At Africana skincare we strongly believe in the power of shea butter and here is why!

  • Cleopatra, the Queen of Sheba and Queen Nefertiti were all supposedly big fans of this product! In ancient Egypt it was highly valued as a protector against brutal desert sun and wind.

  • Every part of the Shea tree gets used.

  • It is grown in 19 different African countries (ONLY in Africa).

  • The purest form of Shea butter is edible. In Africa it is used for cooking.

  • It has several names such as mangifolia, karite nut, galam butter and bambuk butter, amongst other name.

  • It offers natural UV protection (SPF 6) but it is NOT a substitute for sunscreen.

  • It contains a high percentage of fat, making it highly emollient & easily absorbed into the skin.

  • It is anti-inflammatory thanks to one compound in particular (lupeol cinnamate) which also avoids skin mutations and is beneficial for acne.

  • It can help prevent oxidative stress in the skin thanks to it’s compounds linolenic and linoleic acid, which can reduce the likelihood of wrinkles and age spots.