What makes shea butter so great? Its properties, and more!

Updated: May 28, 2020

The beauty of shea butter is that it is fit for use on all skin types and for so many different purposes.

It's versatility truly makes it like no other. Whether you're looking for a natural, chemical-free moisturizer to restore your skin's suppleness or if you're looking for something to soothe a sunburn... shea butter can do it all.

Without further ado, here are the clinically proven properties of shea butter.


The fatty acids found naturally in shea butter become absorbed in the skin to nourish it from within while also forming a thin protective barrier around skin that locks in moisture.

Anti inflammatory

Shea butter fights inflammation and redness, leaving room for rejuvenation, and allowing your skin to repair itself.


Shea butter also fights free-radicals that can damage skin cells and prevent collagen production.


The active compounds in Shea butter have been noted to work against several strains of bacteria that can cause acne and skin infections, thus it has been classified as having some antibacterial properties.


Shea butter has been said to slows down the aging of skin by enhancing the processes of collagen production and repair, as it aids in the maintenance of the skin's natural elasticity.

Wound healing

Through it's various naturally found biochemical compounds, Shea butter helps in skin cell regeneration, while soothing the damaged skin.


Shea butter provides an SPF (sun protecting factor) of ~5, thus fighting the harmful UVB sun rays.


Meaning it does not clog the pores, therefore is safe to use on the face, even for acne prone skin.

Shea butter does wonders for the skin, use it generously!

Disclaimer: This post is for informational use only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. For professional medical advice please speak to your practitioner.