The fruit of the shea tree is rich in vitamins, minerals and protein. Shea butter contains natural fatty acids that help nourish and moisturize the skin.
As a natural fat, shea butter works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve elasticity of the skin. It also helps fight against free radical damage.
We use shea butter in many of our body butters and Tinted Lip Balms.
If you’re looking for the Karite tree (Butyrosperum parkii), where shea butter comes from, you’ll have to travel south of the Sahara Desert to West Africa. Since the 1300s, shea butter cultivation has been an important source of income in African countries. Today, many people call it “women’s gold” because it provides an occupation for women in remote locations. In the village it is common for women to make the butter and men to oversee the marketing and shipment.