Shea butter

Shea butter comes from the nuts of the shea tree, which is native to Central Africa. It has been a go-to in many beauty regimens—especially when it comes to pregnancy and mitigating stretch marks. That's because besides being super moisturizing, while also providing many other noteworthy benefits.

If you have dry, dull skin, shea butter may become your new best friend. Shea butter works as a skin-conditioning agent, it helps retain moisture by forming a protective barrier on the skin’s surface, which reduces the loss of water and keeps your skin hydrated. If you struggle with chronic skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis, the fatty acids in shea butter will help ease inflammation. Shea butter slows the production of inflammatory cells that contribute to irritation and skin conditions.

The vitamin A and E in shea butter can do more than soothe skin. They can also make you appear more youthful. It also has antioxidant properties that help neutralize free radical damage from sun exposure. It’s also said to help boost collagen production, which gives the skin its plump look.