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Shea Terra Organics

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Not all shea butters are created equal. The eco-conscious folks behind Shea Terra Organics sourced this unrefined version from the Otuwe Shea Butter Cooperative in Uganda, which is famous for abundant rainfall that helps shea trees flourish. Local women harvest the nuts by hand before sending them to a mill, where they’re distilled for the rich moisturizer that’s great for face, body, cuticles, and hair alike. Compared to its more common West African counterpart, this East African shea butter is creamier and has a less noticeable scent, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

How it Works

Raw shea butter is gentle enough for babies to use, but it also has antiaging properties due to its high concentration of vitamins A and E. It comes from sundried shea nuts and has rich emollient properties. It won’t clog your pores, and you can even use it on the delicate undereye area. Every purchase directly helps Ugandan women achieve financial security and care for their children, since Shea Terra Organics follows fair trade practices.

How to Use

Stir before using to mix oils with the solid shea butter. Massage a small amount into your face or body as a daily moisturizer. Repeat as often as necessary.

100% pure shea nilotica shea butter.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Perfect for dry winter hands

This winter has been exceptionally hard on my skin so I was excited to try this product. It is amazing! It did wonders for my dry winter hands and elbows. I use it nightly and it helps my hands stay smooth all through the next day.

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Great product!

I absolutely love this product! It is so versatile, which makes it great for travel. I use it on my face as a night moisturizer, on my cuticles, as a lip balm before bed, and even on the ends of my hair when out in the sun!

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great moisturizer

Great moisturizer that goes on lightly with a subtle fragrance and is not terribly greasy. I just wish it would last a little longer!

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Love this stuff!

I use this nightly on my lips and even on dry spots on my hands. A little goes a long way. Can be a bit shiny if you use on your skin, so I wouldn't necessarily use during the day on my face, but great for lips anytime.
Because of the friendly ingredients I use this on my little ones at home to help their dry skin/eczema.

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Shea no way
Purchased

I bought this for the first time. And it is the greatest shea butter I have ever tried. I want more. I bought Organik shea butter the last time by mistake. Not as good.

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This stuff is like BUTTAH!
Purchased

I use this product everywhere!!!! It's great for body and face. I have also replaced at least three products using this one. Body lotion, my make up primer and morning face lotion. I feel it has the same traits as make up primer my face looks pretty poreless after I use this. Warning if you use to much it will look glowy or a little greasy. I also have skin issues on my outside of my ankle that requires medicated lotion, this works for that too!

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Great Moisturizer

I was hesitant to try this moisturizer because of the scent- it is not appealing to me. Scent aside, this stuff is amazing for moisturizing rough areas (I use it on my feet in particular). This product is worth putting aside my aversion to the scent and somewhat greasy texture.

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A whole lot of oil without any moisture....

I was excited when I received this in my box as my hands and cuticles were very dry. When I put on a small amount it just sat on top of my skin. For hours. It never really absorbed, and later that night when I washed my hands they really didn't feel and better than before.

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Great product!
Purchased

I immediately, fell in love with that product! It makes my skin feel super soft even my super dry hands feel great after using it!

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Good but oily

Really moisturizers well but a bit too oily for my taste. Keep in mind a little goes a long way! Definitely does it's job well.

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