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Shea Butter

Shea butter is an edible substance that is extracted from Shea seeds (Butyrospermum parkii). The tree belongs to the Saponataceae family and grows in the savannas, from West Africa to the Nile. The crux of Shea is boiled, roasted, ground and processed so that a semi-solid fatty substance is obtained, that is ivory-white or yellow coloured. Its smell is reminiscent of chocolate. Thanks to the presence of a high amount of unsaponifiable fraction and the fact that it is rich in karitene and phytosterols, Shea Butter is used as a natural ingredient in anti-wrinkle and anti-aging creams, because it has healing, emollient, firming, hydrating, restorative and protective properties.