Definitions for "Shea butter"
Revered in Africa for its almost mystical skin-nourishing properties, it is cold pressed from the Karite nut of the Mangifolia tree, which is exclusive to Africa. The high content of fatty acids and vitamins A, E, and F make it a rich and powerful moisturizer. This ancient compound was even mentioned in Cleopatra's Egypt, with caravans carrying clay jars filled with the valuable treasure.
Shea butter is a solid fatty oil made from the nuts of Karite Nut trees, also known as Mangifolia, that grow in the semi-arid savannah regions of West and Central Africa. Shea butter is sometimes called “womenâ€(tm)s gold,” because extracting the butter from the nuts gives employment and income to hundreds of thousands of rural African village women. Shea butter is so non-toxic and beneficial that it is used in foods and cooking as well as soaps and beauty products. African healers and beauties have known about shea butter for thousands of years: the substance is almost magical in its healing effects on burns, skin conditions, ulcerated skin, stretch marks, and dryness. It contains beneficial vegetable fats that promote cell regeneration and circulation, making it a wonderful healer and rejuvenator for troubled or aging skin. It also contains natural sun-protectants.
Very thick, it also has UV protection qualities. Great in ceams, soaps, and anti-aging preparations. The most beneficial for mature and extemely dry skin. It is too thick to be used in high quantities for normal to oily skin types.
Keywords:  spf, sun, filter, factor, natural
natural UV filter - increases SPF (Sun Protection Factor).