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!