It is a superb emollient and is excellent for conditioning the skin.
Moisturises the skin and restores its elasticity.
Shea Butter contains natural SPF but this is not high to be used as a sun protection product.
The low level does, however, give some daily defence against the damaging effects of UV light whilst repairing cellular degeneration. Re hydrates sun damaged skin.
It is protective and healing, especially for dry and damaged skin.
It contains phytosterols which stimulate the basal layer of the skin to regenerate faster giving younger and fresher looking skin.
Superb to use in hair products especially dry and processed hair.
Typical Fatty Acid profile;
3%-9% Palmitic Acid
34% -50% Stearic Acid
38% -50% Oleic Acid (Omega 9)
2% -9% Linoleic Acid (Omega 6)