Derived from natural origin, shea butter is extracted from the fruit of the karite tree, found in Africa.
Frequently used in the cosmetic industry, shea butter is recognized for its hydrating and emollient properties1. Frequently used in the cosmetic industry, shea butter is recognized for its hydrating and emollient properties2. Creams and lotions made with shea butter are recommended to help with symptoms of eczema, dry and very dry skin conditions and may help diminish itchiness related to certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis and other dermatitis (skin inflammation). Shea butter is recommended to soothes dry, chapped lips. Vichy Physio 5.5 Protecting hydrating milk, Avène Hydrance optimale Riche, Vichy Podexine Dry feet care, La Roche-Posay Lipikar Baume. Progressive Lipid Research, January 2003, pages 1-36. Thioune O. et al., 2000.