(Butyrospermum parkii, also known as Vitellaria paradoxa)
Raw unrefined Shea Butter is most commonly ivory, beige to light yellow in colour. Bright white coloured Shea butter is not ivory nor beige, but most likely highly refined Shea Butter which no longer contains any healing properties. Orange carotenes found naturally in Shea Butter give it its colour.
Renowned for its health benefits, Shea butter has been used by Africans for thousands of years. Shea butter comes from the Karite tree, also known as Karite butter or women's gold. The tree grows in the Savannah regions of West Africa from Senegal in the West to Sudan in the East and onto the foothills of the Ethiopian highlands.
This Raw Unrefined Shea butter is cream to ivory coloured, naturally contains Vitamin A and E. Vitamin A is important for improving a number of skins conditions, including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema and dermatitis. Vitamin E is a common anti-ageing ingredient that protects the skin.
Shea butter is unusual from other cosmetic products in that it encourages your skin to absorb moisture from the air ensuring that your skin becomes softer and stays moisturised for longer. Regular users of Raw Unrefined Shea butter notice they have softer, smoother, healthier skin.
Absorbs quickly into the skin
Offers long lasting skin moisturising properties
Conditioning for Dry, Sensitive and Normal skin
Skin softener for tough skin on hands, feet and elbows
Stretch marks prevention
Supports the treatment of Eczema, Psoriasis, Damaged skin