Shea butter is extracted from the African Shea tree nut through crushing, roasting and grinding. It can be used in food production and on occasions in chocolate making and is widely used for massage butter, moisturising agent in soaps, make-up and body cream amongst other uses. In addition it is used in the medical industry to make ointments, emollients which are used to treat minor skin irritation. Shea Butter has natural anti-sun properties to prevent UV damage and may help to sooth sun burn (It offers UV protection (SPF ~6)). Shea butter contains natural vitamins A,E,F and fatty acids which aids the production of collagen production and helps to protect the skin barrier.
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