Shea Butter is a thick, off-white cream harvested from the nut of the Karite tree native to West Africa. Numerous studies have indicated that Shea Butter is a gentle moisturizer suitable for sensitive skin types. Moisturizing, and incredibly soothing, Shea Butter provides the body with vitamins and minerals like A, B, C, D, E, F and K. Its rich content of essential fatty acids are also considered to foster cellular regeneration to restore a healthy complexion. Because Shea Butter contains so many beneficial elements, including anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, it is often said to alleviate symptoms associated with burns, psoriasis, eczema, stretch marks, skin ulcers, acne and dryness.