The benefits of Shea Butter

What is Shea Butter?

It is a vegetable lipid, extracted from the Shea tree that is used as an emollient in cosmetics that currently softens dry skin.

It is composed mainly of various acids, oleic, stearic, linoleic, linolenic and that is why its main property is hydration.

nuts of karité

Where Shea Butter comes from?

Shea butter comes from the nuts of karité trees also known as "butter tree" that grow in the Sahel region extending from West to East Africa, from Guinea and Senegal to Uganda and South Sudan.

Karité tree

Benefits for the skin

  • Due to its great power of hydration and nutrition, it improves the elasticity and softness of the skin, providing flexibility and a protective action against dryness and dehydration.
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by preventing the epidermis from drying out.
  • Perfect for skin with dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, etc., because it has anti-inflammatory properties which helps reduce itching and skin irritations.
  • It is an antioxidant because it contains vitamins A and E, protecting skin cells from free radicals that can cause premature aging.
  • Helps minimize the appearance of stretch marks and improves scars.

Can Shea Butter help acne?

Shea butter can help you against acne because it has properties that act as powerful anti-inflammatory, as well as being antibacterial.

The greatness of shea butter is that it is quickly absorbed into the skin and effectively provides moisture without clogging the pores. It is ideal to use shea butter for acne, as it is non-comedogenic, which means that it does not interfere with the pores of the skin or clog them.


Shea naturally contains a small percentage of Latex so if you are allergic it is not recommended that you use it as if you are allergic to nuts. If you are one of these people, consult your doctor.

That is why it is good to go to certified cosmetic products, such as those from MOKANN. 

Products that have Shea Butter as an ingredient

For body care we can offer:



Mokann Shea Butter Skin Care
Mokann Shea Butter Skin Care