Shea butter is one of the most ancient natural moisturizers in Ghana, Uganda, and Chad, and it’s now extremely popular in the West. This yellow to white fat is simply the fat from the nut of the Vitellaria paradoxa or shea tree found across Africa. Shea butter has a long history of being used as a cooking fat in Africa, as a substitute for or in addition to other edible oils. Shea butter is also naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6)and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea butter has been used in Africa and other countries for years to improve skin and hair.