AMAZON BEST SELLING ORGANIC PURE SHEA BUTTER:. The healing qualities of Shea butter are due to the presence of several fatty acids and plant sterols, namely oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids. These oil-soluble components are nonsaponifiable, meaning they do not undergo saponification, or convert to soap, when introduced to an alkali.
Shea butter possesses a significantly greater nonsaponifiable fraction than most other nut oils and fats, which lends the substance greater healing potential for the skin. Soothing of wrinkles, chapped skin, razor bumps or other skin irritations
Shea butter contains several derivatives of cinnamic acid, a compound common to cinnamon and balsam trees. Moisturising chapped lips and flaky skin including elbows and knees.
Shea butter contains vitamins A and E, as well as catechins, plant antioxidants also found in green tea. While it is unclear how well vitamins A and E in raw Shea butter are absorbed, there is evidence to suggest that cinnamic acid esters in Shea fat help to prevent skin damage from ultraviolet radiation. Relieving sunburn, rashes, eczema and dermatitis.