SHEA BUTTER Vitellaria paradoxa
A solid fatty oil made from the nuts of Karite trees which grow in certain regions of West and Central Africa. It is used as a food and for body care by the natives.
Shea Butter promotes circulation and cell regeneration making it excellent for rejuvenating troubled and aging skin.
It is used as a thickening agent in cosmetic creams and lotions. It imparts superior softness to the skin due to its high content of unsaponafiables and esters. It contains vitamins and allantoin making it a general healing agent.
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