At My Sister 2, we use the finest oils and natural additives to give our customers the most effective natural products we can produce.
Castor oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, liquid Shea, Grapeseed oil, Jojoba, Almond oil, Avocado Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Ostrich Oil, Emu Oil,
Vitamin E, Allantoin (helps skin to generate healthy new cells), Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Mango Butter, fine essential oils and many other fine ingredients
make up our natural products.
What is Shea Butter?
Shea butter has soothing, moisturizing and protecting effects. Due to the presence of a sizeable quantity of unsaponifiable fats, its
content in vitamins and other active elements, shea butter adds other more precise activities to these general properties. It displays a
protecting role against UV rays because of its content in cinnamic acid and can thus be incorporated in solar products. The natural latex
contained in shea butter would moreover prevent certain sun allergies. Shea butter also helps cell regeneration and capillary circulation.
This favours the healing of small wounds, skin cracks and crevices, and skin ulcers. In the cosmetic field, this property is an asset against
skin aging. It has restructuring effects on the epidermis, also on dry and fragile hair. Dry skin, dermatitis, dermatoses, eczema, sun burn,
and burns are all helped by natural shea butter. It has an anti-elastase characteristic which makes it a good active ingredient against stretch
Shea butter can also be used to treat rheumatism and aching muscles, and to ease colds because it decongests nasal mucous tissues.
It is very well tolerated by the skin for it does not normally trigger any allergic reaction and can even be used on very sensitive skin areas
such as mucous tissues and around the eyes.
Shea butter is therefore an outstanding recipe for cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes, even incorporated in high proportions. It is
easy to work into all kinds of emulsions and makes a very good excipient (carrier) as it prevents allergenic reactions without altering the
~ West African Trading Company
What We DO NOT Use
My Sister 2 is very careful to only use natural and organic ingredients. We thououghly research our ingredients to make sure there is
nothing that is irritating or harmful in our products. We know that what you put ON your skin is absorbed INTO your body, so you need to
avoid anything that could be harmful. There is very little regulation of the cosmetics industry so manufacturers can get away with using irritating or
potentially harmful ingredients, even those which may be carcinogenic.
We will NEVER use alcohol, aluminum compounds, sodium laurel sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, mineral oil, parabens or any other petroleum product. While
some ingredients are merely irritating, petroleum products have been declared known carcinogens by the American Cancer Society.
They come under names like methlyparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben or any other ingredient ending in "paraben". These are cheap
(though effective) preservatives that we will NEVER use. For the health and safety of your family, check out the ingredients of the products your use.
Don't take a chance with your health or the health of your family.
My Sister 2 is a proud signer of the Compact For Safe Cosmetics and we therefore pledge to keep our products safe.
You can get more information on the harmful ingredients and products made by others by checking out the following links:Safe Cosmetics website
Information is available about the latest research and what the big cosmetics companies are doing:
At Skin Deep, you can search for almost any ingredient, product or company and see the good AND bad ones that may be effecting the
health of you and your family: