Shea butter is a celebrated ingredient for the skin because it is rich in anti-oxidants A and E and important fatty acids like linoleic acid and oleic acid. This medically reviewed article and this one outline its properties, uses and explains how it is suitable for all skin types and rarely causes any reactions or irritation and does not clog pores.
Shea butter protects, softens and hydrates. It is a humectant, which means it will draw moisture from the air to hydrate your skin.
At Lyonsleaf we use organic unrefined shea butter which has not had beneficial compounds destroyed in the refining process.