This butter is extracted from the Shea nut (obtained from the Karite tree). After refinement, it has a whitish colour and almost no odour, but the applications remain the same.
Used predominantly for skincare, Shea butter is hailed for its protecting and emollient properties. Rich in cinnamic acid, it also protects the skin from UV rays and therefore can be included in skincare products for the sun. It can also be used as a massage butter, as a moisturizing agent in soaps and shaving creams, and as a treatment for minor skin wounds and irritations.
The first choice in natural skincare and fine body care products, this butter forms a breathable, water-resistant film and is the leading natural product for moisturizing. A wonderful base for cosmetic recipes or used as a stand-alone application, this comes highly recommended for those concerned about naturally healthy skin.
Botanical Name: Butyrospermum parkii.
Country of Origin: South Africa.