What it is:
Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii) is a slightly ivory-coloured natural fat obtained by cold pressing the seeds of the karite tree.
What it does:
Shea Butter is used in many rich moisturizers and creams because, being high in fatty acids, it is an excellent skin emollient that helps to keep skin soft, smooth, and moisturized.
In addition, it has antioxidant properties.
Shea butter is generally considered to be safe.