Shea butter is extracted from the fruit of an African tree and it consists of saturated and poly non-saturated fatty triglycerides in ratio 50:50. It contains fatty soluble substances of the fruit and has natural UV up to 4. It is used in high-grade day cosmetics. It is an important component in medical sunburn healing preparations.
Shea butter melts at temperature of 35-380 degrees C. in its composition it is something in between oils rich in vitamin F and coconut oil. It possesses high content of valuable non-fatty components and natural UV about 4. It is used in high-grade cosmetics and in creams after sunburn.
The oil is well absorbed by skin without leaving grease on its surface. It produces a thin protective layer on the skin and a feeling of dryness. Shea butter melts at human body temperature. It is applied to the skin without massage and can be used instead of day cream.