Shea butter has long been recognized in some countries as
medicinally active oil. It is pressed from the nuts of the Shea tree,
also referred to as the tree of life, native to some parts of Africa.
A nighttime moisturizer containing the oil can help heal blemishes,
reverse wrinkles, relive itching and heal allergic reactions. It is
also beneficial for eczema, stretch marks, scars and age spots.
Avocado oil is also a source of vitamin A, as well as many other
nutrients. In separate studies, creams containing avocado oil as the
only active ingredient have been shown to reduce age spots, improve
moisture content, soften skin and relieve psoriasis and eczema. In one
study, avocado extracts were shown to increase the amount of collagen
in the skin.
Honey has been used for centuries for a variety of medicinal purposes. Anti-aging night cream containing active honey will help to
heal blemishes and prevent new ones from forming, because of the
natural antibacterial activity. The antioxidant activity of the honey
helps to reverse free radical damage, which is one of the primary
causes of wrinkles and other signs of age.