Shea nut oil is an ideal skin and body care ingredient as its physical properties allow it to easily absorb into the skin and will not leave an oily or greasy residue. Shea nut oil is a great natural emollient and can be used to treat dry skin and hair. As it contains a high level of vitamins A(promoting skin elasticity), E, F and oleic fatty acid it is a favorable choice in skin and body care product for hydration, moisturization and soothing/healing benefits.
Obtained from the nuts of the Karite tree
Shea Nut Oil is a by-product of shea nut butter produced by lightly heating shea nut butter to separate the fractionated and non-fractionated make up of the meal. The fractionated material is then fully refined, resulting in a transparent oil with a pale yellow appearance.