To put it simply, Shea Butter is a vegetable fat extracted from the nut of the African Karite tree, also called the Shea tree. Shea Butter, as a beauty product, has been traced back to the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra around 50 BC (that’s more than 2000 years ago!), and it is, to this day, the most moisturizing, rich, and wonderful cosmetic butter you can find.
You can find two types of shea butter available on the market for use as a cosmetic: Unrefined (or Raw Shea) and Refined or Ultra Refined. Premier Moister uses the best quality raw shea butter imported from Ghana, Africa.
Unrefined or Raw Shea Butter is a butter that has not been processed with any chemicals. It is mechanically extracted and filtered to remove particles from the shea nut that remain in the butter from the first extraction process. The butter then retains all of its vitamins and healing properties by mechanically filtering it.