Shea butter is a vegetable oil, an edible substance extracted from the fruits of the shea tree, a tree growing mainly in the wooded savannahs of West, Central and East Africa, and whose name means "life" in Mandingo language


  • Moisturizing : the lipid part of butter, constituting the vast majority of this product, allows it to easily pass the skin barrier and keep the upper layer of the epidermis hydrated, effectively and lastingly.
  • Healing, Softening : thanks to the resinous esters that compose it, Shea butter softens the skin. Indeed, by passing through the skin barrier, Shea butter will nourish the skin and soften it, to make it less sensitive to external aggressions.
  • Skin Protector : used as prevention or after sunbathing, Shea butter helps protect the skin against UV rays and environmental aggressions. It is thanks to a variety of unsaponifiables, including karitene, that butter allows this action.
  • Anti-Oxidant, Cellular Regenerant : the vitamin E present in this butter has an important anti-oxidant role. This vitamin will provide the energy necessary for metabolism to produce cells in large numbers, thus promoting healing and cell renewal.
  • Anti-Inflammatory : it contains a high level of unsaponifiable materials, composed mainly of triterpene alcohols. Lupeol and beta-amyrin are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Penetrating : shea butter is quickly absorbed by the epidermis.

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