Shea butter is a secret superfood for your skin. For centuries, this nutrient powerhouse has been boosting the health, energy and integrity of our skin with its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. An excellent emollient and emulsifier, shea butter protects against skin dryness and accelerates healing of superficial wounds and irritations. It has a slight photo-protective action and is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin E. Shea butter has been used for centuries as a wrinkle reducer as the essential fatty acids found in the butter help support your skin’s natural collagen production, restoring its firmness and elasticity. The American Shea Butter Institute even claims that the application of the butter will diminish the appearance of wrinkles in as little as four to six weeks. Hurrah!
We partnered with Wayne and Gifty at Baraka Shea Butter to source fair trade, organic and GMO-free unrefined shea butter to use in our bar soap. Wayne and Gifty collaborate with a female collective of shea butter makers in Kperisi Ghana. This community of women are responsible for all the steps that go into making shea butter. Hear the story of our shea butter makers.