Behind every jar of shea butter is a rich profile of ingredients, culture, and craft. Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging qualities. It comes from shea trees, which Africans view as a divine gift due to their 300-year lifespan and abundance of this thick butter. Though all shea butter seems to be a blessing, Nilotica shea butter is known to have the most concentrated therapeutic and conditioning properties.
Whereas normal shea butter comes from West Africa, Nilotica shea butter finds its roots in East Africa, more specifically South Sudan and Northern Uganda. The constitution of this butter has higher olein content, which simply means it hydrates our skin better. Nilotica shea also has 25% higher essential fatty acid content, providing vitamins A, E, and K to brighten and even out skin tone, in addition to softening.