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Shea butter for buttock enlargement: fact or fiction?

Shea butter continues to captivate. Its natural, nourishing and restorative properties provide numerous benefits for the skin. It is also credited with unsuspected volumising virtues on the buttocks. But what is the reality?

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Published January 29, 2024, by Manon, Head of Scientific Communication — 2 min read

Volumising treatments for enhancing the buttocks: what are they all about?

Recently, so-called "volumising" or "plumping" formulas are flooding the market. They are generally offered in cream form, but other galenic forms may exist. These treatments are intended for specific use on the chest, cheekbones, lips or buttocks.

Their effectiveness is believed to be based on the presence of phytoestrogens. These are non-steroidal compounds found in several plants, sharing similar structures with the estrogens, which are capable of binding to their receptors. These volumising treatments would also contain compounds that help stimulate adipose growth, such as fenugreek or anemarrhena root.

Generally, these volumising treatments are not effective solutions for increasing the volume of a body area. Indeed, phytoestrogens are not human estrogens and they have no influence on our receptors and therefore on our own estrogen production.

Shea Butter: A natural alternative for enhancing buttock volume?

To date, no scientific study has proven the "volumising" powers of shea butter, it does not constitute an effective solution for enlarging your buttocks. However, frequent application of shea butter can improve the appearance of the skin by making it firmer. Thus, it is impossible through a treatment or a botanical ingredient to have an influence on fat storage in the buttocks.

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