Word of the Day: Shea Butter
noun | shay buh·tur
A pale solid fat from the seeds of the shea tree used in food, soap, and candles.
Known for its powerful moisturizing and healing properties, shea butter is a centuries-old beauty ingredient sourced from the shea tree, native to western and central sub-saharan Africa. Shea butter lends its moisturizing powers to Vitamin E and Vitamin A, which hydrate the skin, fighting visible signs of aging by replenishing collagen levels. If you're especially worried about dry, cracked skin -- which often happens on heels and elbows -- the Vitamin F in shea butter contains fatty acids which aid in healing. Same goes for dry hair and split ends, too! Turn to shea butter when you're looking for a solution to dry skin and lackluster hair -- it's a perfect moisturizer and conditioner all around.
The shea butter in L'Occitane's Shea Butter Light Comforting Cream helps your skin stay hydrated, smooth, and soft.
You can find shea butter in skincare and hair care products alike -- see our picks below!
So, what are you favorite products that feature shea butter? Tell us in the comments below!