Borage Oil is a little known secret for keeping your skin healthy. It is a naturally occurring oil that not only restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin, but can also provide relief to people who suffer from chronic skin disorders such as eczema and atopic dermatitis.
Rooibos, a shrub which grows only in a small region of South Aftrica, has a long history of consumption as a tea that is high in antioxidants and minerals. However, rooibos extract, when topically applied has recently been shown to help reduce itchy skin, eczema, sunburns, diaper rash and acne. Rooibos extract is used in our Borage Therapy Advanced Formula Lotion to help relieve itching and redness.
Borago Officinalis is a well known herb which can be found in almost all temperate regions of the world. We use borage oil in our ShiKai Signature Everyday Conditioner as a moisturizer for the hair and scalp.
Shea butter is a vegetable fat derived from the nut of the fruit of the African shea tree. It absorbs quickly into the skin and has good water-binding properties, so it is an excellent moisturizer. It also forms a breathable, water-resistant barrier which serves to protect the skin. Shea butter is used in Borage Therapy Lotions and Creams, ShiKai Hand & body Lotions and Color Reflect Daily Moisture and Intensive Repair Conditioners.
Oatmeal acts as a moisturizer by attracting and holding water on the skin’s surface. In addition, protein components, such as cellulose and fiber, anchor moisturizers for long lasting action which results in softer, more elastic skin. Oatmeal can also soothe the skin and help reduce redness and itching.