Shea ButterBenefits for Skin

Ghana's Best Kept Beauty Secret

African shea butter is famous for its skin nourishing properties and nutty fragrance, making it an ideal ingredient for one of our best-selling body care collections. Featuring Community Trade shea butter from Ghana, it is one of West Africa’s best kept beauty secrets. Discover the skin benefits of shea butter and how you can integrate our super‑moisturising Shea collection into your daily routine.

What is
Shea Butter?

Shea butter is derived from the shea-karite tree and is well known for its hydrating properties and can be found in a number of moisturising beauty products.

At The Body Shop, our shea butter is extracted from the kernel of ripe shea fruits by hand. The raw butter is then heated to remove any impurities and allowed to cool before it’s shipped to Europe or kept in storage for the dry season.

We offer a wide selection of shea butter products, ranging from shea butter soap, shower cream, exfoliating body scrub, body butters and more.

6 Uses For
Shea Butter

Our top-rated Shea collection is a customer favourite! Here’s how to use our best-selling products.

Cleansing
Cleansing

Cleansing

Cleanse with our Shea Soap or Shea Shower Cream for a fresh wash. Featuring antioxidant vitamins A and E to help protect and nourish skin, our shea body cleansers can be used to remove impurities. Suitable for very dry skin.

Exfoliating

Exfoliating

Exfoliate with our Shea Body Scrub to reveal softer, glowing skin. Made with exfoliating salt grains and organic sugar, this oil-based body scrub will help remove dead skin cells, while leaving skin hydrated.

Exfoliating
Moisturising
Moisturising

Moisturising

Add a touch of shine with our Shea Beautifying Oil for instant hydration and then seal in moisture with our Shea Whip Body Lotion or our Shea Body Butter for extra hydration. Skin will feel soft and smooth, with a subtle nutty scent.

Spritzing

Spritzing

Spritz on one of our fragrances in the form of a Shea Body Mist and Shea Eau De Toilette to add that gentle burst of fragrant nuttiness.

Sprizting
Softening Hands
Softening Hands

Softening Hands

Soften and protect your hands with our Shea Hand Cream to keep hands moisturised. Quick-absorbing and perfect for on-the-go.

Pampering Lips

Pampering Lips

Pamper your lips with our Shea Lip Butter. Lightly scented and contains antioxidant Vitamin E to leave lips soft and smooth.

Pampering Lips

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