If you start looking into natural, chemical-free bath and body products you’ll notice that shea butter is everywhere now. More than just a trend, companies are starting to realize that the shea nut (from the African Vitellaria paradoxa tree) is one of the best discoveries for skin and hair. It’s natural, it has fantastic properties, and it smells really good on its own. Think coco butter but slightly nuttier.
Best Face Moisturizers
Purely Shea Pure Unrefined Shea Butter is 100% pure shea, contains no extra chemicals, dyes, or scents, is completely organic, and is unrefined. It feels wonderful when you spread it on and has a pleasing, light scent. One tub should keep your skin soft, supple, and healthy for a long time. Only $19.50 plus free shipping when you buy two or more.
Arbre De Vie Hand & Foot Cream. Despite the name, I like to use this cream on my face as well. Any place where you have very dry skin is game for this wonderful product. Arbre de Vie, which means Tree of Life in French, also uses unrefined shea butter combined with purified water and other ingredients. ($11.95)
Check out our other Shea Butter Bests posts for our favorite finds that contain this eco-chic, potent ingredient: