BOTANICAL NAME: Butyrospermum parkii
EXTRACTION: Raw, naturally refined
DESCRIPTION: The Shea tree, or the Vitellaria paradoxa, is native to the drier parts of west and Central Africa. This tree produces a fruit from which the butter is extracted. This butter has been used since ancient times for sun protection. It creates a soft, breathable barrier for the skin that moisturizes deeply and prevents water loss. Its chemical makeup includes Vitamins A & E, 10 different types of polyphenols, phytosterols, oleic acid, cinamic acid, and allantoin. Its chemical makeup rich in nutrients means this butter is packed with multiple capabilities, including intense moisturizing and the ability to treat multiple skin irritations and conditions.
KEY COMPONENTS: Oleic and cinamic acids, polyphenols, phytosterols and allantoin