Revered for centuries by the women of Africa, shea butter is a renowned skin soother. Obtained from the karite nuts of a tree native to the West African tropics, the supple butter's high concentration of fatty acids gives it the ability to deeply moisturize and retain the elasticity of the skin, while also protecting against the damaging effects of the sun.
Shea butter is actually fat that’s extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. It’s solid at warm temperatures and has an off-white or ivory color. Shea trees are native to West Africa, and most shea butter still comes from that region. Its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids — combined with its easy-to-spread consistency — make it a great product for smoothing, soothing, and conditioning your skin.