Highly moisturizing, kokum butter helps heal dry and cracked skin especially lips, elbows, knees and soles of feet. It may also aid in improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Kokum butter is rich in essential fatty acids, which softens the skin and helps promote elasticity
Skin Cell Regeneration
Kokum butter is well known for its ability to regenerate skin cells. But did you know it also prevents the degeneration of skin cells? That means you’re fighting skin damage before it ever starts.
Because of its emollient properties, kokum butter is easily absorbed by the skin. So it’s healing properties can penetrate deep into the layers of the dermis. It can help heal ulcers as well as cracks in the lips, hands, and the soles of your feet.
And if you suffer from inflammation, kokum butter is also anti-inflammatory. It can help reduce inflamed skin regardless of the cause and prevents future inflammation by enhancing your natural skin barrier.
As a side effect of its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, kokum butter is a great alternative for sensitive skin. If your skin tends to react to most skin care products, those made with kokum butter are more gentle and easily tolerated.
If you suffer from dry skin, kokum is a natural moisturizer. Your skin absorbs it quickly and easily, so there’s no leftover film, stickIness, or greasy residue.
Kokum butter is rich in vitamin E. This fat-soluble, essential nutrient is a powerful antioxidant. It not only benefits the immune system, skin health, and cell functioning, it also protects the skin against free radicals. Your skin is exposed to these environmental toxins every time you step outside.
Visible Signs of Aging
The combination of moisturizing, skin cell regeneration and antioxidant properties of kokum butter make it an excellent ingredient to combat the visible signs of aging.
Moisturizing your skin restores both softness and elasticity and protects your skin against dehydration. Antioxidants protect against environmental damage that causes discoloration and other skin issues. And regenerating skin cells means reducing the visibility of fines lines and wrinkles.
Kokum butter is an excellent alternative to other butters that are too heavy for acne-prone skin or people that live in hot and humid climates and require a different summer skincare regime. If your skin produces more oil than average, a lighter moisturizer can bring balance to your skin.
An emollient that your skin soaks up, kokum butter is non-comedogenic. Meaning it doesn’t clog pores – and clogged pores are the main contributor to breakouts and blemishes.
Beyond that, kokum butter also has anti-bacterial properties. So it’s capable of clearing the acne-causing bacteria from your pores. All while calming and soothing the skin (thanks to those anti-inflammatory properties we talked about earlier).