[Infographic] Shea butter vs Cocoa butter: The differences explained

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There are many articles out there about shea butter, cocoa butter and the differences between them. Although they have their pros and cons, these products have nearly the same skin benefits, fatty acids and antioxidants. So which one is best for your skin?

According to Real Purity, a skincare website,  “both shea butter and cocoa butter will enhance the beauty and elasticity of your skin. They each contain fatty acids, which allow your skin to retain moisture, and they can both ease common skin ailments, including eczema or psoriasis.”

But as we all know, what works for one person may not work for another, so which one is better for your skin? Here’s everything you need to know about shea butter and cocoa butter and how they match up.

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Both shea butter and cocoa butter have skin healing properties and both are rich in antioxidants, however, due it’s non-comedogenic nature, shea butter does not clog pores, making it a great all-rounder. Not only does shea butter heal and protect the skin but it thoroughly moisturizes it too, without leaving any greasy residue to the skin.

Whether the skin is irritated by acne, eczema, or just generally sensitive, shea butter offers gentle and soothing nourishment, making it the best cream for everyone in the family, from baby to teenager, to adults looking for anti-aging benefits.

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