The seeds, which contain butter, are mechanically pressed. Purification and REFINING are then carried out by traditional methods without chemicals or solvents to provide a NATURAL, white to ivory colored material which has a SOFT, butter-like consistency.
Shea butter is widely used to PROTECT SKIN from weather, sun’s UV, photo-aging and to ELIMINATE superficial irritations. It is an ingredient in traditional medicines against dermatitis, dermatoses, eczema etc...
The HIGH level of fatty acids (dominated by oleic, stearic and linoleic acids) and the unsaponifiable fraction contribute to MOISTURIZE the epidermis and to RETAIN the elasticity of the skin.