The shea tree, Butyrospermum parkii, is a sacred African tree. Its fruit bears valuable oil known more commonly as shea butter. Traditionally, the fruits are harvested by women, therefore KARETHIC supports several cooperatives in Benin that craft the products by hand, in an effort to earn a fair income and secure schooling for their children.
The benefits of shea butter at a glance:
contains antioxidants such as vitamins A & E
contains the highest possible content in unsaponifiable substances
melts at body temperature and absorbs quickly
protects & moisturises
its composition is similar to the sebum produced by the skin & promotes the regulation thereof