - "Topical glycerin can normalize skin hydration in an aquaporin-deficient mouse skin model."; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5560567/
12 - "A moisturizer containing beeswax was found to work better than barrier creams when applied after work for dental laboratory technicians who suffer from contact dermatitis."; https://www.futurederm.com/spotlight-on-beeswax/
13 - "Products containing both vitamin C and vitamin E have shown greater efficacy in photoprotection than either antioxidant alone".; https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-E
14 - "Lavender oil has also been shown to improve PTSD symptoms. 80 milligrams of lavender oil per day helped decrease depression by 33 percent and dramatically decrease sleep disturbances, moodiness, and overall health status in 47 people suffering from PTSD."; https://draxe.com/lavender-oil-benefits/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22475718
15 - "The essential oil from lemon verbena is one of the most effective herbal medicines to get rid of stress and anxiety."; https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/11-benefits-lemon-verbena/