From natural source, shea butter is extracted from the almond of the shea tree fruit, a tree indigenous to Africa. For thousands of years, it is used for skin and body care and it is said that the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti owed shea butter her famous beauty.
Frequently used in cosmetology, shea butter is known for its moisturizing and emollient properties. In medicine, shea butter-based creams are recommended in cases of eczema, dry skin and dermatitis. Shea butter is also indicated in the treatment of dry, chapped lips. Its balm is also used in lip balms.
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