Shea butter, also known as karite butter, is a cream-colored fatty substance made from the nuts of karite nut trees. They grow in the savannah regions of West and Central Africa. In most parts of West Africa, destruction of the shea tree is prohibited because the nut provides a valuable source of food, medicine, and income for the population. Shea butter has been used to help heal burns, sores, scars, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, eczema and stretch marks. It may also help diminish wrinkles by moisturizing the skin, promoting cell renewal, and increasing circulation. Shea butter also contains cinnamic acid, a natural protectant against harmful UV rays, making it ideal for pre-outdoors application.
Because it contains fatty acids that help to retain skin moisture and elasticity, Shea Butter is a natural moisturizer. It also contains high levels of vitamins A, E, and F. Vitamin A in Shea Butter is important for improving a number of skins conditions, including blemishes, wrinkles, eczema, dermatitis, sore muscles—even post-pregnancy stretch marks. Vitamin E has long been used as an anti-aging, anti-free radical agent, exerting a positive effect on increasing the micro-circulation. Applied immediately after shaving, Shea Butter soothes chafed skin. Applied to the skin prior to exposure to cold temperatures, Shea Butter protects against chapping. It has become an application of choice for surfers and beach lovers as it soothes and protects against sunburn and sun- and salt-dried skin.
Shea Butter has a unique, neutral, and natural odor when applied. Within minutes of application Shea Butter is absorbed by the skin and no odor is detected. For those desiring a slight fragrance, SheaWorld.com’
Located in sunny, southern California, the founders of Shea World are involved in the culture of surf, sand, and sun. Constant skin irritation from wetsuits, bacteria, sun exposure and tattoos was a continual issue until they stumbled across Shea butter. They were so impressed with the powerful impact of all-natural Shea butter on our own skin that they wanted to make it readily available to others. They wanted all-natural, vegan, organically grown products to use in protecting our skin and now they are sharing with you.
Shea World suppliers are screened to verify compliance with organic, fair-trade and non-genetically modified sources. The organic shea butter products are USDA certified organic. Shea World proud that every ingredient we use is one hundred percent natural. How great is it to be able to identify everything on the label!
The most complete line of Shea Butter products—all natural and certified organic—is now available at SheaWorld.com:
For more information about Shea Butter or SheaWorld.com and its Shea products, contact Shea World at 877.662.8965 or email@example.com