Shea butter is an ingredient extracted from the kernels of the Shea tree, a tree that grows mainly in western Africa regions. It has a yellowish colour and is rich in vitamin A, B, E and F. It is used in cosmetics for its moisturising, nourishing and antioxidant properties. It also has healing, calming and soothing properties. In fact, it is used after specific treatments that have led to reddened skin and small burns. In case of pregnancy it can help prevent and attenuate stretch marks, while for newborns, it protects and soothes their skin from any irritation.
Shea oil is a high concentration of shea butter. It is rich in vitamins A, B, E and F as well as having moisturising and nourishing properties. Shea oil provides a protective barrier against adverse weather conditions protecting the skin from cold and wind. It is used to provide intense hydration to the skin of the body, while when applied to hair it provides nourishment and softens dry, dehydrated hair. It can also be used as a massage oil, as it relaxes the skin while nourishing it. Another use of this product is the application on stretch marks.